Tag Archives: SSBTs

Lockdown lift 2.0: Where do alternative sports fit into retail’s ‘digitised’ betting future?

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Playtech Sports terminals took a quarter of a million bets on darts and table tennis totalling close to €6 million in the first month after the UK’s betting shops reopened from the first national lockdown in June. These numbers, said Lee Drabwell from Playtech Sports (pictured), show that the demand for these ‘alternative sports’ – which enjoyed such an unexpected …

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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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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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Lee Drabwell, PBS: Drawing in a customer base frustrated by the online experience

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Following a record-breaking Grand National weekend for self-service betting terminals (SSBTs) from Playtech BGT Sports (PBS), which saw bets placed more than double over last year, the company’s Senior Commercial Director Lee Drabwell explains the reasoning behind their surging customer popularity… SBC: SSBTs are proving to be increasingly popular with horseracing customers, why do you think this is the case? …

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Peter Woodfine, Vermantia: Finding the US retail “sweet spot” through modern SSBTs

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Speaking ahead of Betting on Sports America, Peter Woodfine of Vermantia says better sports betting facilities that combine live pictures, fast and correct data, and modern self-service betting solutions are a massive opportunity for the country’s retail operators. SBC: What are you looking forward to at Betting on Sports America?   PW: We’re looking forward to speaking with U.S. operators …

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Playtech BGT Sports tops Grand National turnover record

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Self-service betting terminals (SSBTs) provided by Playtech BGT Sports (PBS) took more than double the number of bets from last year’s Grand National. This weekend, the omni-channel sports betting solutions provider enjoyed record turnover from the biggest National Hunt horse race, first held at Aintree in 1839. PBS confirmed that turnover increased by 135% when compared to 2018, highlighting the …

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