Technology

Neil McArthur: UKGC expects highest standards post FOBTs

From today (Monday 1 April), UK gambling will enforce its £2 stake limit on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs – B2 Machines). Neil McArthur, Chief Executive of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), has written to betting leadership, reminding all stakeholders of their responsibilities in ensuring consumers are protected. The UKGC Chief Executive, warns leadership that safer gambling enforcement will be …

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Mercurius launches Tradr delivering ‘one-touch’ trading strategies on Betfair

New betting software development studio Mercurius seeks to empower the next generation of Betfair traders with sophisticated artificial intelligence tools. This week, Mercurius announced the launch of its ‘Tradr’ application on the ‘Betfair App Directory’, which will offer exchange customers access to automated trading strategies at the press of one click. Based in Milan, Mercurius is founded by the enterprise team of Fabrizio …

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Optimizer Invest appoints Grant Williams to lead Megalotto property

New Optimizer Invest property Megalotto will be led by former William Hill Digital Managing Director Grant Williams. The Malta-based industry venture capital fund has appointed Williams to launch and guide its new global lottery online syndicate – launched at the start of 2019. A seasoned executive in online gambling enterprise strategies, operations and marketing, Williams is a former William Hill …

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Transformative 2018 sees OPAP confident of future prospects & identity

Athens-listed gambling group OPAP SA has published its full-year 2018 results, detailing a transformative year for its business, undertaking a number of critical upgrades and refinancing its operating structures. “2018 marked the 60th anniversary of OPAP’s foundation and the entire OPAP team is proud of what was achieved in this historic year. We successfully delivered all of our key business …

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Degree 53 promotes trusted hand Chris Benstead as new digital director

Industry development, design and innovation studio Degree 53 has confirmed the promotion of Chris Benstead to the leadership position of Digital Director. Benstead has formerly served as a lead digital strategist for Degree 53 since the firm’s foundation in 2013, advising on key client accounts and project strategies. The promotion sees Degree 53 task Benstead with leading day-to-day digital delivery for …

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Luckbox strengthens ID verification measures with HooYu partnership

In another landmark move for the startup, Luckbox has entered into a partnership with ID verification specialists HooYu which will provide its esports customers with HooYu’s Identify solution. The move comes as Luckbox prepares for its full product launch, with the esports betting platform having recently been awarded a full gambling licence in the Isle of Man. HooYu’s Identify solution …

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Smarkets revamps executive leadership team for critical 2019

Online betting exchange Smarkets, has moved to significantly strengthen its executive leadership team, announcing a quartet of C-level appointments. Updating the market, Smarkets confirms that former enterprise team member Robin Harrison has returned to the company as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Harrison re-joins as Smarkets technology lead, having spent a year as Head of Engineering for Santander Bank backed fintech …

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Mensur Djogic: NSoft – R&D is the difference maker for Industry’s future planning

Industry bespoke software solutions provider NSoft has begun 2019 strongly winning/renewing a number of new key accounts. The Bosnian based technology group credits expanding its Research & Development unit which has aided its product quality output and all-around operational procedures. SBC speaks to NSoft R&D Director Mensur Djogic on the importance of building effective research structures which can challenge industry norms …

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Nektan hails 2018 as a “key milestone” as it breaks even

London-listed gaming technology specialist Nektan has reached a major milestone in its move to break-even as announced in its unaudited interim results for the six months ending 31 December 2018. The group announced back in January that it was on-course to breaking even in 2019, having reported  record KPI growth, new commercial partnerships and progress on its US market foundations. …

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SG Digital passes Cheltenham Festival test with flying colours

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SG Digital, the interactive division of Scientific Games, has published its trading data from last week’s 2019 Cheltenham Festival (12-15 March) detailing that its OpenBet sportsbook platforms processed a combined 48 million bets during the event. Servicing the industry’s largest portfolio of tier-1 sportsbook clients during the flagship week of UK racing, SG Digital states that its OpenBet systems maintained a …

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