I hope that all the readers of our magazine, together with their families, are healthy and safe in these difficult and demanding times we are going through.
The gambling field covers many categories, including that of fixed odds sports betting, a category in which I have been working exclusively since 2001.
Even if, in general, it is good to have a vast knowledge, I consider that you cannot specialize in all gambling areas and even less you cannot become the best at everything.
That is why we, the GS BET’s team, make exclusively sports bets, leaving the slot machine operation to the others. For this reason, we are looking for partnerships with slot machine organizers from all over the country, as we have all the experience and skill in working with local networks.
We have developed advantageous partnerships for our partners and their locations, based on mutual respect, which has led us to offer a maximum of 50% of the remaining profit. For us, this percentage represents balance and equality between partners. It represents the power of our promise, but it also shows that our thinking is based on respect for our partner and vice versa.
I am disappointed when I see that most of the organizers -which have slot machines, online games or other categories of gambling services in their portfolio- show a minimal interest in sports betting, offering partners anything and everything, under any conditions, just to point out another address in the portfolio, another working point, an extra number on the network.
It is sad to conclude that percentages have started to be sold instead of sports betting. And this is not normal.
The offers are tempting and the percentages are staggering. Those in charge of developing the network no longer make sales, but only offer percentages.
I have always tried to explain to my partners that no matter how high the percentage offered, we must be interested in the basis from which the percentage offered is received. Usually the calculation base is intentionally reduced in order to be able to provide a higher percentage. The product offered also matters. It is useless to receive 10,000% of something that brings no customer to your location.
I hope the market returns to this old balance, returns to the old values. I also hope that the values of each company such as seriousness, experience, long-term plans, fast response times, fast service, innovation, etc. will make the difference in the market.
Regarding the product offered and I think that the betting software is the most important thing that a sports betting company should have.
As you well know, more than 8 years ago, GS BET brought the first betting terminals in Romania. The systems we were using before that time were unable to support the new demands of the market. I can say that bringing the betting terminals turned out to be the right direction, a direction that reshaped the sports betting market and, at the same time, we defined the development path of the sports betting industry. The installation of a betting terminal in the sports betting hall also helped customers place tickets faster. So simple.
Now, after most bookmakers have also accessed this technology, it was a sign for us that we need to start working on something else, to innovate the field. We quickly understood that what brought us here will not take us further. Also, we understood that the betting product we use is very important.
The provision of high percentages we presented above and the existence of betting terminals, with all sorts of lights and screens that get bigger and bigger, invades the sports betting market by distracting attention from the point of the business, namely the betting app.
Nobody talks about the betting app today, everyone just presents the screens and how to place a ticket and most of people discuss just the beauty of the buttons and how colorful the terminals are.
We have launched the NEW GSBET SPORTS BETTING APP!
It has been a team effort for more than 3 years. Many resources were involved and our experience, along with the programmers team skill, make this product the best on the Romanian gambling market!
The basis of this sports betting app is supported by Linux -Unix operating system- a free platform, with advanced multimedia capabilities and support for any type of hardware, adaptable and scalable as needed.
- One virtual wallet
- Everything is modular
- Multi-channel solution
- Self Service Betting Terminal (SSBT)
- Cashier Application (OTC)
- Online & Mobile Solution,
- Point of Sale (POS)
- Detail real-time analytics offered using Power BI
- Advanced bonus configuration
- Tailored to legal requirements (government regulatory)
- DDOS protection (advanced DDOS protection by Cloudflare)
- Meets PCI DSS 3.2.1 requirements (compliance)
- 15+ casino provider integrated
- 15+ payment providers integrated (bank + wallet)
- Real-time location balance tracking app (CashFlow module)
- Franchiser Logo and color customization for betting tickets
- Over 50 Franchise settings
- HD screens with various virtual games, live betting, international lotteries (HD virtual games)
Solution’s scalability (Scale your business)
- Cloud based solution – Azure
- Affordable – scale based on your needs
- Response time (fast)
- Integrations that are done in days instead of weeks or months
- Everything is build in-house
- .net core for services & API’s
- Angular for all consumer face applications
- all services are running in containers
- RabbitMQ – message bus
- horizontally scaled database PostgreSQL
- servers are exposed to internet over Cloudflare
- enhanced BGP routing (from 25 – 45% latency improvement)
- EDGE cache (in more then 200 cities in more then 100 countries) –
We especially left for the end this extremely important and innovative function called EDGE cache which shows us that the app can send punctual tasks to various places in the world (in more then 200 cities from more then 100 countries), in order to use all the power of computing centers available around the world, so that each server solves small tasks, which subsequently (in the next milliseconds) display the answer to the customer. Therefore, we are looking for the server closest to the client and we use that server to generate a quick response that reaches the customer almost instantly. Specifically, if there is a reasonable internet connection, you will not see the message “Wait…” on the terminal screen.
In its 19 years of existence, GS BET has always sought diversity, been receptive to the new, imposed trends and applied various methods of reinventing sports betting to offer the customer a more interactive and professional approach to the game.
Now, with the implementation of the new software, the team continues its path in the network development, having attractive offers prepared for slot machine organizers and more.
For those who do not yet work with us, I ask that they be open to collaboration, even for a single casino floor, to test the efficiency we are proud of and the satisfaction level stated by our customers.
I want to thank my team for the involvement, professionalism and flexibility it has shown in all the changes we have gone through this difficult year. Certainly the challenges are not over and I am confident that we will succeed in everything we set out to do.
I would also like to thank the GS BET partners, those who are so involved and interested in making everything work, those who quickly understood that adapting to the new conditions requires increased attention to the customer and his needs, and to assure them in this way of all our openness and support to face this difficult period.
I wish you all the best and look forward to better days, when we will be able to enjoy each other’s company again, in order to further strengthen our relationship.
Sorin Gheorghe – CEO of GS BET Romania