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Louise Agran: Spotlight rebrand moves Racing Post beyond its legacy barriers


Entering a new decade, Racing Post Group made the decision to rebrand its corporate identity to ‘Spotlight Sports Group’ in a bid to better reflect its enlarged enterprise and new business services. Leading the realignment of five distinct business units into one core brand, SBC spoke to Spotlight Chief Marketing Officer Louise Agran about delivering a ...

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Betting on Sports Europe to address industry’s looming crisis


What can the sports betting industry do to avert an industry-wide crisis across Europe will be a key theme at this year’s Betting on Sports Europe conference, being held at Stamford Bridge on 2-4 June.  The conference will take place against a backdrop of the sports betting industry coming under fire from both politicians and ...

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GPA proposes ban on gambling adverts during live GAA broadcasts


The Gaelic Players Association (GPA) has reached out to representatives of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA), calling for a ban on gambling adverts during live broadcasts of gaelic football and hurling.  The players’ body has called for a ban to be written into GAA rules, with a motion currently prepared for GAA Congress this weekend. ...

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Brazil sends football envoy to learn Spanish betting safeguards


A special delegation of Brazilian politicians and football executives will travel to Spain next week to research the country’s legislative frameworks governing sports betting. The envoy will be led by Rodrigo Maia, President of Brazil’s Chamber of Duties, and Reinaldo Carneiro Bastos, President of the São Paulo Football Federation. During the visit, Brazilian executives will ...

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Short Sellers target UK betting’s regulatory exposure


City news sources report that an £80 million bet has been placed against GVC Holdings, believing that the FTSE250 betting group’s share price will significantly devalue within the coming weeks. The short position against GVC has been taken by Chicago-based hedge fund Citadel, a $32 billion fund led by renowned activist investor Ken Griffin. Citadel ...

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Golden Nugget adds sports betting to Scientific Games deal


Leading US casino operator Golden Nugget has chosen to utilise the full OpenSports product suite from Scientific Games including managed trading services from Don Best Sports. The deployment of OpenSports will start with mobile sports betting in New Jersey, while additional states will be included pending regulation. There is also an option to roll out ...

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BGC chooses Kevin Schofield as communications and digital lead


The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has strengthened its senior leadership team after confirming that Kevin Schofield has been appointed as Director of Communications and Digital. Schofield will join the BGC later this year, having accrued over 25 years experience in journalism by working at a range of media outlets including The Scotsman, The Herald, ...

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MoPlay declared insolvent following licence suspension


Following the suspension of its operator licence last week, Addison Global’s MoPlay brand has confirmed that the business is now insolvent and has halted customer withdrawals. The operator had its licence suspended after the UK Gambling Commission said in a statement that it suspected ‘that Addison Global Limited has breached a condition of the licence ...

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BA regulators approve online licensing criteria


Outlining plans to launch its online gambling market in Q4 2020, legislators in Buenos Aires have given the green light for new regulations which would set the criteria for online gambling licensees. BA city gambling regulator, the Loteria de la Ciudad (LOTBA), has suggested that sports betting, slots, lottery and casino table games could be ...

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Coral launches ‘cinematic series’ celebrating racing’s deeper narratives


Ahead of Cheltenham Festival 2020, Coral marketing has unveiled its first ever ‘cinematic campaign’ which will celebrate the ‘pace, passion and drama’ of horse racing. Debuting its ‘Fail to Finish’ campaign, the first advert in Coral’s cinematic campaign series will promote the operator’s Cheltenham Festival 2020 ‘money-back offer’. The campaign will be followed by a ‘centrepiece advert’ ...

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CasinoBeats Malta 2020

24 - 26 March 2020, Intercontinental Malta

The conference and exhibition will bring together 1,500 senior-level attendees from operators, suppliers and regulators as well as a carefully selected range of sector visionaries to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the online casino sector. CasinoBeats Malta brings vital industry insight, knowledge sharing and networking opportunities directly to one of online gaming’s spiritual homelands.

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Betting on Sports America 2020

28 - 30 April 2020, Meadowlands Expo Ctr, New Jersey

The Betting on Sports America conference presents 200 leading industry speakers across 40 sessions, with a 61,000 sq ft large exhibition that brings you 50 exhibitors, world-class hospitality, and the very best networking and business opportunities. Each evening there will be networking events at some of the most exclusive venues in New York and New Jersey.

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Betting on Sports Europe 2020

2-4 June 2020, Stamford Bridge London

Betting on Sports Europe is the foremost conference focusing on the European sports betting industry, where senior operator executives come together to discuss the challenges and opportunities the facing the industry. Betting on Sports Europe will provide a sharp focus on matters in all the individual sports betting markets across the continent, bringing together each region’s key players under one roof to discuss best practice in tackling the main challenges facing the industry.

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SBC Summit

8-11 September 2020, Fira de Barcelona, Barcelona

The SBC Summit is where the world’s leading operators, suppliers, regulators and other industry stakeholders come together to share the latest developments in sports betting and igaming. It is a unique opportunity to reach and network with a global audience of decision-makers, stay updated on the latest developments and be a part of the current discussions in and around the world-wide industry.

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