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Microgame: Italian operators must change their mindset if they are to survive


Italy’s hard-nosed gambling leadership has become adjusted to navigating the tribulations of a marketplace in constant state of flux, facing the year-on-year curveballs of increased taxes, blanket bans on advertising and tougher all-round compliance controls. Yet market leaders are in no-doubt that they are in the midst of a true paradigm shift. Following 2020’s unprecedented ...

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Gambling sponsorships halve as clubs meet social responsibility demands


Professional sports clubs are increasingly turning away from sponsorship agreements with betting and gaming companies, as the construction and engineering, automotive and financial services sectors increase their market share. According to the latest figures from Caytoo, the gambling industry accounts for 8.1% of all sponsorships across football, rugby and cricket. Holding the top spot two ...

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Night time economy restrictions continue to hinder Rank Group performance


A lack of international tourism and restrictions on London’s night time economy have put a dampener on Rank Group’s performance according to a trading update published by the company. While current trading is “in line with management expectations”, Rank highlighted a disparity between its Grosvenor Casinos based outside of London and those within the capital ...

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Novibet strengthens global market position with Microsoft Azure


Novibet is taking its partnership with Microsoft Azure ‘to the next level’, which the operator believes will help strengthen its global market position. Having first made the transition to Azure in March, Novibet explained that Microsoft has helped guide the company’s digital transformation. Sotiris Haritos, Novibet Chief Technology Officer, said: “Our target for moving to ...

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FATF greylisting has little impact on Malta ratings


The greylisting of Malta by the the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has had no immediate impact on the island’s ratings or those of its domestic rated banks, according to Fitch Ratings. However, the firm did acknowledge that the greylisting demonstrates structural weaknesses in Malta’s anti-money laundering infrastructure, and the Mediterranean territory will be required ...

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Statscore renews ‘key partnership’ with Polish football’s second tier


STATSCORE has extended its partnership with the Polish second tier Fortuna 1. Liga for a further two years, continuing to provide sports data solutions, match centres and statistical visualisations for the league and its clubs. First initiated in 2020, the partnership has seen STATSCORE Scouts operate directly from the league’s venues, collecting information on various ...

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Spelinspektionen reiterates its sportsbook warning on in-play markets


Spelinspektionen, Sweden’s gambling inspectorate, has warned licensed online sportsbook operators to closely follow and maintain its rules with regards to their in-play market offerings.  The notice follows official Spelinspektionen warnings to Swedish state-owned racing operator AB Trav Galopp (ATG) and Polar Limited, the operating firm of Coolbet.com for breaching Gaming Act provisions on sportsbook markets. ...

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Intralot renegotiates fiscal duties to help drive Sokratis’ US vision


Sokratis Kokkalis, founder and chief executive of Intralot SPA, has underscored the technology group’s ‘business priority’ to bolster and accelerate all North American units, services and customer contracts.     Having retaken leadership of the Athens-listed group last November, Kokkalis presented Intralot’s new strategic vision to investors at the firm’s AGM on Tuesday 29 June. Despite facing ...

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Pernille Mehl ends tenure as CEO of Danske Spil’s lottery unit


Danish national lottery and gaming provider Danske Spil has announced that Pernille Mehl, CEO of Danske Lotteri Spil (DLO), will leave her role after six years with the company to take on a new position as CEO of a tech company. She will remain at DLO until November 1 at the latest. As of writing, Mehl was not in ...

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‘Fakta om spel’ site launched to ‘increase awareness’ about Swedish market


The ‘Fakta om Spel’ (Facts about Gambling) website has been launched by four of Sweden’s largest operators, with the aim of increasing awareness of the country’s gambling market. First announced last month and developed in cooperation with BOS, the Swedish Trade Association for Online Gambling, the new website has the backing of Betsson, Kindred Group, ...

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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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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 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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