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Bitcoin, Brazil and the Bombay Club: Tim Heath on all things Coingaming


Tim Heath recently stepped down as CEO of the Coingaming Group to focus on its fast-growing venture capital (VC) fund. He explains how Christmas musings brought lift off for the group and how its VC fund opens doors for Bitcasino.io and Sportsbet.io, before discussing his “new baby” and first of its kind for the industry ...

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Fonbet marketing: Alexey Khobot on promotion in an era of restrictions


Alexey Khobot, who joined Fonbet shortly after its launch in 1994, created the company’s first software and now develops robots, spoke to SBC about its early approach to marketing and the ways in which legislative restrictions have influenced promotions. Early years – the reasons for no marketing “The company has been around for over 25 ...

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SIS inks 24/7 Live Betting Channels deal with Betcart


Sports Information Services (SIS) has agreed to supply its 24/7 Live Betting Channels to Armenian-based operator Betcart. Under the terms of the partnership, Betcart will gain access to a mix of horse and greyhound racing in a watch and bet format, thus providing Betca with profitable short-form content throughout the day. Anze Gantar, Digital Sales ...

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GVC announces new athlete roster of SportsAid ‘Pitching In’ investment programme


SportsAid Week 2020 (21-27 September) sees GVC Holdings announce the 51-young athletes the FTSE firm is supporting through its partnership with SportsAid. GVC and SportsAid enter year-2 of their strategic collaboration, initially formed through the GVC Foundation which appointed SportsAid as lead sports beneficiary of GVC’s £2 million ‘community fund’. New partnership objectives, see GVC ...

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Casino leaders call for ‘lifeline’ as government imposes 10pm curfew


The casino industry has been left reeling after yesterday’s announcement of further coronavirus restrictions, which have seen the government impose a blanket 10pm curfew on their venues. Responding to the measures, The Rank Group has called upon the government to urgently consider expanding the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to support businesses affected by the new ...

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Explore the betting industry’s greatest opportunities at SBC Digital Summit Africa


The SBC Digital Summit Africa virtual conference and exhibition is set to provide the most comprehensive analysis yet seen of the long-term opportunities for the betting and gaming industry in Africa’s varied and fast-changing markets.   The event, which takes place on 6 -7 October 2020, features more than 60 expert speakers, including senior executives from ...

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René Jansen: KSA will implement the strictest KOA licensing procedure 


René Jansen, Chairman of Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), has stated that the Netherlands gambling regulatory authority will have the necessary resources to deal with an influx of applications seeking to join its new online gambling marketplace. Jansen made his statement, addressing delegates of the ‘Gaming in Holland’ conference on 22 September, underscoring that despite a three month ...

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Paf lowers player loss limits to €20,000


For a third straight year, Åland Islands-based gaming operator Paf has confirmed that it will lower its annual player loss limit by a further €5,000 to €20,000.  Paf governance has carried its customer care directive for a third year, underlining the firm’s commitment to leading the online gambling industry for social responsibility standards and safeguards. ...

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Spain moves forward on federal self-exclusion registry


The regional governments of Spain’s 17 autonomous communities have agreed to collaborate in developing an ‘interconnected self-exclusion registry’ covering all forms of gambling (land-based and digital). The decision follows a meeting of Spain’s ‘Gambling Policy Council’, chaired by Minister of Consumer Affairs Alberto Garzón. The development of a central gambling self-exclusion scheme was majority approved, ...

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DCMS undertakes consultation on loot boxes


The Department of Digital Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) has launched a call for evidence on the impact of loot boxes in video games in a bid to examine rising concerns that they may encourage problem gambling or compulsive habits. The call for evidence will gather opinions from both players and their parents or guardians ...

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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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