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‘Bricks, Clicks, and Mobile Wallets’: OKTO CEO Filippos Antonopoulos on the future for retail


It’s human nature to err towards trying again, as opposed to trying different. It’s tempting to think that retail will return to normal if we just simply “try hard enough” to provide a necessary sense of safety, all the while not materially changing much else. This, to me, fails to take stock of what the ...

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Simon Westbury lands ‘dream job’ as Digitain’s Chief Business Officer 


Industry multi-channel platform and systems provider Digitain has promoted Simon Westbury to the position of Chief Business Officer. Prior to this Westbury served as the company’s Head of International Business Development where he took responsibility for expanding Digitain’s international sales channel and strategy related to new clients and markets. “Simon has successfully led the Digitain ...

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Mischon de Reya issues Brexit warning on unsettled data transfer rights


London law firm Mischon de Reya has issued a notice to its online gambling partners highlighting further Brexit concerns on data protection rights, staff employment and services contracts impacting the industry. Online gambling has faced less friction than other sectors (travel, exports, entertainment) when adapting to the UK’s post-EU future, as the majority of operators ...

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BGC calls for reopening of gambling industry after lockdown


The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) insists that retail betting shops and casinos must be allowed to reopen when the UK begins to exit its most recent national lockdown. Over 44,000 people in the UK are employed in betting shops and casinos, and the BGC has argued that these businesses are prepared to support the ...

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Irish Labour Party launches Bill targeting gambling advertising


The Irish Labour Party has launched draft legislation with the intention of banning the advertisement of gambling, following similar calls by sporting bodies. If successful, the Party’s Gambling (Prohibition of Advertising) Bill 2021, would ban all gambling advertising in Ireland, separating the gaming industry from sports and entertainment. “Gambling addiction is a silent scourge across ...

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GambleAware reports positive NGTS Scotland & Wales results 


GambleAware has published its first report that tracks residents’ use and access to the ‘National Gambling Treatment Service’ (NGTS) facilities across Scotland and Wales. The data for Scotland and Wales has been independently collected by healthcare research consultancy ViewitUK – as GambleAware aims to provide stakeholders with a regional view of NGTS developments.  In Scotland, ...

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Simon Collins to vacate position as betting MD at News UK


News UK’s Managing Director of Betting and Gaming, Simon Collins, is set to vacate his position, with the intention of returning to the start up sector. Collins has over 25 years experience in the iGaming industry, having overseen the development of a number of brands across a range of verticals. He co-founded and served as ...

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Horseracing.co.uk recruits Bryony Frost as first brand ambassador


British National Hunt jockey Bryony Frost has been named as Horseracing.co.uk’s first ever brand ambassador. The 25-year-old English jockey will contribute to the relaunch of the Horseracing.co.uk website, sharing insights and race knowledge, whilst collaborating with the editorial team on the creation of digital content. Frost, who was nominated for BT Sport’s 2019 Action Woman ...

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UKGC extends research consultation until the end of February


The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has extended the consultation phase of its feedback on its research methodologies with regards to gambling participation and how problem gambling prevalence is measured across the country.     The consultation, which was originally due to close on 12 February, has been extended by a further two-weeks to Friday 26 February. It ...

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Black market betting websites in Australia targeted by ACMA


The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) intends to request that Internet Service Providers (ISP) in the country remove 18 offshore black market betting websites. An official statement by the ACMA revealed that 222 illegal gambling operators have been removed from the web in Australia since its first blocking request was made in November 2012. ...

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SBC Digital Latinoamérica

2 - 3 March 2021

Now in its second edition, the first day will address the entire Latin American market and sessions will be mainly conducted in Spanish, while the second day will focus on Brazil and most sessions will be conducted in Portuguese.The event will be held on SBC’s digital platform, allowing for unparalleled conference content, networking, and innovation showcases from leading suppliers.

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SBC Digital Africa

30 - 31 March 2021

SBC Digital Africa is the 2nd edition of the largest virtual event dedicated to the African continent. To shed light on both emerging opportunities and unique challenges in the most important African markets, SBC will bring together the key industry experts and industry leaders to share their insights.

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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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