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Inside Edge: Is there magic to be found in the FA Cup fourth round?


Rounding off the week, Joe Mellor and Nick Haynes at Form Labs – a division of Bettorlogic – take a look at how the top-tier teams fare against lower league opposition in the FA Cup, and where the magic might be in this year’s round four. FA Cup fourth round – Where’s the value? Dating back ...

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ASA issues final reminder on ‘loot box advertising’ consultation 


The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has reminded UK stakeholders that its ‘consultation phase’ requiring evidence on ‘advertising of loot boxes and other in-game purchases’ will close next week on Thursday 28 January.  The UK advertising standards body launched its consultation back in November, following concerns raised by government ‘select committees’ on elements of loot boxes, ...

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UKGC confirms there is ‘no evidence of a sustained increase in gambling activity’


The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has published data delving into the potential impact thatCOVID-19 lockdowns have had on gambling activity. Data from the report has demonstrated that ‘there has not been a significant or sustained increase in gambling activity since the COVID-19 pandemic began’. Breaking down the statistics in a nationally representative sample of over ...

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NHL nets first European betting partnership with Tipsport


The NHL has licensed Tipsport as its first European sportsbook partner, allowing the Czech betting group to utilise its official brand logo and matchday data. The partnership will see Tipsport serve as the NHL’s ‘official betting partner’ for the markets of the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Recognised as the Czech Republic’s largest betting agency, Tipsport ...

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Czech gambling reforms brightened by ‘bank-ID’ approvals 


Czech Republic gambling stakeholders hope that the government will proceed with regulatory adjustments to banking and customer verification requirements that will allow for a smoother market entry.  Following 2017 amendments to the ‘Czech AML Act’ in connection with the implementation of a new ‘Czech Gambling Act’ – the Ministry of Finance enforced the requirement for ...

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Broadcasting of all Premier League fixtures to continue


As the third nationwide UK lockdown continues, the Premier League has made the decision to continue providing televised coverage of all matches. The announcement follows the earlier decision by Richard Masters, the league’s Chief Executive, to keep playing games behind closed doors for the remainder of the season. Spectators were able to return to stadiums ...

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IGT and MGA Games lead the way in Italy and Spain on SlotJava


International Game Technology (IGT) was one of the big winners at an online awards show hosted by igaming affiliate Infinileads SL, which was put on to recognise the most popular slot developers and slot titles across the company’s SlotJava brands in 2020. The prizes were determined by the total number of free plays across more ...

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HSBC announces extension of gambling block feature to 72 hours


HSBC UK has confirmed that the cooling off period for its gambling block feature has been extended from 24 hours to 72 hours. The announcement follows the UK Gambling Commission’s (UKGC) revelation that there has been a month-on-month increase of 29% in gross gambling yield (GGY) and a 7% increase in active accounts. Maxine Pritchard, ...

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Wazibet elevates player experience with BtoBet’s Neuron 3


BtoBet has continued to build on its presence in the African sports betting market after agreeing to power the Wazibet online brand via its Neuron 3 platform. Through the agreement signed in collaboration with STM Gaming, BtoBet’s certified partner in Africa, the platform provider will offer both management and technology support for the Kenya-based operator.  ...

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Danske Spil renews Quantum contract with Sportech


Sportech Plc has announced a major client extension as Danske Spil, Denmark’s state-owned lottery operator, renews its pari-mutuel technology agreement with the racing systems provider.  The agreement will see Danske Spil continue to utilise Sportech’s ‘Quantum’ software as lead retail system for racing tote and pari-mutuel markets. Last year, Danske Spil undertook a group-wide overhaul ...

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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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