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Carsten Koerl, Sportradar: Adapting at speed to counter loss of ‘real’ sport


In the nearly 20 years since Sportradar was founded, I have never seen our landscape change so drastically in such a short period, writes the company’s CEO Carsten Koerl. In just a few weeks, we have gone from celebrating and looking forward to a diverse range of global sporting events, to the widespread cancellation and ...

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John Gordon: Incentive Games – Putting the Reality into Virtual


John Gordon CEO and Co-Founder of betting innovation studio Incentive Games, details to SBC audiences that filling live sports void won’t be as easy as bookmakers simply expanding their virtual sports inventories. Reality bites as COVID-19’s lockdown raises critical questions of bookmaker’s product planning, delivery and all-round engagement capacities.  ___________________ The landscape of gambling has ...

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Soft2Bet’s Boris Chaikin on meeting punters’ needs through white label development


Innovation and evolution of product offerings have been the key to mitigating the impact of sporting cancellations, writes Soft2Bet CEO Boris Chaikin. As the wider betting and gaming industry continues to find new ways to deal with the impacts of COVID-19, Chaikin (pictured below) discusses Soft2Bet’s heritage, white label model, and how the company has ...

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Kindred Q1 growth hit by exceptional charges


Kindred Group has this morning published its Q1 2020 trading update stating that its business model has shown its ‘resilience against COVID-19’s exceptional circumstances’. The Stockholm-listed operator recorded a strong opening to 2020 trading, with group revenues ‘returning to double digit growth’ with the group reporting a 11% increase to £250m (Q12019: £224m). During Q1, Kindred ...

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Favourable football results and US expansion drive Kambi Q1 growth


Sports betting platform and systems provider Kambi Group has attributed a period of sustained growth to a ‘strong soccer performance’ and continued US expansion. Publishing its Q1 report for the three month period ended 31 March 2020, Kambi noted a 33% increase in revenues, rising from €21 million in Q1 2019 to €27.9 million. Despite ...

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Sportradar boosts sports coverage despite COVID-19 disruptions


Sports data and content supplier Sportradar has reported an increase in its delivery of sports content and coverage despite the lack of live sports globally due to COVID-19. Despite the global shutdown on live sports, Sportradar’s Live Odds coverage is up 30%, while Live Data is up 20% compared to this time last year, largely ...

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Virtual exhibition sold out as SBC Digital Summit delegate numbers near 10,000


The virtual exhibition floor for the SBC Digital Summit has sold out, after suppliers raced to secure this spring’s best opportunity to showcase their products and services to the international betting and gaming industry. All 50 stands on the floor were booked in under three weeks, as the groundbreaking online conference and exhibition quickly captured ...

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HBLB releases £6.5m in capital credits to reduce ‘exceptional pressure’ on racing


The Horserace Betting Levy Board (HBLB) has confirmed that racecourses with capital credits balances currently totalling £6.5m will be able to draw on them to assist with their immediate cash requirements. As it stands, there are currently 18 racecourses which hold capital credits balances with HBLB. Under the new scheme, HBLB will allow each racecourse ...

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CAP sanctions esports marketing review in response to GambleAware concerns


The Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) has started research assessing the dynamics attached to betting-related esports marketing across UK advertising channels. Updating industry and esports stakeholders, CAP explained that its research is being undertaken in response to safer gambling charity GambleAware’s recent publication on esports betting advertising being promoted through social media verticals. The standards ...

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Sweden proposes tougher online measures for remainder of 2020


Mandatory weekly deposits and caps on bonus offers are due to be rolled out across Sweden from 1 June until the end of the year, as part of the country’s new coronavirus-led online gambling restrictions. Sweden’s Minister for Health and Social Affairs Ardalan Shekarabi has proposed that weekly deposits are limited to SEK5,000, with a ...

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SBC Digital Summit 2020

27 April - 1 May

The SBC Digital Summit is the largest online event ever in betting and gaming, which allows the industry to interconnect, engage and network during turbulent times, as COVID-19 continues to spread with huge impact on all our businesses. To address the state of our industry, SBC has gathered 140 of the very best industry experts and thought leaders to share their views, discuss what tools we can use and look at the opportunities ahead of us.

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CasinoBeats Malta 2020

22 - 24 June 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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SBC Summit 2020

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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Betting on Sports Europe 2020

20-22 October 2020, The Kia Oval, 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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Betting on Sports America 2020

1 - 3 December 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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