Slider Images

UKGC enforces new code on player age and ID

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has issued an update reminding all industry stakeholders that new rules on online age and identity verification will be enforced from today (Tuesday 7 May 2019). In its update, the UKGC states that it is enforcing new LCCP rules to ensure that online operators ‘verify customer age and identity details quickly and robustly’. Stricter demands …

Read More »

SG Digital: The tech tools and knowledge to “win” in the US sports betting market

OpenSports

SG Digital’s Keith O’Loughlin said that the technology behind the recent OpenSports rebrand is “underpinned” by an OpenAccelerate program that helps an operator get to market quickly, run its day-to-day operations, and “win” in the market. Speaking at last month’s Betting on Sports America conference, O’Loughlin said that OpenAccelerate provides vital support to the “four key pillars” of this new …

Read More »

UKGC rolls out new framework assessing problem gambling impact on young people

In addition to its National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has released a new ‘framework for action’ researching gambling harm among children and young audiences. The report places more focus upon the previous work to develop a framework for gambling-related harm amongst adults. The report has been specifically designed on questions included on ‘Ipsos MORI’s …

Read More »

Betting on Sports America debut receives overwhelming endorsement

Betting on Sports America

SBC’s inaugural US conference Betting on Sports America has been hailed a huge success, with 97.7% of delegates proclaiming they would recommend the event to a colleague. More than 1,500 delegates attended the event, held last week in New Jersey and New York, with more than 80% coming from North America. In fact, the total number of registrations reached almost …

Read More »

Dinos Stranomitis, Altenar: ‘Listening’ to the operator to arrive at the best UX

Altenar

At this year’s Betting on Football conference at Stamford Bridge, Altenar COO Dinos Stranomitis more than played his part in a Q&A session designed to force the industry’s leading suppliers to face the questions ‘you’, as show delegates, want answered. Just six weeks on, we caught up with him to revisit some of the session’s key talking points, including key …

Read More »

HBF survey highlights areas for improvement in the industry

A Horseracing Bettors Forum (HBF) survey published earlier this week has identified a number of factors which set out the ways the horseracing industry and associated betting activities can be improved. The survey, which received 1024 responses, was created to gain a cross-sectional view of the racing industry from bettors with the hope of using the survey to prioritise future …

Read More »

Stian Hornsletten: EveryMatrix will revive mybet as a German player

Speaking to SBC, EveryMatrix Co-founder and Executive Director Stian Hornsletten has detailed further insight into his firm’s technology agreement with Rhinoceros Group, as it moves to relaunch and revive the prospects of German legacy online betting brand mybet. Announced last week, EveryMatrix will act as lead software services provider for mybet, the German sportsbook property issued a lifeline by igaming investment …

Read More »

AGCOM lays out stark reality of Italian advertising ban

Italy’s media and advertising regulatory body has published its long-awaited guidance on Italian gambling advertising, bringing transparency to the approved ‘Dignity Decree’ mandate installed by the Lega-5Star coalition government. Italian betting stakeholders have waited a year for AGCOM to publish its regulatory guidance on the Dignity Decree, which from 14 July 2019 will implement an outright blanket ban on gambling/betting …

Read More »

Winning Post – Industry finds its cost of virtue

Industry strategic consultancy Regulus Partners reviews a week of industry ‘virtue signalling’, as debate on the need of a ‘safer gambling levy’ is now finely balanced… ___________ UK: Regulation – GVC learns that there’s no pleasing some folk. Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the most virtuous one of all? Could it be Kenny, could it be Phil? Or …

Read More »

Jakub Myszkorowski, STATSCORE: Refreshed sports widgets to boost the betting experience

STATSCORE

Back in 2013, data specialist STATSCORE introduced key sports widgets PrematchPro and LivematchPro to deliver pre-game insights and live match data to drive online projects and boost the shop experience for self-service betting terminal (SSBT) users. More recently, the company has worked on a “major refreshment” for these products to ensure that turnover for its partners, which includes the likes …

Read More »