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FanDuel: Sports fans want experiences ‘radically different to traditional formats’


Appearing in the debut episode of the SBC Leaders Podcast, a podcast series that gets to know the people driving global gaming’s biggest developments, FanDuel CEO Matt King discussed the operator’s approach to developing sports betting in ‘radically different’ formats. Speaking to SBC’s Global Relationships Director, Kelly Kehn, King outlined how both the sports betting ...

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Jumio and SBC Webinars present The Dice are Cast for KYC & Player Verification Compliance


The SBC Webinars series continues on Wednesday 31 March, when Jumio, Sky Betting & Gaming, and Playtech will share insights on the latest KYC regulations, player onboarding technologies and best practices. The Dice are Cast for KYC & Player Verification Compliance session, presented by identity verification, eKYC and AML specialist Jumio, will examine how betting ...

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Videoslots promotes ‘customer expert’ Peter Sjoberg to COO


Videoslots has confirmed the promotion of Peter Sjoberg to the role of Chief Operating Officer (COO), as the Malta-based online casino operator continues to restructure its executive leadership ranks. Sjoberg has formally served as Videoslots Director of Customer Services since 2018, leading a  +50 staff team overseeing Videoslots customer care and compliance duties.     An expert ...

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RMG passes the winning post with Cheltenham streaming record


Last week’s Cheltenham Festival recorded a huge uptake in the number of viewers streaming the event, with the Racecourse Media Group (RMG) reporting the highest figure in British and Irish horse racing history. Utilising the services of real-time streaming technology platform Phenix, RMG secured up to 500,000 streams on individual races, representing a year-on-year growth ...

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Flutter loses Kentucky appeal on PokerStars $870m litigation 


The Supreme Court of Kentucky has denied Flutter Entertainment Plc an appeal to rehear the litigation made by the state against its PokerStars subsidiary.    The FTSE100 firm’s request relates to the Kentucky Court of Appeals reversing its judgement on PokerStars owing the Commonwealth of Kentucky $870 million for unlicensed online poker wagers recorded between 2006-to-2011. ...

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GBGB’s Mark Bird reiterates commitment to greyhound welfare


Mark Bird, Managing Director of the Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB), has confirmed the standards body’s commitment to greyhound welfare, welcoming the launch of a new Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) initiative. The MD praised the recent announcement that all BGC members taking bets on greyhound racing will pay into the British Greyhound Racing ...

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Svenska Spel renews Happy F&B as brand development agency 


Svenska Spel will continue to work with Stockholm marketing agency Happy F&B as lead ‘brand development’ agency for Sweden’s national lottery and games company. The renewal follows an internal review carried out by Svenska Spel management, which examined all company marketing disciplines and existing agency relationships. Despite working across Svenska Spel marketing campaigns since 2018, Happy ...

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HRI to commence CEO recruitment drive as Kavanagh steps down


Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) is looking for a new CEO as current incumbent Brian Kavanagh has announced he will be vacating the position in September this year. As CEO of the governing body responsible for horse racing in Ireland, Kavanagh oversaw several major milestones and challenges during his tenure, including the implementation of the country’s ...

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‘Lack of empirical research’ into gambling-related harm, AAGH study finds


Research commissioned by Action Against Gambling Harm (AAGH) has found that the UK must do more to investigate levels of gambling-related harm. Conducted by the Policy Institute at King’s College London, the investigation explored four different subject areas: financial harms and affordability, betting on sport, gambling by children and gambling by women.  Among the key ...

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UKGC fines Casumo £6m for historical customer care failings 


The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has taken regulatory action against Maltese igaming and sportsbook services operator Casumo, issuing fines totalling £6 million having uncovered a series of social responsibility and anti-money laundering failings.  Following an audit of Casumo activities between October 2019 and 8 January 2020, the Commission found that the operator had failed to ...

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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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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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