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World Cup still provides kick for European market as unity deliver results

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Three key European regulated markets of Italy, Portugal and Spain have posted revenue figures that prove the enduring power of the World Cup to boost market interest. Despite both the Portuguese and Spanish teams going home in the knockout stages.

Play’n Go: Straight-talking business from Amsterdam RAI

Play ‘n Go’s sales director Magnus Olsson speaks to iGaming Times about sector trends from a business-centric iGB Live! iGAMING TIMES: What has been your favourite thing about iGB Live ? The setting for the event was great. The exhibit hall was compact…

SG Digital’s OpenBet Sportsbook empowers Partners at the 2018 World Cup, Processes more than 177 Million Bets

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Scientific Games Corporation processed more than 177 million bets across all channels during the 2018 World Cup through OpenBet, SG Digital's market-leading sportsbook. The platform's success during the world's premier sporting event indicates…

Play’N Go: Gaming that means something to everyone

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As they prepare to release their summer game, Sizzling Spins, Play’n GO CEO Johan Tornqvist speaks about the importance of relevance when it comes to creating games in today’s market. Everyone knows that innovation is the cornerstone of a strong business.

Scout Gaming launching record €100,000 Fantasy tournament

Scout Gaming has for the upcoming English Premier League launched a fantasy tournament with a minimum guaranteed prize pool of €100,000. The tournament is available via partners on the Scout Gaming Network and is the highest ever prize pool on European Fantasy

Bookmakers avoid £150m pay-out after England World Cup loss

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While countless English football fans shed tears following the country’s noble defeat, bookmakers across the country breathed a sigh of relief having saved themselves an estimated £150m. Oddschecker spokesperson George Elek said: “Jubilation turned to despair…

Chinese World Cup market booms despite crackdown by Beijing

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The FIFA World Cup is expected to have generated $10bn worth of bets through China’s sports lotteries this year, four times the total recorded during the 2014 tournament. The China Sports Lottery Management Centre has stated the first three weeks alone saw…

Playtech BGT Sports enjoying record-breaking World Cup

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3.5million tickets processed with turnover up 400 per cent Playtech BGT Sports (PBS), the leading provider of omni-channel sports betting solutions, has announced a record-breaking World Cup as its SSBTs continue to drive increased revenues in the retail space.

England World Cup success could cost bookmakers £100m

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With the country reaching fever pitch as England’s chances of a World Cup win grow ever closer, bookmakers may be starting to get a little nervous. After a strong start to the tournament, and a win on penalties against Columbia leaving many an English nail bitten...

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Joining Peru Gaming Show 2018, BetConstruct will have a great opportunity to meet local operators and by investigating the market learn about the latest industry trends in LatAm. As one of the most prominent gaming expos across Latin America overlaps with the…

Technology development proves boon for illegal operators ahead of World Cup

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Asian law enforcement agencies have stated that developments in technology are making illegal gambling harder to trace. Across the continent, which accounts for an estimated 80 percent of the $500 billion global illegal market, regulatory bodies have been…

BETDAQ: Players want an honest broker

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Shane McLaughlin, managing director at BETDAQ, describes the current state of the exchange sector and how the firm is closing the gap between what’s on offer and what punters really want. iGaming times: How would you describe the level of competition in the exchange

Scout Gaming signs deal with Luckia

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Scout Gaming Group has entered into an agreement with Luckia to deliver the company's game platform. The agreement gives Luckia full access to Scout Gaming's platform enabling them to offer a complete Daily Fantasy Sports solution to its customers.

