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FavBet’s Alex Hleb deal: “When contract is just a piece of paper”


Oleg Smityuk from FavBet reflects on his experience of building beneficial partnerships with brand ambassadors, citing Champions League winner Alex Hleb as a case study for the Belarus market. More than a year ago now, I joined FavBet in a Head of International Markets role. I have since executed one of the top priorities for ...

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UKGC offers public guidance on ID rules, rights and responsibilities


The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has reminded the general public of the safer gambling requirements that operators must adhere to when customers sign-up and register with online gambling platforms.  Licensed UK operators must ensure that all customers are ID varied, certifying that a customer is old enough to gamble and whether they have ever participated ...

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Online casino on “strong footing” to absorb live sports return


SBC News caught up with Soft2Bet CEO Boris Chaikin to discuss whether the recent spike in online casino activity during the break from live sports events could be sustained as Europe’s biggest football leagues kick back into action. Chaikin was asked if the traffic for online casino games – beneficiaries of the COVID-19 pandemic (at ...

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Gamban boosts US expertise with Jody Bechtold addition


Gamban has named Jody Bechtold as the newest member of its advisory board, who will advise the company with its expansion into the US. Based in the US, Bechtold currently serves as Vice President for the International Gambling Counselor Certification Board, and also holds the position of board member for the National Council on Problem ...

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Royal Ascot generates ‘record number of transactions’ for SG’s OpenSports


Despite this year’s Royal Ascot taking place behind closed doors, Scientific Games reported a ‘record breaking’ number of account transactions across its OpenSports platform on the first day of the meeting. The sports betting technology provider recorded a 44% increase in the volume of bets placed on the opening day of the event when compared ...

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Spotlight Sports takes over MansionBet blog 


MansionBet has boosted its content engagement capacity by recruiting Spotlight Sports Group editorial team to run its website blog (https://blog.mansionbet.com/). The Gibraltar-based online bookmaker said it has moved to revamp its onsite blog’s editorial content with a view to attracting and re-engaging audiences after the restart of the global sports calendar. Industry publishing group Spotlight ...

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Nuno Gomes joins BetConstruct and FeedConstruct as brand ambassador


Portuguese football player Nuno Gomes has become the latest brand ambassador for BetConstruct, and the software provider’s data feed subsidiary FeedConstruct. A striker who played in two World Cups and three European Championships for the Portugal national team, he scored the winner against England at Euro 2000. BetConstruct, a company with such a robust sports betting ...

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DCMS: UK gambling divided on COVID-19 business resilience


A business survey carried out by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has revealed that UK gambling firms have been divided in their response to Coronavirus restrictions, with only one-third of corresponding companies accessing government support. DCMS’ survey, entitled The Coronavirus Impact Business Survey, suggested that the majority of gambling companies were land-based, ...

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FSB teams up with Cricket.com to launch predictions game


FSB has signed a new agreement with Cricket.com to launch a new prediction-based game which will be made available across Cricket.com’s website and mobile app. It will allow cricket fans to test their knowledge of the game, as well as compete with their friends and other members to top private and public leader boards for ...

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Scientific Games expands SGI debt placement to $550m 


Scientific Games Corporation (SGC) has confirmed that it will upsize its previously announced senior unsecured debt note placement from $350 million to $550 million.  The debt placement will be carried by SGC’s global operating unit Scientific Games International (SGI), priced at $550 million with an applied principal aggregate of 8.6% due for repayment in 2025. ...

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CasinoBeats Malta - Digital

30 June - 2 July 2020

CasinoBeats Malta Digital will deliver a fully virtual conference, interactive exhibition and networking experience to 3,000 senior-level attendees from operators, suppliers, affiliates and regulators. It features a five-track conference, which will see high-profile executives from the worlds of online casino, slots and payments joined by a carefully-selected range of sector visionaries to share their insights and ideas on 2020’s unique challenges and the long-term opportunities for the industry.

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SBC Digital Summit North America

14 - 16 July 2020

The SBC Digital Summit North America is the largest online event in North America and will deliver a fully virtual and interactive conference, exhibition and networking experience to delegates with an interest in the U.S. betting and gaming industry. To address the state of the industry, SBC has gathered the very best industry experts and thought leaders to share their views and discuss what tools we can use and look at the opportunities ahead of us.

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SBC Summit Barcelona - Digital

8 - 11 September 2020

The SBC Summit Barcelona - Digital is the online version of SBC’s flagship event, with over 10,000 delegates and 100 exhibitors. You can look forward to a Global Betting & Gaming Show that will deliver a fully virtual and interactive conference, exhibition and networking experience to executives in all industry sectors and from all regions. The event will offer a unique opportunity to meet and network in the themed networking sessions, round tables and workshops with a global audience of decision-makers, in and around the world-wide industry.

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