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WTC: Why you should move your gaming business to Gibraltar


In the first of a two-part series, Brian Stevendale – a 20-year veteran of the Fairhomes Group, an Investment and Property Development Group located in the World Trade Center Gibraltar – writes for SBC News about the gaming-friendly ecosystem on ‘the Rock’ and why so many enjoy doing business in the sun. Julian Jarvis is ...

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Caesars makes early £2.9bn play on William Hill takeover


Caesars Entertainment has confirmed that it will move forward with an initial £2.9 billion ($3.7bn/€3.3bn) offer to acquire US wagering partner William Hill Plc outright. Closing Friday trading, William Hill confirmed to markets that Caesars alongside US private equity fund Apollo Global, are the two suitors seeking to buyout the heritage UK bookmaker. Caesars has ...

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SBC Summit Barcelona – Digital: The uncertain future of VIP schemes


‘In every crisis there is opportunity’ said Dr Christopher Dalli, CEO of L&L Europe, on the final day of the SBC Summit Barcelona – Digital.  The panel, titled Reinventing VIP and Bonus schemes, saw industry professionals come together to discuss alternative ways for VIP schemes and sign up bonuses to attract and retain customers.  You ...

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Winning Post – Flip-flopping Number 10 wants control of Gambling Act reforms


Regulus Partners observes odd Downing Street movements, as PM Boris Johnson seeks direct control of UK gambling reforms. Facing a daunting end-of-year schedule, ensuring that the UK economy can withstand a COVID-19 winter and Brexit fallout… Regulus asks why is Boris picking on gambling? UK: in Parliament – Casinos reel from ‘curfew’ as Johnson preaches ...

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EGBA: Industry MoU working on protecting European IP rights


The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has welcomed a new report published by the European Commission (EC) which has found a significant reduction in ‘unintentional advertising on intellectual property rights infringing websites’. The report analysed the impact of an industry-led Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), initially agreed in 2018, which ‘was established with the purpose ...

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Svenska Spel recruits Red Bee Media to power PMU live streams


Svenska Spel has employed London-based live streaming solutions provider Red Bee Media to develop a tailored OTT viewing service for its recently secured racing partnership with France’s PMU. Announced at the start of September, Svenska Spel agreed to significantly expand its racing content and markets, securing full access to all PMU daily racing fixtures to ...

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SBC Digital Summit Africa announces big-name speaker roster


The SBC Digital Summit Africa virtual conference and exhibition will feature the strongest speaker line-up ever assembled for an African betting and gaming industry event, with 60 senior executives set to share their experiences of working in markets across the continent. The speaker roster for the event on 6 – 7 October is packed with ...

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“Unafraid to invest”: Africa potential drives 22BET’s PSG deal


While some sportsbooks see Africa as an afterthought, 22BET is “unafraid to invest” in it. That was a key takeaway from an SBC News interview with Olatunji Idowu (Director of 22BET Africa), who took us through the operator’s recent deal with Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and mapped out some of its key target markets in the ...

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William Hill confirms Apollo vs Caesars takeover battle


William Hill has issued a statement clarifying media speculation, as city rumours intensify that the FTSE betting group is subject to an imminent US takeover. The board of William Hill has this afternoon confirmed that it has received ‘separate cash proposals’ from US private equity fund Apollo Global Management and its current US markets strategic ...

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BGC members commit to new design code on game safeties


Maintaining the industry’s commitment to upholding safer gambling standards across all online gambling disciplines, the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has unveiled its ‘new code conduct for the design of online games’. Last Spring, the BGC announced that its members would address concerns on ‘intensive slots and game designs’ as part of the industry’s ‘new ...

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SBC Digital Summit Africa

6-7 October 2020

The SBC Digital Summit Africa is the largest virtual event dedicated to the African continent. Featuring a star-studded roster of speakers and sessions which will cover over two days the most important markets and opportunities, the event will deliver a fully virtual and interactive conference, exhibition and networking platform to operators, affiliates, suppliers and investors involved or interested in the African betting & gaming industry.

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Betting on Sports Europe Digital

21-22 October 2020

Betting on Sports Europe – Digital is the online version of the foremost conference for senior executives from European sports betting operators, providing a forum for high-level discussions that will help to shape the future of the industry. The fully virtual event will feature an interactive exhibition to allow operators to view the latest industry innovations and talk business with suppliers. There are also multiple networking opportunities, including sector-specific roundtables, workshops, and a Virtual Networking Bar, to help make connecting with fellow industry professionals straightforward.

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SBC Digital Summit CIS

4-5 November 2020

The SBC Digital Summit CIS is the largest virtual event dedicated to the CIS region. It will deliver a fully virtual and interactive conference, exhibition and networking platform to all delegates with an interest in the booming CIS betting and gaming industry. The event is a must-attend event for all operators, affiliates, and suppliers keen on taking advantage of and exploiting the massive opportunities in the region.

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Betting on Sports America Digital

1-3 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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