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David Clifton, Licensing Expert: Gambling Commission dominates early 2021 headlines


As I write this, the last week has seen a huge amount of information emanating from the Gambling Commission. We have seen it publish a short online survey, seemingly aimed at the general public, urging them to have their say on how gambling companies interact with their customers, with a particular focus on affordability. It ...

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LOTP receives the green light from Isle of Man regulator


Lord of the Pot (LOTP), an online sportsbook aimed at esports and sports fans, has been granted a B2C licence by the Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission. After receiving the necessary approval from the regulator, LOTP has now entered the ‘final stages of preparation’ to launch its offering.  Prior to launch, LOTP will integrate ...

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Kindred adds transparent safer gambling metrics to group reports


Kindred Group Plc has become the first industry incumbent to publish its share of corporate revenues ‘derived from harmful gambling’. The Stockholm-listed online gambling group will publish its new ‘transparency metric’ as part of its safer gambling mandate, in which the company seeks to achieve – ‘zero per cent of revenues from harmful gambling by ...

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55,000 women register to self-exclude via GAMSTOP


GAMSTOP, the UK-based independent self-exclusion provider, has announced that more than 55,000 women have registered to self-exclude from all gambling sites. According to fellow responsible gambling operator GamCare, the number of women experiencing gambling problems is increasing at double the rate of men, but only 1% contact the National Gambling Helpline for assistance. Passing the ...

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SBC Digital Italy set to address betting and gaming industry’s biggest issues


The SBC Digital Italy conference and exhibition is set to see 25 of the country’s most influential betting and gaming industry executives tackle a highly topical agenda that addresses the many challenges facing the sector.  While Italy can boast one of Europe’s largest and longest-established regulated gambling markets, the industry has a host of problems ...

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UEFA proposes expanded Champions League ‘Swiss system’


UEFA has called for a meeting with European stakeholders to review the existing format of the UEFA Champions League, the PA news agency has reported. All European domestic leagues will reconvene today to discuss overhauling the UEFA Champions League, Europa League and Conference League from 2024. According to the report, UEFA would scrap the Champions ...

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Oxford report places spotlight on gambling’s ‘poor social outcomes’


Undertaking its review of the 2005 Gambling Act, the government has been presented with a further report underlining the potential financial consequences and societal risks of problem gambling and addiction on the UK public. The report, undertaken by the University of Oxford’s Department of Social Policy and Intervention, was developed to research ‘the association between ...

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GRAJ: STS grows in dominance of ‘unprotected’ Polish market


GRAJ Legalnie, Poland’s sports betting trade association, has warned the government that the performance and tax earnings of licensed incumbents is being impacted by ‘grey zone operators’. Publishing its 2020 market report tracking the activities of Poland’s regulated sports betting incumbents, GRAJ has revealed that ‘grey zone activities account for several dozen percentage points from ...

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MansionBet maintains horse racing presence with Turner renewal


Online sportsbook MansionBet has maintained its prominent position in the horse racing sector after renewing its partnership with Hayley Turner OBE for a second year. MansionBet’s collaboration with champion jockey Turner has seen the duo cooperate on a number of campaigns throughout 2020, including Cheltenham and Royal Ascot, where she earned her second record-breaking win ...

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Stats Perform expands Bundesliga operations with Bayer Leverkusen agreement


Sports tech provider Stats Perform has expanded its presence in the German Bundesliga following an agreement with Bayer 04 Leverkusen. The partnership will see Bayer utilise the firm’s Edge Analysis match preparation tool, which applies unique AI models to unlock, dynamic, predictive and objective insights – powered by tracking and event data – to improve ...

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SBC Digital Italy

17 February 2021

SBC Digital Italy will focus on one of Europe’s main betting & gaming markets, home to many of the industry’s strongest and most innovative companies.SBC Digital Italy will take place on SBC’s widely acclaimed interactive platform, enabling conference sessions, one-on-one networking and roundtables, product showcases, and more.

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SBC Digital Latinoamérica

2 - 3 March 2021

Now in its second edition, the first day will address the entire Latin American market and sessions will be mainly conducted in Spanish, while the second day will focus on Brazil and most sessions will be conducted in Portuguese.The event will be held on SBC’s digital platform, allowing for unparalleled conference content, networking, and innovation showcases from leading suppliers.

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SBC Digital Africa

30 - 31 March 2021

SBC Digital Africa is the 2nd edition of the largest virtual event dedicated to the African continent. To shed light on both emerging opportunities and unique challenges in the most important African markets, SBC will bring together the key industry experts and industry leaders to share their insights.

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SBC Digital Payments

29 April 2021

SBC Digital Payments will bring together fintech’s leading minds, operator decision makers and experts on the intricacies of payments in the betting and gaming industry, to share their insights and discuss the cutting edge of this key area for success.

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