Sportsbook

Sweden regulated market sees further decline

Lotteriinspektionen Sweden’s Gambling and Lottery Authority, published its national gambling H1 2014 report showing a decline in revenues of 3% year on year. The poor performance figures showed nearly all verticals (apart from sports betting), down in revenues for the first half of 2014. The market report, showed that regulatd operators had a gross turnover of SEK19.3bn (£1.6bn), however gaming …

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Betfair partners with Sphonic for ID & KYC services

Betfair chooses London based Sphonic’s innovative Identity & Risk Management solution, designed ‘to solve industry-wide challenges in digital identity management and fraud prevention. Sphonic’s Workflow Manager (WFM) solution from Sphonic will enable Betfair to build a complete digital picture of each of its customers, allowing them to combine data from a variety of sources for unparalleled visibility over their user …

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James Taylor – Yieldify – Thinking in Real Time

James Taylor, International Business Development Manager for Yieldify, one of Britain’s fastest growing digital marketing start-ups, tells SBC that with growing marketing and retention costs, igaming operators can no longer disregard real time data and marketing actions. Yieldify  is a multi-channel analytics and remarketing platform that helps e-businesses drive incremental revenue from their website. Their technology works by tracking user …

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Monsoon Meetup Networking Evening: Meet the Sponsors

The next Sports Betting Community Asia and Asia Gambling Brief iGaming Industry Networking Evening will be held on Thursday the 4th of September at the exclusive 71 Gramercy lounge and nightclub in Makati. Dubbed our ‘Monsoon Meetup’, the best networking event in Asia is as always free to attend and made possible by our generous sponsors. The SBC Asia and …

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Calvin Ayre donates $2 million to Antigua homes project

iGaming billionaire and  founder of Bodog enterprises Calvin Ayre, has backed Antiguan Government project 500 new homes in 500 days with US $2 million (£1.25 million) donation, in order to help kick start the charity project. The Antiguan Government has created the bold target of building no less than 500 new homes in 500 days. It is projects like these …

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Betting big on women’s sport: Rugby World Cup in focus

Team SBC’s David Kelly discusses how the meteoric rise of Ireland’s rugby team can help fuel and inspire a generation of future sportswomen, with bookmakers and TV companies finally waking from the slumber. Philip Doyle’s charges have set the standard, winning their first ever Grand Slam last year and achieving a record fourth place finish at the Rugby World Cup …

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Sky Bet pay out on void race

Sky Bet are paying out on the winner Humidor – as well as each-way bets on the second and third – after confusion reigned in the void race at Epsom on Monday The runners in the totepool Supporting The Sport You Love Handicap completed the full five furlongs despite a false start having been called at the rain-drenched track. The riders …

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Robbie Cooke – Tatts Group to continue investment in digital operations

Tatts Group CEO Robbie Cooke,  stated that the Australian operator would continue to invest in its digital enterprises. The operator had witnessed a 14% growth in wagering to AUS $ 147.10 million (£82 million) for its digital sports betting division in 2014. The improved online sports betting performance was further supported by an 8% sales growth in its online lottery …

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APPVENTURES add Sportradar feed into ARENOO mobile product

Sportradar,  suppliers of sports-related data, announced the integration of its soccer data feeds into the FanApp “ARENOO”, a product of the Swiss-based company Appventures. This will enable Appventures to offer their app users more detailed and more frequently updated information, including live tables and live scores from the top four divisions in German domestic football and national team fixtures. Hereafter, …

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5 conclusions from Ladbrokes’ performance woes

bettingexpert.com Racing editor Stephen Harris digests the latest Ladbrokes woes and identifies five implications for the industry. The headlines in the press said it all last week as the beleaguered bookmaker suffered yet another dire set of results, particularly when compared with William Hill, Paddy Power and Bet365. But what do these shocking figures mean for the industry as a …

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