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How Waterhouse VC is helping businesses ‘dominate their niche’


Our typical investment is “not well-understood” by most people, said Waterhouse VC Chief Investment Officer Tom Waterhouse, who outlined how his fund invests in businesses solving key problems for both the operator and the customer. He told SBC Americas why the fund is looking at high-growth opportunities in very specific areas, including companies within the ...

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Playtech sees 4% revenue fall but maintains confidence in B2B success


Playtech Plc has highlighted a ‘very strong performance’ for its B2B verticals throughout the first half of 2021, achieving objectives across three continents, despite experiencing a 4% decline in revenue.  Informing stakeholders in its interim trading report and following on from its July update, the FTSE 250 gaming technology group detailed that total revenue had ...

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Government review identifies ‘lessons to be learned’ regarding Football Index


The UK government has revealed the findings and conclusions of its investigation into the collapse of player exchange platform Football Index, making recommendations to the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC). First launched in April following the decline of Football Index after a number of users abandoned the site, leading to BetIndex entering administration, the Independent Review ...

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Chris Philp appointed gambling minister as reshuffle continues


The latest development in Boris Johnson’s cabinet reshuffle has seen Chris Philp named the new Gambling Minister, replacing John Whittingdale. Although the new appointee’s responsibilities have not yet been disclosed, it has been confirmed that he will oversee the continuation of the review of the 2005 Gambling Act following Whitingdale’s dismissal last week. Philp’s first ...

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Spelinspektionen: ‘Clear link’ between borrowing money and problem gambling


Spelinspektionen, the Swedish Gambling Inspectorate, has updated incumbents in the country’s betting and gaming market concerning credit card usage.  The Inspectorate explained that gamblng companies – with the exception of lotteries – are prohibited from offering credit cards as a payment method in Sweden, but added that some licensees ‘inform about and sometimes also link ...

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UKGC alters digital oversight following Football Index investigation


In response to an investigation into the collapse of BetIndex, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has announced that it will make changes to its regulatory oversight of digital gambling products. The Independent Review highlighted a number of areas for improvement from both the UKGC and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). In response to the review’s ...

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Betfred strengthens US marketing with Broncos linkup


Betfred has moved to enhance the sports marketing and branding activities of its US subsidiary, Betfred Sports, via a deal with the NFL’s Denver Broncos. A marketing activation of the deal will see Betfred open a tent at the South Lawn outside the Empower Field at the Broncos’ Mile High stadium for every home game ...

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Jette Nygaard-Andersen: Gambling must learn to champion its customers


Jette Nygaard-Andersen has underlined that global gaming leadership must accept its remit in maintaining a sustainable industry as a “common-sense goal” as incumbents face a decade of new challenges. The Group CEO of Entain Plc provided the keynote speech, opening the SBC Barcelona Summit, as Entain was placed at the forefront of global news headlines ...

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Norwegian government moves forward with overseas gambling block


The Norwegian Government has progressed with its plans to block overseas betting and gaming operators, according to local outlet Norway Today. Norway’s Minister of Culture and Equality, Abid Raja, is reportedly targeting a number of overseas  firms, including Betsson and Unibet, arguing that the online activities of these companies should be prohibited.  “These companies do ...

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Flutter considers ‘matter closed’ as $300m paid to Kentucky


Flutter Entertainment has paid $300 million to the Commonwealth of Kentucky to fully settle its legal dispute with the state concerning The Stars Group.  The Dublin-based gambling group has paid $200 million to the state, on top of a $100 million previously handed over to the state relating to a superseded bond in the case. ...

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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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SBC Summit CIS

13-14 October 2021

The SBC Summit CIS conference and exhibition is the premier event dedicated to the sports betting and gaming industry in the CIS region. It provides an exceptional opportunity for everyone with an interest in markets across the CIS and Eastern Europe to reach and engage with operators, affiliates, suppliers and regulators, as they gather to exchange ideas, network and do business.

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SBC Summit Latinoamérica

27 - 28 October, 2021

SBC Summit Latinoamérica is Latin America's Betting and Gaming Event for senior executives, organised through a high level partnership between SBC and G2E, and will be held in a luxurious setting in Cancún, Mexico.

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Betting on Sports Europe

9 - 11 November, 2021

Betting on Sports Europe is the foremost conference in the European sports betting industry, where all the senior operator executives get together to discuss the unique challenges and opportunities the industry is facing.

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