Tag Archives: CIS

Betlive Georgia orders full SIS racing coverage 

Sports Information Services (SIS) has continued to expand its media and data services internationally, as Betlive Georgia becomes the latest client of its ‘24/7 Betting Channel’ for horseracing and greyhounds.  The partnership sees Betlive comprehensively upgrade its daily racing content across its online sportsbook and Georgian retail network, securing live media rights and data from over 30,000 horseracing and 38,000 …

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Europe’s new ‘gambling frontier’ comes under the spotlight at SBC Digital Summit CIS

The huge potential of the betting and gaming markets in Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Georgia is set to be a central theme of SBC Digital Summit CIS on 4 – 5 November. The virtual conference and exhibition comes as many operators are seeking new opportunities away from the fierce competition in Europe’s established regulated markets, while at the same time some …

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Thinking Glocal: Digitain on the regional factors beyond the regulation

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Digitain has set about providing the ‘world’s sportsbook’ to operators in Europe, America, Africa and Asia, regardless of the size or relative maturity of the regional markets. It is perhaps best known for its work in ‘developing’ markets, where the challenges are quite different to years gone by. Feliciana Cannillo, Deputy CEO at Digitain, explains why times of porting – …

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Andrey Astapov, ETERNA LAW: Ukraine faces critical choices as gambling finish line nears

Following the formal ascension of Bill-2285D by President Volodymyr Zelensky, Ukraine enters a critical four months to finalise its legislative gambling frameworks, as the country seeks to launch its regulated marketplace in 2021, ending a decade of gambling prohibition.  Observing on-the-ground developments, Andrey Astapov, Managing Partner of Kyiv-based law firm ETERNA LAW, writes for SBC News about the critical final …

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Ilya Machavariani, Dentons – CIS regional dynamics will come to play prior to gambling take-off

Market developments in the CIS region have shot to the forefront of the industry’s agenda, as an intense July saw Ukraine approve its Gambling Law mandate, the Russian Duma announce an overhaul of sports betting laws and taxes, whilst Uzbekistan forms a counsel for the development of a national lottery.   At the coalface of rapid developments,  Ilya Machavariani, Head …

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Uzbekistan opens consultation for launch of national lottery

CIS gambling developments continue to gather further pace, as Uzbekistan’s government has formed a ‘composition on the selection of a single lottery operator for the Republic of Uzbekistan’. Last week, the office of President Shavkat Mirziyoyev revealed that it had sanctioned a demand to be led by the Capital Markets Development Agency in developing a decree on the appointment of …

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Martin Lycka: My letter to Gambling Santa

In the latest of a series of columns on international gambling legislation, GVC Holdings Director of Regulatory Affairs Martin Lycka pens a letter to the Santa of Gambling and hopes that, for a change. the industry is on the ‘good’ list.  Dear Gambling Santa, My name is Martin and I am probably a little too old to write to you. …

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OEG revises Lithuania profile to counter ‘aggressive taxes’

The governance of Olympic Entertainment Group (OEG), Eastern Europe’s largest omni-channel gambling operator, has confirmed that it will reduce its active Lithuanian portfolio by closing down nine betting shops and two casino arcades. The decision follows on from the OEG performance review of its ‘Baltija’ (Baltic) subsidiary, in which governance underlined that inbound tax hikes on Lithuanian retail verticals had …

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Sergey Portnov: Parimatch – CIS ambitions can match the UK in three years

Sergey Portnov, Chief Executive of Parimatch, has emphasised how the CIS and wider Eastern European betting markets could track the UK’s performance within a three-year span, noting fast-changing developments. However, Portnov warns that CIS ambitions can only be matched if regulatory gaps are fulfiled.  Speaking at SBC’s ‘Betting on Sports 2019‘ Conference, Portnov discussed the current development of the CIS …

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Novibet enhances racing muscle with Press Association data provisions

CIS market bookmaker Novibet has moved to significantly enhance its horseracing provisions, entering a live-data and content partnership with the Press Association (PA). The live data agreement will enable Novibet to enhance its UK and Ireland racing markets, with PA insights, racecards, form guides and in-depth statistics for hundreds of races taking place each month. Updating stakeholders, Hassan Ghalayini, Novibet’s …

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