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Insider Sport: On the ball – FIFA announces player protection fund


From sponsorship to the ever-expanding world of football media coverage, when it comes to the business of football, InsiderSport has you covered. This week’s OTB reports on Juventus’ decade long stadium deal, FIFA’s salary protection fund, Everton’s TikTok announcement and Valencia trailing an in-stadia food delivery service.   _____________________ FIFA to launch new player wage protection ...

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The GG.BET ICE Challenge 2020 – in numbers


DATA.BET announced itself to the esports industry by supplying the official data for a $250,000 CS:GO tournament at ICE London, produced in partnership with GG.Bet.  Here are all the key numbers that you need to know from last week’s tournament. 6.45 million – The total streaming views for the GG.BET ICE Challenge 2020. 1.98 million ...

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GiG divests B2C arm to Betsson AB for €31 million


Issuing a market filing this morning, the governance of Stockholm-listed Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has disclosed that it will divest its entire B2C unit to Betsson AB. GiG governance confirms that it has agreed terms on a share purchase agreement worth €31 million, consisting of a €22.3 million cash payment for the assets on top ...

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AgiproNews Italian View – Dignity Decree’s blanket ban shows no effectiveness


Italian betting leaders attending the ICE2020 London conference detailed their frustrations as Italy’s new coalition government continues to enforce a blanket ban on gambling advertising sanctioned by the former administration’s Dignity Decree mandate. Prior to the conference, online gambling trade body LOGiCO bluntly stated that the Decree had failed in its core objectives of reducing ...

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Oliver Dowden takes charge of DCMS


An afternoon of frantic Downing Street movements has seen Oliver Dowden (MP for Hertsmere Hertfordshire) promoted to the senior position of Secretary of State for Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). Dowden replaces Baroness Nicky Morgan as DCMS leader, who stood down as a Conservative MP last December after choosing not to contest ...

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FDJ ups corporate guidance in preparation for action packed 2020


French lottery operator Française des Jeux (FDJ) has declared a ‘landmark year’ after publishing its first set of corporate results as a Paris Euronext Exchange enterprise. Citing growth across ‘all lottery verticals’, FDJ recorded a 9% increase in stakes to €17.2bn (FY2018: €15.8bn). FDJ said that it is now operating its largest point-of-sale network with ...

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MGM seeks new Chairman as Jim Murren ends leadership tenure


MGM Resorts International has revealed its transition plan following the news of chairman and CEO Jim Murren’s decision to step down before his contract expiration.  The search process is set to be run by a committee of independent directors formed by the board alongside a ‘nationally recognised’ executive search firm. In a statement issued, Murren ...

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Cabinet reshuffle points to a National Lottery tender delay


Foreign and domestic bidding parties seeking to compete in the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) 2020 National Lottery tender have been frustrated following news reports of likely delays. This week, the Financial Times reported that the UKGC had not issued its ‘procurement questionnaire’ to bidding parties, a key tender procedure which was meant to be sanctioned ...

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CasinoBeats Malta 2020

24 - 26 March 2020, Intercontinental Malta

The conference and exhibition will bring together 1,500 senior-level attendees from operators, suppliers and regulators as well as a carefully selected range of sector visionaries to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the online casino sector. CasinoBeats Malta brings vital industry insight, knowledge sharing and networking opportunities directly to one of online gaming’s spiritual homelands.

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Betting on Sports America 2020

28 - 30 April 2020, Meadowlands Expo Ctr, New Jersey

The Betting on Sports America conference presents 200 leading industry speakers across 40 sessions, with a 61,000 sq ft large exhibition that brings you 50 exhibitors, world-class hospitality, and the very best networking and business opportunities. Each evening there will be networking events at some of the most exclusive venues in New York and New Jersey.

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Betting on Sports Europe 2020

2-4 June 2020, Stamford Bridge London

Betting on Sports Europe is the foremost conference focusing on the European sports betting industry, where senior operator executives come together to discuss the challenges and opportunities the facing the industry. Betting on Sports Europe will provide a sharp focus on matters in all the individual sports betting markets across the continent, bringing together each region’s key players under one roof to discuss best practice in tackling the main challenges facing the industry.

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SBC Summit

8-11 September 2020, Fira de Barcelona, Barcelona

The SBC Summit is where the world’s leading operators, suppliers, regulators and other industry stakeholders come together to share the latest developments in sports betting and igaming. It is a unique opportunity to reach and network with a global audience of decision-makers, stay updated on the latest developments and be a part of the current discussions in and around the world-wide industry.

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