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Extending trading capability to improve bookmaker performance


Paolo Personeni, Managing Director of Managed Trading Services (MTS) for Sportradar (pictured), highlights how capitalising on flexible third-party trading and risk management services will improve business performance for bookmakers. Outsourcing trading and risk management has typically been taboo within our industry, with the assumption that operators that require third-party assistance have an inferior offering compared ...

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Inside Edge: Is the Champions League taking its toll on domestic football?


With the UEFA Champions League now well underway, Nick Haynes from Form Labs takes a look at whether the condensed fixture list is having an effect on the performance of top flight English football teams. The norm throughout a league season is that there tends to be increasing disparity between the top and bottom of the table ...

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Rodchenkov Russian doping expose wins William Hill SBOTY2020 award


‘The Rodchenkov Affair’, a riveting account of Russia’s state-backed doping programme by whistleblower Dr Grigory Rodchenkov, has won William Hill’s ‘Sports Book of the Year’ (#SBOTY2020) award. William Hill’s judging panel, chaired by The Times sports journalist Alyson Rudd, stated that there was “simply no contest for the top honour given the stunning revelations, captivating ...

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Stats Perform scores exclusive EHF betting video rights


Stats Perform will distribute content from the European Handball Federation’s (EHF) premium Club and National Team competitions to licensed sportsbook operators via its Watch&Bet streaming service. As part of the 10-year agreement, Stats Perform will stream more than 500 handball matches per season which will be made available to the data provider’s betting partners. Stats ...

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Dominik Beier takes charge of DACH sports agency e|motion


Dominik Beier, former CEO of Interwetten Sports has joined Vienna-based sports marketing, events and consultancy e|motion Group as new Managing Director. Recognised as sports betting’s youngest CEO, last September Beier (29) resigned as ‘speaker of the board’ of Interwetten, having completed two-years leading the DACH-markets bookmaker. A change of sector sees Beier join e|motion, the ...

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Flutter orders full buyout of FanDuel shareholding


Flutter Entertainment has secured its majority shareholding in US wagering subsidiary FanDuel after agreeing to acquire the 37.2% interest held by the ‘Fastball’ consortium for $4.17 billion (£3.1bn).  The transaction will see Flutter increase its majority shareholding in FanDuel from 58% to 95% – as the FTSE100 operator triggers an early buyout clause to increase ...

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WGES goes digital with ‘exciting new content and speakers’


In any other year a trip to the World Gaming Executive Summit (WGES) would be in the diaries of many of the industry’s senior leaders, but 2020’s unique circumstances mean the conference is now an online event running on 8-9 December. SBC News caught up with WGES Project Manager Sam Milliken to find out what ...

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HM Gibraltar places online gambling industry on strict AML orders 


The HM Government of Gibraltar has imposed fines totalling £2.5 million across its online gambling sector, having identified weak processes and controls related to ensuring AML protections.  The fines shared across the industry follow a ‘thematic review’ undertaken by Gibraltar’s Gambling Division undertaking risk assessment of AML and compliance duties. In its assessment, the Gambling ...

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CAT takes lead judiciary of UK football data rights dispute


The Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT), UK law’s main court for business and economic disputes, has ruled that it will act as the lead judiciary in the data rights and competition infringement claim made by Sportradar against Betgenius and Football DataCo (FDC). As judiciary, the Tribunal has dismissed the applications made by Football DataCo and Betgenius ...

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BBIN extends reach to Europe through Atletico Madrid deal


BBIN has become the ‘Official iGaming Supplier Partner’ for Atletico Madrid in Asia, as part of a new agreement with the La Liga giants. The two parties will use their image to symbolise ‘that their passion and spirit is building a bridge between Europe and Asia’, according to a statement released by the software supplier. ...

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SBC Awards

9 December 2020

The awards recognise the achievements of operators and affiliates, as well as suppliers from across all the major disciplines including payments, marketing, platform providers and data. With 800 virtual guests attending the event, the 2020 SBC Awards will also celebrate the companies surviving and thriving through these unprecedented times. As always you can expect a night to remember as we have ensured that there will be plenty of fun and networking opportunities throughout the evening.

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SBC Digital India

20 - 21 January 2021

SBC Digital India is the premier online event for betting and gaming in India and will deliver a fully virtual and interactive conference, exhibition and networking experience to delegates with an interest in the betting and gaming industry. SBC Digital India will provide an excellent and unique platform for learning and knowledge sharing with the industry’s top experts in the region as well as establish and develop relationships and explore emerging business opportunities.

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CasinoBeats Summit

22 - 24 March 2021

The CasinoBeats Summit returns in its original form in 2021 and will expand to a full two-day event packed with world-class content and networking opportunities. 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.

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