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Altenar: Making its mark in regulated retail with Golden Palace


Altenar has moved into the regulated retail environment after striking a new sportsbook software deal for terminals hosted by Belgian operator Golden Palace.  SBC News spoke to Antonis Karakousis, Director of Account Management and Service Delivery at Altenar, for more on when the deal started and the difference in gaming habits between online and retail ...

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Inside Edge: Goals drying up as ‘Big Five’ leagues start to take more normal shape


Nick Haynes from Form Labs suggests PSG’s response to a slow start in Ligue 1 may be a sign of normal things to come for the big teams across Europe and questions whether the bookies have been slow to react to a slowing of the goals, before highlighting four ‘Impact Players’ to keep an eye ...

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Karhu launches PGAA to provide ‘contractual security’ for igaming affiliates


Joonas Karhu, the Chief Business Officer of online gambling community Bojoko.com, has launched the ‘Professional Gambling Affiliates Association (PGAA)’ to provide ‘contractual security’ between affiliates and igaming operators. The organisation is formed following concerns related to the ‘imbalance in the business relationship between affiliates and operators’ causing friction within the igaming community.    The PGAA will ...

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Better Collective Spotlight: Thinking beyond the classic affiliate user journey


In this month’s Better Collective Spotlight we had a chat with Edward Fowler (pictured), Marketing Technology Lead at Better Collective, to discuss the future of omnichannel marketing, and to gain a better understanding of how the company utilises it for US facing sports betting information site VegasInsider.com. SBC: Better Collective has developed massively in recent ...

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BOS backs Swedish enquiry’s rejection of ATG’s levy appeal


Branschföreningen för Onlinespel (BOS), Sweden’s online gambling trade association, has backed the decision of Social Democrat MP Anna-Lena Sörenson to recommend against a mandatory levy for Swedish horseracing. Sörenson had been tasked with leading ‘gambling market enquiry’, evaluating whether the Riksdag should impose a mandatory levy on Swedish horseracing wagers mirroring bookmaker obligations in the ...

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Tote Group confirms Ten to Follow details for Jump season


The Tote Group has revealed details of its Tote Ten to Follow competition for the 2020/21 Jump season, which will begin on 2 November, with prizes of £150,000 up for grabs. Racing fans must complete their stables by 11 am on 14 November before the tournament gets underway at the November Meeting at Cheltenham Racecourse ...

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GambleAware reports tracks progress of expanded National Gambling Treatment Service


GambleAware has today published its first statistics tracking the progress and development of the National Gambling Treatment Service (NGTS). Expanded in 2019, the NGTS functions as a network of healthcare and support organisations providing confidential treatment and help for anyone suffering from gambling harms or addiction. Analysing data from 9,008 patients that undertook NGTS treatments ...

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Argentina opts for a higher online gambling tax rate


Passing its federal budget, Argentina’s government has moved to impose a higher rate of tax for online gaming for the forthcoming year, despite the fact that the sector is not regulated on a federal level. The two most populated jurisdictions – the city and province of Buenos Aires – are in the process of debuting their markets, ...

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EA stands ground as Dutch KSA wins ‘game packs’ judgement


Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Netherlands’ regulatory authority for gambling, has re-issued a €5 million penalty alongside its ‘cease and desist’ order to Electronic Arts (EA) European subsidiaries.  The charge relates to a 2019 enforcement sanctioned by KSA on ‘Electronic Arts Inc’ and ‘EA Swiss Sàrl’ stating that the video games publisher had violated Dutch gambling laws ...

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BoyleSports renews Playtech as lead igaming systems supplier


Playtech Plc has secured a ‘five-year extension’ to its existing lead igaming technology and systems supplier contract with BoyleSports, Ireland’s second-biggest betting firm. Updating the market, FTSE250 Playtech confirms that it will continue to serve as lead igaming platform and software supplier for BoyleSports’ regulated UK and Ireland markets presence.   BoyleSports will continue to be ...

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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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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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