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Ilya Machavariani, Dentons – CIS regional dynamics will come to play prior to gambling take-off


Market developments in the CIS region have shot to the forefront of the industry’s agenda, as an intense July saw Ukraine approve its Gambling Law mandate, the Russian Duma announce an overhaul of sports betting laws and taxes, whilst Uzbekistan forms a counsel for the development of a national lottery.   At the coalface of ...

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HBLB ups prize money commitment by 50%


The Horserace Betting Levy Board (HBLB) has confirmed that it will make a ‘substantial increase’ in its prize money for the remainder of the year, with allocations due to rise by 50%. HBLB has been spending around 25% more than usual on prize money since 1st June but from 1st September, for the following four ...

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Olybet named NBA betting partner for the Baltics and Slovakia


Olympic Entertainment Group AS (OEG) has confirmed that its flagship betting brand Olybet will become the official betting partner of the National Basketball Association (NBA) across Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Slovakia. The partnership will be promoted across more than 100 casino and retail locations in the region and on OlyBet’s and the NBA’s social and ...

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Top 50 clubs suffer €751m decline in brand value


The impact of COVID-19 has seen the top 50 most valued football clubs lose around €751m in brand value, according to the latest ‘Brand Finance Football Annual’ report. As a result of the global pandemic, this is the first time in six years brand value by the top 50 clubs has declined. The report suggests ...

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Betfred debuts new rockabilly TV campaign promoting ‘Nifty Fifty’ live draws


Betfred has launched its new national TV advertising campaign ‘Great Balls of Fire’ to promote its new ‘Nifty Fifty’ daily live draw game. Developed by Liverpool-based creative marketing agency Zut Media, the 30-second TV-spot takes place in a 1950s dance hall, with Betfred promoting its new daily draw to Jerry Lee Lewis’ rockabilly anthem of ...

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GVC responds to ‘press speculation’ on former Turkish business  


The board of GVC Holdings has issued a statement dismissing ‘press speculation’ regarding HMRC’s investigation of its disposed former Turkish wagering subsidiary. GVC underlined that HMRC’s investigation is strictly focused on ‘former third-party payment service providers’ whose only link to GVC was the provision of payment services for its former Turkish-facing business.  This July, HMRC ...

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New Zealand’s RITA finalises TAB NZ transition


In line with the country’s new 2020 Racing Industry Act, New Zealand’s Racing Industry Transition Agency (RITA) will complete its transition to become TAB New Zealand (TAB NZ) this weekend. It marks the end of a 13-month transition period, with TAB NZ due to have a sole focus on its customers, maximising profits for the ...

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SportCaller grows US footprint with Betfred USA Sports deal


Free-to-play sports-game provider SportCaller has continued to grow its presence in the US market after entering into a new partnership with Betfred USA Sports. Capitalising on Betfred USA Sports’ partnership with the Denver Broncos, SportCaller will launch an weekly free-to-play series whereby players can sign up for free and ‘have the chance to compete for ...

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UKGC outlines changes to society lotteries and LCCP conditions


The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has confirmed that changes relating to licence conditions and codes of practice (LCCP) will come into force from October 31. Following a 12-week consultation, in which the UKGC received 70 responses, the regulator has outlined 22 changes to LCCP conditions, regulatory returns and official statistics. According to the UKGC, the ...

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FDJ focuses on delivering ‘2020 savings plan’ as covid drains momentum


Française des Jeux (FDJ) has stated that ‘many uncertainties remain’ as the French national lottery operator seeks to return to ‘a comparable level of activity’ with 2019 trading.  Publishing its first interim results as a Paris Euronext enterprise, FDJ said that COVID-19 impacts have wiped out the firm’s ‘early momentum’ as total group wagers declined ...

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SBC Summit Barcelona - Digital

8 - 11 September 2020

The SBC Summit Barcelona - Digital is the online version of SBC’s flagship event, with over 10,000 delegates and 100 exhibitors. You can look forward to a Global Betting & Gaming Show that will deliver a fully virtual and interactive conference, exhibition and networking experience to executives in all industry sectors and from all regions. The event will offer a unique opportunity to meet and network in the themed networking sessions, round tables and workshops with a global audience of decision-makers, in and around the world-wide industry.

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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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