Tag Archives: retail

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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BGC: Government must do more to support retail

The Betting and Gaming Council has called upon politicians to ‘leave no stone unturned’ when supporting high street shops, urging the Communities and Local Government Select Committee to prioritise the needs of the retail betting industry as part of its inquiry. Brigid Simmonds OBE, Chairman of the BGC, explained that due to restrictions on non-essential retail during the pandemic, betting …

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SBC Digital Summit Latinoamérica’s Land-Based 2.0 track to focus on casinos, lotteries & payments

SBC Digital Summit Latinoamérica Land-Based

Casinos, lotteries, retail bookmakers and payments will take centre stage on day two of SBC Digital Summit Latinoamérica, as the industry comes together to share ideas for the future of the region’s land-based sector.  The virtual conference and exhibition on 16-17 June 2020 features a roster of 60 senior executive speakers delivering insights across four content tracks. While the first …

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George Fotopoulos, Vermantia: The future for retail betting

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To say that retail betting has faced an uphill battle would be an understatement. The sector has faced legislative and regulatory challenges on a global scale, now combined with the lockdown measures in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. It is, therefore, now more important than ever that operators adapt to the high-street environment – however it might look post COVID-19 …

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Ivan Rozić, NSoft: Driving a global expansion strategy in 2020

Despite a global shift towards delivering a wider digital product portfolio, retail will always play a major role in this industry writes NSoft’s Senior VP for Sales and Marketing, Ivan Rozić. Ahead of ICE London, Rozic explained to SBC the key components that make NSoft stand out from the competition, and how it has placed further global expansion high on the agenda for …

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The future for retail: Could ‘staff-less’ shops become a reality?

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It is widely accepted that we are entering a new era for retail betting, ushered in by the fast-tracked fixed odds betting terminal (FOBT) legislation and an increased expectation of technology amongst customers – for so many of whom digital is now king. Yet will this new era include the advent of ‘staff-less’ betting shops? Are bookmakers likely to respond …

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Martin Wachter, Golden Race: Preparing virtuals for US players

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Martin Wachter, CEO of Golden Race, discusses the “enormous” growth prospects for virtual sports in the US, where it is targeting a first state licence and launching games with “new and unique functions” to meet player tastes across the pond. SBC: What are the plans for Golden Race in the US? MW: We have been doing a great amount of …

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Peter Woodfine, Vermantia: Why retail can still rival the solitary world of online betting

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On the eve of next week’s Betting on Football conference at Stamford Bridge, Peter Woodfine – Business Development Director at Vermantia – says in-shop betting is changing. But he is a firm believer that retail will always be detail. There’s been a lot of talk in the media about the death of retail, but to paraphrase Mark Twain – it’s been …

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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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JenningsBet extends contract with SG Gaming by two years

iGaming supplier SG Gaming, have announced that it is  “supporting the independent bookmaker” by extending its partnership with independent bookmaker, JenningsBet, through agreeing to a two-year contract. As part of the deal, SG Gaming will continue to supply slot content to its terminals to the 95 JenningsBet shops across the UK. In return, JenningsBet shop will continue to operate the …

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