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Genius Sports wins DK Injunction against FirstPlay for staff poaching & IP theft


Genius Sports has won a Danish injunction order against rival data supplier FirstPlay A/S related to the duplication of its business model, poaching of staff and theft business-sensitive information. The Copenhagen filed injunction accused FirstPlay of unethical business practices, poaching Genius Sports talent to acquire IP secrets and further business-sensitive data in order to establish ...

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Ruth Prior departs as William Hill CFO


William Hill Chief Financial Officer Ruth Prior has confirmed that she will be stepping down as CFO and as a Director of the Company to return to the private equity sector, where she will join Element Materials Technology as its new CFO. Prior joined William Hill in 2017 as a member of the Board and Group Executive ...

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Ukraine Rada begins ‘draft assessments’ but can it separate good from the bad and the ugly


Following the Christmas break, Ukraine MPs return to the Rada (parliament), in which the first readings of Ukraine’s newly planned gambling regulatory framework are scheduled to take place this week. The closing months of 2019 saw seven draft regulatory proposals put to the Rada, detailing little cross-party consensus on how Ukraine should end its 10-year ...

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BoyleSports agrees takeover of William Hill’s NI portfolio


Irish bookmaker BoyleSports is set to significantly expand its Northern Ireland retail footprint after agreeing to acquire William Hill’s entire NI betting shop portfolio. BoyleSports, Ireland’s second-largest bookmaker, will takeover William Hill’s 33 betting shops located throughout Northern Ireland, increasing its NI retail portfolio to 39 premises. The sale sees William Hill governance continue its ...

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UKGC consultation recommends credit card ban


The Sunday Times and The Observer newspapers have this weekend reported that the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) will recommend banning the use of credit cards across all online gambling verticals, publishing the findings of its regulatory consultation on credit wagering. Expected to be published this week, the UKGC will recommend to the government a ban ...

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Philip Canavan: ‘ASA legislation cannot be taken lightly’


SEM Global’s director and founder, Philip Canavan, has emphasised how operators need to be more meticulous in abiding by advertising guidelines following the Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) banning a Betway ad that featured West Ham’s Declan Rice. Betway were found to be in breach of CAP Code (Edition 12) rule 16.3.14 (Gambling), which states that ...

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188BET becomes official sponsor of F1 Asia


Interregional Sports Group (ISG) the lead sponsorship agency for Formula 1 racing, has confirmed that 188BET has secured a five-season agreement becoming the ‘Official Sponsor’ of F1 Asia events. The partnership sees the 188BET brand secure exclusive coverage across the Asian broadcast market, during the F1 season, which in 2020 will debut featuring motorsports first ...

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EGBA calls for ‘balanced and proportionate’ Spanish regulations


The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has called for the Spanish government to ensure that new gambling regulations are ‘balanced and proportionate’. The EGBA has reiterated its support for the measures, which have been outlined in a 50-page accord published on 30 December by the PSOE government. However, it emphasised that the new measures ...

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Fitzdares to donate all Australian Open winnings to the Red Cross bushfire fund


Private bookmaker Fitzdares has committed to donating all winnings from the Australian Open 2020 to the Red Cross, supporting victims and emergency services countering the bush fires impacting the Gold Coast of Australia. The announcement mirrors that of tennis player Nick Kyrgios who has promised to donate $200 to the bush fire crisis for every ...

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Betby launches customisable widgets across sportsbook platform


Sportsbook supplier BETBY has launched a number of new widgets which will be available to its operator partners looking to differentiate their offerings across their sportsbook platforms. The new widgets will allow operators to offer ‘bespoke promotions’ to users. The widgets will provide a complete bet cycle, where users can place a bet directly with ...

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CasinoBeats Malta 2020

24 - 26 March 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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Betting on Sports America 2020

28 - 30 April 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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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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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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