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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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Neil McArthur – Industry cannot disconnect from its consumer responsibilities

Neil McArthur, Chief Executive of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), has challenged UK betting leadership to improve all-round consumer protections in 2020 or face further regulatory consequences. McArthur addressed an audience of industry leaders and wider stakeholders at yesterday’s ‘CMS Gambling Conference’ in London, in which he underlined the UKGC’s obligation of protecting consumers first and foremost. A stern McArthur opened …

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Ben Keith, Star Sports: racing must be diverse, fun, and welcoming

Over recent years, the UK racing sector has faced a number of difficulties including cuts to funding, concerns over age-verification measures and engagement with a wider audience. Speaking to Ben Keith, Owner of Star Sports, at Betting on Sports he explained that the on-course sector is doing everything it can to prevent under-aged gambling. He said: “I don’t really think …

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How sports betting operators can attract slot players with TVBET games

Sports betting operators now exist in a world where the player has the freedom to select from hundreds of online options, writes Peter Korpusenko, CEO at TVBET.  This choice might be based on the odds attached to betting selections, the layout of the site, proprietary features, or even the IT capacity behind the whole operation. However you look at it, …

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Scott Longley – Betting makes the right call on Tennis Integrity

Scott Longley details that stakeholder cooperation, combined with an understanding of big picture dynamics at stake, have seen betting progress on its support of tennis integrity, avoiding a further 2020 banana skin for industry incumbents… The move announced in December by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) confirming the continued collection and distribution of in-play …

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Mark Woollard: How Pragmatic Solutions laid the foundations for landmark igaming platform deals in 2020

Pragmatic Solutions

Mark Woollard, Business Development Director at Pragmatic Solutions, reflects on some of the company’s big breakthroughs for 2019. This includes getting the UK certification for its PAM platform, as well as its GLI-19 certification – a “gold standard stamp” which covers best practice standards across a number of key regulated markets. Meanwhile, Woollard also explains how Pragmatic Solutions can minimise …

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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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Winning Post: UK gambling faces its inevitable credit clean-up

Industry strategic consultancy Regulus Partners starts of the week by looking at the ban on credit cards for betting activity, and further additions to the safer gambling agenda in the UK. UK: regulation – taking credit? Gambling with credit cards, or through wallets funded directly from credit cards, will be banned in GB from April 2020. The consultation responses largely …

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UKGC forms three groups to address safer gambling standards

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has confirmed that it will create three new focus groups to help facilitate the implementation of safer gambling standards. Led by senior leaders in the gambling industry, the three collaboration groups will focus on game and product design, advertising technology and high value customer incentives to gamble. The initiative, which is said to be the …

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Innovation, regulation and new markets: what to expect in 2020

Speaking at the SBC Awards 2019, a number of key figures in the industry gave their thoughts on what they believed would be the biggest trends, challenges, and opportunities in 2020. With new markets beginning to open up, a number of the awards winners pointed out that the industry should be keeping a close eye on a post-PASPA US market. …

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