Tag Archives: PASPA

Post-PASPA Kambi navigates the changing regulatory landscape

Kambi

Last year, Kambi, together with its partner DraftKings, secured the first transactional waiver which enabled the operator to accept the “first legal online bet in a post-PASPA world”. Fast-forward six months, and Kambi Chief Legal Officer Chris Fox has shared his thoughts (see video above) on an “exciting time” in which the company has strengthened its processes and technology to …

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William Hill expands on digital and international exposure as it announces 900 store closures

FTSE betting group William Hill Plc continues its strategic realignment focusing on international growth and digital transformation, as the bookmaker announces the closure of 900 betting shops across the UK. The operator revealed in its full-year trading statement this week that it had suffered a 15 per cent drop in operating profits. Despite numerous 2018 setbacks, the bookmaker’s digital division …

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Gavin Isaacs: Helping SBTech to navigate key regulated markets

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Having joined SBTech just three weeks ago, Gavin Isaacs has already set about using his 20 years of high-level gaming experience to bolster the company’s US presence. We spoke to Isaacs about how his experience with Scientific Games, Bally and SHFL Entertainment can be translated into success for his new employers, what convinced him to join the SBTech project, and …

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Year in Review: Sportsbooks revel in 2018 growth

With the opening of new markets and the opportunity of the World Cup, this year marked a significant chance for sportsbooks to elevate engagement and embark on expansion. The World Cup, as shown by Google’s most searched terms, was arguably the buzzword for 2018. England surpassed everyone’s expectations by reaching the semi-finals, front-runners such as Portugal and Brazil were knocked …

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Dave Hammond: “The SBTech culture is one of winning and driving expansion”

Earlier this month, Dave Hammond left his role as B2B Divisions Director at Paddy Power Betfair to take up the reign as COO of SBTech, charged with driving growth through 2019 and beyond. Following the appointment we spoke to Hammond regarding the transition, personal and company-wide ambitions, the future of online sports betting and much more. ____________________ SBC: Why was …

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Recruitment challenge for US gambling firms, finds Betting Jobs Salary Survey

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Betting Jobs Director Fiona Hickey said that effective recruitment has been one of the biggest challenges in the post-PASPA US market, where a lack of local talent combined with difficulties in obtaining work permits and visas for overseas candidates has caused headaches for gambling companies. Hickey spoke to SBC News shortly after publishing the firm’s free-to-access Salary Survey, which found …

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Worldpay & Paysafe form ‘breakthrough collaboration’ for fast changing US gambling scene

Seeking to deliver the best payment systems and digital transaction services for the radically alerted US gambling market post-PASPA, Worldpay Inc and Paysafe Group have this morning confirmed the development of a ‘strategic collaboration’. The two leading players in digital financial services, state that they will collaborate to enhance US gambling’s operational value chain for all current and future stakeholders. …

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Betting on Sports America hits New York and New Jersey

Betting on Sports America

Betting on Sports America, the new sports betting conference and exhibition from SBC, is so big that it is spanning two states! The conference, which is being held from 23-25 April 2019, will start off in New York City, cross the Hudson River to New Jersey, before returning to Manhattan to round things off. The event will open on Tuesday …

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BetConstruct puts live betting education at the heart of US plans

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BetConstruct will be using its “huge library of live match betting choices” to educate the US market about why in-play betting has become so popular across the world. The gaming solutions provider will be at this year’s G2E in Las Vegas, the first edition of the event since PASPA repeal opened the doors for online sports wagering in the country. …

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Conall McSorley – gbet – Dispelling the ‘devil you know’ mentality amongst dissatisfied operators

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Conall McSorley, Business Development Director at gbet, talks to SBC News about rebranding from GBE Technologies, the challenge to allay migration concerns amongst sportsbook operators and how gbet aims to build on its successful partnership with NYRA in the US market. SBC: Can you give the readers on SBC News a brief rundown of the gbet business? CM: Most of …

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