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AgiproNews Italian View: ADM’s Trademark tarnished by Mafia investigations

The repercussions are gathering pace on November’s arrests relating to money-laundering and illegal gambling charges, undertaken by Italian Police’s joint ‘anti-Mafia’ taskforce.   No Italian gambling/betting stakeholder should expect an easy end of year, as Italian Parliament probes for an explanation on the nation’s biggest money-laundering investigation, underlying more than two-years of systemic AML and corruption failings. Last week, thirty …

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Dotan Lazar, LVision: Serving up increased data through live streaming conversion

Tennis has always been a key component of any sportsbook, with its fast paced, back and forth nature lending itself perfectly to betting, particularly around in-play markets. However, while sports such as football have enjoyed significant increases in both betting innovation and market coverage, tennis has been left a little behind. The importance of the delivery shouldn’t be underestimated, with …

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The ‘ideal’ gaming platform: Living up to the multifaceted label

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When it comes to the iGaming industry, the ideal gaming platform is often seen as one that, once developed, can be easily integrated into an existing operator’s environment. However important this might be, it is integration of a different kind – and particularly those that come much earlier in the developmental process, of most concern to BtoBet Chairman Alessandro Fried. …

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Andrew Morgan, ICS: Engaging bettors through the power of voice

As 2019 approaches, the methods used by operators to engage bettors continue to evolve, with the importance of maximising every platform becoming increasingly valuable. We caught up with Andrew Morgan, International Director at Independent Content Services, who emphasised why sportsbook operators must consider voice as an integral part of 2019 marketing plans. SBC: What does “voice” mean when it comes …

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No Harmony! EGBA outlines EU-wide failings on protection & responsibility standards

Online gambling trade body the European Gaming and Betting Association  (EGBA) has published its latest study ‘Consumer Protection in EU Online Gambling Regulation’, outlining significant all-around failings in consumer protections across EU member states. The study is authored by Dr Margaret Carran of City University London and reveals an un-harmonised and unequal marketplace with regards to online consumer protections which …

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InCrowd: Our League – Delivering on Rugby League’s ‘Tribal Demands’

In 2018, fan engagement technology developer InCrowd delivered the Rugby Football League’s full-scale ‘Our League’ digital platform seeking to optimise all core components for the unique sport – ticketing, match streaming, communities and content.   InCrowd CEO Aidan Cooney and Marketing Manager Darren Parsons spoke to SBC about ‘Our League’s platform development from concept to planning and delivery, and how …

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Mims Davies: DCMS – Industry must show ‘accountability for business’ in 2019

Speaking at this morning’s ‘GambleAware Conference’  – Mims Davies, the UK’s new Minister for Sports & Civil Society shared her first reflections on the various challenges facing the gambling sector. Davies brands 2018 as a ‘progressive year of policy developments’, despite UK-licensed operators garnering negative headlines for multiple compliance failures on social responsibility, gambling-harm protections, player due diligence and interactions. Overseeing …

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SBC Awards 2018 produces a record 32 different winners

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A record 32 different companies were recognised for excellence in the sports and gaming industries at last night’s SBC Awards ceremony in London, with bet365 once again taking home the Bookmaker of the Year prize. On a night of festive-themed celebration for the industry, bet365 stole the show in front of 700 attendees at The Artillery Garden, before Sergey Portnov, …

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Winning Post – US operators dive into integrity

Brazil: regulated sports betting – more nutcracker than sweet Regulated sports betting in Brazil is now awaiting only the signature of President Michel Temer, who has previously said he would approve any gambling liberalisation plans. Legislation to regulate sports betting in Brazil is therefore now a near certainty, in our view. However, as we flagged last week, the final shape …

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Thomas Koller – Friends4Media – Pulling off an “ambitious” UEFA partnership

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An established provider of brand engagement solutions with a special focus on quizzes and trivia games, Friends4Media recently became the sole mobile application games company licensed by UEFA. We caught up with the firm’s Managing Director Thomas Koller, who explained how the partnership with UEFA came about, dispelled doubts over the long-term effectiveness of quiz games, and shared his excitement …

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