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SBC’s On The Ball – The leaks that rocked football

From sponsorship to the ever-expanding world of football media coverage, when it comes to the business of football, SBC has you covered. This edition picks out some of the key stories from the leaks by German magazine Der Spiegel. Leaks, leagues and deceit The leaks of German magazine Der Spiegel sent shock waves through world football, unearthing information that could …

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Hard Rock and Kindred confirmed for inaugural Betting on Sports America

Betting on Sports America

Hard Rock International, Kindred Group, Missouri Lottery, Mississippi Gaming Commission, Foxwoods, Webis Holdings and the National Council on Problem Gambling are just some of the key organisations to be represented across seven conference tracks at next year’s inaugural Betting on Sports America (23-25 April 2019). Super Early Bird tickets are now available for #bosamerica, which is set to become the …

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AgiproNews’ Italian View: October highs meet an autumn of disillusion

Italian betting and gaming continues to grow, but all incumbents face tough adjustments as the Lega-5Star coalition government maintains its hostile stance against the industry. October Data published by Agenzia delle Dogane e dei Monopoli (ADM) details a further record-breaking month for Italian online gambling. As the sector heads towards its upcoming Lega-5Star blanket ban on all forms of gambling/betting …

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UK Government confirms FOBTs April 2019 cut

The UK government has confirmed this afternoon that it will bring forward its planned FOBTs £2 machine wagering reduction from October to April 2019. UK Culture Secretary Jeremy Wright has announced the government’s policy U-turn on the contentious issue of FOBTs wagering which has divided government departments. The 2018 Budget announcement on 29 October, saw the UK treasury criticised for failing to …

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Steven Spartinos – Kiron – Providing ‘must have’ virtual products to global operators

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Steven Spartinos, co-founder and co-CEO of Kiron Interactive, spoke to SBC News about the technical challenges to producing virtual content, a UKGC statistic that helps to explain the virtual transition from retail to digital in the UK, the corresponding picture in emerging markets such as Africa and LatAm, and the key differences in regulation or content to consider for virtual …

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Swedish regulator shows new make-up for revamped marketplace

Swedish gambling authority, Lotteriinspektionen has provided a public briefing detailing the internal and external changes the organisation will undertake to service Sweden’s full ‘Gambling Act’ re-regulation in-bound for the start of 2019. Last week, Lotteriinspektionen Legal and Integrity policy advisor Katarina Abrahamsson presented a guidance on regulations, guidelines, transition and accreditation processes that will impact all Swedish gambling stakeholders. Preparing …

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Winning Post: Changing perceptions of animal betting sports

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Regulus Partners, the strategic consultancy focused on international gambling and related industries, takes a look at some key developments for the gambling industry in its ‘Winning Post’ column. US: Florida greyhounds – dog days are over Florida, home to the oldest continually operated dog track in the world (and one of the largest) has banned wagering on greyhound races in …

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Kirsty Gallacher and Peter Schmeichel to host SBC Awards 2018

Schmeichel

Former Sky Sports presenter Kirsty Gallacher and three-time UEFA Goalkeeper of the Year Peter Schmeichel have been confirmed as hosts for this year’s SBC Awards, held on Tuesday 4 December at the stunning HAC Artillery Garden. Having made her television debut in 1998, Gallacher has gone onto become one of the most recognisable faces in sports broadcasting, enjoying an illustrious 20 …

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Neil McArthur – ‘The race is on for the industry to know its customers’

Speaking at the UK Gambling Commission’s ‘Raising Standards Conference’  hosted at the ICC in Birmingham, UKGC Chief Executive Neil McArthur states that all industry stakeholders have to improve operational standards and cooperation in order to ‘know their customers better’. McArthur spoke to an audience of 170 executives from 100 gambling businesses, addressing public/political concerns during a disruptive year in which the …

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Super Early Bird offer for next year’s Betting on Football

Super Early Bird

Super Early Bird tickets are now available for next year’s Betting on Football conference, which returns to the home of Chelsea FC at Stamford Bridge from 19-22 March 2019. All the ‘Early Birds’ who purchase tickets before Friday 14 December will get a £200 discount off the full ticket price, for an event featuring up to 2,000 senior delegates, space …

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