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Betby’s Sergey Tsukanov: Esports is here to stay


As we edge closer to the return of mainstream sports betting, we caught up with Sergey Tsukanov, Chief Risk Officer at Betby (pictured), to talk esports, alternative markets and the need for industry innovation following the current downturn.  SBC: How has Betby adapted products and services for its partners since the cancellation of sporting fixtures ...

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Better Collective moves fast to mitigate COVID-19 as esports journey begins


The business model for Better Collective has shown resilience against COVID-19 headwinds, as it moves to diversify its publishing assets to compete within the esports market.  A strong opening to 2020 trading saw Better Collective record a 40% increase in group revenues to €20m (Q12019: €15m), which has been driven by a combination of improved ...

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William Hill reduces cashburn as focus shifts to reopenings


William Hill has reduced its ‘cashburn’ and further restructured terms on its debt bonds, as the company secures full financial flexibility navigating COVID-19 headwinds. Publishing both a Q1 trading update for the unaudited 17 weeks to 28 April 2020 as well as a COVID-19 update, William Hill revealed that retail closures, a drop in sports ...

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Scientific Games inks LOTTO Thüringe extension


Scientific Games has added a three-year extension to its deal with Germany’s LOTTO Thüringe which will see SG supply instant win games from 2021. The agreement, which may be extended by one further year, will include SG’s value-added products and services including digital instant games, or ‘eInstants’. Jochen Staschewski, LOTTO Thüringen CEO, said: “We look ...

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BGC commits £10m to fund GamCare & YGAM’s education support programme


Strengthening its safer gambling mandate, the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has confirmed the launch of a new £10 million funded ‘education and support programme’ across the UK. The learning programme, co-developed by GamCare and YGAM, is seeking to educate 11-19 year olds on problem gambling awareness, addictive behaviours and the real-life consequences of gambling addiction. ...

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Flutter expands FTP dynamics by deploying GTG’s ‘Skill Zone’


Sports betting innovation studio GTG Network (GTG) has secured a further tier-1 bookmaker client after confirming that Flutter Entertainment will deploy its ‘Skill Zone’ free-to-play (FTP) portfolio across its Paddy Power vertical. The agreement will see Flutter expand its sportsbook FTP content and player engagement capacity by implementing GTG’s Skill Zone inventory.  The popular FTP ...

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UKGC wipes ‘disproportionate’ Royal Ascot fines for on-course bookies


In light of the challenges facing on-course bookmakers as a result of the coronavirus crisis, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has confirmed that it will review the fines issued to seven bookmakers at last year’s Royal Ascot. The seven bookmakers had reportedly allowed a 16-year old to place a £5 bet at the Royal Ascot festival. Initially, ...

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GBGB responds to Peterborough concerns


The Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB) has responded to concerns raised by Peterborough Greyhound Track regarding the resumption of the sport. Following confirmation that the sport would be targeting a 1 June restart date, Richard and Rob Perkins published an open letter to GBGB explaining that the track at Peterborough would be unable to ...

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MGA backs Swedish FA on football integrity 


Entering a data-sharing agreement, the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) will collaborate with Sweden’s Football Association (SvFF) to combat match-fixing and maintain integrity standards. The SvFF has agreed to share syndicated match data with the MGA, as the governing  body seeks to enhance its integrity monitoring capacities in light of drastic marketplace changes following the re-regulation ...

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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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