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James Frendo / Simo Dragicevic: Playtech leads product disciplines in the age of sustainability


Playtech executives James Frendo (Director of Casino) and Simo Dragicevic (CEO of BetBuddy) detail to SBC, how a ‘sustainability-first approach’ to product development has changed the FTSE tech group’s thinking and culture with regards to tackling the industry’s current demands and complexities.  ______________ SBC: Hi Team, can you detail to SBC audiences, Playtech’s commitment towards sustainable development. ...

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EveryMatrix: Sports titles drive huge esports betting growth


The 40% growth in esports betting volume between 9 March and 19 April was fuelled by two sports-based esports titles, FIFA and NBA 2K, which accounted for 80% of the total. That was one of the key findings from The State of Esports Betting Report 2020, launched this morning by B2B provider EveryMatrix to “empower ...

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Spanish government removes Espinosa from DGOJ leadership


To the surprise of Spanish gambling incumbents, the publishing of Tuesday ministerial gazette announced the appointment of Mikel Arana as new Director-General of the DGOJ – Spain’s gambling regulatory authority. The announcement sees current Director-General Juan Espinosa end his eight-year executive tenure working for the DGOJ, in which he has led the agency for the ...

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Stoiximan praises ‘Greek resilience’ launching new TV campaign


Leading Greek online bookmaker Stoiximan Group has launched its new TV advertising campaign thanking Greece’s emergency services and the general public in their efforts to contain the spread of the Coronavirus. The campaign titled ‘#OneTeam’ sees Stoiximan promote none of its betting services, with the bookmaker choosing to use its broadcasts to ‘express gratitude and solidarity’ ...

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Racing to resume at ParisLongchamp after receiving police approval


Horse racing in France is due to resume behind closed doors on Monday after gaining ‘ strong support from the ministers in charge of racing’. Police have given the green light for the sport to resume at Paris Longchamp on Monday, after being suspended since 17 March due to the ongoing pandemic. France Galop president ...

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Swedish leaders warn Minister Shekarabi of channelisation consequences  


CEOs of Sweden’s leading igaming operators have warned health minister Ardalan Shekarabi not to ‘torpedo his own gambling regulations’, emphasising that further restrictions on the sector will result in an increase of punters betting via unlicensed operators. As health minister overseeing Sweden’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, Shekarabi has ordered Swedish parliament to adopt a ...

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Snack Media boosts global audience with GIVEMESPORT acquisition


Snack Media has strengthened its offering to advertisers, rights holders and independent media owners after acquiring GIVEMESPORT. The combined business will have an audience of over 210 million unique users across all platforms, and will offer coverage from football, Formula 1, tennis, golf, combat sports and esports. Niall Coen, CEO of Snack Media, commented: “We ...

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Betinvest boosts ‘eGames’ and classic sports coverage for Sportradar


Betinvest will supply Sportradar with a range of statistics and live video feeds across a suite of ‘eGames’ and classic sports matches. The agreement, which came into effect at the start of April, will see Betinvest provide approximately 8000 eGames events per month and up to 150 matches each day.  This includes full statistical, technical ...

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GiG strengthens sportsbook profile as recovery blossoms


Following four consecutive quarters of decline, a reformed Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has welcomed a return to performance growth. As part of its Q1 2020 trading update, the Stockholm-listed online gambling technology supplier explained that it is benefiting from a group transformation and cost savings programme implemented during 2019, as corporate revenues return to €31m ...

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Ian Hogg joins RPM Gaming as Chairman


RPM Gaming, a supplier of bespoke gambling hardware and API solutions, has confirmed the appointment of Ian Hogg as new company Chairman. Bringing with him over 20 years’ betting and gaming experience, Hogg has served as a Director of Arena Leisure and Managing Director for horse racing network At The Races. He has also served ...

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CasinoBeats Malta 2020

22 - 24 June 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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SBC Summit 2020

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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Betting on Sports Europe 2020

20-22 October 2020, The Kia Oval, 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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Betting on Sports America 2020

1 - 3 December 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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