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Streaming ahead in the battle for brand supremacy

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Michael Pedersen, Chief Commercial Officer at Livespins, says US operators are changing tack in how they market to players and that streaming presents a big opportunity to acquire customers at scale for a strong ROI

Operators have spent big to maximise the first-mover advantage on the table in the US states that have legalised online sports betting and casino for the first time. This has seen many become locked in a fierce battle with their rival brands over market share – a battle they have, in some instances, been keen to win at all costs.

Everyone is aware of the significant TAM and opportunity of the North American market and this in turn has led them to buy their way to the largest slice of the pie. For some with deep pockets, this has absolutely been the right approach to take as there’s a significant advantage to be gained from being among the first brands to be associated with the new horizon of OSB and iGaming in the mind of the consumers trying to navigate the space.

This is because it allows the operator to capture the early interest in legal sports betting and casino when the market opens up and to present their brand as being the best play to sign up and wager at.

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But this is an expensive game to play and requires very deep pockets indeed. In past months, we have seen a shift in investor sentiment with many starting to question whether the open chequebook approach will ultimately pay off. Brand building takes time, but investors need to see a path to profitability and right now the path ahead appears to be a little bumpy.

This has seen operators rethink their marketing strategies and reel in the free-spending approach they have relied on to date. Brand awareness and customer acquisition can also be achieved in many medium-sized pushes, by spending smart and not necessarily spending big. Channels such as streaming have the potential to turbo-charge acquisition and retention and deliver the ROI operators are looking for.

Until now, operators have remained cautious when it comes to streaming – especially following Twitch’s decision last year to ban certain operators from using its platform. But this is where Livespins comes in. Because it sits within the casino lobby, operators have full control and players are afforded the same responsible gambling tools required under their state licence as when accessing the sportsbook or casino.

This means that operators can tap into the huge and growing demand for streaming among a wide and varied consumer base while being confident, they are doing so compliantly at all times.

Streaming is highly effective at allowing operators to engage the lucrative but hard-to-reach Millennial and Generation Z demographics, and to introduce them to their brands and the entertainment experiences they offer for the first time. These really are hard-to-reach consumers, with many already engaged with other entertainment options like video streaming, mobile gaming and social media.

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Just as important, streaming products such as Livespins can be used to retain players and also unlock more value from existing marketing partnerships operators have in place.

Livespins allows players to bet behind their favourite streamer, meaning they are directly involved in the action playing out across the reels. Of course, streamers can also be brand ambassadors, allowing operators to deploy celebrities and influencers within the Livespins experience. This means that players can join their favourite celebrities during the stream and bet with them.

Not only that, but they can chat with them and the other players throughout the broadcast while also dropping reactions and emojis. This changes brand ambassador marketing from passive to active and allows operators to monetise directly and instantly through the bet behinds being placed. It can also be a great way for land based operators to utilise their on-property talent inside their online offering and hence strengthening their omnichannel strategy.

There is another potential upside for operators, especially mid-level brands that might not have the budgets to work with household name sports stars and celebrities. So long as they have a very clear understanding of their target audience, micro-influencers and streamers can be onboarded as brand ambassadors with an attractive ROI generated from day one.

The marketing winds are now blowing in a different direction, and it will be interesting to see the channels operators turn to for acquisition and retention. Streaming can move the needle in both areas while allowing operators to stand out from their rivals by proving player experiences that are unique to their brand. And this ultimately makes it a must-have in an operator’s marketing mix.

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Delasport Expands in Ontario with a new deal with Green Brick Labs

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Leading iGaming supplier Delasport expands further in Ontario through a sportsbook deal with Canadian operator Green Brick Labs (GBL).

The global software company will provide its award-winning Plug & Play Sportsbook iFrame solution, so that their new partner can add it to their growing platform.

The deal is expected to come into fruition by the end of this quarter and is yet another strategic move by Delasport, who successfully obtained an Ontario license earlier this year.

‘We are happy to extend our foothold in Ontario and make it happen with a great partner like Green Brick Labs, adding to our confidence as a leading software supplier’, says Delasport’s VP of Business Development Rosaire Galea Cavallaro. ‘Our Plug & Play sportsbook iFrame solution will skyrocket GBL’s operations due to the high quality of service they will be able to provide to their customers and we couldn’t be prouder.’

