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Alina Yakirevich, Fonbet: Euro 2020 and overcoming the challenges of the pandemic


New measures brought in by the Russian government will undoubtedly protect bettors while also increasing traffic for licensed operators “who pay taxes, support athletics with targeted deductions and sponsorship contracts” according to Alina Yakirevich,  Marketing Director at Fonbet. Speaking to SBC News, Yakirevich drew attention to the fight against the black market, explaining that measures ...

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EPIC Risk Management recruits Dan Trolaro to strengthen US focus


Dan Trolaro, a problem gambling prevention specialist, has joined EPIC Risk Management as the harm minimisation consultancy’s Vice President of Prevention, as the company looks to expand its focus in the US. Effective from 9 August 2021, Trolaro’s new role will see him work to implement EPIC’s ‘blended, four pillar approach’ combining lived experience, prevention, ...

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Luckbox to leverage Funaga’s CashtoCode solution


Through its Luckbox subsidiary, Real Luck Group has partnered with Funanga to leverage its CashtoCode payment solutions. By using the CashtoCode solution, players will be able to make cash deposits into their Luckbox accounts at 150,000 retail locations across Europe and international markets. “There will always be customers who prefer to pay in cash, for ...

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Tipico and CVC enter William Hill offcut chase  


Tipico, Germany’s biggest betting firm, is reported to be ‘among the frontrunners’ vying to acquire William Hill’s UK and European offcuts, put up for sale by Caesars Entertainment. As reported by Sky News this afternoon, ‘City sources’ have disclosed that Tipico tabled a ‘credible offer to Caesars’ – who have priced William Hill’s surplus units ...

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IBAS argues ‘compelling case’ for gambling ombudsman in annual report


The Independent Betting Adjudication Service (IBAS) has published its annual report for the year 2019/20, reiterating calls for the creation of a gambling ombudsman to handle industry related complaints.  Overall, IBAS found that the volume of formal requests for adjudication were reduced by approximately 15%, largely attributed to the closure of betting shops, racecourses, casinos and ...

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PandaScore upgrades esports data and odds capacity for LOOT.BET


PandaScore has secured a ‘breakthrough partnership’ after becoming the lead esports data and odds feed supplier to esports bookmaker LOOT.BET.  The partnership will see PandaScore supply its comprehensive esports feed, providing in-play data for competitive gaming’s most popular markets including League of Legends, DOTA 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Call of Duty, Rocket League, Overwatch, PUBG, ...

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UKGC consolidates licensing applications under new service


The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has launched a new service combining all applications for personal licences and Annex A approvals, entitled ‘Apply for a Personal Licence’. Covering both personal function licences (PFL) and personnel management licences (PML) – as well as the aforementioned Annex A – Apply for a Personal Licence is supported by an ...

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ASA calls on gambling to improve its age targeting performance


The Advertising Standards Association (ASA) has urged adult-content advertisers to make better use of audience and media targeting tools to minimise children’s exposure to age-restricted adverts.  The plea – directed to alcohol, gambling, and high fat, salt or sugar (HFSS) advertisers – follows ASA’s latest ‘monitoring sweep’ of online advertising platforms measuring the coverage of ...

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FSB appoints David Charnock to oversee LatAm growth


FSB has strengthened the leadership of its expansion strategy in the Latin American markets, appointing David Charnock as its Business Development Director for the region. As Business Development Director for LatAm for the sports betting and igaming platform provider, Charnock will operate out of FSB’s San Jose office, with the responsibility of ‘continuing the upward ...

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Austrian Tennis safeguards events with Sportradar integrity systems


The Austrian Tennis Association has inked a two-year agreement with Sportradar Integrity Services for the monitoring of the Energie Burgenland ÖTV State Championships. As part of the collaboration, Sportradar Integrity Services will provide bet monitoring and reporting via its Universal Fraud Detection System (UFDS) for both the ladies’ and mens’ singles and doubles draws, as well as the tournament’s mixed doubles matches. ...

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SBC Digital Italia

28 - 29 July 2021

SBC Digital Italia will have an exclusive focus on one of Europe’s main betting & gaming markets. Home to many of the industry’s strongest and most innovative companies, the Italian market has often developed new approaches to adapt to a changing regulatory landscape, most recently with the introduction of the strict limitations placed on advertisement and promotion of betting and gaming operators.

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SBC Summit Barcelona

21 - 24 September 2021

SBC Summit Barcelona is the global betting & gaming show, representing the absolute top in terms of networking, learning and getting business done. It offers a unique opportunity to reach and network with a global audience of key decision makers from the betting and gaming industries.

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SBC Summit Latinoamérica

27 - 28 October, 2021

SBC Summit Latinoamérica is Latin America's Betting and Gaming Event for senior executives, organised through a high level partnership between SBC and G2E, and will be held in a luxurious setting in Cancún, Mexico.

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Betting on Sports Europe

9 - 11 November, 2021

Betting on Sports Europe is the foremost conference in the European sports betting industry, where all the senior operator executives get together to discuss the unique challenges and opportunities the industry is facing.

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