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Mark Locke – Genius Sports – Technology a firm bet for sports integrity

SBC News Mark Locke - Genius Sports - Technology a firm bet for sports integrity

Mark Locke CEO of Genius Sports details why technology aligned with stakeholder cooperation is the greatest asset in combatting match-fixing and sports corruption a subject matter which affects the industry’s  long-term growth, consumer appeal  and integrity.  The unprecedented growth in the popularity of sports betting around the world is due to different factors that include the rising popularity of OTT …

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Vahe Baloulian – BetConstruct – #Bofcon 2016

SBC News Vahe Baloulian - BetConstruct - #Bofcon 2016

Award winning developer and betting industry supplier BetConstruct is a silver sponsor at this year’s Betting on Football Conference (#bofcon). Ahead of the event this week we spoke to CEO Vahe Baloulian about getting things right ahead of a major tournament such as Euro 2016 and retention strategies beyond, as well as the year ahead, how mergers are like marriages and …

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Matt Wilson – Ball Street – The Influence Channel

SBC News Matt Wilson - Ball Street - The Influence Channel

Consumer engagement with football content is changing, as more viewers interact and seek opinion via social media channels. This new consumer take-up has led to advertisers revaluing their brand propositions and output.  Ball Street Co-Founder Matt Wilson details to SBC readers the rise of ‘Influence’ based marketing and how new social dynamics are changing advertiser practices and values. _______________________ SBC: …

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Betting on Football: Is Sky Bet’s sponsorship deal in a league of its own?

SBC News Betting on Football: Is Sky Bet's sponsorship deal in a league of its own?

Clive Russell will have the honour of kicking off Betting on Football – #BOFCON – on Thursday 21st April. Russell, Managing Director of BD Sports Rights, will be leading a talk on Sky Bet’s sponsorship deal with the Football League and posing the question ‘Are they in a league of their own?’ Andrew McCarron, SBC Managing Director, confirmed: “We believe Clive is …

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Scott Longley – The Asian handicap – Will betting companies learn to trust Chinese football?

SBC News Scott Longley - The Asian handicap – Will betting companies learn to trust Chinese football?

With the rise of Chinese football and clubs in the Chinese Super League becoming financial powerhouses meaning that a flurry of talent has made its way there and will continue to do so, the question of betting on matches in the league becomes more prominent.  With past corruption charges still looming over the CSL however, Scott Longley  asks if bookmakers are …

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Michael Probert – iSoftBet – #Bofcon 2016

SBC News Michael Probert - iSoftBet - #Bofcon 2016

Online and mobile casino games supplier iSoftBet is a sponsor at next week’s Betting on Football Conference (#bofcon) taking place at Stamford Bridge, home of Chelsea FC, on Thursday April 21st.  iSoftBet has clients including Paddy Power, Netbet, EveryMatrix and LeoVegas and is certified in a number of countries throughout Europe with offices in both London and Luxembourg. Michael Probert is the Head …

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Thomas Igou – i-Gaming Forum – Spotlight on Nordic market diversity

SBC News Thomas Igou - i-Gaming Forum - Spotlight on Nordic market diversity

The i-Gaming Forum today returns to Stockholm, as industry delegates gather to discuss the latest factors, trends and regulatory impacts effecting the lucrative Scandinavian online betting markets. SBC caught up with i-Gaming Forum Programme Director Thomas Igou to discuss this year’s conference and overall sector developments. Igou details how i-Gaming Forum aims to showcase the diversity of individual Nordic betting …

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David Clifton – Licensing Expert – The General Data Protection Regulation

SBC News David Clifton – Licensing Expert – The General Data Protection Regulation

With ever increasing compliance responsibilities pursuant to the Gambling Commission’s LCCP and more soon to arise on implementation of the 4th Money Laundering Directive, betting operators might be forgiven for thinking that there was a limit to the extent to which even more onerous regulatory burdens could be heaped upon them in the near future. However, even greater focus on …

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