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Rohini Sardana: Betting needs to find its Z appeal


Entering a new decade, industry leadership faces the challenge of developing stronger consumer propositions and engaging products, as the sector hits its ‘peak betting phase’. The industry’s 2020 agenda began with UKGC Chief Executive Neil McArthur outlining concerns that the industry’s consumer confidence had reached its lowest ebb, whilst participation shrinks.  Amid these prominent concerns, ...

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Winning Post: Football data rights… the first shots of a revolution?


A disruptive legal battle brews for all betting stakeholders, as last week Sportradar challenged the narrow structure of Betgenius and Football DataCo ‘exclusive live data’ deal. Regulus Partners warns leadership to follow legal proceedings closely, as all licensing and distribution dynamics of the betting’s data value chain will be placed under review. _____________ The 250th anniversary of the ...

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NatWest Chief confirms expansion of ‘GamCare walk-in’ scheme


UK highstreet bank NatWest (RBS Group) has confirmed that it will expand its ‘pilot scheme’ to provide gambling counselling support across its UK network. Working in collaboration with GamCare, NatWest launched its gambling-related ‘walk-in consultation’ last year across 13-branches operating in the South East and Midlands. Launching the Scheme in 2019, NatWest management stated that ...

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Highlight Games builds on SOCCERBET momentum with Jennings Bet deal


London-based video virtual sports specialist Highlight Games Limited has strengthened its portfolio of partnerships after securing a new partnership with Jennings Bet. Under the terms of the partnership, Highlight Games has agreed to roll out its flagship SOCCERBET product across the independent bookmaker’s UK retail estate. “I’m delighted to announce that this exclusive product will ...

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Yorkshire appoints Richard Flint as a ‘Welcome Advisor’


Sky Bet Chairman Richard Flint is set to become a key non-executive director advising Yorkshire Tourism’s flagship ‘Welcome to Yorkshire’ campaign. Flint will take up the post immediately following the end of his two-year stint as the Chair of the CBI for Yorkshire and Humber. Recognised as one of the UK’s leading Tech CEOs, during ...

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Countdown to Cheltenham: William Hill believes ‘in traditional ante post betting in the lead up to the Festival’


With only two days left in the Countdown to Cheltenham, SBC has been speaking with the betting industry’s major operators on what to expect from the event. We spoke with Rupert Adams, International PR Manager at William Hill, who explained that the operator believes in ‘traditional ante post betting’ in the run up to the ...

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Countdown to Cheltenham: Geoff Banks labels ‘Wednesday wipeout’ as a figment of the imagination


With only three days left in the Countdown to Cheltenham, SBC has continued to question the betting industry’s major operators on what to expect at the four day event. Speaking to Geoff Banks of Geoff Banks Sports, we found out why he thinks the possibility of a Wednesday wipeout is a ‘figment of the imagination’, ...

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SAZKA commits to ‘package deal’ safeguarding Casinos Austria concerns


Czech gambling conglomerate SAZKA Group has confirmed that it has agreed to terms on a ‘cooperation agreement’ with Austrian state fund Österreichische Beteiligungs (ÖBAG) related to the ownership structure of Casinos Austria. ÖBAG had come under fire from Austrian political parties for not using its ‘pre-emption rights’ challenging SAZKA bid to secure a majority +50% ...

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UK Racing urges industry to heed Government’s COVID-19 advice


British Racing’s COVID-19 Steering Group has urged the racing industry to heed the Government’s advice regarding the recent coronavirus outbreak, following the appropriate guidance published on Tuesday 3rd March. According to the British Horseracing Authority (BHA), British racing has been in regular contact with DCMS and DEFRA over the past two weeks to keep them ...

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Codere Chairman calls for political sense following Royal Decree approval


Norman Sorensen, Chairman of Grupo Codere SA, has urged Spanish ministers to maintain reasoned dialogue and analysis of Spain’s gambling sector.  Sorensen made his comment in a letter accompanying Codere’s Bolsa Madrid annual statement, which emphasised that Spanish gambling has been besieged by ‘false beliefs’ and ‘radical political positions’ against its incumbents.  Sorensen’s appeal comes ...

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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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