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AgeChecked – Germany offers operators no grace period on age-verification requirements


  Germany follows the Netherlands in placing age verification as the critical compliance component of The Interstate Treaty on Gambling to be fully enforced from 1 July 2021. Though final compliance requirements are yet to be settled, Germany’s sixteen Länder (regional councils) remain adamant that new federal gambling regime will carry a zero-tolerance policy on ...

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Swedish government holds consultation on extending gaming restrictions


The Swedish government has outlined new proposals to extend the current restrictions on the gaming industry until the end of June 2021, citing concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. The memorandum, which has been submitted for consultation until 23 November 2020, includes an extension to a series of ‘temporary measures’ introduced earlier this year such as ...

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Ramaphosa orders investigation of South Africa’s National Lotteries Commission


Cyril Ramaphosa, President of South Africa, has signed an executive order authorising the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) to probe alleged corruption and maladministration of the National Lotteries Commission (NLC). Signed by President Ramaphosa on 20 October, the order came into effect when it was published in the Government Gazette on 6 November. The Special Investigating ...

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BGC urges Westminster to follow Wales’ ‘science-led approach’


The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has shown its support for the ‘science-led approach’ taken by the Welsh government, which has allowed betting shops and casinos to reopen their doors following the country’s two week ‘fire break’ lockdown. As of yesterday, 360 betting shops and four casinos in Wales were given the green light to ...

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Bookmakers support racing with additional streaming and data fees


Bookmakers have agreed to offer a much-needed cash boost for horseracing during the second coronavirus lockdown, after confirming that they will pay additional fees on existing streaming and data deals until 2 December. The extra revenue from online operators will help racecourses to make up for some of the funding shortfall caused by the widespread ...

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Neil McArthur: Operators must ensure highest standards during new lockdown


Neil McArthur, Chief Executive of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), has reiterated the government’s stance that licensed operators must ensure the highest operating standards and customer protections during the ongoing November lockdown.  McArthur issued a personal statement to betting leadership as the UK entered its second national lockdown last week, underlining that the highest expectations ...

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Svenska Spel extends Swedish Sports Federation alliance


Svenska Spel has extended its partnership with the Swedish Sports Federation, Riksidrottsförbundet, with the agreement now expected to run until 31 December 2022. The new agreement is reported to be worth SEK 42 million over the two year period, and will be effective from 1 January 2021. The duo will focus on securing funds for ...

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bet-at-home sees no summer bounce as DACH taxes drain recovery


bet-at-home AG has maintained its full-year 2020 revenue and earnings outlook despite all corporate metrics trading below 2019 comparatives, as the DACH markets bookmaker returns to full operating capacity.  Publishing its latest Q1-Q3 2020 trading statement, bet-at-home has recorded group revenues of €93 million, tracking 13% below 2019’s €107 million.   Despite its revenue downturn, which ...

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BETBY debuts tennis content on Betby.Games


BETBY has bolstered its Betby.Games offering with the addition of tennis competitions to its roster. The launch of tennis games on the supplier’s platform will deliver a range of markets and betting options, and can be integrated and active for an operator via an API integration. Leonid Pertsovskiy, Chief Executive Officer at BETBY, said: “The ...

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SIS supports international expansion with two hires


Sports Information Services (SIS) has strengthened its team after promoting Helen Ridley to the new role of Head of Group Account Management and also appointing Michele Fischer as Digital Sales Consultant for the US market. Having joined SIS over five years ago, Ridley will take responsibility for leading the Major Account team to build new ...

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CasinoBeats Slots Festival

18 November 2020

SBC and CasinoBeats are presenting the first-ever Slots Festival, offering gaming professionals the opportunity to try out a wide range of games both from some of the sector’s establised providers as well as from upcoming new game developers. The day-long festival will see game developers showcasing their latest & hottest games through free plays and fun tournaments, not just slots but also live casino, poker and skill games.

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Betting on Sports America Digital

1-2 December 2020

Betting on Sports America Digital is the online edition of the largest dedicated sports betting trade show in North America. It features a high-level digital conference that will see senior executives from major operators, regulators, and sports organizations share ideas that will help to shape the future of the U.S. sports betting industry. Along with the content, there will be a wide range of opportunities to connect and talk business, including an interactive expo hall showcasing the latest innovations from leading suppliers, themed networking roundtables, and workshops.

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SBC Awards

9 December 2020

The awards recognise the achievements of operators and affiliates, as well as suppliers from across all the major disciplines including payments, marketing, platform providers and data. With 800 virtual guests attending the event, the 2020 SBC Awards will also celebrate the companies surviving and thriving through these unprecedented times. As always you can expect a night to remember as we have ensured that there will be plenty of fun and networking opportunities throughout the evening.

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