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Sarah Gardner: No customer viewpoint impacts UKGC’s understanding of public vulnerabilities


Sarah Gardner, the current acting Chief Executive of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), has stated that deeper collaboration is required between public bodies and business institutions to tackle the obscure risks of vulnerability faced by the general public. Gardner addressed the ‘The Shard Financial Vulnerability Summit 2021’, speaking to its virtual audience on ‘reducing risks and ...

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From 1994 to 2021: Reflecting on Fonbet’s major milestones


Since it was founded in 1994, Fonbet has grown from a company of three people to one of the largest players in the Russian betting market; gone are the days when it was using handwritten odds faxed in from Las Vegas as the main source of pre-match markets. Nearly 27 years on, Fonbet director general ...

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Sportradar Integrity Services integrates ÖFB into client portfolio


Sportradar Integrity Services has been enlisted by the Austrian Football Federation (ÖFB) to monitor and safeguard the integrity of its domestic competitions under a six-year agreement. The deal will see Sportradar monitor over 700 matches per season from the Austrian Regional Leagues, utilising its Universal Fraud Detection System (UFDS) bet monitoring solution. “We are delighted to ...

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Betsson links with Avaldsnes IL to enhance Nordic brand visibility


Betsson has strengthened its brand visibility and marketing initiatives in the Nordic countries, striking a partnership with Norwegian Toppserien women’s football club Avaldsnes IL. Part of a wider international marketing strategy, Betsson’s new status as the main sponsor of Avaldsnes will grant the firm greater brand exposure via kit advertising in all matches played outside ...

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Sportradar partners with Baltimore Ravens and New York Jets to continue US expansion


Sportradar has continued its commercial strategy of expansion in the US sports betting market by securing partnerships with the Baltimore Ravens and New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL). The agreement will see the data and analytics provider leverage ad:s – its full service, data-driven marketing solution – to refine the affiliate and ...

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BGC announces 2021 Safer Gambling Week


The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has announced the date for 2021 Safer Gambling Week, due to take place between 1 November and 7 November, in cooperation with the Bingo Association and Bacta. Since its inception in 2017, the annual campaign has seen the betting and gaming industry collaborate on several safer gambling messages via ...

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Swedish regulator reports SEK 6.2bn in Q1 gambling sales


Swedish gambling inspectorate, Spelinspektionen, has reported that licensed gambling firms recorded total sales (player revenues minus winnings) of SEK 6.2 billion (€615m) during Q1 2021. The figure represents a 5% increase on corresponding Q1 2020 results, which saw Swedish licensed gambling sales total SEK 5.9 billion (€580m).  Monitoring 101 licensed incumbents, of which 71 are ...

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SoftSwiss launches new sportsbook project for CricketBet


SoftSwiss has confirmed the launch of a new client for the Indian market, CricketBet, running off its new sportsbook platform.  Officially launched in May 2021, CricketBet is now set for a ‘summer of large-scale events’ including the rescheduled Olympic Games and European Championships. However, the second SoftSwiss sportsbook client for the Indian market after Betjungle ...

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Genius lifts 2021 forecasts following strong NYSE debut results


A strong opening to year trading has led Genius Sports to raise its full-year 2021 forecasts, as the newly NYSE-listed enterprise targets corporate revenues of $250 to 260 million and adjusted EBITDA of approximately $10 to 20 million.  The upgraded forecast follows Genius’ publishing of its Q1 trading results in which the sports-tech group registered ...

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Unibet backs #GoRacingGreen stable tour for Mental Health Awareness Week


Unibet will support the scheduled stable visits of its principal horseracing charity partner #GoRacingGreen during ‘Mental Health Awareness Week’.  For the past two years, Unibet has served as the lead fundraiser to #GoRacingGreen – a charity established by Debbie Matthews to make racing more accessible for those who suffer from mental health problems. Unibet’s support ...

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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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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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