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Pinnacle Solution: Establishing a standalone esports betting destination

The Esports Hub, developed by Pinnacle Solution, will enable operators to engage with esports fans on a new level by creating a standalone esports betting destination. Designed as an extension of Pinnacle Solution’s existing esports trading product, the Esports Hub encapsulates the company’s market-leading esports content in one place – something Pinnacle CEO Paris Smith hopes will promote esports betting …

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SBC Summit CIS: Sports sponsorship shows consumers operators ‘are not the bad guys’

A key objective for any betting operator when entering a new regional market is to raise brand awareness and promote its business, which can see sports sponsorship deals play a key role – and the CIS region is no exception to this. Discussing the topic at the SBC Summit CIS event, a group of industry experts engaged each other on …

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Digital Transformation: why you can’t risk getting left behind

Historically, it was innovative for casinos to have a digital transformation strategy; in today’s world it’s crucial for survival, writes Ashley-Christian Hardy – Director of Product & Design at Gaming Innovation Group (GiG). Not to get into a history lesson, but the online gaming industry has been going through digital transformation for a while. Ever since the first online casino …

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Winter judgements to re-shape Ukraine’s gambling marketplace

A make-or-break end of year beckons for Ukraine’s nascent gambling sector, as the definitive tax framework and technical amendments of the Gambling Law are scrutinised by the Verkhovna Rada.  Though sanctioned last August, the Rada’s failure to settle on the Gambling Law’s tax, licensing and technical arrangements has frustrated domestic incumbents, whilst leaving international operators in limbo with regards to …

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Paul Dent: Who is responsible for Safer Gambling?

Paul Dent: Who is responsible for Safer Gambling?

With the online gambling industry continuing to grow rapidly, Paul Dent – Gambling Therapy Manager at Gordon Moody Association (GMA) – asks who should be responsible for safer gambling measures? Recent conferences have brought together regulators, operators and organisations representing those harmed by gambling, to share views on industry safeguards, duty of care, customer controls and protections . This shows …

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Olympic champion Zhan Beleniuk joins SBC Summit CIS speaker line-up

Zhan Beleniuk at SBC Summit CIS

Zhan Beleniuk, the Olympic gold medalist and member of the Ukrainian Parliament, is to deliver the welcome address at this week’s inaugural SBC Summit CIS, Presented by Parimatch, in Kyiv. Beleniuk has enjoyed a hugely successful career as a Greco-Roman wrestler. The highpoint came when he won gold in the 87kg competition at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, to add …

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Esports in a post-COVID world – can it maintain its momentum?

Esports will continue to grow beyond COVID, writes Mark Balch, VP Esports Betting Services at Bayes Esports, however we must keep an eye out for danger lurking on the horizon. To kick off the article, we should more clearly define the broad term of esports now. For betting companies, there are basically two types of esports; hardcore video game competition …

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Winning Post: Digging in the Sandbox of privacy

Last week the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) granted the Gambling Commission its phase-1 sandbox approval to proceed with its Single Customer View (SCV) project.  Despite its GDPR greenlight, Regulus Partners outlines the foreseeable challenges the Commission will face in turning its headline project into reality. Meanwhile, in Manchester, Regulus observes another think-tank ‘echo chamber’ debate on gambling’s regulatory future take …

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Visan Khaniev: Why the quick Alpha Affiliates scale-up is a consequence of sustainable growth

Alpha Affiliates

Alpha Affiliates is scaling up on a rapid level having passed the 1 million active players mark last year. The company, launched in 2012, continues to expand its presence in the affiliate market, now collaborating with 10,000+ partners all over the world. We spoke to COO Visan Khaniev about all things affiliate marketing, including expansion plans, the tightening of regulations, …

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nanocosmos: Sitting in the front row for interactive live streaming

nanocosmos

nanoStream Cloud from nanocosmos has become a well known B2B live streaming solution for platform providers across the iGaming industry, especially since mobile use and games “on the go” have become increasingly important.  Offering an ultra-low latency live streaming solution that works well on mobile devices and with iOS was the starting point for nanocosmos to enter the iGaming market …

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