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David Clifton, Licensing Expert: Affordability takes centre stage


In the Gambling Commission’s March 2018 Online Gambling Review, published very shortly after Neil McArthur took over as its Chief Executive, the view was expressed that “overall, progress by the online industry to minimise harm has been significantly slower than we expected and required”. That set in motion a chain of events that has reached ...

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GiG upgrades GiG Comply with language detection feature


Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has enhanced the capabilities of its marketing compliance tool, GiG Comply, by adding a new language detection feature. The new feature will allow operators to ensure that they are compliant with regulatory guidelines in particular markets by identifying which language a website is using to promote their brand. Ben Clemes, Chief ...

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Winning Post: Sweden shows why black and white never works


Swedish operators have appealed for the government to reject a further six-month extension for the ‘temporary’ online casino restrictions. Regulus Partners observes a near-total collapse in reasoned debate and policy development between all market stakeholders. ___________________ The Swedish government has proposed a six-month extension of the temporary restrictions to online casino (SEK5,000 /€485 weekly deposit ...

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RFL hands three-month suspension to Ryan Atkins


The Rugby Football League (RFL) has issued a three-month suspension to Ryan Atkins after the player admitted to betting on a game involving his former club, Wakefield Trinity. Atkins was not registered with a club when he wagered on the outcome of Wakefield’s Super League fixture with Wigan Warriors in September. However, the RFL noted ...

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Javier Tebas: Decree blackout hurts La Liga at its crisis point


La Liga president Javier Tebas has urged Spain’s coalition government to suspend its prohibition of betting sponsorships as the league clubs face an immediate funding crisis. Speaking at the “Marca Sports Weekend” digital conference, Tebas laid out the devastating consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic on La Liga finances, which leaves clubs facing a ‘€500 million ...

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GamCare backs #TalkMoney campaign to broaden public financial advice   


GamCare has shown its support for the Money & Pensions Services (MaPS) annual ‘Talk Money Week’ (#TalkMoney) national campaign, which encouraged the general public to openly speak about their personal finances. Hosted from 9-13 November, the #TalkMoney campaign placed financial concerns related to problem gambling as a key topic, as the public finance body encouraged ...

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Unibet reaches 1000th horse racing sponsorship milestone


Unibet has reached a ‘landmark’ in its support of horse racing since its UK launch, with two fixtures over the weekend set to mark the operator’s 1000th sponsorship. The online operator will reach the landmark number on Sunday 15 November, a day on which it sponsors both the Grade 1 Unibet Morgiana Hurdle at Punchestown ...

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KSA tackles illegal lotteries through Facebook collaboration


Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Dutch Gaming Authority, has entered into a new partnership with Facebook to combat illegal gambling promotion or activities on the social media platform. Through the partnership, the KSA will report illegal online lotteries organised through the social media platform, known as ‘dipping’. The regulator stated that ‘for some time now’, it has ...

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Ukraine forms first Gambling Commission leadership team


Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers has completed the formal appointment of executives who will form the government’s founding ‘Ukrainian Gambling & Lottery Commission’ (UGLC). Through the appointments, the Commission will establish its leadership structures as Ukraine prepares to launch the application and licensing process of the federally approved ‘Ukraine Gambling Law’ in 2021.  As previously disclosed ...

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UK gambling rebounded in September as Premier League returned


New data published by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has shown an increase in real event betting activity during September, driven by the return of Premier League football. The statistics aim to show the ways in which the relaxation of COVID-19 lockdown measures had impacted gambling behaviour across the UK, reflecting the period between March ...

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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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