René Schneider, VP Business Development for XB Net, spoke to SBC about his company’s target markets for 2017, the industry ‘buzzword’ for this year and why XB Net has chosen to sponsor London Baby on 7 February.
SBC: What new products/services will you have for the market in 2017?
RS: We are still happy and busy to sell live US horse and greyhound racing signals and betting rights around the globe, as the leading supplier of US racing content.
Bookies can choose between pool betting or a fixed odds service combined with a state of the art streaming service on more than 13,600 meetings per year. We focus on the UK, Ireland, Spain, Mexico, Australia and Italy.
SBC: What do you think will be the industry buzzword this year and why?
RS: I think that it will be mobile once again. The sector keeps on expanding as the industry gets more adept in the channel, and strong growth should be seen in that area.
SBC: Which new technology, service or consumer trend will have the biggest impact on the igaming industry this year?
RS: Again, I think it will be mobile. Mobile is the default channel in a lot of emerging markets and the growing number of companies taking a mobile-first approach underlines its importance in the gambling sector today.
SBC: Why have you chosen to begin 2017 by sponsoring the London Baby Party?
RS: We have a good relationship with Rasmus Sojmark, SBC’s founder. He is our friend and it’s good to be involved with him. We also think it’s a great and fun event – perfect for ICE week.
SBC: Finally, where can people expect to find you at ICE?
RS: In the betting section at the stands of our partners like the Press Association, 2DB, BGT, and Racing Post.
René Schneider – VP Business Development – XB Net