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SBC Digital Summit North America’s stellar line-up brings together betting & gaming industry’s major players

SBC Digital Summit North America Speakers

SBC Digital Summit North America gets underway on Tuesday July 14, when all the major international and U.S. betting & gaming operators will be joined by leading suppliers, affiliates, regulators, and sports organizations for three days of high-level content, networking and product showcases.  The virtual conference and exhibition features a stellar 100-strong speaker roster, giving delegates the opportunity to learn …

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LeoVegas demands Spelinspektionen clarifies rules on deposit limits

LeoVegas AB has written an open letter to the Swedish gaming inspectorate Spelinspektionen, urging it to clarify its interpretation of the new deposit limit. The letter follows on from disparities in the interpretation of new regulations introduced by the Minister of Health Ardalan Shekarabi which outline new deposit and stake limits for the duration of 2020. In the letter, LeoVegas …

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Stoiximan/Betano rebrands to Kaizen Gaming

The operating firm of Stoiximan and Betano brands has confirmed that it will rebrand to ‘Kaizen Gaming’ in a bid to reflect its company culture of ‘continual improvement’. ‘Kaizen’ stems from a Japanese business philosophy which looks at introducing small, incremental changes to a business’ operations to try improve both quality and efficiency. The rebrand comes seven years after Stoiximan …

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KSA draws up wishlist on casino games market surveillance

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the regulatory authority for the Netherlands, has published its ‘Market Vision’ document which outlines the core directives it seeks to establish for monitoring ‘games of chance’ in the interest of public safety. The KSA document sets out the regulator’s current structures related to market monitoring, how it has categorised games of chance and also how the regulator undertakes …

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HKJC closes OCBBs amid rising public health concerns

The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) has confirmed that it has closed seven of its off-course betting branches (OCBBs) following a spike in coronavirus cases. Raising concerns over the ‘worsening COVID-19 situation in Hong Kong’, the HKJC emphasised that it is monitoring the situation to work out whether more OCBBs will be required to temporarily close. Services at OCBBs which …

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Intralot enhances Malta games offering with E*SOCCER launch

Intralot and its Maltese subsidiary Maltco Lotteries have strengthened their portfolio of virtual sports with the launch of E*SOCCER. The product, which is hoped to strengthen Maltco Lotteries’ U*BET sportsbook, will be made available across Maltco Lotteries’ retail network, offering betting opportunities on worldwide electronic football leagues of FIFA20, powered by Sportradar. “Maltco Lotteries is always seeking to innovate and …

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Matthew Hickey, Gordon Moody Association: Using lived experiences to tackle problem gambling

The lockdown can be a challenging period for those afflicted by problem gambling, with rising levels of anxiety and boredom, it’s more important that support services are available. Speaking to SBC, Matthew Hickey, CEO of Gordon Moody Association, highlighted the need for wider industry collaboration to ensure that player protection remains at the top of the agenda, while also explaining …

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Alex Gersh returns to betting as Sportradar CFO  

Sportradar has this morning confirmed the appointment of Alex Gersh as new Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO) effective immediately.  A sports betting figurehead, Gersh is recognised as a leading financial strategist for mass-market digital enterprises, having formerly served as Group CFO of Paddy Power Betfair Plc. Of distinction, alongside former CEO Breon Corcoran Gersh led the corporate turnaround of Betfair …

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Mikel Arana, DGOJ: Spain ends its conflict of interest between football and bookmakers

Mikel Arana, the new Director-General of Spain’s DGOJ, has defended the government for revising the mandate of the approved ‘Royal Decree on Advertising’, which adds further market restrictions and controls on gambling. Speaking to Spanish newspaper El Diario, Arana held his first interview since taking leadership of the DGOJ after replacing long-term incumbent Juan Espinosa as Director-General on 5 May. Last week, …

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Stats Perform extends NBL data and streaming deal

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Stats Perform has extended its multi-year, exclusive official betting data and streaming partnership with Australia’s fast growing Hungry Jack’s National Basketball League (NBL).  The extension will see Stats Perform provide exclusive live streams for betting, as well as collect and distribute in-stadium ultrafast betting data for licensed sportsbooks. Alex Rice, Stats Perform Chief Rights Officer, commented: “Few global basketball leagues …

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