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Experts View: Esports betting on better grounds following 2023 corrections

GG.BET amps up LatAm standing with Gaules esports partnership

2023 has been a year of ups and downs for esports and betting. Esports is currently going through a market correction dubbed the ‘esports winter’, regulation has taken several important steps forward in big markets like the US and Brazil, there’s been an expansion of existing esports betting products and the rollout of new and deeper features, particularly microbetting and …

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Legal Eye: White Paper… Where are we now, and what will come next?

SBC News Legal Eye: White Paper... Where are we now, and what will come next?

Legal Eye, featuring Gemma Boore and David Whyte Senior Associates for Gambling at Harris Hagan, returns to examine the passage of the White Paper in the nine months since its publication. 2024 sees UK gambling stand at a pivotal juncture, marked by the diverse scrutiny, opinions, and feedback submitted in response to the proposed changes of the White Paper. Boore …

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Andrew Rhodes: Balance is the academic challenge of the Gambling Review

SBC News Andrew Rhodes: Balance is the academic challenge of the Gambling Review

Andrew Rhodes has reiterated that the Gambling Review’s underlying challenge is to find the right balance to govern a commercially evolving UK gambling marketplace and its engagement with the public. The observation led the Chief Executive of the UK Gambling Commission’s (UKGC) address to delegates of the ‘Consumer Protection Zone’ at ICE London 2024. The address began by acknowledging that …

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Maarten Haijer, EGBA: Europe requires greater cooperation on forthcoming gambling resolutions

Maarten Haijer, Secretary General of EGBA

Ahead of ICE London’s opening day, Maarten Haijer, Secretary General of the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA), outlines the trade body’s proactive approach to 2024’s regulatory agenda, which will likely be disrupted by general elections across multiple markets. The EGBA remains committed to fostering cooperation among operators and key stakeholders to improve standards and harmonisation practices of dynamic and evolving …

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Shape Games’ Ulrik Restorp: empowering partners through tailored solutions

SBC News Shape Games’ Ulrik Restorp: empowering partners through tailored solutions

Ulrik Restorp, SVP of Products at Shape Games, took time out with SBCNews ahead of ICE London to share how the company aims to empower its partners through tailored solutions and help them create immersive and tailored experiences for their distinct markets.  ________________ In the dynamic landscape of the igaming industry, Shape Games stands at the forefront, not only as …

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Twenty First Group partner with Abelson to offer player props from data originated for clubs

SBC News Twenty First Group partner with Abelson to offer player props from data originated for clubs

In conversation with SBC News, Dan Zelezinski, Chief Commercial Officer, Twenty First Group, builds on an experience of using data and analytics to provide content and advisory services to the gaming and media sectors, to assess how a fresh innovation could solve operator pain points.  For all the money and attention it gets, football remains a sport littered with inefficiencies. …

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Elevating the Esports Experience: A Look into Bayes Esports’ Future

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Amir Mirzaee, Chief Commercial Officer & Managing Director of Bayes Esports, assesses how to heighten the esports experience for all, and just what the company has in store for the future. As esports viewership soars and esports betting expands globally, it opens the door to a vast amount of business opportunities. But, with so many different avenues and potential investments …

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IMG ARENA: revolutionising betting with next-gen interactive streaming features

SBC News IMG ARENA: revolutionising betting with next-gen interactive streaming features

Having developed no less than five ‘ground-breaking’ streaming enhancements, IMG ARENA believes it is set to redefine the user experience for bettors and unite fragmented betting journeys to drive added value for sportsbooks… Over the past few years, technological advancements have revolutionised the accessibility and convenience of engaging in sports betting. In particular, the rapid progress in computing power and …

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Jordan Levin: OpenBet DNA strengthened by IMG ARENA refresh

SBC News Jordan Levin: OpenBet DNA strengthened by IMG ARENA refresh

Jordan Levin is confident that the Integration of IMG ARENA under OpenBet will create global gambling’s most sophisticated technology business, delivering end-to-end sports data, technology and content ecosystem for betting operators and rightsholders. Levin told SBCNews following the disclosure by NYSE sports and entertainment firm Endeavor Co that it had taken the decision to merge IMG ARENA’s business with OpenBet. …

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Stats Perform: innovations to heighten entertainment & drive confidence

SBC News Stats Perform: innovations to heighten entertainment & drive confidence

The industry once again stands poised to take in a wave of fresh products and innovations in the English capital, with Stats Perform one such company that is looking to continue creating “memorable betting experiences” as a trifecta of sporting showpieces loom on the horizon. Self confessed to be “exceptionally excited” about the week that lies ahead, the group is …

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