Perform: Don’t assume the World Cup can’t be fixed

Match-fixing can and does happen at every level of football, says Jake Marsh, head of integrity operations at the Perform Group. And even three billion pairs of eyes won’t necessarily be enough to deter opportunistic conspirators at this summer’s World Cup

Play’n GO aim to score a winner with Hugo Goal

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Swedish game developer Play’n GO has partnered with Hugo Games A/S to create an online slot timed to coincide with FIFA World Cup fever, Hugo Goal. The three-reel football themed title, featuring 1990s cartoon TV troll Hugo, is the third collaboration…

Myanmar prohibits online gambling despite casino consideration

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Myanmar’s Ministry of Transport and Communication has prohibited private telecommunications companies from cooperating with online gambling operators. The Southeast Asian republican government outlawed the practice despite hearing…

Realistic Games lines up World Cup shot with Slot It In

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Realistic Games has its eye on the ball this summer, with the football-themed game Slot It In. The five-reel, 10-line, HTML5 title, which includes whistle, football, trophy, and boots symbols is available on desktop, mobile and tablet. “The world will…

Spinola launches World Cup themed €50m jackpot game

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Spinola Gaming, the leading Malta based lottery and jackpot provider, is using the huge international appeal of the forthcoming World Cup to launch a themed acquisition and retention game which enables online casinos to offer...

Scout Gaming enters into agreement with Bravio Technologies

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Scout Gaming Group has entered into an agreement with Bravio Technologies to deliver the company's Daily Fantasy Sports platform. By entering into this agreement, the Scout Gaming platform including Daily Fantasy Sports and Pooled Betting games...

Where there’s a way there’s a will – Don’t assume the World Cup can’t be fixed

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Match-fixing can and does happen at every level of football, says Jake Marsh, head of integrity operations at the Perform Group. And even three billion pairs of eyes won’t necessarily be enough to deter the most opportunistic conspirators at this summer’s World Cup.   iGAMING TIMES: How much of a concern is match-fixing at this year’s World Cup? JAKE MARSH: Match-fixing will...

BtoBet’s World Cup specials: strategies for player acquisition and retention

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Software development firm BtoBet is aiming to deliver a new standard of sports betting, “providing the players with distinct options based on varying factors”. The new products are to be unveiled and offered to operators prior to the World Cup which kicks off in a month in Russia. Which will be the four nations to play in the Semi-Finals stage?...

FeedConstruct provides a wide coverage of betting odds for FIFA 2018

With exactly a month left till the FIFA World Cup 2018 taking place in Russia, FeedConstruct tunes in for the event ready to offer its data feed solutions. A list of qualifiers is already known and 32 countries are now split into 8 groups which will be vying for the title of the footballing champion. Rudolf Poghosyan, Head of Live Trading,...

Btobet release checklist tips prior to the World Cup’s kickoff

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It’s only a few weeks from the start of the World Cup’s and iGaming and Sportsbook platform provider, BtoBet, has released a checklist in order to ensure operators can provide a seamless experience to their players: Infrastructure & technology: “In face…

Connecting consumers with personalised in-play messaging

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OtherLevels CEO Brendan O’Kane on how delivering sophisticated in-app and mobile in-play messaging in a responsible manner can help operators discover new revenues during the World Cup and beyond. The changes in the sports betting industry since the last major tournament mean operators need to work harder to differentiate and create a responsible, engaging customer experience. Bettors are seeking value and...

Scout Gaming strikes deal with ComeOn

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Scout Gaming Group has entered into an agreement with ComeOn to deliver the company's Daily Fantasy Sports platform.   The agreement gives ComeOn full access to Scout Gaming's DFS platform enabling them to offer a complete Daily Fantasy Sports solution to all its customers. A free-to-play version will be integrated initially, with the target to integrate payment solutions for real money...

BetConstruct announces new promotion for World Cup

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As the FIFA World Cup is approaching, BetConstruct is starting a new promotion offering its full package of products and services with a setup fee of E19,900 for the Classic and SpringBuilder versions.   Part of the setup fee will be 5000 FastTokens that operators can use to reward their players through bonuses. After the successful showcase of its advanced products and...

Betting on Sports conference to put operators “on the road to Russia” with World Cup session

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  The Betting on Sports conference, taking place 12-15 September, will feature a session dedicated to next year’s FIFA World Cup in Russia, organisers have said.   The session will be the accumulation of the ‘Sport in Focus’ track, which will be held on the third day. AC Milan Commercial Director Jaap Kalma will be joined by an industry quartet tasked with speaking...

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