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David Clifton: Licensing Expert – Gambling faces a pivotal moment

This is a pivotal moment for the online gambling sector. It’s not a moment it could have foreseen, nor is it a moment it has actively sought! However, whilst it has not been slow to identify an unexpected opportunity to market its non-sports betting wares to a new audience, it is essential that it fully recognises the associated threats to …

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UK CMA approves Flutter-Stars merger

The UK Competitions and Markets Authority (CMA) has given the green light for the merger between The Stars Group (TSG) and Flutter Entertainment to go ahead, clearing ‘phase 1′ of its competition review. Last October, Flutter and TSG agreed to terms on an all-share combination, as the two companies set about creating the outright global market leader operating across all …

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Winning Post – Covid-19… Testing the industry to its breaking point?

As the UK enters its third week of lockdown,  Regulus Partners assess the devastating impact of Covid-19, in which reality indicates that betting incumbents will never see a ‘return to normal’… NB – Helping industry stakeholders, Regulus Partners has produced a free UK sector-by-sector guide to impact which we will update due to the fluidity of the situation. Email Regulus directly for …

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Michael Dugher – Betting will support the government in time of need

Michael Dugher, Chief Executive of single industry representative body the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC), has stated that UK gambling will support the government in a time of national crisis. On Friday, the BGC published its ‘compulsory action plan‘ outlining 10 measures strengthening industry social responsibility and consumer standards, which all BGC members will adhere to during the COVID-19 pandemic. …

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Pin Projekt: Automated drums keep live games business beating

Pin Projekt

Live games provider Pin Projekt is still up and running despite the COVID-19 outbreak, as its proprietary drum machines can run with or without human intervention. Pin Projekt explained that while live dealers and live draw hostesses retain a key role in the business, it can rely on the automated technology to remain fully operational.  Therefore, despite the impact the …

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Leadstar Media: Adapting to new betting trends in Italy


As citizens of a proud nation, Italians love staying true to their traditions. And this is no different when it comes to routines around betting and gaming, according to Leadstar Media CEO and Founder Eskil Kvarnström. Despite the explosion of online gambling in so many countries around the world, data first collected by Statista (presented here by Eurispes) found that …

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CEOs to share post-COVID-19 vision at industry’s biggest online conference

SBC Digital Summit

SBC Events is launching the SBC Digital Summit – the biggest ever online conference in the betting & gaming industry as it comes to terms with the deep impact of the coronavirus pandemic. With travel and working restrictions severely limiting interconnection, the SBC Digital Summit will allow delegates to hear from the betting and gaming industry’s leading CEOs about how they …

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Neil McArthur: ‘Best behaviour is paramount during this time of crisis’

Neil McArthur, Chief Executive of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), has written to betting leadership urging the industry to maintain the highest operating standards during ‘uncertain and unsettling times’. Updating stakeholders, McArthur explained that the UKGC’s executive team is carrying out an assessment of the industry-wide impact of the coronavirus, which will influence the Commission’s regulatory approach during 2020.   McArthur …

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Jake Pollard – Crisis can’t hide industry’s VIP deficiencies

COVID-19 disruptions dominate all global businesses agenda. Nevertheless, industry communications expert Jake Pollard details that betting leadership should expect higher scrutiny on VIP player engagements and interactions  during a time of global crisis.  _____________________ As the Coronavirus pandemic bulldozes into every facet of our lives, the £11.6m fine meted out to online sportsbook Betway by the Gambling Commission this month …

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Brandon Walker: How Amelco is using technology to tap into new markets

Sports betting systems provider Amelco  boosted its Asian market presence earlier this month after securing a football trading partnership with the legacy operator Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC). Brandon Walker, Head of USA at Amelco, spoke to SBC about how the partnership has put them ‘on the map’, what opportunities  could arise as the Asian market matures, whilst also highlighting the …

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