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Scott Longley – Confusion reigns over FDC’s second betting rights deal


Scott Longley breaks down Football DataCo’s decision to split its data rights distribution package for English and Scottish football between two separate vendors for betting services. Recognised as betting’s most valuable data rights, appeasing distributor dynamics would always be a complex matter… __________________ It is some feat to conclude two exclusive global deals for what ...

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Carolyn Harris: Banning gambling sponsorships ‘one of the most obvious things to do’


Carolyn Harris MP, Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Gambling Related Harm (GRH APPG) has spoken out about gambling sponsorships, reiterating that banning gambling companies from being front-of-shirt sponsors is ‘one of the most obvious things to do’. Reported by the Guardian, Harris expressed that a new Gambling Act should prohibit shirt sponsorships across ...

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BGC highlights UK casinos ‘community response’ under lockdown orders


The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) continues to pressure the government on delivering clarity to the UK casino sector and its workforce, following the disappointing news that casino venues will not be allowed to reopen this July. Branded in the same category as nightclubs, England’s casino venues were told to remain in lockdown, and given ...

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EGBA – Black market looms on Spain if government proceeds with its advertising blackout


The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has responded after the Spanish government radically altered its Royal Decree on Advertising mandate by adding further marketing and sports sponsorship restrictions on licensed incumbents. Last week, a European Commission filing revealed that the Spanish government had drafted a series of new amendments to its approved Royal Decree ...

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SBC Digital Summit North America’s stellar line-up brings together betting & gaming industry’s major players


SBC Digital Summit North America gets underway on Tuesday July 14, when all the major international and U.S. betting & gaming operators will be joined by leading suppliers, affiliates, regulators, and sports organizations for three days of high-level content, networking and product showcases.  The virtual conference and exhibition features a stellar 100-strong speaker roster, giving ...

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LeoVegas demands Spelinspektionen clarifies rules on deposit limits


LeoVegas AB has written an open letter to the Swedish gaming inspectorate Spelinspektionen, urging it to clarify its interpretation of the new deposit limit. The letter follows on from disparities in the interpretation of new regulations introduced by the Minister of Health Ardalan Shekarabi which outline new deposit and stake limits for the duration of ...

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Stoiximan/Betano rebrands to Kaizen Gaming


The operating firm of Stoiximan and Betano brands has confirmed that it will rebrand to ‘Kaizen Gaming’ in a bid to reflect its company culture of ‘continual improvement’. ‘Kaizen’ stems from a Japanese business philosophy which looks at introducing small, incremental changes to a business’ operations to try improve both quality and efficiency. The rebrand ...

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KSA draws up wishlist on casino games market surveillance


Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the regulatory authority for the Netherlands, has published its ‘Market Vision’ document which outlines the core directives it seeks to establish for monitoring ‘games of chance’ in the interest of public safety. The KSA document sets out the regulator’s current structures related to market monitoring, how it has categorised games of chance and ...

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HKJC closes OCBBs amid rising public health concerns


The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) has confirmed that it has closed seven of its off-course betting branches (OCBBs) following a spike in coronavirus cases. Raising concerns over the ‘worsening COVID-19 situation in Hong Kong’, the HKJC emphasised that it is monitoring the situation to work out whether more OCBBs will be required to temporarily ...

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Intralot enhances Malta games offering with E*SOCCER launch


Intralot and its Maltese subsidiary Maltco Lotteries have strengthened their portfolio of virtual sports with the launch of E*SOCCER. The product, which is hoped to strengthen Maltco Lotteries’ U*BET sportsbook, will be made available across Maltco Lotteries’ retail network, offering betting opportunities on worldwide electronic football leagues of FIFA20, powered by Sportradar. “Maltco Lotteries is ...

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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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