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David Clifton: Licensing Expert – Has the die already been cast?


In last month’s “Licensing Expert” article for SBC News, I talked about a possible link between erosion of parliamentarians’ trust in the Gambling Commission and erosion of the Commission’s trust in the gambling sector. Since then, more recent events have served to underline even more the extent to which trust in both the regulator and ...

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Betby goes live with Advabet


Sports betting supplier Betby has agreed a new partnership with Advabet which will make its sportsbook and Betby.Games esports offering available with the igaming solutions provider. Under the agreement, the Betby.Games offering will be available through the Advabet solution, which will include FIFA, NBA 2K and Rocket League competitions, with more events to be added. ...

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Ukraine targets summer initiation for its new gambling law


The CIS office for international law firm Dentons has issued on-the-ground perspectives with regards to the approval of Ukraine’s ‘Gambling Law’ (Bill-2285-D). Tuesday’s industry headlines were dominated by the Verkhovna Rada approving the bill’s second reading 248-to-95, moving to end Ukraine’s 11-year prohibition of all forms of gambling except for lotteries. Observing Rada developments, Dentons ...

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GG.Bet scores ESL Counter-Strike & Dota 2 global partnerships


Curacao-based esports bookmaker GG.Bet has become the official global betting partner of pro-esports organisation ESL for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Dota 2 tournaments. The arrangement will cover all ESL One and Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) tournaments through the rest of the year, as well as the ESL Pro League Seasons 11 and 12. GG.Bet will ...

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National Lottery launches £45m Community Fund network


The National Lottery has pledged to provide a further £45 million in funding for the UK’s ‘most vulnerable communities’ to help them recover from COVID-19 impacts. Through its ‘Community Fund’, the National Lottery has established a new network which will help it distribute central funds to five partners supporting organisations that work within communities that ...

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GamCare backs London problem gambling service


GamCare will continue to support those afflicted by problem gambling after backing a new NHS Primary Care Gambling Service (PCGS) which has opened in London. The new service will give problem gamblers access to a multidisciplinary team of mental health nurses, GPs, GamCare treatment practitioners and therapists. It will also work alongside GPs to improve ...

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Codere secures €250m credit lifeline on aggressive interest rates 


Embattled Spanish gambling group Codere SA has agreed terms on a new ‘refinancing proposal’ with existing bondholders, which will allow the firm to access a further €250 million credit extension.  Following weeks of negotiations, Codere has secured the vital liquidity funding to keep its Spanish and South American business units afloat. US bondholders Jupiter AM, ...

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SBC Webinars and Digitain present Finding Value in Untapped Markets


SBC Webinars returns on Thursday 23 July, when leading sports betting and igaming software provider Digitain presents Finding Value in Untapped Markets – the Importance of Innovation in a Competitive Landscape. The session will see Digitain’s experts demonstrate how operators can extract maximum value from under-exploited sports, and examine the importance of having an effective ...

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Rada approves Ukraine gambling bill with no taxation policy 


Voting 248-to-95, Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada (parliament) has approved the mandate of ‘Bill-2285D – Gambling Law’, passing the legislation to ‘form a new market for regulated gambling’.  The approval will allow Ukraine’s government to repeal its existing ‘Prohibition of Gambling Law’, which has held a blanket ban on all forms of gambling except state-run lotteries since ...

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Interwetten signs Yakubu as first Nigeria ambassador


DACH bookmaker Interwetten will grow its brand exposure in Nigeria after securing former Premier League footballer Yakubu “Yak” Ayegbeni as its first Nigerian market brand ambassador. Yakubu will represent the brand in the Nigerian market, and will be integrated into all advertising activities, both online and print, for the betting group. Interwetten’s entry into the ...

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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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