Tag Archives: COVID-19

Superb Q4 sees bet-at-home upgrade 2020 earnings

DACH markets betting group bet-at-home AG has revised its full-year 2020 results after company management recorded a ‘supremely positive’ Q4 trading period. Updating investors, the Frankfurt Xetra betting group has anticipated that its expected EBITDA range will be delivered above the €30 million mark – a significant increase on its previous range of €23-27 million. bet-at-home has improved its full-year …

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Racing in Ireland remains behind closed doors, as doubts cast over Cheltenham

Racing in Ireland will continue without spectators after the Irish Government introduced new, stricter measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 earlier today. The sport has been staged behind closed doors since its resumption on 8 June and the Government confirmed on its official website that protocols will remain in place to protect racegoers. Elite sports, horse racing, greyhound racing, …

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Parimatch’s Tatyana Davydova discusses Employer of the Year Award

Earlier this month,  Parimatch received the prestigious Employer of the Year Award at the annual SBC Awards. In an exclusive interview with SBC, Parimatch’s Chief Talent Officer Tatyana Davydova, discussed the award and the firm’s employee culture. Congratulations on being named the Employer of the Year. Can you tell us what this award means for Parimatch? For us, this award …

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March to April 2020 in Review: Betting tackles its Covid trauma

March to April 2020 in Review: Betting tackles its Covid trauma

SBC recounts the traumatic months of March and April 2020, as the deadly coronavirus spread across Europe, leading to nationwide lockdowns and the cancellation of sports fixtures across the world. SBC – COVID-19 shocks signal that 2020 will be no ordinary year… As COVID-19 triggered what has been described as an ‘unprecedented’ situation, the betting industry was forced to enact …

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UK Gambling Commission reports online growth amid tightening restrictions

Close up of online mobile betting

The UK Gambling Commission has reported significant growth in the online market, after releasing new figures for the period between the months of March and October. Statistics demonstrated how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected betting trends in Britain, encompassing both online and in-person gambling activity, with data provided by Licensed Betting Operators (LBOs) from Britain’s high streets. The online market …

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No going back: The lasting impact of COVID-19 on payments

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There is no possibility of retracing the changes to the payments industry in 2020, said AstroPay CEO Mikael Lijtenstein (pictured), as he explains the quick rise in popularity for all forms of digital payments – and predicts a starring role for digital wallets. COVID-19 has affected societies and economies all over the globe. In fact, it is fair to say …

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BGC praises results of COVID action plan 

Since the launch of the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) ‘COVID action plan’, the industry’s unified trade body states that the number of safer gambling messages displayed on gambling sites ‘has more than doubled in just six months’. The 10-pledge plan was initially unveiled at the start of the first COVID-19 lockdown in March and set out the new standards …

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Winning Post: NHS self-isolates during Safer Gambling Week

Industry leadership and social responsibility advocates should be concerned at the NHS’ cold stance on Safer Gambling Week. Regulus Partners acknowledges the safer gambling initiative’s obvious flaws but states that it should not be discounted as virtue signalling by betting operators.  _________________ The NHS’s decision to criticise ‘Safer Gambling Week’ reveals much about the challenges facing the National Strategy to …

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BetInvest: Creating a financial pillow to survive lockdown 2.0

BetInvest: Creating a financial pillow to survive lockdown 2.0

After months of disruptions and uncertainty caused by the first wave of global lockdowns, the gambling industry was able to take some time to breathe a little easier.  But with the looming threat of further lockdowns now a bitter reality, it’s become apparent that we cannot take our feet off the pedals and become complacent. During the first wave of …

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Winning Post: Sweden shows why black and white never works

Swedish operators have appealed for the government to reject a further six-month extension for the ‘temporary’ online casino restrictions. Regulus Partners observes a near-total collapse in reasoned debate and policy development between all market stakeholders. ___________________ The Swedish government has proposed a six-month extension of the temporary restrictions to online casino (SEK5,000 /€485 weekly deposit limit; mandatory time limits; initial …

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