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Sport And Bookmaking: A Question Of Ethics?. Nicolas BERAUD CEO of BetClick Brussels, 17th of February . Sport And Bookmaking: « A Question Of Ethics ? » . Brief introduction of BetClick
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Sport And Bookmaking: A Question Of Ethics? Nicolas BERAUD CEO of BetClick Brussels, 17th of February
Sport And Bookmaking: « A Question Of Ethics? » Brief introduction of BetClick • BetClick is a pure online fixed odds bookmaker targeting mainly southern Europe - France, Portugal, Spain, Italy and Greece • It is part of the Mangas Gaming group owned by the Société des Bains de Mer et Stéphane Courbit, former CEO of Endemol, France
Sport And Bookmaking: « A Question Of Ethics? » • Responsible gaming is part of the DNA of BetClick. • Bookmaking and Sport/Horse racing are closely linked • Specificity and advantages of online bookmaking
Responsible gaming is in the DNA of BetClick, part of our values • Responsible gaming is key for online operators • Our measures : • Checks on ID and age through membership • Tools : deposit limits, account details, self-exclusion, links to player protection and responsible gaming sites • Customers communications • Dedicated trained staff • A regulated open market stimulates a more responsible gaming environment. • FDJ and PMU case in France. • We work closely with the authorities and sports bodies to address these issues either through the ESSA and directly with relevant bodies
Bookmaking and Sports/Horse sectors are close • Integrity of sports is not only about betting issues. • On fraud issues we need to continue to work together. (ESSA) • Returns to sport : Betting represents significant and increasing additional revenues for the sports sector through: • Audiovisual rights (live streaming ...) • Sponsorship • PR
Risks and advantages of online bookmaking • Betting has existed for centuries. As in any industry there are threats and risks that need to be addressed. • Online fixed odds bookmaking helps to reduce the risk of fraud or corruption • you know your customers. • you can quickly detect any suspicious activities. • You can suspend your offer and alert the authorities immediately. • Live betting is as secure as normal betting • Less attractive odds and low stakes limit make fraud unattractive • Live betting is monitored in real time which reinforces the detection of potential irregularities.
Sport And Bookmaking: A Question Of Ethics?” Thank you for your attention !