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Internet Vikings: Simplifying the complexity around hosting service options


“If you are in manufacturing, it’s the factory. If you are running a shop, the hosting is your store. And you must treat it that way.” This was an analogy used by Rickard Vikström, Founder at Internet Vikings, to frame the importance of hosting services to an online business as part of a recent webinar. ...

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Fitzdares: Putting fan engagement at the forefront of the US Masters


Just five months on from its latest instalment, and we’re ready to return to Augusta National for the 85th edition of The Masters.  Despite the limited number of patrons at this year’s tournament, a return to its traditional April placement will be a welcome change from the drizzly one-off (hopefully) November edition, as world No.1 ...

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Fox challenges Flutter on FanDuel’s ‘fair market pricing’


Fox Corporation has launched legal proceedings against Flutter Entertainment in relation to the former exercising its option to acquire an 18.6% stake in the FanDuel sportsbook. Flutter has argued that Fox must conduct the transaction at a ‘fair market price’, whilst the American multimedia corporation maintains that it should pay the same amount Flutter paid ...

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LeoVegas adds greyhound content via SIS Watch and Bet deal


SIS (Sports Information Services) has agreed to supply its UK and Irish greyhound racing content in a Watch and Bet format to LeoVegas. Through SIS’s Watch and Bet model, bettors will be able to view live races without the need for a prior bet, which the supplier believes will help LeoVegas drive both engagement and ...

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Entain completes all Enlabs takeover duties


Entain Plc has this morning announced that it has contractually completed its €370 million takeover of leading Baltic markets online gambling group Enlabs AB. Issuing a market statement, Entain confirmed that it had secured 67 million Enlabs shares, corresponding to 96% of the Nordic Nasdaq First North firm’s total shareholding. Prior to this morning’s announcement, ...

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Elgin City’s Kane Hester denies betting conspiracy allegations


Kane Hester, a striker for Scottish football club Elgin City, has denied involvement in a betting conspiracy to defraud bet365 of £13,583. The footballer is alleged to have participated in a scheme with three men from Montrose in which he agreed to stamp on a Hibernian FC player in order to get booked by referee ...

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French Mediateur report highlights bet cancellation disputes disorder


l’Autorité Nationale des Jeux (ANJ) has published the first report of ‘Mediateur des Jeux en Ligne’ (Mediateur) – French online gambling’s consumer disputes moderator service. The report forms part of ANJ’s new supervisory framework monitoring French gambling activities, whilst providing greater transparency of its market oversight. Established in September  2019, Mediateur provides an independent dispute ...

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Ladbrokes hires Neverland to secure maximum ‘Euro exposure’


Ladbrokes has commissioned London brand development agency Neverland to develop its nationwide advertising campaign for this summer’s UEFA Euro 2020 football championships (11 June to 11 July). Neverland will work with BBH London, Ladbrokes’ lead creative agency, to ensure the bookmaker secures maximum coverage and brand exposure during a critical trading period for sports betting ...

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Gamstop reports increase in self-exclusion as punters turn towards online gambling verticals


Gamstop has reported a 21% increase in the number of bettors utilising the self-exclusion tool during February, as revealed by the Guardian.  The national self-exclusion scheme now has nearly 200,000 sign-ups, with 326 new registrants recorded on 22 February, a single-day record for the organisation. “With the rate of registrants continuing to rise, I would ...

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BoyleSports confirms Mark Kemp as inbound CEO


BoyleSports has this weekend confirmed the forthcoming appointment of Mark Kemp as new company Chief Executive.  Kemp is expected to join the Dundalk betting group this coming August, replacing incumbent Conor Gray as CEO. BoyleSports confirmed to media that Gray would be transitioned to a commercial development executive role focused on international expansion projects. The ...

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SBC Digital Payments

29 April 2021

SBC Digital Payments will bring together fintech’s leading minds, operator decision makers and experts on the intricacies of payments in the betting and gaming industry, to share their insights and discuss the cutting edge of this key area for success.

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SBC Digital North America

9 - 10 June 2021

SBC Digital North America focuses on the burgeoning North American sports betting and igaming industry, providing an industry-leading platform where all the industry’s key players come together to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the industry.

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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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