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Werner Becher – Sportradar goes big on Simulated Reality to re-energise betting market


Last week, Sportradar announced the launch of ‘Simulated Reality’, which offers clients a new sports betting category matching real-life sports engagements. Speaking exclusively to SBC, Werner Becher, Sportradar Managing Director for US Betting, outlined the journey to launch and tech capacity for Simulated Reality – a product arriving at the most critical time for the industry. ...

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Winning Post: When the going gets tough …


As COVID-19 continues to dominate global headlines, Regulus Partners kicks off the week by looking at how the gambling industry has stepped up to the plate in supporting its staff and global efforts in tackling the spread of the virus. Global: When the going gets tough – many gambling businesses step up to the plate ...

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GVC in ‘robust’ position after halving COVID losses to £50m a month


GVC Holdings has predicted that EBITDA could fall by £50m per month, a figure significantly smaller than the initial £100m predicted in March. The drop comes after the gambling group has continued to initiate a number of mitigating actions in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. GVC estimated the average monthly cash outflow would be limited ...

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Italian sports calls to halt ‘Decree restrictions’ but government won’t listen


Leadership of Italian sports has urged the government to restore betting advertising for a 12-month period to support professional leagues, sports clubs, athletes and relevant stakeholders navigate COVID-19 disruptions. The call for a temporary suspension of Dignity Decree provisions on gambling advertising and sponsorship has been led by LEGA Serie A governance. Since July 2019, ...

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Virtual Grand National success sees bookmakers donate over £2.6m to NHS Charities


The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has revealed that this weekend’s ‘Virtual Grand National’ (Saturday 4 April) raised ‘over £2.6 million’ in donations for NHS charities. The BGC said the event to replace UK racing’s marquee meeting was as an ‘unbridled success’, and was left delighted with the level of public engagement which saw a reported ...

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UKGC suspends two licences over failure to integrate GAMSTOP


The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has confirmed that it has suspended two operator licences with immediate effect for failing to fully integrate the GAMSTOP self-exclusion scheme. Earlier this year, the UKGC notified all online operators that participating in GAMSTOP by 31 March was a requirement of their licence conditions and social responsibility code provision 3.5.5. ...

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BtoBet introduces new strategy to shift sports betting reliance


The ongoing COVID-19 crisis can be turned into an opportunity for bookmakers to diversify strategies and overcome an over-reliance on the sports betting calendar, said BtoBet CEO Alessandro Fried. The sportsbook and igaming platform provider has initiated a new strategy designed to help operators retain a current fold of players and shift engagement from betting on ...

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1xBet defies COVID-19 disruption to keep 2020 plans in place


It is business as usual for 1xBet, said the company, as it continues to deliver uninterrupted online services for both players and its B2B customers in spite of COVID-19 disruption. While admitting that the total number of betting markets had been “significantly reduced” due to the mass postponement of sporting events, 1xBet is confident that ...

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Kindred suspends dividend payouts to protect company’s liquidity


Stockholm-listed Kindred Group Plc has reported a strong start to 2020 trading as part of a corporate update on COVID-19 developments but has been forced to suspend dividend payments as a result of the outbreak. Despite facing unprecedented circumstances, Kindred has forecasted group gross win revenues within the £247-252 million range, maintaining growth against Q1 ...

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Smarkets tips Starmer as new Labour Leader


There’s just one day left until the Labour leadership vote is concluded, and betting exchange Smarkets has said that Sir Keir Starmer is ‘effectively guaranteed’ to be the new leader. Starmer, who is currently trading at 99%, has held the lead in the vote since Jeremy Corbyn announced that he would be stepping down. Meanwhile ...

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SBC Digital Summit 2020

27 April - 1 May

The SBC Digital Summit is the largest online event ever in betting and gaming, which allows the industry to interconnect, engage and network during turbulent times, as COVID-19 continues to spread with huge impact on all our businesses. To address the state of our industry, SBC has gathered 140 of the very best industry experts and thought leaders to share their views, discuss what tools we can use and look at the opportunities ahead of us.

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Betting on Sports Europe 2020

2-4 June 2020, Stamford Bridge London

Betting on Sports Europe is the foremost conference focusing on the European sports betting industry, where senior operator executives come together to discuss the challenges and opportunities the facing the industry. Betting on Sports Europe will provide a sharp focus on matters in all the individual sports betting markets across the continent, bringing together each region’s key players under one roof to discuss best practice in tackling the main challenges facing the industry.

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CasinoBeats Malta 2020

22 - 24 June 2020, Intercontinental Malta

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. CasinoBeats Malta brings vital industry insight, knowledge sharing and networking opportunities directly to one of online gaming’s spiritual homelands.

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SBC Summit

8-11 September 2020, Fira de Barcelona, Barcelona

The SBC Summit is where the world’s leading operators, suppliers, regulators and other industry stakeholders come together to share the latest developments in sports betting and igaming. It is a unique opportunity to reach and network with a global audience of decision-makers, stay updated on the latest developments and be a part of the current discussions in and around the world-wide industry.

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Betting on Sports America 2020

1 - 3 December 2020, Meadowlands Expo Ctr, New Jersey

The Betting on Sports America conference presents 200 leading industry speakers across 40 sessions, with a 61,000 sq ft large exhibition that brings you 50 exhibitors, world-class hospitality, and the very best networking and business opportunities. Each evening there will be networking events at some of the most exclusive venues in New York and New Jersey.

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