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Don’t look back: Why betting expectations are changing at breakneck speed


I remember scenes from my favourite TV series where placing a bet with pen and paper from the backstreets was a love affair for the sports bettor, writes Vermantia Commercial Director Spyros Stavropoulos. But can these fond memories actually cloud our judgement when it comes to new consumer expectations? While this old school filling out ...

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GiG drives player engagement with BlueRibbon partnership


Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has added a “new level of gamification” to its existing games portfolio after striking a deal to integrate player engagement tools from BlueRibbon. BlueRibbon’s player engagement tools will support GiG in upscaling player loyalty and increasing brand differentiation for platform partners across the world. The player engagement tools will be accompanied ...

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GAN acquires Coolbet for €150m to accelerate sportsbook ambitions


GAN Plc has reached a ‘definitive agreement’ to acquire Malta-licensed operator ‘Coolbet’ for a total consideration of €149 million. The igaming software supplier will acquire Coolbet from its operating firm Vincent Group Malta, which will see the industry B2B software supplier acquire the operator’s brand IP, trading and proprietary software assets.  Updating investors, GAN brands ...

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Spelinspektionen raises awareness of Spelpaus.se with new campaign


Spelinspektionen, the Swedish regulator, has launched a new campaign to raise further awareness of its Spelpaus.se self-exclusion scheme. The new campaign, which will run until mid-January, will consist of 13 different messages and will predominantly be shown via banners across a range of online platforms.  Commenting on the campaign, Spelinspektionen’s Communications Manager Anders Sims said: ...

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UK racing launches first directory to track the progress of community directives 


UK racing has launched its first ‘community directory’ to highlight the work of key stakeholders that are leading projects and directives to improve the sport’s health, welfare, education, participation and community involvement. Backed by the British Horseracing Authority (BHA), the directory has been developed by sports charity Racing Together in collaboration with The Racing Foundation ...

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Kambi boosts trading expertise with Sportsbook Training Services


Sportsbook Training Services has agreed to deliver ‘a comprehensive suite of online trader training courses’ to Kambi. Led by Founder Jonathan Smith, Sportsbook Training Services offers a series of masterclasses on trading and modelling, covering the likes of basic bookmaking theory and practice to probabilistic concepts in sports betting. Posting on LinkedIn, Smith noted that ...

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CMA gives the green light to Evolution’s proposed NetEnt acquisition


Evolution’s acquisition of NetEnt has been given the green light from the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) almost two months after an investigation was launched to analyse if the transaction would lessen the competition in the region’s igaming market. Launching its investigation in September, the competition watchdog announced that it would be launching an ...

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IMG ARENA pockets WST partnership extension


IMG ARENA has added an extension to its live streaming rights agreement with the World Snooker Tour (WST). The extended deal builds on the existing live streaming agreement, now covering a greater number of matches and tournaments on the Tour. Freddie Longe, Executive Vice President and Managing Director of IMG ARENA, said: “This significant extension ...

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Danske Spil orders Sportech pari-mutuel upgrade


Danske Spil, Denmark’s state-owned sports betting and lottery operator, has upgraded its horse racing wagering capacity by integrating Sportech’s flagship Quantum solution within its retail point-of-sales network. The Quantum upgrade will see Danske Spil’s entire retail network able to process pari-mutuel bets on horse racing, whilst providing a greater depth of pooled racing markets for ...

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YGAM partners with Met Police in youth education initiative


The Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) has teamed up with the Metropolitan Police Service to train its Youth Engagement Team about how to identify and prevent gambling and gaming related harm among young people. The training initiative forms a part of the Police Service’s Youth Strategy, Engagement & Schools programme which focuses on ...

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CasinoBeats Slots Festival

18 November 2020

SBC and CasinoBeats are presenting the first-ever Slots Festival, offering gaming professionals the opportunity to try out a wide range of games both from some of the sector’s establised providers as well as from upcoming new game developers. The day-long festival will see game developers showcasing their latest & hottest games through free plays and fun tournaments, not just slots but also live casino, poker and skill games.

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Betting on Sports America Digital

1-2 December 2020

Betting on Sports America Digital is the online edition of the largest dedicated sports betting trade show in North America. It features a high-level digital conference that will see senior executives from major operators, regulators, and sports organizations share ideas that will help to shape the future of the U.S. sports betting industry. Along with the content, there will be a wide range of opportunities to connect and talk business, including an interactive expo hall showcasing the latest innovations from leading suppliers, themed networking roundtables, and workshops.

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SBC Awards

9 December 2020

The awards recognise the achievements of operators and affiliates, as well as suppliers from across all the major disciplines including payments, marketing, platform providers and data. With 800 virtual guests attending the event, the 2020 SBC Awards will also celebrate the companies surviving and thriving through these unprecedented times. As always you can expect a night to remember as we have ensured that there will be plenty of fun and networking opportunities throughout the evening.

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