Tag Archives: betting

Tomas Ericsson, Abios: FIFA and NBA2K may have had their heyday in 2020 but they are here to stay

Writing for SBC News, Tomas Ericsson, Abios VP of Odds, discusses FIFA and NBA2K as betting products and their future potential as filler products for regular sports.  When referring to esports, many think of games such as League of Legends, CS:GO or Dota 2, typically landing in the categories of first-person shooters or MOBAs. The games are indeed the most …

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Suren Khachatryan: Technamin is tapping into the world of AI

Suren Khachatryan: Technamin is tapping into the world of AI

Artificial intelligence (AI) holds the potential to transform the betting and gaming industry, and will likely take a leading role in data processing and player segmentation in the years to come. Technamin Founder and CEO Suren Khachatryan claims his company will be at the forefront of AI developments and is ready right now to embrace the myriad opportunities it presents. …

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TruNarrative: Making sure no player slips through the gap

TruNarrative: Making sure no player slips through the gap

Affordability checks have become a key topic of discussion in the run-up to the impending Gambling Act review. But while they are still considered to be a relatively new requirement, this does not mean they should be overlooked by gambling companies. Ahead of ICE next week, TruNarrative’s Head of Gaming Adam Doyle (pictured, right) highlights the importance of introducing an …

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Northern Irish Betting Bill passes consideration stage prompting Committee recommendations

The Betting, Gaming, Lotteries and Amusements (Amendment) Bill has passed the consideration stage of the Northern Irish Assembly, paving the way for a long-awaited regulatory overhaul in the province.  Sponsored by the Minister for Communities Deirdre Hargey, the Bill entered the First stage of the legislature on 14 September 2014, with the goal of updating regional betting regulatory oversight for …

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Inside Stats Perform’s tennis betting revolution

Inside Stats Perform’s tennis betting revolution

Tennis betting markets powered by an umpire generated data feed have met the needs of betting operators for a long period of time, but as demands for more entertaining betting markets increase, the provision of the data that fuels those richer experiences must evolve as well, Shane Gannon, Senior Vice President of Stats Perform told an audience at SBC Summit Barcelona, SBC’s flagship event in 2021.  “Stats Perform was awarded the …

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Darina Goldin, Bayes Esports: Why is it so hard to create good betting odds?

Esports is data-driven like no other sport. Given a good data source, it is possible to have full information about a match at any given second, yet creating good reliable betting odds for esports remains a challenge in the industry, writes Darina Goldin, Director of Data Science at Bayes Esports. Some of that can be attributed to the relative novelty …

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Joe McCallum, Sportsbet.io: Taking a partnership-first approach to sponsorships

When it comes to forging new sponsorship agreements with football clubs, the most important aspect to consider is creating a strong partnership with the team while also embracing the fans. That was according to Joe McCallum, Director of Sportsbook at Sportsbet.io.  In an interview at Betting on Sports Europe, McCallum began discussions by reflecting on Sportsbet.io’s first five years in …

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NI Communities Minister calls for Mandatory Code of Practice on gambling venues 

Northern Ireland Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey has urged Stormont Assembly ministers to support amendments introduced to the “1985 – Betting, Gaming, Lotteries and Amusements (Amendment) Bill”.  Hargey has been charged with leading the overhaul of Northern Ireland’s gambling laws, which have remained unchanged for the past 35-years. This September, Northern Ireland’s assembly approved Hargey’s ‘first phase amendments’ required to update …

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Northern Ireland betting overhaul enters first Assembly stage

The planned overhaul of Northern Irish betting and gaming regulations took another step yesterday, as the Betting, Gaming, Lotteries and Amusements (Amendment) Bill entered the Northern Ireland Assembly. Having successfully passed the first stage, the first phase of the regulatory adjustment focuses on land-based operations. If fully passed through the Stormont, the Bill will enact the most significant changes to …

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