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SBC Webinars series presents U.S. Publishing – Navigating the Fog

SBC Webinars - US Publishing Navigating the Fog

The SBC Webinars series returns on January 29 2020 with US Publishing – Navigating the Fog, an in-depth examination of how foreign and domestic sports publishers are handling the complexities of the liberalised American sports betting market.  Experts from Gambling.com Group, Better Collective and Digital Fuel join SBC to offer their insights on some of the key issues and to …

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Garzón warns Spanish gambling that sweeping changes are imminent

Spanish gambling incumbents have been put on alert, after Alberto Garzón – Spain’s new Consumer Affairs Minister -confirmed that he will announce new industry measures ‘within two to three weeks’. Garzón made his statement on Spanish broadcaster La Sexta’s weekend current affairs programme ‘El Objetivo’ underlining that new federal measures were needed to protect Spanish communities from ‘the extremes of gambling’. Since the …

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SBC Charity Boxing Championship packs a punch for Oliver’s Wish Foundation

SBC Charity Boxing Championship

The first SBC Charity Boxing Championship, in partnership with Oliver’s Wish Foundation, will see some of the biggest names in the gaming industry going toe-to-toe in the ring to raise thousands of pounds for good causes.  This unique black tie event, which is supported by the generous headline sponsors NetEnt and Red Tiger, takes place on 3 April 2020 at …

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UK betting faces crossfire of educational data breach

2020 begins with no respite for UK betting leadership, as the industry suffers another weekend of frontpage headlines as a Sunday Times investigation reveals that UK betting firms engaged with the ‘breached data’ of the ‘Learning Records Service’ educational index, however the Betting and Gaming Council has dismissed the coverage as ‘untrue’. The database contained the names, ages and addresses …

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Reformed TIU meets year-1 integrity goals ahead of critical 2020

Completing its first year under a new operating regime, the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) has today published its annual review detailing the development of its work and further directives protecting tennis competitions, athletes and wider stakeholders from corruption. Following a two-year investigation, the ‘Independent Review Panel’ (IRP) recommended that tennis’ combined governing bodies reform the TIU’s governance and working remit. …

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Rada approves SoP’s redrafted bill but heavy licensing fees remain on Ukraine’s gambling agenda

Following two day-long sessions of assessment, Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada completes its review of the eight draft bills propositioning the nation’s new gambling framework. A vote carried on Thursday 16 December saw 260 MPs back the amendments of Bill 2285-D following its second Rada reading. Bill 2285 was the original draft law favoured by the ruling ‘Servant of the People’ (SoP) …

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BHA seeks new CEO as Rust confirms 2020 leadership departure

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has begun its search for a new leader, after Nick Rust confirmed that he will end his Chief Executive tenure at the end of the year. A former Ladbrokes executive, Rust was appointed BHA CEO in November 2014, becoming British horseracing’s first leadership appointment from the betting sector. Upon taking charge of the BHA, Rust was …

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Spelinspektionen submits new proposals to tackle match fixing

The Swedish gambling authority Spelinspektionen has revealed a new draft regulation which could prohibit operators from offering certain markets on individual performance. The legislation is currently awaiting review, however it could mean that betting operators must not offer betting markets on ‘a rule violation or loss in parts.’ For example, it is not allowed to offer bets on whether a …

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Kindred warns of 2019 closing disruptions

Stockholm-listed Kindred Group Plc has revealed that its gross winning revenues for Q4 2019 have been hampered by both weak sports betting margins and the costs of its US expansion efforts. As confirmed in a pre-market update, Kindred explained that its expected revenues will be in the region of £235m for the final three months of 2019, marking a decrease …

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UKGC confirms credit card ban inbound for 14 April 2020

Issuing its first regulatory enforcement of 2020, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has this morning confirmed that it has sanctioned its widely anticipated ban on credit card transactions carried across all UK gambling verticals. The Commission plans to implement its credit card ban from 14 April 2020, giving licensed incumbents three months to undertake all necessary adjustments. Citing that UK …

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