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Countdown to Cheltenham: The Festival will have its highs and lows says Betway


With the Countdown to Cheltenham well underway, SBC has continued to question the betting industry’s major operators on what to expect at the four day event. Speaking with Betway’s Head of Corporate Communications and PR Alan Alger, he revealed that sponsoring the Betway Champion Chase is a key asset for the operator, and suggested that ...

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Martin Lycka: Liberalism verses conservatism played out in German law


GVC’s Director of Regulatory Affairs Martin Lycka revisits the online gambling laws in Germany and sees what the ‘sixteen kings’ have in store for the industry. ____________________ Habemus State Treaty. After years of thick black smoke, white billow has spewed out from the tiny little chimney perched on the roof of the German Gambling Chapel. ...

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Bookmaker STS strikes Polish Futsal partnership


Polish bookmaker STS has announced an extension to its agreement with Futsal Ekstraklasa, furthering the firm’s national league portfolio. As part of the sponsorship deal, Poland’s premier Futsal competition will continue to have STS as an official bookmaker until June 2022. STS is also actively involved with all 14 PlusLiga teams through various marketing and ...

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FA hands Daniel Sturridge four-month ban over betting breaches


Former Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has been handed a four month ban from all football-related activity after it was found that he had breached the FA’s betting rules. Sturridge, who terminated his contract with Turkish side Trabzonspor earlier on Monday, was originally issued a six-week ban last summer, of which four weeks were suspended, in ...

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UK launch tops DAZN’s global billing


Leading sports OTT streaming platform DAZN will launch its services within the UK this May, seeking to disrupt the status quo of UK sports broadcasting. Closing Monday 2 March trading, DAZN published a statement detailing the firm’s next phase of growth in which the OTT platform will enlarge its presence within 200 countries. A UK debut ...

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EFL continues mental health support by backing Mind campaign


The English Football League (EFL) has extended its partnership with Mind (Mind.org.uk), continuing support for the mental health charity’s flagship ‘On Your Side’ campaign. Operating since 2012, Mind seeks to raise funds improving UK support networks and volunteer training programmes tackling the complexities of mental health issues and its impacts on victims’ families, friends and communities. Partnering ...

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Scientific Games seeks next level recommendations with Vaix.ai


Scientific Games Corporation has announced its latest digital partnership with artificial intelligence (AI) engine Vaix.ai that is set to offer personalised recommendations and tailored betting choices to sports bettors through the OpenMarket branch of the firm’s OpenSports product suite. As a result, Vaix.ai will now utilize an AI model through the product suite to enhance sports betting experiences ...

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BGC warns government of ‘migration limitations’ on UK’s night time economy


Michel Dugher, Chief Executive of the newly formed Betting and Gaming Council (BGC), has warned the UK government that its post-Brexit immigration policy could impact the nation’s tourism and night-time economies.   The BGC has become the latest UK trade body to question the Conservative government’s points-based immigration policy, which it aims to sanction from the ...

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Ladbrokes backs its UK credentials launching ‘Where the Nation Plays’


Ahead of next week’s Cheltenham Festival (10-13 March), Ladbrokes has debuted its new UK TV advertising campaign ‘Where the Nation Plays’. Forming part of a series which will cover racing, football and gaming, ‘Where the Nation Plays’ aims to highlight Ladbrokes’ heritage and proven credentials operating as the UK’s ‘most trusted bookmaker’. In its campaign ...

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Fortuna and STS win big at Polish Bookmaker Awards


Fortuna and STS dominated the second annual Polish Bookmaker Awards, organised by one of the country’s largest affiliate sites Legalni Bukmacherzy. This year, there were 11 categories in total, which included five additional new categories from the inaugural edition. Market leaders Fortuna and STS received eight of the 11 between them.  Similarly to last year, ...

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CasinoBeats Malta 2020

24 - 26 March 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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Betting on Sports America 2020

28 - 30 April 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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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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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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