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Raising the bar: Why FSB isn’t waving the white label flag to regulation


FSB has implemented ‘state-of-the-art systems’ for customer protection to prevent future issues for its white label platform. Dave McDowell, FSB CEO, added that the recent crackdown on white label operators by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) shows that the regulator isn’t afraid to take “pretty severe measures” against companies who don’t raise their game when ...

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Winning Post: Hard lessons to be learnt in Kenya


Opening the week, industry strategic consultancy Regulus Partners offers its insight into some of the topics facing the gambling industry over this last week, including SportPesa’s decision to withdraw from Kenya, the closure of Towcester racecourse, and the privatisation of FDJ. Kenya: taxation and regulation – hard lessons from a game over Kenya’s tempestuous few years of ...

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IBIA advises Brazil to rethink tax position & bolster integrity safeguards


The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) has published its official response to the Brazilian government’s ‘draft decree’ on developing a regulatory framework for fixed-odds betting services. Representing the integrity interests of multiple sports betting incumbents, the IBIA raises stakeholder concerns with decree provisions attached to taxation and the Brazilian government’s approach to tackling potential sports ...

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BetWarrior makes its ‘Para Play’ with Remo & Paysandu fan partnerships


New online sportsbook BetWarrior has secured its first football partnerships with Paraense State (North Brazil) teams Clube do Remo and Paysandu Sport. Complying with current Brazilian gambling regulatory frameworks, BetWarrior details that it has formed ‘fan-focused partnerships‘ with the two clubs, who compete in the ‘Campeonato Paraense’ state league. BetWarrior’s partnerships will allow fans of ...

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CIRSA gains competition clearance on Sportium takeover


Spain’s Competition & Markets Authority (CNMC) will allow Grupo CIRSA to acquire bookmaker Sportium outright, permitting the Blackstone owned operator the right to purchase Ladbrokes 50% joint-venture shareholding. The CNMC had been forced to review CIRSA’s pending €70 million acquisition of Ladbrokes JV stake in Sportium, which would see CIRSA control Spain’s biggest wagering network ...

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YGAM teams up with Betknowmore UK to deliver safer gambling strategy


Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) has teamed up with gambling support service Betknowmore UK, which will see the duo work towards delivering a ‘purposeful, authentic and genuine’ responsible gambling strategy. As part of the strategy, the two have planned to launch two new training models which will aim to reach more industry professionals, ...

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Rene Abou el Alla joins Merkur Sportwetten as new CPO


Merkur Sportwetten has strengthened its leadership team after confirming the appointment of Rene Abou el Alla as the group’s new Chief Product Officer (CPO). Rene will join the Gauselmann Group subsidiary, with his role due to oversee the establishment of  a professional product management system in cooperation with the company’s own betting operator and product ...

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JBO scores Bologna FC sponsorship agreement


JBO has boosted its European presence after signing a new sponsorship agreement with Serie A club Bologna FC, which will see the operator named as the club’s regional betting partner for Asia.  The operator’s portfolio already includes already includes title sponsorship of the Dota 2 esports property, the JBO Asian Masters League, with this latest acquisition of Bologna ...

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SBC sets new records with Betting on Sports 2019


Visitors to last month’s Betting on Sports and CasinoBeats Summit events in London have given it an overwhelming show of support through the post-event survey, in which 99% of respondents said that they would recommend the conference to colleagues.  The feedback from the event has been overwhelmingly positive and the post-event delegate survey found that: 100% of survey ...

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GVC strengthens operational division with two new hires


GVC Holdings has strengthened its senior operational management team by announcing the appointment of a new director of payments and compliance, and a new gaming product director. Set to join the operator’s leadership in early November, Gabriele Griesbacher will assume the role of Director of Payments, while Colin Cole-Johnson takes up the role of Gaming ...

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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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