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David Clifton: Licensing Expert – All eyes focused on on gambling’s A-Factor

January 2019 famously saw the introduction of the gambling advertising ban in Italy, with forecasts of the disaster that would befall the industry if similar prohibitions spread across Europe. The following year a new Royal Decree on Commercial Communications imposing strict limitations on gambling advertising in Spain was approved by the European Commission. Only the COVID-19 pandemic has delayed its …

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Alexander Kamenetskyi: understanding the mechanics behind the SOFTSWISS Sportsbook

Risk management has always been an important part of any sportsbook operation, and with online becoming increasingly prevalent, operators must be able to ensure that they can effectively identify potential risks and fraud. In an interview with SBC News, Alexander Kamenetskyi, Product Owner at SOFTSWISS Sportsbook, takes a look at some of the challenges operators face when it comes to …

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Jada Gaming & Symplify: Why culture is ‘not just a buzzword’ in igaming

Although many may simply write-off discussions of ‘company culture’ as just another business cliche, for Jada Gaming and Symplify this couldn’t be any further from the truth.  Towards the end of last year, Symplify acquired AI specialists Jada Gaming for a total of $30 million, and the two firms have subsequently embarked on a product integration.  Discussing this process, Symplify …

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Pavlos Sideris: Reducing online slot stake limits could lead to more problem gambling

Writing for SBCNews, Pavlos Sideris, director at Double Up Media, discusses the effects of stake limits when gambling and the potential side effects of a stake limit being applied to online slots. 2018 saw the reduction of fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) to maximum stake limits of £2. While this saw a limitation in high-street gambling spend, it’s debatable as to …

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Zoë Osmond: Open letter on GambleAware RET duties

GambleAware Chief Executive Zoë Osmond has responded to an SBC article on the ongoing RET Levy debate. Osmond explains the grant-making charity’s duties in support of frontline organisations delivering a nationwide system of treatment services for those at risk of gambling harm… ___________ I write in reference to Jordan Lea’s comments made on SBC’s featured article of The RET levy …

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