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Christopher Metcalf, Leon House: Social barriers must be broken on gambling treatment

The treatment of problem gambling requires a programme which has been tailored to each individual, explained Christopher Metcalf, co-founder of Anonymind and Leon House. Opened in June 2019, Manchester-based Leon House Health & Wellbeing is a 23-bed purpose-built facility, focused on the treatment of problematic gamblers which prides itself on taking a different approach to more traditional treatment centres. Metcalf …

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Optimised communications help Wiraya deliver 15% reactivation boost

Wiraya is helping operators to navigate COVID-19, by engaging with sports fans that have become dormant during the football ban.  The German Bundesliga made a return earlier this month, and with Premier League fixtures already in the pipeline for 17 June, it is more important than ever for betting operators to re- engage with punters that have become inactive during …

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SBC strengthens sales team with Ross Main appointment

Ross Main SBC Sales Director

SBC, the leading events and media business in the betting and gaming industry, has moved to strengthen its commercial team with the appointment of Ross Main as sales director. Main brings with him extensive experience and contacts in the industry, having spent the past two years as a Business Development Specialist at Kambi.   His arrival is part of an expansion …

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RTSmunity: Data is imperative to esports’ success in the betting industry

Esports betting has taken centre stage as a viable alternative for bookmakers during the COVID-19 crisis. However, with this relatively new sector garnering a lot of attention, questions are being raised as to how stable it is compared with traditional sports betting.  It is vital that esports betting keeps its integrity during this period as a mistake could derail the …

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Why leading esports titles should not be overlooked as substitutes to real sports

The coronavirus pandemic has proved to be a huge challenge for the entire betting community, and bookmakers have been confronted with a situation which they never thought they’d face. Who expected to see the Belarusian Premier League topping viewing charts across the globe? However, esports has also seen a sharp rise in viewership since the COVID-19 outbreak due to its …

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Countdown to Cheltenham: William Hill believes ‘in traditional ante post betting in the lead up to the Festival’

With only two days left in the Countdown to Cheltenham, SBC has been speaking with the betting industry’s major operators on what to expect from the event. We spoke with Rupert Adams, International PR Manager at William Hill, who explained that the operator believes in ‘traditional ante post betting’ in the run up to the Festival, as it allows for …

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Countdown to Cheltenham: Geoff Banks labels ‘Wednesday wipeout’ as a figment of the imagination

With only three days left in the Countdown to Cheltenham, SBC has continued to question the betting industry’s major operators on what to expect at the four day event. Speaking to Geoff Banks of Geoff Banks Sports, we found out why he thinks the possibility of a Wednesday wipeout is a ‘figment of the imagination’, and why request-a-bets might not …

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Countdown to Cheltenham: Fitzdares on boosting engagement ahead of The Festival

There’s less than a week to go in the Countdown to Cheltenham, and the racing industry has turned its attention to the runners and riders which are tipped for success.  Speaking to William Woodhams, CEO of Fitzdares, he told SBC that the pre-Festival events such as The Fitzdares Club have been key in boosting engagement with the four-day event for …

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Betting on Sports Europe to address industry’s looming crisis

Betting on Sports Europe 2020

What can the sports betting industry do to avert an industry-wide crisis across Europe will be a key theme at this year’s Betting on Sports Europe conference, being held at Stamford Bridge on 2-4 June.  The conference will take place against a backdrop of the sports betting industry coming under fire from both politicians and the media, with the criticism …

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SBC continues to grow media operation with SlotBeats addition

SBC has continued to grow to its news network with the launch of SlotBeats, sister site to leading online and land-based casino news portal CasinoBeats.  SlotBeats is the latest addition to SBC’s expanding media operation, which includes websites that attract a monthly audience of more than 170,000 unique visitors from the gambling and sports industries, as well as the SBC …

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