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Bally’s bulks up tech unit by acquiring Degree 53 

Bally’s Corporation continues its digital makeover announcing that it has agreed to acquire Manchester-based igaming innovation studio Degree 53, to help build-up its UX, design and technical capabilities.  Founded in 2013 by engineer Andrew Daniels, Degree 53 is a specialist agency in software, UX and app development for igaming and sports betting operators.  Degree 53 clients include Betfred, Scientific Games, …

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Google allows Play Store gambling app downloads in 15 new markets

Google has updated its ‘Play Store’ developer terms and conditions, announcing that it will allow real-money app downloads for a further 15 countries. Since 2017, Google has allowed its Play Store platform to process unrestricted real money app downloads for the markets of UK, France and Ireland, whilst allowing Brazilian users to download state-licensed lottery and horseracing wagering apps.  Offering …

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Degree 53 expands technical and product development teams  

Industry design and innovation studio Degree 53 has strengthened its technical and product development team by promoting both Bav Patel and Peter Stringer to team directors.  The Manchester-based UX specialist has undertaken its decision following a period of sustained company growth under lockdown, in which Degree 53 hired a further 12 members of staff to help deliver ongoing projects. Updating …

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Degree 53 ‘UX Review’ reviews operators against latest Apple app guidelines

Industry design and innovation studio Degree 53 has published a new ‘UX Review’ detailing guidance on how operators can meet Apple native design standards with their current product catalogue. In June 2019, Apple updated its App Store review guidelines to impose restrictions on real-money apps, enforcing stricter guidelines on clamping down of non-native applications – a decision that caused much industry …

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Check please… Degree 53 publishes Age ID ‘UX Review’

Industry design, innovation and software development agency Degree 53 has published its latest ‘UX Review’ focusing on evaluating the impact of new age and identity verification processes, enforced by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) in May this year. The report assesses how incumbents have approached the challenge of adjusting/addressing to the UKGC’s customer age verification requirements from a customer UX …

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Black Type partners with Degree 53 to offer enhanced user experience

Software development specialists, Degree 53, have teamed up with Black Type to develop and enhance user experience (UX) and front end design for their sportsbook. As part of the new partnership, Degree 52 will integrate new features with the product for enhanced betting services, with the aim of maximising betting opportunities and easier accessibility. Keith Oliver, CEO of Black Type, …

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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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