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888 confident that product growth will outride inbound headwinds 


888 Holdings has cited confidence in achieving its 2021 growth objectives, as the company enters a crucial H2 trading period aware of numerous dynamics impacting its commercial performance. This morning, the LSE-listed online gambling group published a pre-close Q2 trading update, anticipating group revenues of $257 million – up 20% on 2020 corresponding results of ...

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BetMakers further enhances racing content via SIS and RMG partnership


BetMakers has signed a multi-year partnership with Sports Information Services (SIS) and the Racecourse Media Group (RMG) covering live streaming of British and Irish horse racing vision and wagering content. As a result of the deal, BetMakers will act as an authorised supplier of vision and content held under rights by SIS and RMG to ...

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BoyleSports installs interactive Racing Post displays


BoyleSports has begun its transition from a print-to-digital after installing the new interactive Racing Post Digital Betting Shop Display (BSD) at its Drogheda shop.  The digitally-led betting shop will now feature 10 interactive screens that showcase Racing Post horse racing and greyhound data, as well as a number of new screens and self-service betting terminals ...

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ASA upholds complaint against Ladbrokes for ‘socially irresponsible’ depiction of betting


The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has upheld a complaint against Ladbrokes, citing that a television advertisement by the bookmaker depicted gambling in a ‘socially irresponsible’ manner. Three scenes appeared in the advert in question, each depicting sports betting. In the first scene, a man is seen glancing at his phone while a voiceover reads: “I’m ...

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SBC Summit Barcelona set to be betting and gaming industry’s biggest business event of 2021


The SBC Summit Barcelona conference and trade show is set to be one of 2021’s biggest business opportunities for the international betting and igaming industry, with scores of major suppliers already confirmed as exhibiting.  SBC’s flagship event at Fira de Barcelona on 21-24 September will provide a much-needed opportunity for sportsbook, online casino, safer gambling, ...

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Big Step extends call for gambling ad ban to England semi-final


The Big Step campaign has written to ITV bosses ahead of the UEFA 2020 European Championship semi-final clash between England and Denmark, calling for no gambling advertising to be shown. Citing the fact that it is estimated that over 20 million people across the UK watch the England national team, including many children, the campaign ...

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Kenya provides amnesty to bookmakers lowering tax rate to 7.5%


The fate of Kenya’s sports betting industry has been revived following President Uhuru Kenyatta’s signature of a 7.5% tax on gambling wagers. The tax measure was contained within the Kenyan Revenue Authority’s (KRA) revised ‘Finance 2021 Bill’, which saw the government modify its federal taxes on gambling and telecom sectors. Securing its presidential approval, the ...

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Lottstift demands Betsson BLM terminate all Norwegian marketing activities. 


Lottstift has issued a stern warning to BLM Group, the Malta-based marketing subsidiary of Betsson AB, ordering the company to terminate all activities targeting Norwegian consumers.  Norway’s gambling regulator has cited multiple instances of BLM Group infringing Norway’s advertising codes to promote the brands of Betsson, Betsafe, NordicBet, CasinoEuro and Norgesautomaten. Norwegian laws prohibit any ...

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Playtech completes Fortuna’s all-brand platform migration 


Playtech Plc has completed a headline project for Czech gambling group Fortuna Entertainment, confirming the successful migration of its PSK Croatia brand onto Fortuna’s centralised platform.  The FTSE technology group had undertaken the project back in 2017, following Fortuna’s acquisition of Prva Sportska Kladionica (PSK), a deal that saw Fortuna become Croatia’s biggest gambling firm.   ...

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BGC backs government on July’s full easing of hospitality orders 


The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has welcomed the government’s decision to move the UK into the final phase of lockdown.  Last night, PM Boris Johnson confirmed that the government would maintain its timetable and end ‘almost all’ COVID-19 social and business restrictions from Monday 19 July. Despite the UK recording +70,000 cases of the ...

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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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