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The power of 5G streaming: Driving the new age of betting


The magic of live streaming is in the power it has to make people feel involved – and subsequently more engaged – with the betting experience, said Vermantia technical director Menelaos Ladopoulos. But what came first – the thirst from players for faster, more reliable live streams? Or the emergence of tech which normalised the ...

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Petar Penev: The outlook is bright for the Soft2Bet sportsbook


The jam-packed sports calendar for this summer including both Euro 2021 and (hopefully) the Olympic Games in Tokyo means the outlook for the short to medium term from a sports betting perspective is particularly positive, said Soft2Bet’s head of sportsbook Petar Penev. Despite the huge disruption inflicted on the sports world by coronavirus, which still ...

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SIS takes greyhound content down under with Sportsbet deal


Sportsbet will strengthen its coverage of UK and Irish greyhound content after signing a new agreement with Sports Information Services (SIS).  The operator’s new greyhound offering will consist of up to 53 meetings per week from British tracks including Central Park, Crayford, Doncaster, Harlow, Henlow, Hove, Monmore, Romford, and Towcester as well as Irish action ...

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Sportech sheds Bump weight to Canadian Banknote


Sportech Plc has entered a ‘conditional agreement’ with Canadian Banknote Company (CBN) to sell its Bump Worldwide Inc subsidiary for a ‘gross consideration’ of CAD $10 million (circa £5.7m). Bump is the digital and in-stadia draw-based raffles solutions subsidiary of Sportech Plc which primarily services North American pro-sports franchises and collegiate sports organisations. Updating investors, ...

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Coates and Done families named as UK’s top tax payers


The Coates and Done families, two gambling dynasties, have featured in the top-three of ‘The Sunday Times 2021 Tax List’, which tracks vital contributions of the super-rich during a critical period for the UK Treasury. For the second year in a row, Denise, John and Peter Coates – the founding family of bet365 – topped ...

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Sunak monitors Gambling Review closely


Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has raised direct concerns with the DCMS about further ‘enhanced affordability checks’ being imposed on bookmakers.  Reported by the Racing Post, local racing delegates of Sunak’s Richmond North Yorkshire constituency wrote to the Chancellor opposing a consultation proposal being reviewed by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC). Forming part of ...

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How can influencer marketers educate audiences in the IPL?


As influencer marketing becomes a commonplace strategy in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and other sports within the country, operators and firms alike must educate customers about the products that sports stars and celebrity personalities are advertising. Parimatch, a firm that teamed up with MMA icon Conor McGregor in 2019, is one such company that ...

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Kambi launches Argentine vision with Casino Magic


Kambi Group plc has entered into a multi-year agreement to provide its technology and services to leading Argentinian gambling operator Casino Magic. The partnership will see Kambi support the launch of an online Casino Magic sportsbook in Argentina’s Neuquén province, with the country in the process of regulating sports betting on a province-by-province basis. Kristian Nylén, CEO of Kambi, ...

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UKGC seeks guidance on customer interactions


The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has launched a further consultation seeking guidance on ‘how online gambling companies interact with their customers’.  The Commission aims to gather wide-ranging insights and opinions from businesses, employees and their customers on ‘what protections should be offered by online gambling operators to prevent harms to their customers’. UK online gambling ...

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Ross Haselhurst to lead mkodo’s digital delivery strategy


Ross Haselhurst has been named as the new Digital Delivery Director for mkodo, strengthening the company’s digital expertise.  In a newly created role, Haselhurst will take responsibility for mkodo’s product delivery as well as ensuring that “projects and processes are matured to drive results for clients”. “It is a fantastic opportunity for me to join ...

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SBC Digital Italy

17 February 2021

SBC Digital Italy will focus on one of Europe’s main betting & gaming markets, home to many of the industry’s strongest and most innovative companies.SBC Digital Italy will take place on SBC’s widely acclaimed interactive platform, enabling conference sessions, one-on-one networking and roundtables, product showcases, and more.

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SBC Digital Latinoamérica

2 - 3 March 2021

Now in its second edition, the first day will address the entire Latin American market and sessions will be mainly conducted in Spanish, while the second day will focus on Brazil and most sessions will be conducted in Portuguese.The event will be held on SBC’s digital platform, allowing for unparalleled conference content, networking, and innovation showcases from leading suppliers.

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SBC Digital Africa

30 - 31 March 2021

SBC Digital Africa is the 2nd edition of the largest virtual event dedicated to the African continent. To shed light on both emerging opportunities and unique challenges in the most important African markets, SBC will bring together the key industry experts and industry leaders to share their insights.

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