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Gaizka Mendieta and Georgian football greats join SBC Digital Summit CIS line-up


Former international football stars Gaizka Mendieta, Georgi Kinkladze, Zurab Khizanishvili and Revaz Arveladze are set to take part in a special panel at SBC Digital Summit CIS analysing the relationship between professional sports and the business world. The Betting and Sports – More Than Just A Companion? session takes place on 5 November, the second ...

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UKGC opens public consultation on identifying vulnerable customers


The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has announced its latest public consultation as it seeks evidence and opinions to form ‘stronger requirements’ with regards to how online licensees identify vulnerable or high-risk customers. In its statement, the Commission underlined that it will require a diverse range of input from all industry stakeholders – tech, compliance, payment, ...

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Kindred withdraws 32Red from Italian market


Kindred Group Plc has moved to consolidate its Italian market presence under its flagship Unibet sportsbook brand. The decision sees the Stockholm-listed operator retire its 32Red (32Red.it) subsidiary from the Italian market. 32Red had maintained an Italian sportsbook presence since 2012, prior to the firm’s £175 takeover by Kindred Plc in 2017, a strategic acquisition ...

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Inbound budget sees Ontario pull the trigger on its igaming framework  


The government of Ontario, Canada’s most populous province, is set to move ahead and establish the foundations for a liberalised igaming market – a move that will likely have significant consequences for how Canada chooses to regulated sports betting. Publishing its provincial budget, Ontario’s legislative assembly will reveal its conditions for launching a regulated igaming ...

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Stoke contemplating match screenings at bet365 Stadium


Stoke City is in the process of debating whether to live screen the Potters’ Championship fixtures at the bet365 Stadium whilst supporters are still prohibited from attending matches. With the 2020/21 EFL campaign forced to remain behind closed doors indefinitely, the league are making a conscious effort to closely monitor and shut down any illegal ...

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BGC: Government must guarantee a December reopening for UK gambling


The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) is seeking guarantees from the government that UK betting shops and gambling venues will be allowed to reopen without interruption once the latest England-wide COVID-19 lockdown ends on the anticipated date of 2 December. The BGC said that the government must take a ‘science-led approach’ to reopen high street ...

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Trustly refreshes brand to represent its global identity


Digital payments systems supplier Trustly has refreshed its logo and visual identity celebrating its 12th year in business.  Recognised as one of the most popular and secure payment platforms for igaming incumbents, Trustly has revealed its new corporate identity, explaining that it has ‘traded its old shopping cart image and lock for a bold new ...

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NBA maintains Genius and Sportradar as lead betting data suppliers  


The NBA will maintain its existing data supplier arrangement for the global sports betting sector, continuing to utilise Genius Sports and Sportradar as lead distributors for bookmakers and wagering-related activities. Genius and Sportradar will continue to act as joint-lead distributors of NBA and WNBA data for regulated sports betting markets, operators and technology platforms. In ...

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BCLB order spoils SportPesa Kenyan relaunch  


SportPesa’s return to its home market of Kenya has been impeded following a licence suspension authorised by Kenya’s Betting Control & Licensing Board (BCLB).  Following a year-long hiatus from Kenya’s sports betting market, SportPesa intended to relaunch its betting services this weekend under a licence held by new operating firm ‘Milestone Bet’. Prior to its ...

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SNP warned of inbound job losses over tier-2 casino closures


Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has been warned by UK casino leaders that “hundreds of Scottish jobs’” have been placed at risk following the SNP’s enforcement that casino venues should be temporarily shut. New Scottish Government COVID-19 emergency measures enforced that any region placed under ‘Level 2’ requires local casinos to close entirely. Bosses have ...

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SBC Digital Summit CIS

4-5 November 2020

The SBC Digital Summit CIS is the largest virtual event dedicated to the CIS region. It will deliver a fully virtual and interactive conference, exhibition and networking platform to all delegates with an interest in the booming CIS betting and gaming industry. The event is a must-attend event for all operators, affiliates, and suppliers keen on taking advantage of and exploiting the massive opportunities in the region.

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CasinoBeats Slots Festival

18 November 2020

SBC and CasinoBeats are presenting the first-ever Slots Festival, offering gaming professionals the opportunity to try out a wide range of games both from some of the sector’s establised providers as well as from upcoming new game developers. The day-long festival will see game developers showcasing their latest & hottest games through free plays and fun tournaments, not just slots but also live casino, poker and skill games.

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Betting on Sports America Digital

1-2 December 2020

Betting on Sports America Digital is the online edition of the largest dedicated sports betting trade show in North America. It features a high-level digital conference that will see senior executives from major operators, regulators, and sports organizations share ideas that will help to shape the future of the U.S. sports betting industry. Along with the content, there will be a wide range of opportunities to connect and talk business, including an interactive expo hall showcasing the latest innovations from leading suppliers, themed networking roundtables, and workshops.

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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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