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WATCH: OPTIMA CEO Jacob Lopez – Making up for lost time in Spain


We caught up with Jacob Lopez, CEO at OPTIMA – the sports betting and gaming solutions provider confirmed as a ‘Headline Sponsor’ for next month’s Betting on Football conference. Ahead of the event, which takes place at Chelsea FC’s Stamford Bridge from 19-22 March, we talked all things OPTIMA, including the firm’s Betfred partnership, making ...

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William Hill closes year of tough calls recording £700m losses


Changing UK gambling dynamics, see FTSE250 bookmaker William Hill Plc report operating losses of £721 million, closing its full-year 2018 accounts. In its end-of-year statement, the betting group accounts for combined exceptional costs totalling £922 million.  These include the ‘one-off’ £880 million retail impairment charge, confirmed during Q3 2018 trading, following the UK government’s ‘Triennial Review’ judgement lowering ...

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Dutch KSA increases illegal online gambling fines as part of policy review


Dutch regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has upped its minimum illegal online gambling sanctions from €150,000 up to €200,000 following the decision from the country’s Senate to approve its Remote Gaming Act. The fines, which come into force today, may be subject to change depending on the number of illegal sites and games as well as the ...

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Betfred takes aim on golf becoming title sponsor of the British Masters


UK bookmaker Betfred announces a ‘sponsorship first’, for its marketing portfolio confirming that it has become the title sponsor of the ‘British Masters’ golf tournament (9-12 May –  Hillside Golf Club – Southport Merseyside). Betfred marketing confirms that it has secured a 2-year agreement with the PGA European Tour, becoming title sponsor to one of ...

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DCMS confirms Boggis & Palmour as National Lottery Community Fund board members


The UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) has confirmed the appointments of civil service and fundraising veterans Emma Boggis and Danielle Palmour as Board members of the ‘National Lottery Community Fund’. The Community Fund, which is commonly known as the ‘Big Lottery Fund’, acts as an independent public body responsible for distributing ...

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6 of the Best – FunFair Tech’s Geoff Scaplehorn


This week’s 6 of the Best comes from Geoff Scaplehorn, Lead Games Producer at FunFair Technologies. Keep reading to discover which sport breaks physical inactivity, a love of Britpop, disdain for ‘staycation’ and a top ten of movie loves. Best Holiday That would have to be when I went on safari. Landing in Kenya, we drove to Tanzania ...

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APBGG: Industry cannot afford complacency on underage gambling


Industry figureheads and wider health and education stakeholders addressed the issue of whether children are really gambling – at the latest meeting of the ‘Parliamentary All Party Betting and Gaming Group’ (APBGG – 26 February 2019). The subject matter which has become a prominent issue for the UK gambling industry was discussed by –  David ...

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partypoker returns to tough Czech Rep market


GVC Holdings’ property partypoker has announced its official return to the Czech Republic online gambling market in partnership with regional casino operator King’s Resort Rozvadov.  Closing 2018, partypoker Managing Director Tom Waters revealed that the online poker room had been granted a licence by the Czech Finance Ministry. The update sees partypoker become the second international ...

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Sportradar to deliver in-game edge through official MLB deal


Sportradar will deliver a significant competitive edge to sportsbooks ‘in-game’ after securing the exclusive rights to distribute official real time game statistics from Major League Baseball (MLB) to media companies and regulated sports betting operators. Starting with the 2019 season, the new multi-year partnership encompasses media and gaming rights at both international and domestic levels. ...

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Betting on Football

19 - 22 March 2019, Stamford Bridge, London

Betting on Football 2019 is a must-attend event for members of the football & betting industries. The event focuses on everything related to football and betting, including leadership, legislation, marketing & sponsorship, innovation and data.

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Betting on Sports America

23 - 25 April 2019, New York

Betting on Sports is finally coming to America and is the must-attend event for members of the US sports & betting industries. Experience no less than 40 conference sessions, 3 conference rooms and 6 main conference tracks over 3 days. 

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Betting on Sports

17 - 20 September 2019, Olympia London

Betting on Sports Week 2019 is a must-attend conference and exhibition for members of the sports, betting and gaming industries. You will experience the very best industry speakers and content with plenty of high level networking and business opportunities. 

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CasinoBeats Summit

17 - 20 September 2019, Olympia London

The CasinoBeats Summit is running alongside the wider Betting on Sports Week, which takes place on 17 – 20 September at Olympia London. As a delegate you will have full access to both events. The 2nd edition of the Summit will bring together operators, suppliers and a range of sector visionaries to consider the challenges facing the online casino sector. 

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