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BoyleSports: A refined horse racing relationship and navigating Irish regulatory change

SBC News BoyleSports: A refined horse racing relationship and navigating Irish regulatory change

Vlad Kaltenieks, CEO of BoyleSports, outlines the operator’s strategic vision to enhance fan engagement in horse racing, potential challenges or opportunities arising from the new Irish regulatory Bill and the overall importance of the sport in the country. SBC: Is horse racing BoyleSports’ primary sports sponsorship focus in Ireland or does it form part of a multi-dynamic marketing strategy?   VK: …

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Tom Waterhouse: Brazil’s battle on localisation refreshes gambling’s M&A landscape

SBC News Tom Waterhouse: Brazil's battle on localisation refreshes gambling's M&A landscape

Renowned gambling investor and industry M&A strategist, Tom Waterhouse, believes that investor appetite will be replenished by the launch of Brazil’s forthcoming federal sports betting marketplace.   A speaker at the SBC Summit Rio, Watherhouse details innovation and effective localisation strategies as key dynamics valued by investors who are keen to see a domestic champions take on foreign giants, as Brazil …

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Catena bets on Tech & AI upgrades to overturn dire FY2023 results

Catena Media

Catena Media Plc has initiated an extensive internal investment programme to advance its tech platform and AI capabilities, as investors are warned that challenging trading conditions will continue until the second half of 2024. The Stockholm-listed igaming media group published its full-year 2023 results, reporting a dire close to year trading, registering Q4 revenues of €14.5m, a decrease of 41% …

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Experts View: Esports betting on better grounds following 2023 corrections

GG.BET amps up LatAm standing with Gaules esports partnership

2023 has been a year of ups and downs for esports and betting. Esports is currently going through a market correction dubbed the ‘esports winter’, regulation has taken several important steps forward in big markets like the US and Brazil, there’s been an expansion of existing esports betting products and the rollout of new and deeper features, particularly microbetting and …

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Legal Eye: White Paper… Where are we now, and what will come next?

SBC News Legal Eye: White Paper... Where are we now, and what will come next?

Legal Eye, featuring Gemma Boore and David Whyte Senior Associates for Gambling at Harris Hagan, returns to examine the passage of the White Paper in the nine months since its publication. 2024 sees UK gambling stand at a pivotal juncture, marked by the diverse scrutiny, opinions, and feedback submitted in response to the proposed changes of the White Paper. Boore …

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Andrew Rhodes: Balance is the academic challenge of the Gambling Review

SBC News Andrew Rhodes: Balance is the academic challenge of the Gambling Review

Andrew Rhodes has reiterated that the Gambling Review’s underlying challenge is to find the right balance to govern a commercially evolving UK gambling marketplace and its engagement with the public. The observation led the Chief Executive of the UK Gambling Commission’s (UKGC) address to delegates of the ‘Consumer Protection Zone’ at ICE London 2024. The address began by acknowledging that …

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Maarten Haijer, EGBA: Europe requires greater cooperation on forthcoming gambling resolutions

Maarten Haijer, Secretary General of EGBA

Ahead of ICE London’s opening day, Maarten Haijer, Secretary General of the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA), outlines the trade body’s proactive approach to 2024’s regulatory agenda, which will likely be disrupted by general elections across multiple markets. The EGBA remains committed to fostering cooperation among operators and key stakeholders to improve standards and harmonisation practices of dynamic and evolving …

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Shape Games’ Ulrik Restorp: empowering partners through tailored solutions

SBC News Shape Games’ Ulrik Restorp: empowering partners through tailored solutions

Ulrik Restorp, SVP of Products at Shape Games, took time out with SBCNews ahead of ICE London to share how the company aims to empower its partners through tailored solutions and help them create immersive and tailored experiences for their distinct markets.  ________________ In the dynamic landscape of the igaming industry, Shape Games stands at the forefront, not only as …

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