In the ever evolving and fast-growing gambling industry, not only C-level but all employees are overexposed to visual and mind stress, facing challenging projects in a short time, suffering the overstimulation caused by desktop screens and multiple screens. So, how to mitigate the frantic days while working in the gambling industry? BtoBet chose to have its head office in Malta not only for the favorable gambling legislation, but also for the therapeutic power of water which, when in close proximity, has been proven to transmit calm and connectivity between people, to increase innovation and insight. Living and working in Malta, surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea, is undoubtedly a big plus.
Since ancient times, humans have ascribed healing and transformational properties to water. In early Rome, baths were an important part of cultural life, a place where citizens went to find relaxation and to connect with others in a calming setting. Rivers have long been seen as sacred places, and in a number of different spiritual contexts, water has symbolized rebirth, spiritual cleansing and salvation.
Today, we still turn to water for a sense of calm and clarity. Our affinity to water is even reflected in the near-universal attraction to the colour blue. The marine biologist Wallace J. Nichols believes that we all have a “blue mind”; water can heal the mind and the body, and helps to tap into a calmer and creative state of being.
In this regard, Sabrina Solda’ CMO of BtoBet expressed her vision about “blue mind”.
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“Finding the blue mind is important to improve the quality of our lives. It brings 3 main benefits to human beings: first of all, contact with water allows us to give our brains a rest from our everyday stressing life, constantly bombarded with sensory stimuli, whether from our devices, home, office and expos. This is especially true in our hectic sportsbook and gambling industry. How many of you are feeling the same? Monitoring player’s actions, betting odds, accepting risks, fixing player’s requests, watching new gaming content, being in conferences surrounded by the sound of slots and visual overstimulation, not to mention the virtual reality games.”
She personally admitted: “When my brain definitely needs downtime, being surrounded by water gives my brain and my senses a rest from overstimulation. The sound of water is far simpler than the sound of voices or the sound of music or the sound of a city. And the visual input is simplified, too.”
Sabrina added: “Secondly, when you have that simplified, quieter ‘blue’ space, your brain is better at a different set of processes, in fact water can induce a meditative state. Though we may not be conscious of it, water could be inducing a mildly meditative state of calm focus and gentle awareness. In fact, being in a mindful state — in which the brain is relaxed but focused —the mind and body benefits include lower stress levels, relief from mild anxiety, pain and depression, improved mental clarity and focus, and better sleep quality. The third benefit of the proximity to water is that it can inspire us to be more compassionate and connected with the rest of the world around us and more creative. In the restful, contemplative state associated with observing or interacting with water, it’s common to experience feelings of awe which creates a strong connection to something beyond ourselves, to the vastness of nature. This feeling of awe can increase our capacity for connection and empathy.”
Sabrina also underlined:
“If you are not as lucky as I am, that I chose and managed to live and work by the sea, do not despair! Also hopping in the shower can be a great way to trigger ideas when our brains are in a creative rut. In our always-busy, screen-saturated lives, we don’t give our minds much of a chance to rest and wander freely. We need to activate a default network to let the best insights and ideas come up instead of leaving them stuck while sitting at our computers, desperately searching for the solution. Unquestionably, since I have been living in Malta, my BLUE MIND DEVELOPED, quickly and constantly.”
Commenting on her decision to live in Malta, she concluded:
“Walking by the sea to go to BtoBet headquarters every morning, and contemplating the blue colour of the magnificent Mediterranean Sea, brings me the “Eureka” moment — the insight or solution “feels like it drops out of the sea and into my head.”
BtoBet is a pioneer in new technologies for iGaming operators and the betting industry by using technological intelligence as its main base for its products. It offers unique, customisable, secure and flexible cloud based systems delivering unprecedented capabilities to drive sportsbook and iGaming business. BtoBet has offices in Macedonia, Italy and Malta. The Technical team of the company is in Skopie and has an ever-growing team of developers. BtoBet’s dynamic Sportsbook team operates from Rome, whilst Malta hosts the commercial and marketing centre.
Editec partnering with BtoBet in Africa
EDITEC, a leading sports betting, lottery and gaming operator in Africa, with a strong presence in twenty countries as well as offices across Europe and the Middle East, signs a partnership agreement with the multinational iGaming platform and Sportsbook provider BtoBet.
Online, EDITEC operates under the renowned brands of Premier Bet, SBA, Guinee Games, and R&S Betting and is one of the fastest growing online operators in a number of regions in Africa, already with a well-established retail estate and network of agents.
Alex Rutherford, EDITEC Head of Online, stated: “We were extremely impressed by the flexibility and functionality of the BtoBet platform and look forward to an incredible partnership which will push EDITEC’s brands to the next level and give our customers a truly exciting betting experience.”
Commenting on the partnership, BtoBet’s Chairman Alessandro Fried reported: “The growing number of gamblers and the spread of mobile in Africa is indicating the need to adopt a suitable platform and fitting software to have the greatest insight into players’ data and behaviour in order to drive and manage the gaming business in the most efficient way. In this perspective, we are very proud to support EDITEC as a partner in Africa and to provide our technology and solutions, to increase the company’s revenues.”
BtoBet is a multinational company and is part of a group with 20 years of experience in software development in IT, finance, telecommunication, e-commerce and banking, strongly committed to technology and widely investing in technology research and development. The experience gained in these advanced environments, allows BtoBet to be visionary in the iGaming and Sports betting industry with a deep understanding of the requirements of the market, catching changing trends and anticipating bookmakers’ and operators’ needs. BtoBet is a true partner in technology, offering a standalone platform and services for the iGaming and Sports Betting industry. It counts on a very talented, continuously trained development team and day to day management support to clients. BtoBet allows licensees to be unique in the market, by giving them the opportunity to completely personalise their offers for Sports betting and iGaming business, online mobile and retail. BtoBet has technical branches with large ever-growing teams of developers in Skopje, Ohrid, Bitola, Belgrade, Nish, Tirana, and Rome. Malta hosts the commercial and marketing centre.
