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SBC Events breaks attendance records with second Betting on Sports

Betting on Sports

A record number of delegates, exhibitors and top-level industry speakers attended the second edition of the Betting on Sports conference, held from 12-15 September at the Olympia Conference Centre in London. There were more than 1,300 registrations, a 100% increase on the number for the inaugural edition of the event and a 30% increase on attendance from this year’s biggest …

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Compelling reasons behind Scientific Games’ NYX & Openbet deal

Scott Longley reports on the potential fallout from the surprise Scientific Games acquisition of NYX Gaming, and its Openbet subsidiary. _________________ It may seem surprising that in a climate of sometime feverish M&A speculation, the potential of a buyout deal for NYX Gaming launched by one of the behemoths of the global gambling provision could have been kept under wraps. …

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Fred Done – Tote dispute sees ‘Betfred finished with UK racing’

Independent bookmaker Betfred is ready to scrap its entire commercial relationship with UK racing, detailing that it will no longer sponsor events and cull its entire on-course betting portfolio. A frustrated Fred Done founder of Betfred has stated to the Racing Post that his company ‘can live without the sport’ and that the bookmaker’s ‘association with racing is now broken’. …

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VSoftCo’s Simon Westbury: The Italian Job – Delivering virtual football leagues to Sisal Matchpoint

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This week, VSoftCo announced one of its biggest Virtual Sports delivery projects for Italian betting giant Sisal Matchpoint. Working in partnership with competitor Kiron Interactive, VSoftCo will launch its new football leagues product for Sisal’s +4,000 betting points. Simon Westbury, Chief Commercial Officer of VSoftCo, details the Sisal Matchpoint partnership, and what can be learnt and gained from working with …

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Scientific Games targets ‘accelerated digital growth’ with $635m acquisition of NYX Gaming

Nasdaq gambling technology supplier Scientific Games Corporation (SGC) has moved to significantly bolster its digital gambling operations by detailing that it has entered ‘a definitive agreement’ to acquire Toronto TSX-listed NYX Gaming Group, owner of leading sports betting supplier Openbet. Updating the market this afternoon, SGC governance has detailed that it will propose a CAD $2.40 per share offer to …

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Leadership…Changing the outside perception of the gambling industry

August and September have been turbulent months for the betting sector, in which stakeholders see themselves placed at the top of political maelstrom following a number of high-profile social responsibility and advertising failures. The industry’s wider perception and relationship with governing bodies would dominate discussion during Betting on Sports 2017 CEO panel. Panel Moderator Vahe Baloulian, CEO of BetConstruct, set the …

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Shaun Simmonds – why gamification will rule at Russia 2018

Shaun Simmonds, Founder of Supersub Sport and Sportpesa’s UK representative, takes a look ahead at next year’s World Cup in Russia and predicts a creative surge to attract a new audience. The fact that next summer’s World Cup will be in Europe is a huge plus. I remember covering a match between USA and Ghana on Twitter at 11pm on …

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Enda Gaffney: Mr Green debuts new sportsbook offering at #boscon2017

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Mr Green Head of Sportsbook Enda Gaffney, a key speaker in the opening ‘Leaders in Betting’ session at last week’s Betting on Sports conference, spoke to SBC News to recap the discussion and highlight the launch of the company’s new sportsbook offering which has just gone live in the UK & Ireland. SBC: In this world of algorithms and automation, …

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Jim Mullen – Industry is now in ‘burn the witch territory’

In an interview in the Racing Post, Ladbrokes Coral CEO Jim Mullen has again addressed concerns regarding this October’s industry review by the UK government of FOBTs wagering levels and advertising standards. As leader of the UK’s biggest retail bookmaker, Mullen admits to the Racing Post, that he has “probably invested far too much thinking time” on the outcome of …

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Maris Bonello: Kindred Group – Industry Responsibility should always be a long term investment

 On 20 September Kindred Group Plc will host its second ‘Responsible Gaming Conference’ in Malta discussing the industry’s current context with regards to player protections and consumer responsibilities. Kindred integrity manager Maris Bonello a key stakeholder of the ‘Responsible Gaming Conference’, speaks to SBC on Kindred social responsibility initiatives amid changing industry dynamics and new pressures.   _________________________ SBC: Hi …

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