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PM casts doubt over imminent resumption for professional sport

An imminent return of professional sport remains unclear as Prime Minister Boris Johnson unveiled his staged plan to ease the coronavirus lockdown restrictions. Addressing the four nations of the UK last night, Johnson revealed a three-part strategy to kickstart the economy and reopen society. However, no mention to professional sports was made, casting uncertainty over when the sporting calendar will …

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Confidence, Variety, Creativity: Betinvest’s advice for times of crisis

The coronavirus has halted a variety of industries, whilst pushing others into a period of financial instability. Yet as the world adapts to the ‘new normal’, so does the betting industry.  Operators and suppliers alike are getting creative to mitigate long-term business repercussions. With that in mind, Max Dubossarsky, Chief Operating Officer of Betinvest, wrote for SBC News to explain …

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Bookies Corner: US 2020… Pandemic adds more spin to betting’s biggest market

Under normal circumstances, April and May should have been key campaign months for the US 2020 Elections (3 November), with the Democratic Party crowning Joe Biden to challenge President Trump. However, US 2020’s script has been flipped by COVID-19 consequences, adding further divisive factors to the campaign trail, as bookies tell SBC to buckle up for this year’s biggest wagering …

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James Frendo / Simo Dragicevic: Playtech leads product disciplines in the age of sustainability

Playtech executives James Frendo (Director of Casino) and Simo Dragicevic (CEO of BetBuddy) talk to SBC about how a ‘sustainability-first approach’ to product development has changed the FTSE tech group’s thinking and culture with regards to tackling the industry’s current demands and complexities.  ______________ SBC: Hi Team, can you detail to SBC audiences Playtech’s commitment towards sustainable development. When was this programme …

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Martin Lycka – April lockdown can never be forgotten

GVC’s Director of Regulatory Affairs Martin Lycka reviews the events of a world-changing April 2020, in which tough lessons have been learnt by the lived experience of working and adjusting to national lockdown orders… _____________________________ Dear Diary,  What a month this has been. In the UK, we are told the virus has peaked and is now hopefully ebbing. However, we are …

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HooYu – SBC webinar to examine COVID-19’s impact on global gambling sector

HooYu - SBC webinar

HooYu, experts in customer onboarding, KYC and customer insight, will host a special SBC Webinar on Wednesday, 13 May (BST 3:00- 4:00 pm) evaluating the true cost of the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the global gambling sector.  HooYu will be joined by SBC and H2 Gambling Capital for COVID-19’s impact on gambling gross yield and how the industry can look …

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Michael Dugher: BGC is working hard to reassure public and improve safer gambling

Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) CEO Michael Dugher has emphasised that BGC members are rolling out new measures to reduce any concerns that gambling ‘prohibitionists’ may have during the ongoing pandemic. Writing on PoliticsHome, Dugher recognised that there were concerns over an increase in gambling levels during the lock down, but reiterated that the BGC members had taken a series …

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Winning Post: Swedish protections self-harm progress on a regulated marketplace

Sweden has grabbed international headlines becoming the outlier nation for its social policy in dealing with the Coronavirus pandemic. Industry strategic consultancy Regulus Partners details that it should not pursue the same status for its online gambling policies.   Sweden: online regulation – cutting off one’s nose… Before Sweden domestically regulated in January 2019, its proposed licensing regime was supposed …

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Carolyn Harris – The BGC is no improvement for UK gambling… it just puts up walls! 

Day five’s morning session of the SBC Digital Summit concluded with the ‘Gambling in Society‘ panel, which focused on the ways gambling can ‘re-appraise its position’ to regain the trust of consumers, regulators, media and wider society. The ongoing global crisis has emphasised the need for gambling companies to re-establish their community bonds, as corporate conduct and social responsibility are …

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Jesper Kärrbrink: The industry must promote responsible gaming to the top of the agenda

The keynote addresses at the inaugural SBC Digital Summit have highlighted the key challenges that the betting and gaming industry face, especially during the ongoing pandemic. One of the presentations that has been singled out was that of Jesper Kärrbrink, co-founder and chairman of Green Jade Games. Delivering the day-two keynote, which is now available to watch in full above, …

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