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InsiderSport: Is it time to eradicate football’s ‘3pm blackout’?

This season’s transformation of UK football broadcasting has led to the resurfacing of a television coverage issue that has been taken at face value for over 60 years now. InsiderSport details why the ‘3pm blackout’ was introduced, as well as what its role is in the modern game. Does it simply represent a broadcasting hindrance, or is it an imperative …

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GambleAware backs Self Exclusion amid political reprieve

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Industry charity GambleAware has reaffirmed its support of the nationwide self-exclusion scheme GamStop amid reports that the scheme had been breached by problem gamblers. Entering 2019, the betting industry got off to a rocky start after BBC five live reports revealed that gamblers registered with the self-exclusion scheme were able to alter details provided at registration, allowing the continuation of …

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Winning Post – Safer gambling banks on blocking

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. Poland: betting market – poles apart? Betting turnover attributed to domestically licensed operators is reported to have grown 55% to PLZ5.1bn (€1.17bn) in 2018, taking the officially estimated market share to 48% …

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WATCH: USA will be the biggest regulated sports betting market in the world within five years

Ahead of April’s Betting on Sports America conference and exhibition, SBC continues its look at the US market and revisits H2 Gambling Capital’s David Henwood‘s thoughts about the potential size of the US market. Filmed at Betting on Sports Conference 2018  in London last September, Henwood reveals that his firm thinks that the illegal offshore market is even bigger than …

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SBC to organise Sports Betting Tours at ICE London 5-6 February

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SBC (Sports Betting Community) will once again be organising the Sports Betting Tours at ICE London from 5-6 February as the sports betting industry gathers for the largest gaming event in the calendar. ICE London comes with a massive exhibition floor and tens of thousands of attendees, making finding and connecting with high quality or specific suppliers really challenging. The …

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WATCH: How will the American market progress in 2019?

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Ahead of SBC’s Betting on Sports America conference, which is being held on 23-25 April 2019, check out what some of the key names in the industry predicted would happen in 2019 when they came to last September’s Betting on Sports conference in London. Listen to opinions from SG Gaming’s Keith O’Loughlin, Betting on Sports America Chief Advisor Sue Schnieder, …

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UKGC’s AML guidance places high responsibility on industry officers

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) begins 2019’s legislative agenda publishing its industry guidance on ‘preventing money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism – (fourth edition)’. The UKGC’s report is led by the recommendations of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), a European Union inter-governmental body responsible for setting international standards on anti-money laundering (AML) and counter-terrorism financing (CTF) frameworks and …

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Freddie Longe – IMG Arena will deliver fresh prospects for betting innovation

Last November, leading international sports marketing agency, publisher and data distributor IMG launched its industry-specific ‘IMG Arena’ division, seeking to deliver innovation and audience dynamics for all betting stakeholders. The standalone division is led by Freddie Longe Managing Director, who details to SBC how IMG Arena will utilise all active corporate components to shake-up betting’s legacy tech values and market propositions…  ________________ …

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SBC strengthens conference team appointing Ana-Luiza Olanescu as production lead

Sports Betting Community (SBC), the organiser of Betting on Football, Betting on Sports America, Betting on Sports and CasinoBeats Summit, has strengthened its conference team with the appointment of Ana-Luiza Olanescu as Head of Conference Production and Content. Olanescu joins SBC’s London office from Informa, where as Editor in Chief she was responsible for content at four international conferences in the …

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Winning Post – Online regulation gets up and running in Sweden

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. Italy: gambling duties – felice anno nuovo? The Italian government ended 2018 with further material tax rises for its commercial betting and gaming sectors. In the machine sector, AWP and VLT duties will …

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