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Renato Rossi, Vermantia: Revolutionising the retail experience

Vermantia’s Vision NextGen will revolutionise the way retail shops operate, according to Renato Rossi (pictured below), with the technology combining “all the technological advancements and state-of-the-art back office together”. This, he explained, will give operators complete control over their own data. Having joined Vermantia as its Director of Business Development last month, Rossi also revealed plans to seek out new …

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Funanga: Why cash can fuel omnichannel success

Funanga: Why cash can fuel omnichannel success

Land-based operators should consider enabling cash payments for online accounts, should they wish to create a successful omnichannel business, according to Funanga. Many of the world’s biggest betting companies have hugely successful physical businesses as well as digital brands. As a rule, they are usually run in parallel rather than in concert. Historically, they have catered to different customers with …

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Suzohapp: Using our European knowledge to fuel US expansion

As the world emerges from the pandemic, SUZOHAPP aims to enhance the in-person sports betting experience for punters who have become accustomed to gambling via their mobile devices. Speaking to SBC, Todd Sims – Vice President Sales Gaming & Amusement, Americas at SUZOHAPP – explains how the hardware provider is using learnings from the European market to fulfil its US …

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George Shamugia: A holistic value chain is the way forward for sports betting operations

George Shamugia: A holistic value chain is the way forward for sports betting operations

With the pandemic continuing to disrupt the retail betting sector across the world, the possibility of things returning to ‘normal’ in 2021 might still appear to be a distant hope. But according to George Shamugia (pictured below), CEO of Singular, this presents new opportunities for operators to make the shift towards online betting. Speaking to SBC, Shamugia looks at why, …

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Microgame: Capitalising on the ‘step change’ for Italy’s betting market

Microgame: Capitalising on the 'step change' for Italy's betting market

The pandemic has brought about a ‘step change’ in the development of the Italian betting market, said Microgame CEO Marco Castaldo (pictured, left), who believes that operators are now beginning to realise the online growth potential. Speaking ahead of next week’s SBC Digital Italy, he explained why those operators who can differentiate the overall user experience by specific player segments …

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Self-service terminals: the key to retail’s recovery in 2021?

Self-service terminals: the key to retail’s recovery in 2021?

In recent years, there has been a considerable shift towards ‘humanless betting’ – particularly through the use of self-service terminals. With the social distancing measures introduced as a result of the pandemic, this is a trend which is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon. With people likely to feel apprehensive about human contact in the coming months, BetInvest …

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More than half of Scottish betting shops temporarily closed under Tier 4 measures

More than half of Scottish betting shops temporarily closed under Tier 4 measures

Approximately 500 betting shops are expected to close their doors in Scotland from Friday evening when a number of local authorities will enter ‘Level Four’ restrictions. Under the measures, all non-essential shops, pubs, restaurants and all other hospitality across 11 authorities will be forced to close until 11 December as the government aims to suppress rising coronavirus cases. Announcing the …

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National economies: What role does sports betting play?

The ethical implications of introducing a legalised betting framework can be considered ‘controversial’, said Alexandra Kalchuk at BetInvest. She explained that there is a balance to be achieved for countries that wish to benefit from the economy boost betting can bring while acknowledging – and containing – some of the problems or reputational issues that come with the decision. In …

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