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Staffless betting shops: the future for retail?


The Irish retail betting landscape has come up against its fair share of challenges in recent years, with the introduction of a 2% tax on turnover over €2.5 million, the absence of a central gambling regulator and most recently the closure of all non-essential shops. But despite these hurdles, fixed costs have remained at a ...

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Gaming1 appoints Ricardo Viana to lead creative game development


Gaming1 has strengthened its game design and marketing team by appointing Ricardo Viana as its Chief Creative Officer – the first position of its kind in the company. As CCO at the Argent Group gaming and sports betting platform, Viana will take charge of the design, distribution and marketing of its global suite of over ...

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Genius bolsters sports portfolio with $200m Second Spectrum acquisition


Data and technology provider Genius Sports has entered into a ‘definitive agreement’ to acquire Second Spectrum, an official analytics partner of several high-profile professional sports leagues and teams, for a purchase price of $200 million. As a data tracking and analytics partner of the English Premier League, National Basketball Association (NBA) and Major League Soccer ...

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Forest Green Rovers joins campaign against gambling sponsorship


Forest Green Rovers FC has become the first professional English football club to call for a ban on gambling sponsorships, joining national campaign The Big Step. Part of the Gambling with Lives charity, the Big Step calls for an end to sponsorship promotion and advertising of gambling in football, and was founded to raise awareness ...

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Apollo tables AUS $4bn offer for TAB


US private equity fund Apollo Global has entered the pursuit of Australia’s highly prized TAB by tabling an initial AUS $4 billion (€2.5bn) offer to acquire the Tabcorp Holdings wagering unit. Apollo’s bid sees the US fund target taking control of Tabcorp’s wagering and media division and its further related ‘pokies’ machine subsidiary unit.  A ...

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Scientific Games reviews ASX options to trim debt 


Scientific Games Corporation (SGC) is reportedly reviewing strategic options to list its business on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX).  The Australian Financial Review (AFR) has reported that SGC has recruited Sydney-based investment bank Jarden Australia to draft the company’s pathway towards listing on the ASX. An ASX-listing is detailed as one option to address SGC’s ...

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Football Index addresses investors on losses distribution


Football Index has released a statement addressing the distribution of lost finances to its customers, two months after the operator entered administration. Begbies Traynor, the insolvency practitioner of Football Index’s parent company BetIndex, initially began to process customer claims against the company in April. The claims process was available to all users of the football ...

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Affordability checks rumoured to be sidelined as DCMS focuses on UKGC shake-up


Plans for the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) to conduct advanced affordability checks as a result of the review of the UK’s betting and gaming regulations may be shelved due to the findings of the consultation, according to a report by The Telegraph. The enforcement of applied affordability checks on all UK gamblers wagering over £100 ...

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Intralot delivers stable 2020 earnings despite system shocks


Athens-listed Intralot SA has published its financial results for the 2020 fiscal year, prepared in accordance with IFRS, noting an almost 17% decline in revenue after its lottery and sports betting industries were significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. For the 12 month period which ended on December 31, 2020, Intralot declared a group revenue ...

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UKGC provides full evidence disclosure on credit card ban


The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has published its full consultation and evidence disclosure on its decision to ban gambling credit card transactions from 14 April 2020.  A key 2020 judgement, The Commission stated that its review had been undertaken focusing on the objectives of its ‘Business Strategy 2018-2021’ – to protect the interests of consumers, ...

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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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