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Jordan Levin, Scientific Games: The right time to ramp up Golden Nugget relationship


Two weeks ago, we learned that Scientific Games (SG) had extended a long-standing gaming partnership with Golden Nugget to deliver sports betting through OpenSports. The deployment of OpenSports will start with mobile sports betting in New Jersey (NJ) with additional states included pending regulation. There is also an option to roll out the product in ...

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NSoft or strict rules: Outcome-based vs prescriptive regulation


Zlatan Omerspahic, Head of Legal and Compliance at NSoft, delivers a regulatory overview of the gambling industry, including key learning points from 2019 and what to expect in 2020. It is very difficult to find an industry that is changing as fast as the gambling industry, due to all the technological changes. Also, the existence ...

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Paddy Power turns to Crouchy delivering on Cheltenham’s tall orders


Paddy Power has set out to create its next Cheltenham Festival ‘viral moment’ after securing the services of Peter Crouch as its new brand ambassador. Seeking to gain the ‘highest coverage’ possible during a crucial Festival period for all bookmakers, Paddy Power has turned to the multi-talented former Premier League fan-favourite turned superstar podcaster Peter ...

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Betfred purchases 3% share in William Hill


Taking advantage of its growing market share across the US, Betfred owner Fred Done has acquired a 3.03% share in rival bookmaker William Hill. The move comes after Betfred has continued to expand across the post-PASPA market, having recently launched sportsbooks in both Colorado and Iowa, as well as securing an agreement with Scientific Games ...

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Catena ends CFO hunt appointing Peter Messner as financial lead


Stockholm-listed industry affiliate marketing network Catena Media Plc has confirmed the appointment of Peter Messner as new Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Messner will begin his CFO tenure on 1 April 2020, taking over the duties and responsibilities currently held by Erik Edeen as Catena Media’s interim financial lead. A seasoned CFO for digital enterprises, ...

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Playtech shuts down Snaitech’s retail profile respecting Italian COVID-19 decree


Issuing a corporate filing, the governance of FTSE250 Playtech Plc has updated investors on its Italian market contingencies countering the COVID-19 virus outbreak. Stating that ‘Italy faces its darkest hours’, on Sunday night (8 March) Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte signed a decree that enforced severe restrictions on the movement of 16 million people within the ...

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Kokkalis ends INTRALOT CEO tenure transferring control to Christos Dimitriadis


Issuing a market filing, Athens-listed gambling and lottery systems supplier INTRALOT SPA has confirmed that Chairman Sokratis Kokkalis has ended his interim CEO tenure, confirming Christos Dimitriadis as new company leader. Effective immediate, Kokkalis has transferred day-to-day control of INTRALOT ’s executive team to Dimitriadis who takes the position of Group Chief Executive and is ...

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Countdown to Cheltenham: Ladbrokes on why The Festival is ‘a huge battleground’ for betting promotions


With only one more day to go until Jump racing’s biggest event of the year, SBC has continued the Countdown to Cheltenham by quizzing Nicola McGeady, Head of PR at Ladbrokes. She outlined the top runners and riders to keep a close eye on, and explained why punters can expect an even bigger range of ...

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Static bet-at-home performance outdone by tax settlement charges 


The governance of Frankfurt Börse-listed bet-at-home AG has reported a ‘static corporate performance’ in its full-year 2019 results. Updating investors, bet-at-home recorded an all-time high in corporate turnover as wagering broke the €3.2 billion mark.  However, despite its improved wagering metrics, bet-at-home could only replicate exact like-for-like FY2018 revenue results of €143 million.  The operator ...

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£58.9m in sanctions issued by UKGC from 2014-2019


According to a freedom of information request submitted by the Gambling Business Group (GBG), the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has handed out £58.9m in financial sanctions over a five and a half year period. The request, which was submitted by the GBG two years after the initial approach to the Commission, revealed that a total ...

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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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