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STS completes takeover of Czech software provider Betsys


STS has completed the takeover of Czech betting software company Betsys, already its main provider of IT solutions for both online and retail channels in Poland. For STS, the largest bookmaker in Poland with over 47% market share, this takeover represents the next stage of its ‘dynamic development’. Having dominated the betting industry in Poland, ...

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BGC: Treasury must face economic realities and allow casinos to reopen  


As UK businesses wait for Chancellor Rishi Sunak to issue his ‘summer statement’ tomorrow, the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has continued to pressure the government to reopen casinos this July. Branded as a ‘critical mini-budget’, Sunak’s statement will underline vital business grants, industry subsidies and workforce schemes to help boost the UK’s economic recovery ...

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Mikael Lijtenstein, AstroPay: Thinking like the customer to accelerate cashless shift


Cashless payments are here to stay, said AstroPay CEO Mikael Lijtenstein (pictured below), who believes the shift towards it has been accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Speaking on the ‘’Cashless future? Solving LatAm’s payments problem’ panel at the SBC Digital Summit Latinoamérica, Lijtenstein led the debate on a lack of payment options in emerging markets ...

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PBS launches virtual sports solution for SSBTs


Playtech BGT Sports (PBS) has confirmed that it will be launching its first proprietary virtual sports portfolio for self-service betting terminals (SSBTs). The launch will allow punters to access simulation-based odds for virtual products, with the product due to go live in four weeks. Commenting on the launch, Richard Andrew, Director Virtual Sports at Playtech ...

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GambleAware urges UK Finance to get strict on Gambling Blockers


GambleAware has this morning published insights from research it commissioned on public uptake and effectiveness of bank card ‘gambling blockers’. The charity sanctioned researchers from the University of Bristol’s ‘Personal Finance Research Centre (PFRC)‘ to evaluate the effectiveness of blockers and its potential as a tool to prevent gambling harms. The PFRC’s research estimated that ...

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Propus launches Bookies Matrix tracking all licensed bookmakers activities


Bookies Matrix (bookiesmatrix.com) has launched seeking to become the global directory for all licensed bookmakers. The business portal is founded by sports betting consultancy Propus Partners, with the aim of collecting all information and data on licensed sports betting incumbents operating across all regulated marketplaces. Online directories have been a common feature of the betting ...

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UKGC data reveals ‘notable recovery’ for sports betting


Data from the UK Gambling Commission has revealed a ‘notable recovery’ in sports betting revenues during May, which has been partly attributed to the return of the German Bundesliga and other top-flight leagues. The data, collected from the largest online operators and the YouGov Covid-19 tracker, built upon data published by the UKGC on 12 ...

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SBC Digital Summit North America to examine key challenges for the land-based industry


The Land-Based track at SBC Digital Summit North America will see senior executives share their ideas for how sportsbooks, tribal casinos, and lotteries can bounce back from the financial damage caused by the COVID-19 shutdown. The North American edition of SBC’s highly-successful virtual conference and exhibition series takes place on July 14-16 2020, with content ...

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Leon House delivers 24-hour support with AnonyMind launch


Residential gambling addiction centre Leon House has launched a new online gambling treatment platform which seeks to offer a ‘full, impartial and anonymous psychiatric assessment’ for those affected by problem gambling. The platform, AnonyMind, has been created in collaboration with Cognacity, a Harley Street specialist provider of mental health and addiction treatment, while EPIC Risk ...

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OPAP delivers on Athens children’s hospital CSR projects


OPAP has completed a major corporate social responsibility initiative after announcing the renovation of Athens’ Aghia Sofia children’s general hospital.  The modernisation of Aghia Sofia’s children’s ward was first announced as a core CSR project by OPAP in 2018, with the betting group taking full responsibility for the funding of the renovation of Athens largest ...

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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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