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Robbie Morris – Two-Up Digital: “We’re excited for the future”


British retail bookmaker Star Sports recently launched its first online sports betting site, enlisting the help of London-based platform provider Two-Up Digital to do so. SBC caught up with Two-Up CEO Robbie Morris to find out more about the partnership. SBC: As a developer, how testing/difficult has it been to launch legacy racing bookmaker Star ...

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FA reveals new carding system for managerial misconduct


The English Football Association has revealed that for the upcoming season, red and yellow cards will be handed to managers for touchline misconduct. The sanctions will be enforced in the FA Cup, Football League, EFL Cup, EFL Trophy and National League, however in the Premier League managers will receive a verbal caution if the officials ...

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DraftKings soft launches NJ mobile sportsbook product


Accelerating its US sports betting proposition, DraftKings has launched its New Jersey mobile app, bringing digital wagering to the Garden State. The fantasy sports operator has soft-launched its ‘DraftKings Sportsbook’ app, syndicated through its New Jersey licensing agreement with Resorts Casino () and developed in partnership with betting technology group Kambi Plc. The initial launch ...

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Luckbox first esports betting operator to secure IOM OGRA licence


New industry incumbent Luckbox, has confirmed that it has become the ‘first cryptocurrency-supported esports betting platform to be awarded an operator licence by the Isle of Man government.’ Luckbox secures its IOM licence through holding company Real Time Games Limited, which received an Online Gambling Regulation Act (OGRA) accreditation, issued by the jurisdiction’s Gaming Supervision ...

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ManBetX pockets key snooker sponsorship deal


Matchroom Multi Sport has announced that ManBetX will title sponsor snooker’s Champion of Champions tournament for the next two years. Taking place at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry from Monday to Sunday 5-11 November, the 2018 the ManBetX Champion of Champions will be broadcast live in the UK on ITV4 throughout and on networks around the ...

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Scientific Games reports positive revenue momentum despite accounting restructure


A new look Scientific Games Corporation (SGC) announces its second quarter 2018 results, reporting revenue growth across its core divisions of gaming, lottery and digital services. Updating the market on Q2 2018 trading (period ending 30 June), SGC reports a 10% uplift in group revenues to $845 million (Q2 2017: $766 million). The Nasdaq-listed enterprise ...

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Energybet strengthens Leyton Orient relationship


Online sportsbook Energybet has strengthened its ties with Leyton Orient Football Club, becoming official betting partner of the side of which it has been shirt sponsor for the previous two years. Much like previous seasons Energybet is to engage with fans throughout the season with match day giveaways and half time competitions on the pitch, ...

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Kindred confirms departure of Ebba Ljungerud as Group Commercial lead


Stockholm-listed Kindred Group Plc has confirmed that long-term executive Ebba Ljungerud has departed the firm’s senior management team. A Kindred executive since 2010, Ljungerud has served the Stockholm enterprise in a number of leadership roles including Chief Product Officer of Unibet, Managing Director of Maria Gaming and most recently as Kindred Chief Commercial Officer (2016-2018). ...

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Record H1 results see LeoVegas AB reap rewards of its enlarged capacity


Publishing its H1 2018 interim results, an enlarged LeoVegas AB declares record revenue and earnings, as the online gambling group benefits from marketing efficiencies and savings implemented during the trading period.   Integrating the new assets of Royal Panda and Rocket X, LeoVegas reports a 76% increase in H1 2018 corporate revenues to €165 million ...

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UKGC outlines tougher sanctions for betting operators


Coming into force on 31 October 2018, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has outlined that strengthened sanctions against gambling companies that break advertising rules or breach consumer law. The new regulations come after the UKGC went through an open consultation period and are the latest step as the industry trade body looks to implement its ...

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Betting on Sports

18 - 21 September 2018 - Olympia, Kensington

Betting on Sports 2018 is a must-attend event for members of the sports betting industry and those that deal with the sector. Sports betting events do not come bigger than this one with 2,000+ senior executives, 180 leading industry speakers, and 100 exhibitors in the exhibition hall!

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Casino Beats Summit

19 - 20 September 2018 - Olympia, Kensington

The inaugural CasinoBeats Summit takes place over two days and brings together a wide range of stakeholders to discuss some of the key challenges facing the global online casino sector. Topics to be addressed and debated include innovation in slots and live casino, new markets, legislative updates, promotions and bonusing, gender equality in gaming and so much more.

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ESI London

18 - 20 September 2018 - Olympia, London

ESI London will be a three day esports business conference focused on building a bridge between expertise and interest. Covering topics such as how to build a brand and make content just like an esport endemic, league, event and team operations, the importance of PR in esports, legal and compliance and much more will be covered in just day one.

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AffiliateFEST

19 September 2018 - Olympia, London

AffiliateFEST provides accelerated digital learnings for iGaming affiliate entrepreneurs. Learn the latest digital strategies from experienced iGaming experts. Access a breadth of digital marketing insight, do meaningful networking, and get ahead of the regulatory changes that will impact how you grow your affiliate business next year.

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SBC Sponsorship Forum

18 September 2018 - Hilton, Olympia

The SBC Sponsorship Forum is an invite-only forum for Sports Clubs, Football Clubs  & Sporting Organisations and Bookmakers / Gaming Brands to discuss and explore opportunities around sports sponsorship.

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Sports Betting Hall of Fame

20 September 2018 - Olympia, London

Curated in order to recognise the individuals who have contributed a great deal to the industry over the course of their careers with a lasting legacy. The purpose of the Hall of Fame is to honour, preserve and perpetuate the names and outstanding accomplishments of personalities who have brought lasting fame to the sports betting sector.

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