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SBC’s On The Ball – DAZN, Eleven Sports and the Copa Libertadores

From sponsorship to the ever-expanding world of football media coverage, when it comes to the business of football, SBC has you covered. This edition looks at the postponed Copa Libertadores final and a broadcasting expansion for DAZN. Copa Libertadores heads to the Santiago Bernabeu After the second leg of the Copa Libertadores Final was postponed twice due to fans attacking …

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David Clifton – Licensing Expert – Remember this November as the month that changed gambling

November 2018 what a month! So let’s start with some good news – This year’s Responsible Gambling Week represented the biggest ever industry-wide campaign to promote responsible gambling. Involving every major operator in the UK and Ireland and supported by the two biggest gambling charities, it was rounded off with the encouraging news that, even before its official launch, 38,000 …

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Better Collective Spotlight – Wettfreunde’s best music for content production

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With over 10 years of experience, Wettfreunde has earned a reputation for housing some of the best German language content relating to sports betting insights and knowledge, while delivering a highly objective system determining an operator’s quality against a series of stress tests. The site, which translates to English as ‘for betting friends’, has quickly become the go to place …

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Ultimate Advisory Board for inaugural Betting on Sports America

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SBC Events has brought together experts from a leading US casino, tribal association, racetrack operator and government-run lottery, as well as those from gaming suppliers, consultancies, legal teams and regulators, to form the ultimate Advisory Board for Betting on Sports America (BOSA). The inaugural BOSA, held from 23-25 April 2019, will open on Tuesday 23 April with a networking evening …

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ECOMMPAY: Busting the proverbial dams in the payment stream

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International payment service provider ECOMMPAY is helping operators to navigate the highest profile events for sports betting through routing and cascading, two payment features designed to reduce the pressure of high volumes. Paul Marcantonio, Head of UK/Western Europe for ECOMMPAY, explained to SBC News how both features, already “busting the proverbial dams in the payment stream”, have lent an invaluable …

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The Biggest Miss: Why Sweden must ease the margin-reducing burden on licensed operators

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Writing in the first part of The Biggest Miss, Ismail Vali recognised the significant regulatory shift overseen by Sweden’s Lotteriinspektionen, but identified a lack of clarity on player protection, self-exclusion, bonusing and ‘moderate’ marketing as part of the new regulations. A week on and Vali, a senior consultant for iGaming Leaders, is back to serve his final analysis of pre …

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Winning Post – Assessing the climate around UK regulation

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Regulus Partners, the strategic consultancy focused on international gambling and related industries, takes a look at some key developments for the gambling industry in its ‘Winning Post’ column. UK: Regulation – Talking About Their Generation; The Kids Aren’t All Right Another week, another shoeing for Britain’s beleaguered gambling industry as fresh outrage arrived in the shape of the Gambling Commission’s …

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Non-Stop Better Collective lays out 2019 ‘US Vision’

Industry affiliate marketing network Better Collective has closed its first interim trading period as a Stockholm-listed enterprise, eyeing significant ‘future growth opportunities’ within the online gambling marketplace. Publishing its Q3 2018 trading statement (period ending 30 September), Better Collective detailed accelerated network growth, recording a 68% year-to-date revenue increase of €28 million (YTD2017: €17m). Better Collective’s expanding network achieved a corporate milestone …

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Betting on Sports America secures strategic partnership with the IAGA

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Betting on Sports America (BOSA) has been backed by the International Association of Gaming Advisors (IAGA), as it bids to become the most relevant and reputable conference focused on the newly liberalised US sports betting market. The association has agreed to support the first running of the event in New Jersey from 23-25 April 2019. The Meadowlands Exposition Center will …

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BetRegal diary: Passing the tipping point between repair and replace

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Aly Lalani, Head of Marketing at BetRegal, discusses passing the ‘tipping point’ between repair and replace and ‘biting the bullet’ by migrating to a new software partner. “In a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.” I have always been a fan of that Warren Buffett saying. Not only is …

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