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David Clifton: What does the future hold with a new UKGC CEO?


Licensing expert David Clifton, Director at ‎Clifton Davies Consultancy, tries to read the runes (or the many strategy documents) to discern what the new Gambling Commission (UKGC) CEO has to deal with during his 18 month tenure. The last month has seen the arrival of a new, albeit ‘interim’, Chief Executive at the Gambling Commission. ...

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City examines vital interims as gambling faces sweeping judgement calls  


From London to Wall Street, the interim results of global gambling’s listed incumbents will be probed as the industry faces systemic changes inbound during the second-half year trading. Though the finely balanced outcome of the UEFA Euro 2020 Championships will impact incumbents bottom lines – city analysts will be focused on evaluating which companies are ...

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BGC calls for ombudsman to enhance consumer complaints process


The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has called on the government to strengthen the gambling sector’s customer complaints process by establishing an industry ombudsman. Although a system for dealing with customer complaints already exists, the betting and gaming industry standards body has argued that the creation of an ombudsman would improve consistency of the process ...

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Denis Egan announces early retirement from IHRB


Denis Egan, the CEO of the Irish Horse Racing Regulatory Board (IHRB), has announced his early retirement from the position, effective from 30 September 2021. Egan first joined the Turf Club in 1995 and became the CEO of the organisation in 2001, after which he transformed the regulatory arm of The Turf Club into the ...

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1account initiates consultation regarding multiple account holders


1account has initiated a consultation with leading gambling industry figures for views on how digital technology can assist gamblers with tracking their financial position across multiple accounts in real time. The firm has cited research from the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), the average UK gambler has three betting accounts, whilst younger gamblers are likely to ...

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VBET inks Ukrainian Premier League title sponsorship


Online sportsbook operator VBET has penned a three-year deal for the title sponsorship of the Ukrainian Premier League (UPL). As part of the collaboration – which will focus on the development of the vision and the sport in the country ‘in general – the UPL will be referred to as the VBET League, with the ...

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Kindred secures remaining Relax shares to enhance igaming offering


Kindred Group is set to strengthen its igaming operations via a full takeover of Relax Gaming, acquiring the remaining 66.6% of the firm’s shares. Conducted at an implied value of €320 million for 100% of the shares on a cash and debit basis, the purchase will see Kindred pay an initial consideration of around €80 ...

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Gamesys merger with Bally’s moves closer to completion


The acquisition of Gamesys Group by Bally’s Corporation is now closer to completion, after the board of the US betting and gaming conglomerate obtained the required votes for all shareholder approvals. Under the terms of the initial takeover agreement signed in April, the merger will see Bally’s, in cooperation with Premier Entertainment, acquire the entire issued ...

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Altenar returns to Colombia with Colbet and Betsson Group partnership


Altenar has strengthened its position in the Colombian market after signing a new partnership with Colbet.co and Betsson Group. The agreement, which follows a revamp of Colbet.co, will see Altenar become the new sportsbook supplier for the betting operator. From 1 July, bettors will be able to access an updated version of the operator’s site, ...

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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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