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Winning Post – Swedish black market inquiry deserves a better factsheet


Closing November the Swedish government announced the launch of ‘Larsson Inquiry’, reviewing Sweden’s online gambling’s safeguards against the growing threat of black market actors.    Though welcomed by all market stakeholders, Regulus Partners states that Swedish igaming incumbents must provide better arguments on market threats beyond economic constraints or a repeat of poor outcomes will ...

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IGT sheds Italian weight by offloading Lottomatica B2C units to Gamenet SPA


Italian gambling has woken up to a seismic M&A deal after it was confirmed that IGT Plc had agreed to sell its Lottomatica B2C gaming and sports betting units to Gamenet SPA in a transaction valued at €950 million. After revealing that it will divest its Lottomatica ‘Scommesse’ (sports betting) and ‘Videolot Rete’ (B2C machines), ...

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Tote secures £20m for new product roadmap beyond racing


A reformed UK Tote Group has raised a reported £20 million from existing shareholders to diversify its products and technologies beyond the firm’s legacy dependence on racing fixtures. Sky News ‘City Edition’ reported that Tote shareholders had agreed to back the firm’s new product roadmap, as the Tote eyes ‘an expansion into football betting to ...

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1account: Driving revenues through effective KYC solutions


Utilising effective KYC and player ID systems can help betting and gaming operators to increase the number of verified players, and ultimately drive revenues. That’s according to 1account, a company shortlisted in the Fraud and Compliance Solution of the Year category for the SBC Awards 2020 (Tuesday 9 December), having been recognised for its KYC ...

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Square in the Air recruits betting media guru Richard Bloch for critical 2021


Square in the Air (SiTA) has strengthened its senior leadership team by appointing seasoned industry public relations and outreach executive Richard Bloch as a Media Director. Bloch has joined the London-based igaming and sports betting communications agency from William Hill, where he formally led the FTSE250 bookmaker’s social media and brand activations as Global Head ...

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Swedish consumer affairs agency highlights operator deficiencies on terms and conditions


Konsumentverket, Sweden’s consumer affairs agency, has issued a warning to licensed online gambling operators of their duties in ‘providing balanced and fair conditions to consumers’.  The agency stated that it had found ‘numerous shortcomings’ having undertaken a review of terms and conditions across 13 operators picked at random.   The operators reviewed by Konsumentverket were AG ...

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BMIT strengthens innovation muscle investing in EBO Ai


Malta-based IT services and enterprise solutions provider BMIT Technologies has acquired a stake in AI automation studio EBO Ltd (EBO.ai) to accelerate the development of its igaming centric business support technologies.  BMIT maintains a prior working relationship with EBO, which led the development of AI functionalities for BMIT’s ‘CX Virtual Agent’, the firm’s new automated ...

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Stefan Lundborg resigns from non-exec Kindred role pending SECA investigation


Kindred Group Plc has informed investors that corporate advisor Stefan Lundborg has resigned from all duties as a non-executive director with immediate effect.  The resignation is related to Lundborg being investigated for ‘insider crime’ by the Swedish Economic Crime Authority (SECA), for which Kindred has offered its full cooperation with the public prosecutor and SECA ...

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Virgin Bet heightens player engagement via SportCaller game


Free-to-play (FTP) game specialist SportCaller will support Virgin Bet in optimising new player engagement levels with the launch of its new game, The Ladder. The live quiz product has been tailored towards Virgin Bet’s customer base, and will ask a series of questions to test players on their football general knowledge where they can compete ...

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DCMS to pull trigger on Gambling Act review next week


The Guardian has reported that the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) will officially launch its review of the ‘2005 Gambling Act’ next week – undertaking the biggest reform of the UK betting sector since the ‘Blair Era’.  The review, which was marked as a 2019 General Election pledge by PM Boris Johnson, ...

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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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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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