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Martin Lycka: What Would Pelé Do?


In the fifth of a series of columns on international gambling legislation, GVC Holdings Director of Regulatory Affairs Martin Lycka wonders what might Pelé and his footballing band of brothers think about Brazilian sports betting regulation. In an exclusive fictitious interview, we have asked Brazil’s all-time leading goal scorers for their views on the regulatory ...

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Strong Q3 trading sees Scientific Games return to black


Scientific Games Corporation (SGC) has reported that growth across all core business segments – including its sports betting vertical (SG digital division) but with the exception of gaming operations (sequential loss of $1m) – is growing on “both the top and bottom line”, which CEO Barry Cottle said puts the company on a “path to ...

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Insider Sport: On The Ball – Ongoing civil unrest sees Copa moved from Chile


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 the Copa Libertadores move, Eintracht Frankfurt’s digital expansion and Middlesborough’s support of Responsible Gambling Week 2019.  Chilean unrest sees Copa Libertadores final moved to Peru Conembol, the governing ...

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SIS pens new agreement with Argyll Entertainment


Racing content and data services provider Sports Information Services (SIS) has secured a new two-year partnership with Argyll Entertainment, which will see SIS deliver its 24/7 Live Betting Channel.  The channel, which will feature live streams of international horse racing and British and Irish greyhound racing, will deliver content from across six continents via Argyll’s ...

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Rank appoints Karen Whitworth as Audit Chair


London-listed Rank Group Plc has moved to strengthen its governance advisory, confirming the appointment of Karen Whitworth as a Non-Executive Director with immediate effect. An expert in the financial planning and risk management of large-scale enterprises, Whitworth is the former logistics and supply chain operations director of UK supermarket J Sainsburys Plc (2007-2018). Updating investors, ...

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Kenneth Alexander: GVC – ‘Industry cannot be turned into a political football’


GVC Holdings’ Chief Executive Kenneth Alexander has responded to criticism of his leadership, made public this week by the ‘All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Gambling Related Harm’. Opening the ‘Reputation Matters – gambling sector in the spotlight’ keynote event, Alexander spoke on GVC and the industry’s combined efforts to reduce problem gambling harms and further ...

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Safer Gambling Forum: The industry needs bold leadership to implement change


At the inaugural SBC Safer Gambling Forum, which took place at the CasinoBeats Summit in September, industry leaders came together to discuss some of the most pressing responsible gambling topics at the minute. Ahead of Responsible Gambling Week, which runs from 7-13 November, SBC will look at some of the topics addressed during the forum, ...

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LeoVegas reports strong Q3 despite facing ‘greater regulatory complexity’


Mobile gaming group LeoVegas has reported a strong performance during Q3, with revenues increasing by 12%, despite the group continuing to face a ‘difficult-to-navigate’ regulatory environment. Publishing its quarterly report for the period 1 July – 30 September 2019, the group noted an increase in revenues from €78.6m in 2018 to €88.2m, while EBIDTA jumped ...

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SBC Awards 2019

3 December 2019, Battersea Evolution

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. 

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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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