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European Lotteries and NASPL to discuss sports betting synergies at Betting on Sports America

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Members of the European Lotteries trade organisation have invited their counterparts in the US to their panels at Betting on Sports America to discuss their experience of the synergies between the traditional lottery product and sports betting. The Joint Working Group is set to attract a number of the state lotteries and will be held during the Betting on Sports …

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Andrew Dagnall: Bettorlogic – Challengers survival is dependant on delivering stand-out propositions

March saw the latest instalment of  SBC’s ‘Betting on Football Conference‘ where the hottest topics and opportunities from the sports betting industry were debated extensively. One of those hot topics centred on whether economies of scale are causing market stagnation. There have been a wave of operator failures of late that has seen SunBets, 188Bet and BetBright all fall short …

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Winning Post: Industry heading towards more Euro uncertainties

Industry strategic consultancy Regulus Partners reflects on another week of UK and European setbacks for gambling incumbents. Despite broader regulatory frameworks in-place, political relationships appear more complicated than ever before… ___________ Sweden: online regulation – losing the war… Most online gambling operators that comment on their regulatory strategy or policy tend to state that they favour growing domestically regulated markets …

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Betting on Sports America delegates get free Sports Betting Masterclass

Sports Betting Masterclass

Delegates at Betting on Sports America now have access to a Sports Betting Masterclass worth $1,000 as part of their event ticket. Held at Jay Z’s prestigious 40/40 Club in Manhattan, SBC will be hosting a Masterclass from 3pm to 6pm on Tuesday 23 April run by Jonathan Smith, the founder of Sportsbook Training Services, with input from Anthony Gray (Senior …

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Marco Castaldo, Microgame: Why new US operators shouldn’t confuse choosing a supplier with defining a strategy

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We spoke to Marco Castaldo, who explained why uncertainty in the US path from early regulation to profitable business has dictated caution for Italy-focused gaming services provider Microgame, and what he perceives as a “fixation” on platform features, while speculating as to whether leading European operators – particularly those who drive innovation in-house – will move ahead of those who rely …

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OPTIMA: Taking an operator-led approach to R&D

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The openness to innovation, the research to support new innovation, the resources to gain ‘first mover advantage’ for such innovation, or the response time to existing innovation. Whatever the context, innovation is a buzzword that dominates the industry agenda. However, sports betting and gaming solutions provider OPTIMA has taken a slightly different approach to arming its operators with the right …

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Monmouth Park’s Dennis Drazin latest to join Sports Betting Hall of Fame

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Dennis Drazin of Monmouth Park racecourse is to be the third industry stalwart to be inducted into the Sports Betting Hall of Fame. Drazin will join former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Las Vegas bookmaking legend Art Manteris in the latest intake of the Hall of Fame, curated by SBC (Sports Betting Community). The Hall of Fame ceremony is …

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Better Collective Spotlight – Optimising CTA elements through Wettfreunde redesign

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A known brand in the German language market, Wettfreunde is the go to place for in-depth match analysis, data based sports betting tips and outrights odds comparison. In March, the team launched an extensive redesign of the Wettfreunde website, including a new logo and a reworked structure of the website to improve the user experience. We caught up with Sebastian Faurholdt …

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SBC Spotlight – All eyes on Lords Liaison of The Gambling Act

Betting leadership should monitor the movements of The House of Lords Liason Committee, which is being urged to review all UK gambling policies and social consequences which have followed the implementation of the 2005 Gambling Act… __________ Political analysis of the gambling industry is set to intensify as the ‘House of Lords Liaison Committee’ has received proposals for its new special …

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Lee Drabwell, PBS: Drawing in a customer base frustrated by the online experience

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Following a record-breaking Grand National weekend for self-service betting terminals (SSBTs) from Playtech BGT Sports (PBS), which saw bets placed more than double over last year, the company’s Senior Commercial Director Lee Drabwell explains the reasoning behind their surging customer popularity… SBC: SSBTs are proving to be increasingly popular with horseracing customers, why do you think this is the case? …

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