Tag Archives: Marco Blume

Scott Longley: Betting faces generational challenge in esports

The global pandemic has shown the value of esports as a wagering discipline. Yet beyond Covid circumstances, can betting break with tradition and develop real esports propositions engaging with a new generation of customers?  Scott Longley analyses the cultural and technological adjustments that betting incumbents will face in their next multi-billion £/$/€ field of play… Traditional sport has come rushing …

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BOSE Digital: Customer care is part of the maths 

Day-2 of ‘Betting on Sports Europe – Digital 2020’ conference, began with a critical assessment of bookmakers’ commercial strategies and business models against an expanding backdrop of costly regulatory and compliance demands. Moderating the ‘Does Mass Market Maths Still Work?’ panel, Anton Kaszubowski, Director at Greenlaw Limited, bluntly put forth that sportsbook teams appear to have been burdened with ‘proving …

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ESI Digital – No Drama Please… Esports growth should be treated as business as usual 

Esports has been one of betting’s rising markets following the global health pandemic. Whilst live sports were abruptly  postponed, competitive gaming became a major player by simply shifting from an offline environment to online tournaments. However for some of esports’ biggest betting operators, the attitude towards this rise has been fairly relaxed, partly due to the expectation that competitive gaming …

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Pinnacle enhances esports data output with Abios

Pinnacle has strengthened its esports data output after adding Abios to its growing list of suppliers. As part of the agreement, Abios will supply the online bookmaker with enriched data in order to boost the firm’s esports offering. This includes developing its data portfolio to provide its customers with a greater selection of odds across a range of titles and …

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Askott Entertainment and Pinnacle agree strategic partnership

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Vancouver-based Askott Entertainment has added trading and risk management services from Pinnacle to its esports-first iGaming platform, Chameleon Gaming. This is part of a strategic partnership to boost the turnkey platform, launched in May of last year, which has been designed to target millennials and GenZ customers. It already offers a wide coverage of esports betting markets, streamer betting and …

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Pinnacle backs hot esports prospect NORTH

Low-margin bookmaker Pinnacle continues to expand its profile and brand coverage within esports, becoming an official partner of Copenhagen-based esports organisation NORTH (north.gg) Founded in 2017, NORTH is the ‘fast growth’ esports organisation formed by Danish Superliga FC Copenhagen and Nordic entertainment group Nordisk. Since its foundation, NORTH has risen to become one of the leading European esports team ‘consistently …

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Leader of the Year kicks off Sport in Focus at Betting on Sports

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The 2018 Sports Betting Leader of the Year Sergey Portnov will be kicking off the Sport in Focus track at this year’s Betting on Sports conference. Sport in Focus is one of four tracks held on the first full day (18 September) of SBC’s flagship conference, which takes place at Olympia London from 17-20 September. Portnov, who took home the …

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Are we at peak betting? Find out at Betting on Football

Has the industry reached peak betting when it comes to technological innovations? That’s the question that will be asked on the first panel session of the ‘Leadership & Vision’ track (Wednesday 20 March) at next week’s Betting on Football conference. The subject matter – Peak betting – are economies of scale causing stagnation? – forms much needed executive debate and …

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Pinnacle pushes for next-level esports capacity integrating GameScorekeeper API

Low margin sportsbook Pinnacle has detailed that it has ‘significantly accelerated its position as the leading esports bookmaker’, partnering with real-time data provider GameScorekeeper. Pinnacle has moved to integrate GameScorekeeper’s ‘live score API’, which will extensively amplify its esports betting proposition, as GameScorekeeper monitors 85% of all pro-sanctioned esports tournaments/matches. Updating stakeholders, Pinnacle Trading Director Marco Blume states that GameScorekeeper …

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Danske Spil launches Perform’s Watch & Bet Retail service

Danske Spil will bring premium live sports video to customers throughout shop opening hours after launching the new new high resolution Watch & Bet Retail service from Perform across its land-based retail estate. The service includes thousands of premium and well-timed streams for Danish bettors, including La Liga, KHL and WTA tennis, along with stats to aid betting decisions and …

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