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SIS: Offering an omni-channel experience for online and retail customers


Rachel Coulson, Head of Product Proposition at SIS, highlights how operators can adjust their online sportsbook offering to optimise engagement with both online and retail customers within the current climate. Retail has long been the cornerstone of the betting industry in many countries and for a significant proportion of bettors it is the place where ...

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Google deranking and COVID-19 bite XLMedia’s H1 performance


XLMedia has continued to feel the effects of Google’s ‘manual ranking penalty’ on its corporate trading, but remains optimistic on its objective of delivering ‘a material recovery in financial performance in 2021’. Publishing its 2020 interim statement (period ending 30 June), the affiliate marketing publisher detailed that the combined effects of COVID-19 and Google ranking ...

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ESA Gaming debuts Goal Mine title


ESA Gaming has strengthened its games portfolio after confirming the release of its latest football-themed EasySwipe title, Goal Mine. Goal Mine, which has been inspired by computer classic Minesweeper, will ‘challenge players to race across the pitch for a chance at goal’. Zorica Smallwood, CEO at ESA Gaming, said: “The upcoming launch of Goal Mine ...

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YGAM and Leeds United Foundation team up for problem gambling education


Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) has teamed up with the Leeds United Foundation to educate and safeguard young people across Yorkshire on safe gaming and gambling-related harms. The new partnership will aim to help teach and inform young people, teachers and parents about the risks associated with intensive gaming and gambling harms, as ...

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MGA cancels Playbay Malta licence over ‘systemic deficiencies’


The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has cancelled the licence of Playbay Malta Limited, which operates HDbets.com, after the regulator identified ‘systemic deficiencies’ in its adherence of AML/CFT obligations. As part of the ruling, Playbay Malta will no longer be authorised to carry out any gaming operations, register new players or accept new customer deposits. However, ...

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HooYu and SBC Webinars present: How to Maximise Growth in Esports Betting With Tailored Customer Sign-Up and KYC


HooYu, the specialists in customer onboarding, KYC and fraud prevention, will host a special SBC Webinar on Thursday 15 October 2020 (3pm BST) outlining how to successfully onboard esports betting customers.  The How to Maximise Growth in Esports Betting With Tailored Customer Sign-Up and KYC session will take an in-depth look at some of the ...

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ESIC clamps down on CS:GO spectator bug with 37 sanctions issued


The Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) has issued sanctions against ‘37 offending parties’ following its investigation into the ‘historical abuse of a bug in CS:GO’s spectator mode’. Having contracted the services of Michal Slowinski, the discoverer of the wrongful use of this exploit, ESIC has confirmed that it has reviewed 20% of the total demos available ...

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UKGC creates social media advertising guidance via Facebook link-up


The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has broadened its reach to social media users after partnering with Facebook to create guidance aimed at limiting the number of gambling-related adverts that users see. The guidance will aim to mitigate the risk associated with gambling-related messaging and advertisements on social media. It will offer information on how users ...

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Genius Sports calls for Vilnius recruitment drive to support its global duties


Genius Sports is recruiting for ‘multiple roles’ within its ‘Vilnius Lithuania development hub’ to support the sports tech firm’s global operations and future growth projects.    Updating the media, Genius confirmed that it has launched a new hiring programme to bolster the capacity, talent and resources of its Vilnius tech support and development units.    Genius has ...

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Scotbet chairman calls for government support as ‘future remains uncertain’


John Heaton, Chairman of Scotbet, has stated that Scotland’s independent bookmakers are facing a fight for survival, as businesses enter an unprecedented autumn and winter trading period. Bookmakers in Scotland were permitted to reopen their doors in June – however, with current government restrictions, Heaton stated that ‘there is no end in sight to the ...

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SBC Digital Summit Africa

6-7 October 2020

The SBC Digital Summit Africa is the largest virtual event dedicated to the African continent. Featuring a star-studded roster of speakers and sessions which will cover over two days the most important markets and opportunities, the event will deliver a fully virtual and interactive conference, exhibition and networking platform to operators, affiliates, suppliers and investors involved or interested in the African betting & gaming industry.

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Betting on Sports Europe Digital

21-22 October 2020

Betting on Sports Europe – Digital is the online version of the foremost conference for senior executives from European sports betting operators, providing a forum for high-level discussions that will help to shape the future of the industry. The fully virtual event will feature an interactive exhibition to allow operators to view the latest industry innovations and talk business with suppliers. There are also multiple networking opportunities, including sector-specific roundtables, workshops, and a Virtual Networking Bar, to help make connecting with fellow industry professionals straightforward.

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SBC Digital Summit CIS

4-5 November 2020

The SBC Digital Summit CIS is the largest virtual event dedicated to the CIS region. It will deliver a fully virtual and interactive conference, exhibition and networking platform to all delegates with an interest in the booming CIS betting and gaming industry. The event is a must-attend event for all operators, affiliates, and suppliers keen on taking advantage of and exploiting the massive opportunities in the region.

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Betting on Sports America Digital

1-3 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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