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Winning Post: ’tis the season for a Gambling Act review


With the launch of the Gambling Act review dominating the betting industry’s agenda last week, Regulus Partners observed that initial reactions suggest the government debate is off to a good start. Can betting remain on the government’s good list this year, or will the festive spirit be short-lived? UK: In Parliament – the Great British ...

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Low6 taps new investors for ambitious 2021 growth drive 


Mobile betting games and app developer Low6 has secured a new £1.5 million funding round, strengthening the firm’s 2021 IPO prospects.    This morning, London AIM-listed technology fund Pires Investments Plc disclosed that it had participated in Low6’s latest share subscription, securing ‘6667 ordinary shares in Low 6 Limited at a price of £30 per share ...

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YGAM unites with PAPYRUS to safeguard future generations from harm


The ‘Young Gamers & Gamblers Education Trust’ (YGAM) has continued to expand its collaborative network of UK stakeholders by forming a strategic partnership with suicide prevention charity PAPYRUS. Working together to ‘prevent future generations from experiencing harm’, YGAM and PAPYRUS will share educational workshops and resources to help young people understand the life-threatening risks and ...

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Superbet sponsors Grand Chess Tour’s 2021 return


The Grand Chess Tour (GCT) has announced its 2021 schedule, returning to action from its 2020 hiatus due to global pandemic circumstances. Recognised as world chess’ most prestigious tour series, the GCT sees FIDE’s 12 leading ‘Grandmasters’ and wild card entries compete in five tournaments featuring ‘classical’ and ‘rapid&blitz’ (10-and-3 minute clocks) game formats. Romanian ...

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No going back: The lasting impact of COVID-19 on payments


There is no possibility of retracing the changes to the payments industry in 2020, said AstroPay CEO Mikael Lijtenstein (pictured), as he explains the quick rise in popularity for all forms of digital payments – and predicts a starring role for digital wallets. COVID-19 has affected societies and economies all over the globe. In fact, ...

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BGC welcomes reopening of Scottish betting shops


Hundreds of Scottish betting shops are set to reopen their doors, a move which has been welcomed by the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC). Since the strictest Level 4 COVID-19 restrictions were imposed by the Scottish government three weeks ago, approximately 400 betting shops – half of Scotland’s total – were told to close their ...

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Dutch regulator begins testing of CRUKS self-exclusion scheme  


Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Netherlands gambling regulatory authority, will begin live testing of ‘CRUKS’ – Dutch gambling’s national self-exclusion scheme next week.  Continuing its testing phase of key market technical provisions, KSA has called on all interested parties to trial the CRUKS system, which will be beta tested from 14 December. CRUKS is the KSA managed ...

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Paddy Power first to launch Spotlight’s new stats & tipping content


Paddy Power has become the first bookmaker to launch Spotlight Sports’ new statistical insights and pre-match tipping content across its entire UK and Irish retail estate.   As a long-term customer of the Racing Post, Paddy Power will bolster its in-store customer engagement by providing interactive ‘short-form tips’ which will be based on ‘statistical analysis ...

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Shay Segev: Entain’s ARC is a game-changing commitment to lead Safer Gambling 


Shay Segev, Group CEO of Entain Plc (formerly GVC Holdings), has spoken exclusively to SBC about the ‘generational transformation’ that the FTSE100 betting group has undertaken after embracing the key responsibility objectives of its new ‘corporate charter’.  Speaking to SBC MD Andrew McCarron, Segev outlined Entain’s new mission, explaining that the company aims to lead ...

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SBC Digital India

20 - 21 January 2021

SBC Digital India is the premier online event for betting and gaming in India and will deliver a fully virtual and interactive conference, exhibition and networking experience to delegates with an interest in the betting and gaming industry. SBC Digital India will provide an excellent and unique platform for learning and knowledge sharing with the industry’s top experts in the region as well as establish and develop relationships and explore emerging business opportunities.

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CasinoBeats Summit

22 - 24 March 2021

The CasinoBeats Summit returns in its original form in 2021 and will expand to a full two-day event packed with world-class content and networking opportunities. The conference and exhibition will bring together 1,500 senior-level attendees from operators, suppliers and regulators as well as a carefully selected range of sector visionaries to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the online casino sector.

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