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BHA appoints Raj Parker regulator director 


The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has confirmed the inbound appointment of Raj Parker as an independent non-executive director for UK racing’s governing body.  A senior partner of London law firm Freshfields, Parker is recognised as one of the UK’s leading barristers and arbitrators of sports and media law.   Parker will join the BHA governance on ...

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Noxville and Niklas Weber, Bayes Esports: Is esports too young for betting?


Ben ‘Noxville’ Steenhuisen (pictured above, right), Senior Software Architect at Bayes Esports, and Niklas Weber, copywriter, takes a look at the three reasons why esports can transcend the stereotype of appealing to ‘younger’ bettors. The League of Legends World Championship 2021 (Worlds) has just ended. 16 teams from all across the world travelled to Iceland ...

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888 secures regulatory clearances to move ahead with William Hill takeover


888 Holdings has confirmed that it has moved closer to completing its full acquisition of William Hill’s international non-US assets, predicting closure of the acquisition in Q1 2021. In an update this morning, the FTSE250 gambling group confirmed that it has secured mandatory antitrust and pre-completion gaming regulatory clearances, paving the way for finalisation of ...

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UKGC orders ICO to investigate BGO database sale


The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has formally announced that BGO Entertainment has surrendered its online gambling licence, choosing to forgo an investigation of its operations.  On 15 October, the Commission enforced the immediate suspension of BGO, under Section 118 of the UK Gambling Act, which permits the regulator to suspend a licence should it deem ...

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‘Game on’: Van Ermen targets fast US growth for FSB


“Despite the market maturing, it’s clear that some operators are still poorly serviced by their current suppliers, so as contract renewals come into play, it’s game on across the supplier sector.” Strong words from FSB‘s Mike Van Ermen, hot off his recent promotion to Vice President of Business Development, North America. He joined Bob Akeret, ...

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Planet Sport to integrate sports content into casino offering


Planet Sport has moved to enhance its cross-sell opportunities between sports betting and casino by integrating its video sports content and odds streams into its live casino offering. Detailing an ambition to maintain and strengthen engagement ‘between each bet’, the Leeds-based B2C and B2B sports media group has announced the launch of its Planet Vision ...

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Entain hit with AUS $26,690 fine for Neds’ Northern Territory licence violation


The Northern Territory Racing Commission has penalised Entain with an AUS $26,690 fine after its Australia-facing Neds subsidiary was judged to have violated state licencing requirements.  An investigation into Neds’ compliance with the law began after a Commission member saw a Business Development Manager form the company inform a rage goer that bonus offers could ...

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Gamesys to upgrade London HQ as 2022 recruitment drive beckons 


Gamesys has disclosed to The Evening Standard that it has agreed to take over the London headquarters of collapsed fashion retailer Arcadia Group – in a commitment to expand its UK workforce. The former LSE online gambling group, that has recently completed its £2 billion merger with NYSE gambling giant Bally’s Corporation, will aim to ...

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BetitRight performance drives Sporting Risk in-play development plans


C&N Sporting Risk has detailed confidence in the continued strong performance of its BetitRight bet-prompt and in-play service, as the company maintains plans for further development of its in-play offering. A greater enhancement of the firm’s in-play focus has been motivated by a strong performance for the BetitRight product, with Sporting Risk primarily pointing to ...

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DCMS opens hearings on National Lottery funding and conduct performance 


DCMS will host its first committee hearing as a key assessment of the National Lottery’s licence competition on Tuesday 30 November.  The hearing, hosted under the domain of “What Next for the National Lottery?” – will receive oral evidence on the performance of Camelot UK as the steward of the National Lottery raising funds for ...

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SBC Summit North America

30 November - 2 December 2021

The SBC Summit North America conference and expo will bring together all the major players in the fast-growing North American sports betting and igaming industry for two days of high-level discussions, business meetings, and networking.

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SBC Awards 2021

14 December 2021

The SBC 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 Summit

26 - 28 April, 2022

The fourth edition of CasinoBeats Summit will be back in full force in Malta next April 2022. Join 2,000+ senior executive delegates in person at the InterContinental in St Julian’s Malta on 26 – 28 April.

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