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GVC aims for highest standards operating in an uncertain world


Sports betting is beginning to return ‘in-line with expectations’ as live sports resume across all markets, said Barry Gibson, Chairman of GVC. Making his first public statement as Chairman, Gibson praised the COVIbetting group’s ability to respond ‘swiftly’ to the closure of its UK retail estate following government-imposed lockdown measures. The GVC Chairman also lauded ...

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BetBull acquires Wager boosting its social muscle 


Social betting platform Wager (playwager.co.uk)has been acquired by mobile sportsbook operator BetBull for an undisclosed fee. The London-based start-up has been acquired less than two years after its launch in 2018, seeking to become the ‘Betfair for friends’ of sports betting by delivering the industry’s first ‘truly social betting platform’. Co-founded by Oxford graduates Elliott Robinson ...

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Stormont and Westminster to ‘exchange notes’ on gambling reform


Politicians from both Stormont and Westminster will ‘exchange notes’ on ways to tackle problem gambling as both parties look to toughen up gambling legislation. The collaboration will see the All Party Group on Reducing Harm Related to Gambling at Stormont launch its inquiry into reforming ‘Northern Ireland’s obsolete gambling legislation’ which will hear evidence from ...

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EPIC delivers problem gambling education with Harvard Medical School


EPIC Risk Management has committed to delivering education on the topic of problem gambling after agreeing to a new partnership with the Division on Addiction at Cambridge Health Alliance, a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital. The duo will work together to research elite athletes’ relationships with problematic gambling behaviours, and will occur in parallel with ...

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Casinos left in the cold by Boris’ final easing orders


UK Casinos have been excluded from the government’s list of leisure and hospitality venues that will be allowed to reopen for business on 4 July. In the House of Commons this afternoon, Boris Johnson announced  a series of final lockdown easing measures for businesses across England, in which pubs, restaurants, cinemas and hairdressers will be ...

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Stats Perform nets EPL and SPL data rights deal


Stats Perform has confirmed that it has secured the official rights to collect and distribute match data for English and Scottish professional football leagues, sanctioned by Football DataCo. The data agreement will cover over 6,000 matches per season, including the English Premier League, EFL Championship and all Scottish Premier League (SPL) games.  Further deal provisions ...

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Danske Spil elects ‘political heavyweight’ Peter Christensen as new Chairman 


Denmark’s gambling and national lottery monopoly operator Danske Spil has announced the inbound appointment of Peter Christensen as new Chairman. A former MP for Denmark’s Venstre Liberal Party, Christensen has previously served as Minister of Taxation (2011) and Minister of Defence (2015) under the cabinet of former Danish PM Lars Løkke Rasmussen. The appointment was ...

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MGA report reveals 14 licences cancelled in 2019


The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) revealed that during 2019, it suspended 11 licences, and cancelled a further 14 ‘following various regulatory breaches’. Publishing its Annual Report and Financial Statements for the financial year ending 31 December 2019, the MGA confirmed that it had issued 20 warnings, 89 notices of breach and 23 administrative fines during ...

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GLMS monitors North American integrity with Montreal Hub


Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS) has further expanded its presence across North America by launching a new Operational Hub at the Loto Quebec premises in Montreal, Canada. The new premises will focus on analysing, detecting, preventing and reporting irregular and suspicious betting patterns which could have an influence upon the integrity of sporting competitions. Commenting ...

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KSA issues technical requirements on ‘CRUKS’ self-exclusion register 


The Dutch gambling regulatory authority, De Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), has published its technical specifications and operator procedures relating to its national self-exclusion scheme. The Remote Gambling Act (KOA) stipulates that all licensed incumbents (digital and retail) must participate in the KSA’s ‘Central Register for Exclusion of Games of Chance’ (CRUKS).  The KSA will initially launch its ...

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CasinoBeats Malta - Digital

30 June - 2 July 2020

CasinoBeats Malta Digital will deliver a fully virtual conference, interactive exhibition and networking experience to 3,000 senior-level attendees from operators, suppliers, affiliates and regulators. It features a five-track conference, which will see high-profile executives from the worlds of online casino, slots and payments joined by a carefully-selected range of sector visionaries to share their insights and ideas on 2020’s unique challenges and the long-term opportunities for the industry.

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SBC Digital Summit North America

14 - 16 July 2020

The SBC Digital Summit North America is the largest online event in North America and will deliver a fully virtual and interactive conference, exhibition and networking experience to delegates with an interest in the U.S. betting and gaming industry. To address the state of the industry, SBC has gathered the very best industry experts and thought leaders to share their views and discuss what tools we can use and look at the opportunities ahead of us.

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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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