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SBC Digital Summit: ‘Cashless’ environments to take centre stage when retail returns – Samuel Barrett


Samuel Barrett, Director of Gaming at Trustly, believes that moving towards cashless environments will be a main component in helping players in retail make payments when businesses return to normal after the COVID-19 crisis. Delivering the day-four keynote at this week’s SBC Digital Summit, kicking off the Neosurf sponsored Payments Day track, Barrett bemoaned that ...

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George Fotopoulos, Vermantia: The future for retail betting


To say that retail betting has faced an uphill battle would be an understatement. The sector has faced legislative and regulatory challenges on a global scale, now combined with the lockdown measures in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. It is, therefore, now more important than ever that operators adapt to the high-street environment – however ...

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Flutter begins ‘new era’ by completing merger with Stars Group


A new FTSE100 gambling giant was formed this morning, as Flutter Entertainment Plc confirmed the outright completion of its $11 billion merger with The Stars Group Inc (TSG).   Flutter has completed its six-month merger pursuit of TSG ‘on schedule’, securing all regulatory (Australia, UK and US) and shareholder approvals during the first half of 2020 ...

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Spillemyndigheden shuts down 16 illegal gaming websites


A further 16 websites have been blocked by the Danish Gambling Authority, Spillemyndigheden, after it was found that they were offering betting and gaming without a licence. The ruling was issued in March 2020, and marks the sixth time that the regulator has gone to court to have unlicensed betting, casino and skin betting websites ...

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Stats Perform locks up ‘Big May’ by adding esports and darts content 


Stats Perform has significantly expanded its betting-related content to help bookmaker clients navigate lockdown complexities, facing the global downturn in live sports content.  The sports-tech innovation studio detailed that it will amplify its Watch&Bet service for bookmakers by adding new esports and PDC Darts programming.   Securing a partnership with leading pro-esports organisation BLAST, Watch&Bet will ...

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SBC Digital Summit: Coljuegos President confirms live casino approval


Juan Perez Hidalgo, President of Coljuegos, has confirmed that Colombia’s national gambling regulatory authority will imminently allow for live casino content to be offered by licensed market incumbents. Perez Hidalgo made his announcement as part of day-two of the SBC Digital Summit’s ‘LATAM markets track‘, where he addressed an audience on Colombian market developments. In ...

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BOS – Swedish channelisation strategy failing to meet casino


Swedish trade association Branschföreningen för Onlinespel (BOS) has published a report revealing that channelisation rates for both online casino and sports betting are tracking significantly below government expectations. Since the market reopened on 1 January 2019, it is estimated that between 80% and 85% of players have been channelled to licensed sports betting sites. This ...

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SBC Digital Summit: Stamping out corruption as lesser leagues take centre stage


Sports betting integrity has become even more prominent as smaller leagues, such as the Belarusian Premier League, receive high scale attention due to the limitation of live-sports.  However, in order to prevent these small scale tournaments from being susceptible to match fixing Andrew Ashenden, Chief Commercial Officer at Stats Perform, has called for every sector ...

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Golden Race boosts African presence with Betway deal


Golden Race has increased its footprint in the African market after signing a partnership with Headsquare, the exclusive brand licensee for the Betway brand in Africa. As it stands, Golden Race processes 80% of the tickets sold for virtual markets across Africa, where its virtual football leagues are particularly popular. “Betway is a world-class company ...

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GambleAware secures £9m UKGC emergency fund to help maintain support network 


The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has transferred £9 million in industry penalties to help its problem gambling, support, research and treatment charities cope with the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.  The UKGC has directly allocated £9 million to lead gambling-harm prevention charity GambleAware, who will be tasked with distributing funds to its partner network. The UKGC and ...

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SBC Digital Summit 2020

27 April - 1 May

The SBC Digital Summit is the largest online event ever in betting and gaming, which allows the industry to interconnect, engage and network during turbulent times, as COVID-19 continues to spread with huge impact on all our businesses. To address the state of our industry, SBC has gathered 140 of the very best industry experts and thought leaders to share their views, discuss what tools we can use and look at the opportunities ahead of us.

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CasinoBeats Malta 2020

22 - 24 June 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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SBC Summit 2020

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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Betting on Sports Europe 2020

20-22 October 2020, The Kia Oval, 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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Betting on Sports America 2020

1 - 3 December 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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