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Sapar Karyagdyyev, Gamingtec: Esports a new king or fly-by-night


When COVID-19 decimated the sports calendar back in March, the knee-jerk reaction was that sports betting would never be the same. Alternative content, headlined by esports and virtual betting markets, would quickly emerge as a genuine rival to traditional sports betting. Yet, while the associated quarantine period has certainly accelerated the need for a more ...

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GVC backs Lords ‘thoughtful and measured contribution’ to UK gambling’s future regime


GVC Holdings has welcomed the report published by the House of Lords Gambling Industry Committee, reiterating the measures that the operator group has already taken to ‘constantly improve player protection policies’. Published this morning, The House of Lords Gambling Select Committee’s report ‘Gambling Harm – Time for Action‘ calls for an overhaul of UK gambling, ...

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Spelinspektionen reminds operators of AML responsibilities


The Swedish Gambling Authority, Spelinspektionen, has issued guidance for licence holders which outlines ‘common risks’ and examples of how online games can be used for money laundering and terrorist financing. Spelinspektionen also included some of its own observations on the actions that operators have previously taken to combat money laundering, emphasising that operators must assign ...

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Nikolas Lynhe-Knudsen to lead Danske Spil as CEO


Danske Spil has named Nikolas Lynhe-Knudsen as its new Chief Executive Officer, who will begin his new role from 1 October 2020, taking over from Susanne Mørch Koch. Lynhe-Knudsen currently holds the position of executive board member and director of economics, technology and media production at the Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR), having also held a ...

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Lords call for ban on sponsorship in wide ranging gambling report


A Lords report into gambling regulation has called for ‘urgent action’ to address harms caused by gambling.  House of Lords Gambling Select Committee’s report ‘Gambling Harm – Time for Action‘ has taken over a year to compile and the results do not make pretty reading for the industry, the regulator and the government. On its ...

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Sportradar nets European Handball Federation data deal


Sportradar has agreed a long-term partnership with the European Handball Federation (EHF) and EHF Marketing GmbH (EHFM) which will include official data collection and distribution to media organisations and betting operators. The agreement, which will run until 2030, will see Sportradar utilise its technological capabilities to develop new solutions for data analysis and identify new ...

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Adapting and evolving in the industry during COVID-19


Speaking on the second day of CasinoBeats Malta Digital, Paris Smith, CEO of Pinnacle, claimed that ‘every crisis is an opportunity’ as she explains how her company evolved at the start of the COVID-19 crisis. As part of the Leaders’ Panel, Smith went on to praise her ‘loyal’ and ‘dedicated’ staff and how there have ...

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Betclic aims for highest French profile with Ligue 1 betting partnership


Betclic has announced its biggest sponsorship commitment to date after becoming the official betting partner of French football’s Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 championships. Confirmed this morning by France’s Ligue de Football Professional (LFP), Betclic will join French football’s roster of marquee sponsors, which includes UBER Eats as headline sponsor Ligue 1 and BKT tyres ...

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BGC: UK casinos need a guarantee of July reopening 


The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has called for ministers to guarantee the reopening of UK casinos in July to avoid industry job losses. BGC CEO Michael Dugher re-emphasised that UK casinos had undertaken all necessary steps to ensure that venues are ‘covid proof’ and able to reopen safely in July, with the majority of ...

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CasinoBeats Malta - Digital

30 June - 2 July 2020

CasinoBeats Malta Digital will deliver a fully virtual conference, interactive exhibition and networking experience to 3,000 senior-level attendees from operators, suppliers, affiliates and regulators. It features a five-track conference, which will see high-profile executives from the worlds of online casino, slots and payments joined by a carefully-selected range of sector visionaries to share their insights and ideas on 2020’s unique challenges and the long-term opportunities for the industry.

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SBC Digital Summit North America

14 - 16 July 2020

The SBC Digital Summit North America is the largest online event in North America and will deliver a fully virtual and interactive conference, exhibition and networking experience to delegates with an interest in the U.S. betting and gaming industry. To address the state of the industry, SBC has gathered the very best industry experts and thought leaders to share their views and discuss what tools we can use and look at the opportunities ahead of us.

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SBC Summit Barcelona - Digital

8 - 11 September 2020

The SBC Summit Barcelona - Digital is the online version of SBC’s flagship event, with over 10,000 delegates and 100 exhibitors. You can look forward to a Global Betting & Gaming Show that will deliver a fully virtual and interactive conference, exhibition and networking experience to executives in all industry sectors and from all regions. The event will offer a unique opportunity to meet and network in the themed networking sessions, round tables and workshops with a global audience of decision-makers, in and around the world-wide industry.

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