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Enlarged Stars Group focuses on debt reduction despite Flutter movements


Toronto TSX-listed The Stars Group Inc, underlines its corporate focus of integrating its new international sportsbook assets and reducing its debt load, publishing its Q3 2019 trading update (period ending 30 September). Incorporating the assets of Sky Bet (UK) and its newly formed Australia division merging Crownbet and William Hill AUS, the Stars Inc records ...

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US acquisitions boost Better Collective balance sheet


Better Collective said acquisitions in the US and Sweden had positively impacted its total growth in Q3 2019 (1 July to 30 September) after posting record quarterly revenues of €17.13 million – up 54 per cent from €11.13 million in the corresponding period of 2018. The industry affiliate added that organic revenue growth was 25 ...

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Jack Rose, Receptional: Tackling the Google test for sportsbook operators


Promoting a sportsbook via Google is an increasingly complex and competitive exercise, but the rewards for operators that get it right can be huge.  SBC caught up with Jack Rose, Head of Sports & Gaming at digital marketing agency Receptional, to talk keywords, smart bidding and video advertising. Speaking ahead of the SBC Award-nominated agency’s ...

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Flutter continues to feel the effect of FOBT ruling during Q3


Flutter Entertainment Plc, has seen its total group revenues jump by 9% during Q3, despite its retail division continuing to feel the effects of the changes in fixed odds betting terminals (FOBT) legislation implemented earlier this year. Publishing its interim report for the three months ended 30 September 2019, Flutter Entertainment disclosed a 9% year-on-year ...

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Star Sports confirms first stage of Northern expansion


Independent betting group Star Sports confirms that it will expand its retail footprint within the North West of England, confirming its acquisition of two Bet Sid premises located in Preston (Lancashire). Updating the media, Star Sports details that its Preston expansion represents the first stage of a new exciting venture, which the betting group will ...

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Tom Watson resignation leaves question over gambling review


In the latest major political news in the UK, Labour’s Deputy Leader Tom Watson has announced his resignation and that he will not be sitting in the upcoming General Election. The surprising news has sent shockwaves through the UK political scene but also has implications for the gambling industry, given that it was Watson who was ...

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Attheraces.com rolls out sectional timing service for Jumps Racing


Attheraces.com is due to give punters the ability to study racing form in more detail after launching a new sectional timing data service.  The new service, which will be developed by attheraces.com sectional timing expert Simon Rowlands, will colour-code split times from eleven racecourses owned by Arena Racing Company (ARC), which will identify fast, even ...

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Canadian betting portal monitoring President Trump lies


Leading Canadian sports betting portal CanadaSportsBetting.ca has launched an exclusive betting market, which will enable the public to bet on ‘US President Donald Trump’s lies and mistruths‘. Referencing the Washington Post ‘Trump Fact Checker’, which to date has indicated that the US’ 45th President has made 13,435 false/misleading claims whilst in office, CanadaSportsBetting.ca believes it has ...

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Internet Vikings appoints Peter Ekmark as new CEO


Peter Ekmark has been appointed as the new CEO for Internet Vikings, a hosting and SEO content provider for the iGaming industry. A month after securing its first major acquisition through Costa PBN, he arrives as part of a new series of changes for the company called ‘Internet Vikings 2.0’. Formerly of William Hill, Jackpotjoy ...

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YouGov & IGRG survey highlights ambiguity in distinguishing gambling habits


A YouGov survey commissioned by the Industry Group For Responsible Gambling (IGRG) has found that 77% of people believe they have enough information to gamble safely and responsibly.  The poll, which questioned more than 2,000 adults about their gambling habits over the last 12 months, has been published ahead of Responsible Gambling Week which takes ...

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SBC Awards 2019

3 December 2019, Battersea Evolution

The awards recognise the achievements of operators and affiliates, as well as suppliers from across all the major disciplines including payments, marketing, platform providers and data. 

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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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