Tag Archives: innovation

SBC-QT: What industry innovations are we looking for?

This year’s Betting on Football is fast approaching, with only five days to go before the event kicks off at Stamford Bridge from 19-22 March. We have been catching up with our event sponsors to discuss a range of topics such as industry innovations and the relationship between betting and football. In the run up to #bofcon as part of …

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Alessandro Fried – BtoBet – Purchasing power has shifted to the consumer

Fried - BtoBet

As the sports betting industry continues to go through a digital transformation, for BtoBet continual innovation was a huge factor in retaining its status as a standout platform provider in 2017. After receiving the SBC award for Rising Star in Sports Betting Innovation, BtoBet’s Chairman, Alessandro Fried described it as “an honour to close 2017, rich in achievements and awards”. …

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Fredrik Elmqvist: Yggdrasil Gaming recruiting ‘the very best’

Yggdrasil Gaming CEO Fredrik Elmqvist discusses the reasoning behind the firm’s huge recruitment drive so far this year as the slot developer pushes across Europe. SBC: Hi Fredrik, it’s a pleasure to interview you. Can you detail to SBC readers the need for your European recruitment drive? Why is this initiative required for Yggdrasil operations? Fredrik Elmqvist: Quite simply because we are growing …

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PMU sets 6 challenges in search for innovative firms

French monopoly operator PMU is working hard to cultivate innovation and has launched a special initiative in order to facilitate the ambition. At Viva Technology, PMU is bringing together 50 startups that will have the opportunity to be a part of the 2020 strategy of the leading French betting and online gaming operator. PMU has launched the initiative at Viva Technology …

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Jimmy Bone – Golden Race – London Baby 2016

London Baby 2016 is set to be the social evening highlight of ICE week once again, with the event returning to Leicester Square’s glamorous Cafe de Paris. Golden Race, cross platform gaming provider and betting solutions provider, is one of this year’s sponsors and will be at ICE on Stand S2 340. SBC spoke to Jimmy Bone, Marketing and Client …

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Editec invests in digital media innovator Chroma Sports

London-based gaming operator Editec UK Ltd has announced a ‘significant seven-figure investment’ in the award-winning digital media innovator Chroma Sports. The investment will see Chroma develop a number of sports digital and fantasy games products and will ensure Editec is at the forefront of development on the digital landscape in its core markets in Africa and emerging markets throughout the …

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Scott Longley – The dangers to innovation from consolidation and how to avoid it

Editorial consultant Scott Longley investigates how innovation is in danger of being left behind in the latest corporate reorganisation. In the fog of war generated by the current spate of sectoral M&A manoeuvrings, the debate about whether online gambling is genuinely engaging its customers is in danger of getting lost in the tumult. Like worrying about the design of the …

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EIG Start-Up Launch Pad judge welcomes innovation generators

Embracing innovative start-ups is ‘a matter of survival’ for established corporations in the gaming sector, according to Burckhardt Bonello, the chief executive of Found Fair Ventures and founder of mybet. Bonello will take his place on an expert panel of judges who will grill the finalists pitching at the 2015 EiG Start-Up LaunchPad competition in Berlin in October. Bonello told TotallyGaming.com that he has been encouraged …

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Collaboration can lead to start-up success says new incubator

Scott Longley discovers how innovation may be being stifled by regulation and how some entrepeneurs are looking to encourage the formation of new ideas. Online gambling would appear to have a problem with innovation. Such at least would be the conclusion from the activity we have witnessed recently extolling the virtues of nurturing entrepreneurs and start-ups within an industry which, …

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Balance needed between exclusive and ‘parity’ products

Ed Pownall, global PR director for Bodog Brand, believes there is mileage in being innovative, and that in-house product development can provide games with a bigger customer base. Speaking in the latest issue of Betting Business interactive, Pownall said differentiation is achievable even using ubiquitous slot games. He explained: “There has to be a balance between ‘parity products’ and ‘exclusive …

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