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‘Better for Bettors’: Better Collective’s formalised approach to sustainable development


For this month’s Better Collective Spotlight, we spoke to Christina Thomsen (pictured above), Head of Investor Relations (IR) and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) at Better Collective. We asked her about the sustainability strategy at Better Collective, the parent company behind the likes of bettingexpert.com and hltv.org, and a new commitment to supporting the Sustainable Development ...

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Kenneth Alexander: Industry’s regulatory future is in-play as live sport resumes


GVC Holdings CEO Kenneth Alexander has issued a public statement to Parliament, as sportsbooks return to trading on the majority of major sports betting markets. Writing for Politics Home, Alexander emphasised that while a post-lockdown period brings with it an opportunity to promote a wide range of betting markets, gambling companies must not become ‘complacent’ ...

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Tote adds Superpools for all Royal Ascot races


Ahead of this week’s Royal Ascot (16-20 June), the UK Tote Group has confirmed that its Tote Superpools markets will be available for all 36 festival races. Tote Superpools offer pools that are combined with those from Hong Kong and other major racetracks, boosting prize pool liquidity for punters. The Tote has since outlined plans ...

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BGC: UK betting to donate all Royal Ascot ‘Britannia Stakes’ profits to charity


The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) will launch the betting industry’s latest charity initiative on Gold Cup Day (Thursday 18 June) at Royal Ascot. Regarded as the festival’s ‘biggest wagering day’, the BGC confirmed that 13 UK betting brands will commit to donating all win and each-way profits taken from the heritage handicap Britannia Stakes ...

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Brazil backs betting reforms for its pandemic recovery programme


Brazil’s Council of the Investment Partnerships Program (CPPI) met last week with President Jair Bolsonaro and Economic Minister Paulo Guedes to discuss new projects to boost the nation’s economic recovery from COVID-19 impacts. The CPPI has decided to include sports betting in its  ‘PPI recovery program’, with the aim of creating new jobs and mitigate the negative consequences caused by the ...

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UKGC data finds low level gambling pick-up in lockdown


The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has published further data revealing that the British public has engaged less in gambling during national lockdown. The data for April was collected from the UK’s biggest operators combined with YouGov‘s ongoing ‘COVID-19 tracker’ measuring public trends and habits in lockdown. Citing general consumer trends, the UKGC underlined that lockdown ...

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Arcades denounce DCMS reclassification postponing June reopening  


DCMS has confirmed that operators of UK ‘adult gaming centres’ (AGCs) in England will not be allowed to reopen their venues as anticipated on Monday 15 June.  Listed as retail venues, UK arcades had been scheduled to reopen from the start of next week alongside betting shop counterparts, a decision previously communicated by the government ...

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SAZKA confident of European comeback as assets weather COVID-19 storm


Citing novel coronavirus impacts across its European network, Czech gambling and lottery conglomerate SAZKA Group saw its consolidated Q1 revenues decline by 11% to €405m (Q1 2019: €458m). In an overview of Q1 performance, the group cited trading under unprecedented circumstances, in which subsidiaries OPAP Greece, Casinos Austria and LOTTO Italia have been forced to ...

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Fitzdares gears up for Royal Ascot with new campaigns


Private bookmaker Fitzdares will ‘buck the trend’ by launching a new national ‘luxury brand advertising campaign’ ahead of next week’s Royal Ascot (16-20 June). Its ‘Upgrade Your Bookmaker’ campaign will appear in UK news magazines The Spectator, The Week, national daily newspapers and the Racing Post as well as on social media and aims to ...

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Veikkaus seeks new wagering lead as Kauhanen departs to lead Finnish Hippos


Finland’s national gambling monopoly Veikkaus OY is looking for a new sports betting chief, after long-term Vice President of Wagering Sami Kauhanen departed the organisation to lead Finnish horseracing. This June, Suomen Hippos – Finland’s horseracing and stud breeding association – confirmed the appointment of Kauhanen as inbound President and CEO effective 1 September 2020. Hippos ...

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SBC Digital Summit Latinoamérica

16 - 17 June 2020

The SBC Digital Summit Latinoamérica is the largest virtual event in Latin America and will deliver a fully virtual and interactive conference, exhibition and networking experience to delegates with an interest in the betting and gaming industry. To address the state of the industry as well as emerging opportunities in the LATAM market, SBC has gathered the very best industry experts and thought leaders to share their views.

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CasinoBeats Malta - Digital

30 June - 2 July 2020

CasinoBeats Malta Digital will deliver a fully virtual conference, interactive exhibition and networking experience to 3,000 senior-level attendees from operators, suppliers, affiliates and regulators. It features a five-track conference, which will see high-profile executives from the worlds of online casino, slots and payments joined by a carefully-selected range of sector visionaries to share their insights and ideas on 2020’s unique challenges and the long-term opportunities for the industry.

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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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