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Martin Lycka: Online gambling regulation – quo vadis?


In the first of a series of columns on international gambling legislation, GVC’s Director of Regulatory Martin Lycka takes a look at the history of gambling law and identifies the key elements that link the most successful regulations. When I joined the online gambling industry ten years ago one of the ultimate regulatory goals was ...

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International drive sees Digitain open UK regional office


Bolstering its commercial capacity, industry omnichannel systems provider Digitain has confirmed the opening of a new UK regional office in Sheffield.   Recently appointed Head of International Business Development Simon Westbury will head up the Sheffield hub, which will provide ‘localised client-facing and account-management services’ supporting Digitain’s international growth plans. In its update, Digitain confirms ...

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Gustaf Hoffstedt: BOS – Swedish market requires clear guidance on under-18 wagering criteria


Gustaf Hoffstedt, Secretary-General of Swedish online gambling trade association BOS, has requested that gambling inspectorate Spelinspektionen offer clarity on recent fines related to ‘betting on sports events’ sanctioned under Chapter 8 of Sweden’s revamped Gambling Act. Requesting an ‘urgent meeting’, the BOS leader urges Spelinspektionen to offer ‘clear and detailed guidance’ on Chapter 8 and ...

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HBLB places sectional timing & tracking tech at the front of 2019 budget


The UK Horserace Betting Levy Board (HBLB) has published its official expenditure plans, detailing racing funding allocations for the full calendar year 2019. In its statement, HBLB governance details that it has established how to allocate its reduced budget of £94 million (previous – £99m), supporting racing innovations, resources and stakeholders. The statutory body overseeing ...

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Four virtuals launched in new Golden Race VBOX retail solution


Golden Race has introduced four new virtual games as part of VBOX, the company’s “next generation” software solution for land-based operators. Available to all of the virtual betting provider’s retail clients, VBOX features nearly a dozen games and sports including the new 3D Horse Racing, Dirt Track, Virtual Keno, Perfect Six.  This is in addition ...

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GiG suspends Swedish sportsbooks over ‘lack of clarity’ in regulations


Online gambling firm Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has allegedly halted its sportsbook operations for its proprietary Rizk and Guts brands across Sweden, citing the country’s regulatory framework as the main reason. As reported on igamingbusiness, GiG has argued that the current ‘lack of clarity’ in Swedish gaming laws has meant that the brands will ‘temporarily ...

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Betfred expansion points towards Spain


Betfred has this morning confirmed that it will enter the regulated Spanish gambling market, having secured DGOJ licences to operate online B2C sportsbook and casino services. Entering 2019, the UK legacy betting group underlined its intentions to launch a Spanish online gambling business, seeking to diversify its market make-up and revenue channels. Confirming Betfred’s Spanish ...

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Singular appoints Rob Dowling to lead commercial drive


Strengthening its commercial capacity, Malta-based bespoke igaming and sports betting systems provider Singular has confirmed the appointment of Rob Dowling as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) heading up the firm’s B2B sales unit. A seasoned industry executive, Dowling joins Singular’s senior management team from payment solutions provider emerchantpay Ltd, where he formerly lead the payment firm’s ...

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SBC bolsters content marketing team with Martyn Elliott appointment


SBC (Sports Betting Community), the leading specialist sports betting events and media business, has moved to further strengthen its growing team with the appointment of Martyn Elliott to the newly-created role of Content Marketing Manager. Elliott brings with him more than 15 years of experience in the content industry, including writing for sports and news ...

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Simon Lidzén: Fast Track – Reshaping CRM as a responsibility discipline


 As social responsibility and sustainability drive the industry’s operational agenda, how should betting incumbents restructure CRM as a core operator discipline? Simon Lidzén Co-Founder and CEO FAST TRACK, a technology seeking to disrupt standard  CRM industry practices, details to SBC that current frameworks will not safeguard betting from its present and future challenges in engaging consumers ...

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Betting on Sports 2019

17 - 20 September 2019, Olympia London

Betting on Sports Week 2019 is a must-attend conference and exhibition for members of the sports, betting and gaming industries. You will experience the very best industry speakers and content with plenty of high level networking and business opportunities. 

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CasinoBeats Summit 2019

17 - 20 September 2019, Olympia London

The CasinoBeats Summit is running alongside the wider Betting on Sports Week, which takes place on 17 – 20 September at Olympia London. As a delegate you will have full access to both events. The 2nd edition of the Summit will bring together operators, suppliers and a range of sector visionaries to consider the challenges facing the online casino sector. 

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Payment Expert Forum

18 September 2019, Olympia London

The Payment Expert Forum is an event for payment professionals from operators and payment suppliers to network and discuss issues and opportunities in the betting and gaming industry.  Discussing key topics from the fast-changing global payments sector, with a focus on the wide range of disruptions and new disciplines that are impacting all business stakeholders, value chains and commercial cycles in the betting and gaming industry.

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Digital Marketing Forum

18 September 2019, Olympia London

The Digital Marketing Forum is an event for online marketing professionals in the iGaming casino and betting industry. We discuss the latest digital and performance marketing trends. The agenda focuses on customer acquisition and marketing techniques which are evolving in our digital ecosystem with up to the minute discussions as it relates to the iGaming industry

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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 60 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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