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Retail betting shops in the UK and Ireland: the future is now

SBC News Retail betting shops in the UK and Ireland: the future is now

Alan Pepperell, Retail Director, Spotlight Sports Group, offers some fascinating insight into the changing face of the UK’s retail betting sector and how the industry is focusing on digitising horse racing in betting shops to make them a destination to enjoy live sports events. The betting shop revolution In the past few decades betting shops have seen several potential threats …

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Andrew Rhodes: Review of data and evidence leads UKGC 2024 agenda  

SBC News Andrew Rhodes: Review of data and evidence leads UKGC 2024 agenda  

Andrew Rhodes, Chief Executive of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), has claimed that the regulator has succeeded in its initial objective to eliminate the gaming sector’s most extreme compliance failings. Yesterday, following a two-year interval, Rhodes addressed delegates of the GambleAware Conference, stating that the “Gambling Commission has seen a step change in the gambling industry’s commitment to meeting our …

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Styliana Kalogreadou: Motivational Engineering – much more than a buzzword for Soft2Bet

SBC News Styliana Kalogreadou: Motivational Engineering - much more than a buzzword for Soft2Bet

Gamification, or Motivational Engineering as it’s known at Soft2Bet, may well make it into the top five phrases for the gambling industry in 2023. And as gaming providers look for new and innovative ways to engage with players, it’s only going to become even more popular in 2024. But how many gaming companies can honestly say they’re ‘getting it right’ …

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Digitain’s Margarita Cruz: Preparing for the LatAm opportunity

SBC News Digitain’s Margarita Cruz: Preparing for the LatAm opportunity

Latin America has emerged as one of the key growth areas for the sports betting and igaming industry, and the 2024 Copa América is likely to provide the perfect opportunity for international operators to make their mark in the region’s varied markets. Here Margarita Cruz, Senior Sales Director for platform provider Digitain, shares her expertise on what operators need to …

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Nanocosmos: Powering the micro betting trend for everyone, everywhere, every time 

SBC News Nanocosmos: Powering the micro betting trend for everyone, everywhere, every time 

Oliver Lietz, CEO of Nanocosmos, shared some interesting insights around micro betting and how his company is working to enable it by delivering real-time streaming 24/7/365 to reach anyone, anytime, anywhere. While the precise definition of microbetting may still be a matter of debate, one consensus is clear: thanks to real-time video streaming, it is fostering greater fan engagement than …

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PA Betting Services and iRace Media: a game-changing deal for Racing

SBC News PA Betting Services and iRace Media: a game-changing deal for Racing

In October, content and sports betting data supplier PA Betting Services announced the acquisition of racing data provider iRace Media. SBC speaks exclusively to PA Betting Services’ Director Eugene Delaney and iRace Media’s Founder and CEO Steve Levar about the opportunities the deal presents for both sides, the structure of the combined group and how it could potentially grow with …

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GambleAware: NGTS efficiencies must be protected in RET Levy transition

Zoe Osmund, GambleAware

GambleAware has called on the UK government to ensure the protection of essential treatment support services for gambling harms commissioned by the partners of the National Gambling Treatment Service (NGTS). The demand follows GambleAware’s publication of the annual statistics of the NGTS, detailing that “Gambling harm support delivered by third-sector partners helped nine out of ten improve their conditions.” Recognised …

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Betano first betting partner of UEFA as EURO 2024 sponsor

SBC News Betano first betting partner of UEFA as EURO 2024 sponsor

Betano has secured a global sponsorship deal for UEFA EURO 2024, which is being held in Germany.  The Kaizen Gaming-owned operator has become the first betting company to reach a partnership with UEFA. The deal follows Betano’s success in last year’s FIFA World Cup held in Qatar, also being named the first official partner of the global competition. George Daskalakis, …

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Kambi: Under the Hood… Sports integrity and compliance

SBC News Kambi: Under the Hood... Sports integrity and compliance

Kambi goes ‘Under the Hood’ again this week courtesy of Director of Operational Compliance Paul Finnigen, who focuses on the technology behind sports integrity and compliance.  Paul Finnigen (Director of Operational Compliance, Kambi): The future of sports betting hinges on the crucial element of trust that consumers must place in sporting events. The role that Kambi and other sportsbooks around …

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Revolutionizing responsible gaming: MyStridePositivePlay…The MTV of player protection

SBC News Revolutionizing responsible gaming: MyStridePositivePlay...The MTV of player protection

In the words of Tom Friston, Co-founder of MTV: “Innovation is taking two things that exist and putting them together in a new way.” Taking that as inspiration, Dr. Mary Donohue, CEO of The Digital Wellness Center – winner of the Alpha Hub Play Well Challenge 2023 – offers her view on the future of player well-being.  MTV changed the …

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