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September to October 2020 in Review: Autumn signals a ‘generational change’


2020’s autumn months hold no respite for betting leadership, as the sector placed at the forefront of global business headlines reporting on inbound changes be it through regulatory challenges, M&A or leadership changes… SBC – Politics and M&A make global betting the headline maker…  The betting industry’s autumn proceedings begun with further political maneuverers centred ...

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Caesars takeover of William Hill set to go ahead after antitrust period cleared


The antitrust period for Caesars Entertainment’s takeover of bookmaker William Hill has been cleared, it was revealed this week. In a statement, the Nevada-based casino operator commented: “Caesars continues to progress through obtaining all necessary regulatory approvals required to close the transaction and is still aiming to complete the proposed combination in March 2021.” The ...

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Leading from the front: Sergey Portnov discusses SBC Awards success


At this year’s star-studded SBC Awards, Parimatch’s CEO Sergey Portnov was named Leader of the Year – an accolade which he was thrilled to receive.  So as we approach the end of this challenging year, what better way to round off 2020 than by reflecting on the achievements of one of the industry’s top leaders. ...

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Compliance for UK gambling businesses: What changed in 2020 and what to expect for 2021


As the world ground to a halt due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the online gambling industry has seen a rapid increase in the number of players, and as a consequence more compliance and fraud breaches, writes Sumsub co-founder Jacob Sever (pictured). The lockdown’s imposed to halt the spread of the virus were a “recipe for ...

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July to August 2020 in Review: Betting beats the gloom as new horizons emerge


As betting began to emerge from the difficulties of March and April, the future started to look slightly brighter as the industry began to assess its new options for a post-COVID environment. SBC – Betting emerges from the COVID storm … July saw no respite from politics which continued to dominate gambling’s agenda, as the ...

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May to June 2020 in Review: Political whiplash follows Covid storm


Having navigated March and April’s COVID storms, the betting industry was served a political whiplash across European jurisdictions as the months of May and June saw governments order tighter customer controls across all gambling verticals.   SBC – European governments order tougher controls on gambling’s compliance duties Following direct orders from the government, the UK Gambling ...

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Spain to form new body on ‘gambling harmonisation’


Spain’s DGOJ has signed a new ‘collaborative accord’ which aims to establish a ‘new technical body’ charged with harmonising Spain’s federal gambling laws, standards and market controls. The regulatory agency for Spanish gambling will work with ‘UNE’ – the ‘standardisation body’ formed by the Ministry of the Economy to comply with EU competition standards across ...

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William Hill acquires majority stake in Alfabet Colombia to open LatAm vision


William Hill Plc has secured its first South American sportsbook venture after confirming that it has acquired a ‘majority stake’ in Colombian-licensed operator Alfabet SAS. Closing its 2020 trading, the FTSE250 betting group stated that Colombia will be ‘the ninth regulated betting market in which William Hill will have an active presence’. Operating in Colombia ...

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‘A fantastic achievement’: Better Collective reflects on SBC Awards win


As 2020 draws to a close, what better way to round off the year than by celebrating the achievements of some of the industry’s leading companies. At the star-studded SBC Awards earlier this month, Better Collective was recognised as the Sports Affiliate of the Year, which CEO Jesper Søgaard described as a ‘fantastic’ way to ...

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March to April 2020 in Review: Betting tackles its Covid trauma


SBC recounts the traumatic months of March and April 2020, as the deadly coronavirus spread across Europe, leading to nationwide lockdowns and the cancellation of sports fixtures across the world. SBC – COVID-19 shocks signal that 2020 will be no ordinary year… As COVID-19 triggered what has been described as an ‘unprecedented’ situation, the betting ...

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SBC Digital India

27 - 28 January 2021

SBC Digital India is the premier online event for igaming in India and will deliver a fully virtual and interactive conference, exhibition and networking experience to delegates with an interest in the betting and gaming industry. SBC Digital India will provide an excellent and unique platform for learning and knowledge sharing with the industry’s top experts in the region as well as establish and develop relationships and explore emerging business opportunities.

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SBC Digital Italy

17 February 2021

SBC Digital Italy will focus on one of Europe’s main betting & gaming markets, home to many of the industry’s strongest and most innovative companies.SBC Digital Italy will take place on SBC’s widely acclaimed interactive platform, enabling conference sessions, one-on-one networking and roundtables, product showcases, and more.

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SBC Digital Latinoamérica

2 - 3 March 2021

Now in its second edition, the first day will address the entire Latin American market and sessions will be mainly conducted in Spanish, while the second day will focus on Brazil and most sessions will be conducted in Portuguese.The event will be held on SBC’s digital platform, allowing for unparalleled conference content, networking, and innovation showcases from leading suppliers.

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SBC Digital Africa

30 - 31 March 2021

SBC Digital Africa is the 2nd edition of the largest virtual event dedicated to the African continent. To shed light on both emerging opportunities and unique challenges in the most important African markets, SBC will bring together the key industry experts and industry leaders to share their insights.

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