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Moving beyond sponsorship: How Fonbet’s KHL deal is “much more than a business decision”


In Russia, hockey is considered to be the national sport and so securing a partnership with the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) is a “strategically important asset” for Fonbet.  Speaking to SBC News, Fonbet reflected on the ways in which the operator’s collaboration with the league transcends the typical sponsorship model, highlighting the importance of fan-engagement ...

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William Hill disappointed by Mr Green’s costly Swedish AML gaps


William Hill has issued a response to the AML failings of Mr Green, its flagship European online gambling subsidiary which was fined SEK 30 million (€3.1m) by Spelinspektionen – Sweden’s gambling inspectorate.  Yesterday, Spelinspektionen published its casework on Mr Green, outlining multiple AML compliance and duty of customer care failures identified between 1 January 2019 ...

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Belgian BetCenter Futsal League joins STATSCORE data roster


STATSCORE has strengthened its foothold in the Belgian market after confirming that its scouts will provide official sports statistics from Betcenter Futsal League matches. As a result, STATSCORE will provide fans with access to a range of key sports data and statistics which will be made available via LeagueCenter and TeamCenter platforms. This data will ...

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Rank seeks £80m final settlement with HMRC on machine duties


Rank Group Plc has been granted a 60-day extension by the First-tier Tribunal Tax Chamber (FTT) to resolve its settlement on incorrect gaming machine duties charged between 2005 and 2013 with HMRC.  The LSE gambling group is guaranteed a tax rebate as HMRC can no longer challenge its appeal previously rejected by an Upper Tribunal ...

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Entain to play ‘pivotal role’ in Team GB support with SportAid extension


Entain Plc has extended its long-term partnership with sports charity SportsAid, with the aim of providing funding to young Team GB athletes at the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. As a result of the extension, the FTSE 100 company will double its financial backing for SportsAid, taking its total financial commitment to £500,000 by ...

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Spelinspektionen fines Mr Green €3m for AML neglect 


Sweden’s gambling inspectorate Spelinspektionen has fined Mr Green penalties totalling SEK 31.5 million (€3m) after citing that the William Hill subsidiary had failed to match its AML and customer care duties.  Providing an overview of its assessment, Spelinspektionen fined Mr Green SEK 1.5 million (€140,000) for failing to maintain its customer reporting duties as a ...

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GiG ‘treats digital trust as priority’ with ISO 27001 recertification


Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has secured an ISO 27001 recertification for four of its primary products, and will remain accredited for a further three-years, subject to an annual surveillance audit. The recertification will cover the group’s PAM platform, frontend development & CMS solution, its sportsbook platform and data platform, whilst the firm has also been ...

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Catena maintains 2021 forward momentum despite ‘problem child’ Germany 


Catena Media has maintained its year growth trajectory after overcoming a Q2 trading period including tough European ‘mature market’ regulatory adjustments.  Publishing its 2021 interim results, Catena reported YTD revenues of €71 million – up 31% on equivalent 2020 results of €54.5 million. YTD metrics saw it sustain its ‘forward momentum’ in the growth markets ...

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Allwyn backs Made By Sport #PoweringGoodTogether mental health campaign


Allwyn, the UK subsidiary of the SAZKA Group, that seeks to become the next steward of the National Lottery, has partnered with Made By Sport to launch #PoweringGoodTogether – a nationwide sports and mental health campaign. #PoweringGoodTogether has been developed to promote sports proven ability in helping overcome mental health issues, and the further development of ...

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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 CIS

13-14 October 2021

The SBC Summit CIS conference and exhibition is the premier event dedicated to the sports betting and gaming industry in the CIS region. It provides an exceptional opportunity for everyone with an interest in markets across the CIS and Eastern Europe to reach and engage with operators, affiliates, suppliers and regulators, as they gather to exchange ideas, network and do business.

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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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