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The Canada-based operator shares a similar opinion and as much excitement for the new partnership:

‘This is exactly the type of product we needed and is yet another proof that we provide the best solutions on the market for our customers’, GBL’s CEO Matt Rathbun comments. ‘At GBL, we prioritize great user experience, so this deal fits our vision perfectly.’

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The Mill Adventure Partners with GeoLocs to Offer Advanced GeoLocation Services to Operators

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GeoLocs, a leading provider of advanced geolocation compliance technology dedicated to the iGaming industry, is thrilled to announce its partnership with The Mill Adventure, a pioneering platform provider.

The partnership will see The Mill Adventure seamlessly integrate GeoLocs, a comprehensive geolocation service, into their platform, offering robust, precise, and secure geolocation verification for their operator partners. This integration ensures guaranteed compliance, enhances security, and prioritises player privacy (as seen by the recent ISO certification awarded to GeoLocs and mkodo), all while delivering a superior experience to users when verifying their location on iOS, Android, and desktop with no need for additional downloads or companion apps.

“We are very excited about our partnership with The Mill Adventure,” said Stuart Godfree, Managing Director of GeoLocs. “Our advanced geolocation technology perfectly complements The Mill Adventure’s cutting-edge platform, enabling operators to offer a more secure, compliant, and user-friendly gaming experience.”

The Mill Adventure is renowned for its innovative solutions that empower operators to create unique and engaging gaming experiences. By leveraging GeoLocs’ geolocation technology, The Mill Adventure will provide operators with the tools they need to ensure precise geolocation verification, fraud prevention, and adherence to local gaming regulations, as well as a unique player experience that will set their clients apart from competitors, in markets such as Ontario, Canada. This partnership emphasises both companies’ commitment to innovation, security, and regulatory compliance.

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“Integrating GeoLocs’ geolocation services into our platform offering not only enhances our compliance capabilities but also allows us to offer secure and enhanced gaming experiences to operators and their users,” said Robert Bowell, Chief Operations Officer of The Mill Adventure. “This collaboration reinforces our mission to deliver top-tier solutions to the iGaming industry.”

As the iGaming industry continues to evolve, the importance of accurate geolocation services cannot be overstated. The partnership between GeoLocs and The Mill Adventure is a significant step forward in addressing these needs, providing operators with the tools necessary to thrive in a competitive market.

For more information about GeoLocs and The Mill Adventure, please visit geolocs.io and themill.io

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BetConstruct to Participate at Canadian Gaming Summit 2024

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BetConstruct is set to present its latest advancements in Sportsbook and Social Gaming at the Canadian Gaming Summit, taking place June 18-20 in the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, Canada.

The Canadian Gaming Summit is a pivotal event for the gaming industry, offering a premier platform for industry leaders to network, explore innovative products, and gather essential insights. During the summit, BetConstruct will demonstrate a variety of its products and services, with a focus on its Social Gaming platforms and its comprehensive Sportsbook solution.

The Sportsbook, renowned for its flexibility and state-of-the-art technology, is designed to meet the dynamic needs of operators and players alike. It covers millions of monthly matches across over 3000 leagues in 21 sports tournaments, providing accurate sports statistics and a suite of management tools tailored for operators. Key enhancements include personalised CRM features, AI-driven push notifications, and customisable sports trees, along with innovative tools like Bet-Insights and a new Telegram Bot for seamless iGaming integration and enhanced user engagement.

Building on this foundation, the FTN 2024 Offer introduces a Multi-Wallet website and Branded Exchange, which further streamline transactions and elevate user convenience during the European Football Championship. These features are designed to integrate seamlessly with the Sportsbook’s robust infrastructure, providing a cohesive and enhanced experience for all users during this high-profile sports event.

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Additionally, BetConstruct will showcase its Social Gaming platform, designed to enhance player engagement and encourage community interaction through innovative gaming experiences. The Social Casino Games Development at BetConstruct creates custom social games that attract more players by delivering an exceptional social casino experience. This initiative ensures player flexibility and incorporates a variety of features to increase the games’ appeal.

Visitors are invited to join BetConstruct at Stand A210 to discover how their leading-edge technologies can transform gaming operations and elevate the user experience, setting new standards in the industry.

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