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Peter Mares: Going Native… How Playtech is helping the industry stay ahead of the Apple curb

Apple’s June 2019 app guidelines update has thrown a spanner in the works for industry development teams, as the tech giant states that only ‘native IOS’ apps will be allowed to index on its App Store. Peter Mares CTO of Playtech Games Innovation Labs details how the technology group has developed operating structures and functions to help its clients overcome Apple constraints …

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AgiproNews Italian View: AGCOM faces coalition collision over Decree criticism

AGCOM, Italy’s communications and media authority has written a letter to the Lega-5Star coalition government stating that the Dignity Decree ban on gambling advertising should be formally reviewed. As the regulatory department tasked with monitoring licensed incumbents advertising behaviour under the Decree’s regime, AGCOM governance has warned Lega-5Star that its ban on gambling advertising is ‘unconstitutional and incompatible’ with Italian …

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WATCH: How will VAR impact in-play betting markets?

With the onset of the new football season, the biggest development is the introduction of VAR (Video Assistant Referee) in the Premier League. The erratic nature of how the VAR is being interpreted by officials provides a big headache for traders wanting to make sure that they aren’t stung by an unexpected decision, but at the same time provide a …

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InsiderSport: On The Ball – La Liga, EFL and eToro

From sponsorship to the ever-expanding world of football media coverage, when it comes to the business of football, InsiderSport has you covered. This edition looks at financial trouble in the EFL and the iFollow scheme. iFollow elevates offering for new season Subscription based EFL streaming platform iFollow, which allows fans to watch otherwise non-televised football matches and engage in unique …

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Lord Chadlington leads UK Top-5 committee overseeing ‘responsibility expenditure’

GVC Holdings has this morning communicated that the UK’s ‘five leading betting operators – bet365, GVC, Flutter Entertainment, Sky Bet and William Hill – will establish an ‘independent committee’ recommending ‘how to best administer funds’ attached to safer gambling initiatives. Leadership of the betting operators’ have tasked Lord Chadlington (Peter Selwyn Gummer), a vocal campaigner on safer gambling measures, to chair …

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Stanleybet Group’s Magellan Robotech B2B division targets international growth

Stanleybet Group’s Magellan Robotech

Christian Maglia recently moved from WeAreCasino to become Chief Commercial Officer of Magellan Robotech, the B2B division of Stanleybet Group, and SBC News caught up with him to find out about his new role and plans to grow the business.  Maglia is also set to speak at Betting on Sports 2019, the leading international event for the sports betting and …

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David Clifton: Licensing Expert – Pondering the Plastic

Did you know that it is nearly 61 years since the first successful recognizably modern credit card – the BankAmericard – was introduced? It was not until 8 years later, in 1966, that Barclaycard launched in the UK the first credit card outside the USA. Credit cards have been controversial from the outset because of the potential harms that arise …

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Operator CEOs head 20/20 Vision track at Betting on Sports 2019

Betting on Sports 2019 20/20 Vision Track

Jesper Svensson, CEO of Betsson, and Pinnacle CEO Paris Smith are among the leaders offering their insights on the key issues shaping the betting industry as part of the 20/20 Vision – The Future In Focus track of Betting on Sports 2019.  The track, which takes place on the second full day (Thursday 19 September) of SBC’s flagship event at …

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Round table – Betinvest: The future of sportsbook personalisation

Betinvest

Some of the leading suppliers to the sports betting industry have offered their insights into the future for sportsbook personalisation based on automated customer segmentation, advanced behavioural analysis and predictive AI-driven models. The next round table participant was Betinvest, represented by its VP of Business Development Valentyn Kyrylenko. SBC: What role does pricing and risk have to play in the …

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Rebecca Pow to oversee gambling industry following cabinet reshuffle

As part of last week’s Cabinet reshuffle following Boris Johnson’s appointment, it has been confirmed that MP for Taunton Deane Rebecca Pow will be tasked with overseeing both the horseracing and gambling sectors rather than sports minister Nigel Adams.  Pow was re-appointed as the parliamentary under secretary of state for arts, heritage and tourism at the Department for Digital, Culture, …

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