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YGAM: Using lived experience to shape Safer Gambling Training


The Young Gamers & Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) kick starts its series of features for SBC examining the critical discipline of improving education for all industry stakeholders. YGAM partner, Ben Davies, Head of Safer Gambling Partnerships at Betknowmore, explains why learning from lived experience will bring a fundamental change to betting’s algorithmic approach in engaging ...

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BGC: PGR ‘fantasy figures’ undermine the real economic contribution of UK gambling


The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has issued its statement regarding this morning’s report by Peers for Gambling Reform (PGR), highlighting the industry’s financial contribution to the UK economy in response to ‘fantasy figures’. Five key measures were recommended by the report – affordability checks, stake limits on high-risk online casino games, a ban on ...

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BoyleSports boosts stats portfolio with STATSCORE widgets


STATSCORE has agreed to supply its StatsWidgets, LivematchPro and PrematchPro widgets to BoyleSports in a deal which will help the Irish bookmaker elevate the overall betting experience. By adding the LivematchPro and PrematchPro widgets, BoyleSports can drive additional engagement, while also providing historical data prior to the event – thus enabling punters to make informed ...

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PGR asserts betting industry profits ‘will exceed financial costs’ of reforms


Peers for Gambling Reform (PGR) has published the findings of its latest report, arguing that an overhaul of UK gambling laws would likely have positive societal outcomes on employment, tax revenue and employee earnings. NERA was commissioned to undertake an ‘economic assessment’ of recommended industry reforms that have been suggested as part of the government’s ...

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EEG acquires ‘proven challenger’ Bethard for €16m


Esports Entertainment Group (EEG) has secured definitive terms to acquire Malta-based online gambling operator Bethard Group Ltd, as the company continues to expand its European sportsbook profile. Nasdaq-listed EEG confirmed that it had reached an agreement with Gameday Group – the operating firm of Bethard – to acquire its asset for €16 million ($19.5m) cash ...

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Gambling with Lives trials new support system for treatment of gambling disorders


Gambling with Lives has unveiled its new ‘treatment and support system’, designed by the lived experience of former victims of gambling harms working with health experts to tackle the deep complexities of gambling disorders. The support charity states that its organisation embarked on a new pathway design, acknowledging that victims of gambling had faced judgement ...

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William Hill initiates LatAm expansion with Colombia launch


William Hill has made the first steps into expanding into the burgeoning South American gambling landscape, building on its acquisition of Alfabet SAS to launch in Colombia. The acquisition of Alfabet was initially conducted in December 2020, in a deal which saw the then Gibraltar and UK-based operator acquire a majority stake in the company ...

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GambleAware interactive maps identify locational demand for support


GambleAware has launched new interactive maps designed to identify the usage of and reported demand for support and treatment, segmented by local authorities and wards across Great Britain. Based on the responsible gambling charity’s annual treatment and support survey, GambleAware has outlined differences in gambling participation, usage and reported demand for treatment and support, broken ...

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HKJC enhances football betting offering with ‘GoalX’ app launch


The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) has expanded into football via the launch of its ‘GoalX’ mobile app, providing information on football matches, live statistics, betting and live game watch along. Only available to bettors in Hong Kong over the age of 18, the app aims to offer a ‘personalised journey’ and a ‘brand-new digital ...

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Betfair sponsors SBT Brazil’s Copa America coverage 


Betfair will serve as a co-sponsor of Brazilian TV broadcaster SBT’s coverage of the 2021 CONMEBOL Copa America tournament taking place this summer from 13 June to 10 July.   Recognised as one of Brazil’s ‘big three’ terrestrial TV channels, SBT is contracted to broadcast 11 Copa America matches including the tournament kick-off match between hosts ...

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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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