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Dinos Stranomitis, Altenar: ‘Listening’ to the operator to arrive at the best UX


At this year’s Betting on Football conference at Stamford Bridge, Altenar COO Dinos Stranomitis more than played his part in a Q&A session designed to force the industry’s leading suppliers to face the questions ‘you’, as show delegates, want answered. Just six weeks on, we caught up with him to revisit some of the session’s ...

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Simon Bazalgette confirms he will step down from The Jockey Club


Simon Bazalgette, group chief executive of The Jockey Club, has confirmed that he will be stepping down from the role at the end of the year in a transition towards a non-executive career. Bazalgette, who has been with The Jockey Club for over a decade, has recently been named as an independent non-executive director on ...

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Global profile helps Paddy Power Betfair post strong 2019 opening


FTSE100 gambling group Paddy Power Betfair (PPB) has reported a strong start to 2019 trading, despite recording unfavourable sporting results in the UK and Ireland. Publishing its Q1 2019 trading statement (period ending 31 March), PPB reports a ‘good underlying momentum’, as group revenues grow 17% year-on-year to £478 million (Q12018: £408m) driven by ‘excellent ...

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Blackstone continues Spanish affair by acquiring Giga Games


Spanish Gambling firm Grupo CIRSA has confirmed that it has acquired slot machine distributor and gaming hall operator Giga Games, from Spanish private leisure and gambling fund Conei Corporacion. The transaction sees the Lao Hernandez family engage once more with US private equity group Blackstone, who last year acquired CIRSA from Spanish gambling tycoon Manuel Lao ...

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Gambling scam ongoing in the Netherlands, regulator warns


The Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) has released information pertaining to the reported ongoing scam in the country, in which scammers are looking to reclaim non-existent gambling debts from consumers. Lootsma and Partners, Bailiff Smits and Co and Inter Payment Service have all been named by the ACM as the collection agencies that ...

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Betfred extends World Snooker Championship sponsorship


Warrington-based bookmaker Betfred has announced it will continue as title sponsor of the World Snooker Championship until at least 2021. The deal was completed at the tournaments home, The Crucible in Sheffield, and World Snooker chairman Barry Hearn expressed his delight in the continuation of the partnership. Hearn said: “We are delighted to extend our ...

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Spelinspektionen warns operators over underage football betting


Swedish gambling watchdog, Spelinspektionen, has issued a warning about the need to comply to current betting laws after a number of operators were found to be offering betting opportunities on football fixtures featuring players under the age of 18. Swedish law strictly prohibits the wagering of bets on matches featuring players or athletes who are ...

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Brand focused Camelot appoints Keith Moor as new marketing lead


UK National Lottery operator Camelot Group has confirmed the inbound appointment of Keith Moor as new Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). Moor is the current CMO of Santander UK and is expected to join Camelot’s executive leadership team from September 2019. The executive will be tasked with leading marketing strategy and media planning for the National ...

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William Hill revamps Best Odds promotion with Racing Refunds


After being revealed as the most favoured bookmaker concession in a recent Horseracing Bettors Forum (HBF) survey, William Hill has announced that it will be revamping its Best Odds Guaranteed promotion. The changes to the promotion, set to come into play on Thursday, will now mean that customers will only be able to access the ...

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Fred Done backs Moneta’s new project – GamingUSA.com


Manchester-based industry affiliate marketing publisher Moneta Communications has confirmed that it will launch its first North American property – GamingUSA.com GamingUSA.com will seek to establish itself as the US market’s most informative and interactive gambling portal, covering news, reviews and developments on all licensed verticals across the fifty US states. In its update, Moneta states ...

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Betting on Sports America

23 - 25 April 2019, New York

Betting on Sports is finally coming to America and is the must-attend event for members of the US sports & betting industries. Experience no less than 40 conference sessions, 3 conference rooms and 6 main conference tracks over 3 days. 

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Betting on Sports

17 - 20 September 2019, Olympia London

Betting on Sports Week 2019 is a must-attend conference and exhibition for members of the sports, betting and gaming industries. You will experience the very best industry speakers and content with plenty of high level networking and business opportunities. 

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CasinoBeats Summit

17 - 20 September 2019, Olympia London

The CasinoBeats Summit is running alongside the wider Betting on Sports Week, which takes place on 17 – 20 September at Olympia London. As a delegate you will have full access to both events. The 2nd edition of the Summit will bring together operators, suppliers and a range of sector visionaries to consider the challenges facing the online casino sector. 

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