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ESI Digital: Esports betting enters its ‘clutch moment’


Esports wagering has been thrown centre-stage in recent months due to the global health pandemic shutting down the majority of live sports markets. However, for this growing industry to continue to develop and prosper after COVID-19, it is imperative that operators and providers collaborate to enhance its products. The ESI Digital Summit, created by Esports ...

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Norway’s monopoly brought into question as problem gambling rates increase


New research carried out by the University of Bergen has revealed a 62% increase in Norway’s problem gambling rate, bringing the effectiveness of the country’s monopoly into question. The research, commissioned by Norway’s Gaming and Foundation Authority, surveyed 9,000 citizens aged between 16-74 and found that 55,000 people are now affected by problem gambling, with ...

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Golden Race continues LatAm expansion through Universal Soft


Virtual sports and betting technologies provider Golden Race has signed a new partnership with Peru-based horse and greyhound racing operator Universal Soft.  Thanks to this deal, Golden Race will have its all-in-one solution integrated with Universal Soft betting shops and online platforms. The Golden Race all-in-one solution, made available through a single API, combines the ...

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Betgenius: The sound of silence… What impact does an empty stadium have on trading?


As football leagues around the world prepare to return behind closed doors, Betgenius’ Head of Trading Dmitri Agapov assesses what a lack of fans means for both pre-match and live pricing. In normal times, tonight’s match between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich at Signal Iduna Park would have harvested one of the best atmospheres in ...

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Italian nightmare continues as MPs approve new turnover tax


To the dismay of licensed incumbents, Italy’s parliament has approved the introduction of an emergency ‘turnover tax’ on betting and virtual sports wagers. The publishing of last week’s state gazette confirmed that MPs had backed amendments introducing a new ‘temporary’ 0.5% turnover tax across all betting-related verticals – online, retail and virtual sports content. The ...

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UK government eyes staged retail reopening from 15 June


Hosting the UK government’s COVID-19 update yesterday evening, PM Boris Johnson announced the government’s provisional plans to re-open all non-essential retail businesses on 15 June. PM Johnson laid out the UK government’s plans to reopen England’s highstreet stores, obeying strict social distancing orders and ensuring that businesses can maintain employee safety. The government will manage ...

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Sports betting could be excluded from Swedish deposit limits


New proposals submitted to the Swedish government have suggested that horseracing and sports betting could be excluded from the previously suggested deposit limit of 5000 SEK (€500) per week. Earlier this month, Minister of Health Ardalan Shekarabi submitted proposals for a weekly deposit limit as well as a €100 limit on welcome bonuses – a ...

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Codere Chairman pursues final options to save the company 


Codere SA is pursuing emergency financing options having failed to convince investors to back its business recovery plans, according to Spanish business news source La Razon.  The embattled Bolsa Madrid gambling group has failed to secure a further €100m credit line to keep it’s Spanish and LaTam retail business units afloat during lockdown. On the ...

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Scientific Games confirms Michael Eklund as inbound Group CFO 


Scientific Games Corporation (SGC) has confirmed the inbound appointment of Michael Eklund as Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Eklund will join SGC’s executive leadership team on 1 June, taking control of the Nasdaq technology group’s financial planning, auditing and capitalisation structures. The appointment sees SGC secure a leading CFO for large scale technology enterprises, with ...

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Nick Luck joins William Hill racing roster


William Hill has strengthened its racing expertise with the addition of Nick Luck who will become the bookmaker’s new flat racing expert. The seven-time HWPA Broadcaster of the Year joins William Hill’s stable of racing experts which includes Rebecca Curtis, Sir AP McCoy and the Twiston-Davies’, Nigel and Sam. Commenting on his new role, Luck ...

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SBC Digital Summit Latinoamérica

16 - 17 June 2020

The SBC Digital Summit Latin America is the largest virtual event in Latin America and will deliver a fully virtual and interactive conference, exhibition and networking experience to delegates with an interest in the betting and gaming industry. To address the state of the industry as well as emerging opportunities in the LATAM market, SBC has gathered the very best industry experts and thought leaders to share their views.

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CasinoBeats Malta - Digital

30 June - 2 July 2020

CasinoBeats Malta Digital will deliver a fully virtual conference, interactive exhibition and networking experience to 3,000 senior-level attendees from operators, suppliers, affiliates and regulators. It features a five-track conference, which will see high-profile executives from the worlds of online casino, slots and payments joined by a carefully-selected range of sector visionaries to share their insights and ideas on 2020’s unique challenges and the long-term opportunities for the industry.

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SBC Digital Summit North America

14 - 16 July 2020

The SBC Digital Summit North America is the largest online event in North America and will deliver a fully virtual and interactive conference, exhibition and networking experience to delegates with an interest in the U.S. betting and gaming industry. To address the state of the industry, SBC has gathered the very best industry experts and thought leaders to share their views and discuss what tools we can use and look at the opportunities ahead of us.

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