Founded in 1997, Editec has established a unique business model with headquarters in the UK, online IT centers in Sweden and Romania, hardware and distribution division in France as well as a satellite advisory office in Lebanon.
All divisions exist as separate entities to enhance efficiency and flexibility.
The retail division operates through an extensive network of local agents, franchising, betting shops, points of sale, mobile and online platforms. In total, there are over 650 shops and 55,000 points of sale providing lottery and sports betting services across its footprint. The retail operations in Africa provide employment to over 60,000 local people. In the upcoming year, Editec is seeking to open retail operations in three more countries.
BtoBet and iSoftBet join forces to expand in new markets in Africa and LatAm
iSoftBet, a premium online and mobile casino game supplier – operating in Belgium, Italy, Spain, Portugal and Romania – and the sportsbook and iGaming platform provider BtoBet, fresh Sports betting innovator 2017 at the SBC awards, have successfully signed a partnership aimed at offering a wide range of exciting games to the ever demanding i-gaming players.
iSoftBet’s impressive portfolio of games that include exclusive branded content based on Hollywood films, famous TV series, unique original slots and excellent table games which will be fully integrated into BtoBet’s advanced, secure and flexible platform. The two companies are ready to expand in all regulated markets in Europe, Africa and Latin America, offering progressive technology, available in an HTML5 format, compatible with desktop as well as mobile.
Commenting on the partnership, iSoftBet’s Head of Business Development Michael Probert, stated:
“We are always looking to increase the distribution of our games, and this deal with BtoBet helps us to enter new markets, in particular Africa and Latin America. While these markets are still evolving, we believe they offer huge potential for the iGaming industry as more countries move towards regulation. We aim to assist operators by providing them with our high-quality, top-performing titles through BtoBet’s advanced platform, who, in addition, understand the market and regulations in place very well”.
BtoBet’s Integration manager Maja Janevska highlighted: “Our robust platform and technological intelligence, combined with iSoftBet’s games provide operators the possibility to elaborate unique offers, tailored for every single market, integrating easily more than 3,000 games. Additionally, our sophisticated Recommendation engine enables operators to suggest players their preferred games, at the ideal time and on their preferred device. We also maintain progressive operation with true technology innovation and assure a close collaboration to achieve mutual satisfaction.”
BtoBet is a multinational company and is part of a group with 20 years of experience in software development in IT, telecommunication, e-commerce and banking, strongly committed to technology and widely investing in technology research and development. The experience gained at the forefront in these advanced environments, compared with the more recent gambling industry, allows BtoBet to be visionary with a deep understanding of the requirements of the market, catching changing trends and anticipating bookmakers’ and operators’ needs. BtoBet is a true partner in technology, offering a standalone platform and services for the iGaming and Sports Betting industry. It counts on a very talented, continuously trained development team and day to day management support to clients. BtoBet allows licensees to be unique in the market, by giving them the opportunity to completely personalise their offers for Sports betting and iGaming business, online mobile and retail. BtoBet has technical branches with large ever-growing teams of developers in Skopje, Ohrid, Bitola, Belgrade, Nish, Tirana, and Rome. Malta hosts the commercial and marketing centre.
iSoftBet is a premium online and mobile casino game supplier, providing games to some of the world’s largest and most successful iGaming operators. It is at the forefront of innovation and its tailor-made solutions are designed to meet customers’ needs. iSoftbet offers a wide range of unparalleled original video slots created in-house, exclusive branded games from some of the world’s largest TV and movie production companies. The iSoftBet games are built using progressive technology, and available in an HTML5 format that is compatible with desktop as well as mobile. It proposes online and mobile content from up to 30 additional game software providers to customers in one swift integration. iSoftbet is committed to responsible gaming and complies with the most stringent regulatory bodies in Europe. It is licensed in the UK and Alderney and distributes content in multiple regulated markets such as Belgium, Italy, Spain, Portugal and Romania.
BtoBet winner of the SBC Award 2017
During the SBC Awards ceremony that took place yesterday at the Artillery Garden at the HAC in London, BtoBet was announced winner in the category “Rising star in Sports Betting Innovation 2017”.
In a sparkling atmosphere, with over 500 industry delegates attending, the sport betting community has confirmed once again this year BtoBet as a robust and advanced technology platform partner for iGaming and Sportsbook.
Commenting on the award, BtoBet’s chairman Alessandro Fried stated:
“It is an honour to close 2017, rich in achievements and awards for BtoBet, with this new prize at the prestigious Sports Betting Community in London. The SBC Awards 2017 confirms that our product strategy has successfully positioned BtoBet as a fully trusted technological partner. I personally consider BtoBet as a partner, not as a supplier, and as partners we will keep providing constant support to our clients; our support department is working closely with our client’s operations team – as colleagues – helping them during the everyday operational job, identifying their needs and working side by side, winning together over any industry competition.”
Fried concluded: “We are ready for the upcoming new challenges of 2018. The first important appointment in the new year will be ICE Totally Gaming where BtoBet will meet all partners, clients and all operators at our stand S1 -320.”
BtoBet is a pioneer in new technologies for iGaming operators and the betting industry by using technological intelligence as its main base for its products. It offers unique, customisable, secure and flexible cloud based systems delivering unprecedented capabilities to drive sportsbook and iGaming business. BtoBet has offices in Macedonia, Italy and Malta. The Technical team of the company is in Skopje and has an ever-growing team of developers. BtoBet’s dynamic Sportsbook team operates from Rome, whilst Malta hosts the commercial and marketing centre.
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