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Predrag Popovic: Fincore – ‘Security is a moving target leadership cant sleep on’


Industry technology figurehead Predrag Popovic has detailed to SBC that betting leadership needs to sharpen its skillset and understanding of security breaches and cyber-attacks as it enters a new decade of complexities.  Recognised as the patron developer of the modern-day betting system, Popovic is the Co-Founder of Fincore, the first technology group to develop digital ...

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Winning Post: Proceed with caution… Football plans its return


Industry strategic consultancy Regulus Partners begins the week by looking at the potential resumption of football across Europe, and an industry-wide shift towards online gambling. Global: soccer and betting – ready for some own goals? While some have been getting to know and love football from Belarus and Nicaragua, the majority of fans, bettors, media ...

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Rank Group preparing for ‘difficult trading conditions’ following COVID-19 lockdown


Amid COVID-19 disruptions, Rank Group has revealed that it is ‘preparing for difficult trading conditions’ when it reopens its venues. Publishing a trading update for the quarter to 31 March 2020, Rank’s like-for-like net gaming revenue was down 4% for the quarter, while total NGR saw an increase of 5%. Rank Group has predicted that annual ...

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UK racing secures £22m hardship fund


A £22 million ‘hardship fund’ has been launched by The Horserace Betting Levy Board (Levy Board) and the Racing Foundation supporting horseracing stakeholders impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. The newly reformed Levy Board acts as a non-departmental public body, in charge of collecting and organising the finances of  UK racing through betting taxes, fundraising and further ...

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Brazil confirms new SECAP leader but remains hush on betting prospects


Brazil’s government has confirmed the appointment of Nelson Leitão Paes as ‘acting secretary-general’ of SECAP, the agency leading Brazilian public policy development for the agriculture, energy and lottery sectors. The appointment follows the abrupt departure of former incumbent Alexander Manoel, who resigned from SECAP leadership in January after choosing to no longer work for the ...

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SBC strengthens sales team with Ross Main appointment


SBC, the leading events and media business in the betting and gaming industry, has moved to strengthen its commercial team with the appointment of Ross Main as sales director. Main brings with him extensive experience and contacts in the industry, having spent the past two years as a Business Development Specialist at Kambi.   His arrival ...

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EFL set to broadcast remaining games whilst behind closed doors


English Football League (EFL) chairman Rick Parry has emphasised in an open letter that plans are put in place to continue its Championship, League 1 and League 2 campaigns behind closed doors, with all remaining matches set to be aired either online or on TV. The plans will commence providing the government issues it is safe ...

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Revolut suspends all UK gambling payments


Following the UK Gambling Commission’s (UKGC) credit card ban, Fintech ‘neobank’ Revolut has confirmed that it has suspended all payments to and from UK gambling sites, transacted through its popular app. Revolut this week informed its users that UK customers ‘won’t be able to use their Revolut cards for any online or offline gambling payments ...

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UK Tote gains international ‘commingling pool ecosystem’ with Sportech


Entering a multi-year agreement, the new UK Tote Group is set to expand its international wagering capacity by utilising Sportech Plc systems and technologies.  The UK Tote will use Sportech’s flagship ‘Quantum System’ to enhance its commingling capabilities by securing data to Sportech’s global partnerships with leading race organisers such as The Hong Kong Jockey ...

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Digitain enhances virtuals offering with Kiron deal


Sportsbook and casino platform provider Digitain has strengthened its virtual sports offering after securing a new agreement with Kiron Interactive. Under the agreement, Kiron will supply its latest virtual football offering, Goal, as well as its virtual racing products and numbers games. Commenting on the deal,Digitain CCO Suren Khachatryan said: “We are delighted to partner with ...

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SBC Digital Summit 2020

27 April - 1 May

The SBC Digital Summit is the largest online event ever in betting and gaming, which allows the industry to interconnect, engage and network during turbulent times, as COVID-19 continues to spread with huge impact on all our businesses. To address the state of our industry, SBC has gathered 140 of the very best industry experts and thought leaders to share their views, discuss what tools we can use and look at the opportunities ahead of us.

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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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CasinoBeats Malta 2020

22 - 24 June 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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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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Betting on Sports America 2020

1 - 3 December 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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