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Keep to core business: How Internet Viking is handling hosting


Having a physical server in a data center is not “core business”. Now, this is a stance which could be attributed to so many companies offering any sort of online service, but it definitely applies to igaming operators increasingly pressured in so many other key areas. As part of this exclusive interview for SBC, Internet ...

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Jonathan Smith: Betbuilder the growth tool for wide open Euros


Sportsbook growth strategist and risk management expert, Jonathan Smith, founder of Sportsbook Models, tells SBC that this summer’s UEFA Euro 2021 Championship will be no easy ride for bookmakers and why trading teams should power up their betbuilder inventories.  ________________________ SBC: Hi Jonathan, thanks for this interview. From your pre-market observations, how have bookmakers been ...

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Eddie Hearn to replace OBE winning father as Matchroom Chairman


Eddie Hearn has stepped up to the position of Group Chairman of Matchroom Sport, replacing his father Barry Hearn OBE, who will move into an advisory position as President of the Group. Announced at Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre during the Betfred World Championship snooker tournament, Eddie Hearn’s ascent to the top position at Matchroom will see ...

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UKGC under assessment in government Football Index review


The UK government has announced an official independent review into the collapse of Football Index, which will further include an assessment of the UK Gambling Commission‘s (UKGC) regulatory actions. An ‘independent expert’ will participate in the investigation into the demise of Football Index, which operated as a trading platform where users could purchase ‘shares’ in active ...

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Genius Sports ready for NYSE debut 


Genius Sports will begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) as of tomorrow morning, Wednesday 21 April (ticker – GENI), having completed all merger requirements with SPAC vehicle dMY Technology Group II (dMY II). In a statement released this afternoon, the firm communicated that its business combination had been formally approved at a ...

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Caesars secures High Court approval for William Hill acquisition


The High Court of Justice in England and Wales has approved Caesars Entertainment’s acquisition of British retail and online bookmaker William Hill. Following the ruling by the High Court, the transaction will be completed as of 22 April, ending three weeks of uncertainty surrounding the deal. First agreed in September 2020, Caesars offered a purchasing ...

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Ireland’s McGrath expands calls for betting reform to National Lottery


Michael McGrath, the Public Expenditure Minister for the Republic of Ireland, has called for a ban on private bookmakers taking bets on the numbers of the country’s National Lottery. According to the Irish Independent, McGrath is concerned that the National Lottery and Euromillions are undermined by bookmakers who offer similar products under their own brand ...

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Betano to challenge Liga Portugal contract break-up 


Kaizen Gaming’s Betano sportsbook subsidiary has taken legal action against Portugal’s Professional Football League (LPFP) in light of not securing the naming rights of Liga Portugal.  Betano had been favourites to replace telecom operator NOS as title sponsor of Liga Portugal, having agreed terms with the LPFP on a four-year sponsorship deal valued at €5.5 ...

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SAZKA changes UK identity to Allwyn to bolster National Lottery bid


SAZKA Group has established ‘Allwyn’ as its new UK market corporate identity, as the Czech gambling conglomerate expands its efforts to win the fourth National Lottery licensing competition. This morning, SAZKA unveiled Allwyn as its new business subsidiary, merging all of its UK operations and assets under a single strategic unit. Allwyn has been added ...

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Double Espresso Show – ‘Science leads industry efforts on overcoming problem gambling’


Speaking on the latest episode of the Double Espresso Podcast, Paul Buck, CEO and Founder of Epic Risk Management, stated that he believes the betting industry is ‘on the right track’ with regards to responsible gambling. In his interview with Rasmus Sojmark, CEO of SBC, Buck highlighted the ongoing review of the 2005 Gambling Act ...

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SBC Digital Payments

29 April 2021

SBC Digital Payments will bring together fintech’s leading minds, operator decision makers and experts on the intricacies of payments in the betting and gaming industry, to share their insights and discuss the cutting edge of this key area for success.

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SBC Digital North America

9 - 10 June 2021

SBC Digital North America focuses on the burgeoning North American sports betting and igaming industry, providing an industry-leading platform where all the industry’s key players come together to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the industry.

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SBC Digital Italia

28 - 29 July 2021

SBC Digital Italia will have an exclusive focus on one of Europe’s main betting & gaming markets. Home to many of the industry’s strongest and most innovative companies, the Italian market has often developed new approaches to adapt to a changing regulatory landscape, most recently with the introduction of the strict limitations placed on advertisement and promotion of betting and gaming operators.

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SBC Summit Barcelona

21 - 24 September 2021

SBC Summit Barcelona is the global betting & gaming show, representing the absolute top in terms of networking, learning and getting business done. It offers a unique opportunity to reach and network with a global audience of key decision makers from the betting and gaming industries.

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