Tag Archives: COVID-19

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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BGC praises results of COVID action plan 

BGC pledges to maintain safer gambling momentum

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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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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UK gambling rebounded in September as Premier League returned

consultation

New data published by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has shown an increase in real event betting activity during September, driven by the return of Premier League football. The statistics aim to show the ways in which the relaxation of COVID-19 lockdown measures had impacted gambling behaviour across the UK, reflecting the period between March and September. September data indicated …

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Live dealer proving key cross-sell value – Andreas Koeberl on his first month at BetGames.TV

Koeberl

It is a disruptive time to join any company, particularly as CEO, but Andreas Koeberl (pictured above) is bullish about the future for BetGames.TV as he passes one month in the hot seat.   A former Playtech executive who most recently served as CEO of Trinity Bet Group, Koeberl spoke to SBC News about what’s stood out for him so far, …

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Campeón Gaming Partners: Safeguarding staff and protecting players

CGP staff

Campeón Gaming Partners (CGP) understands that Covid-19 has brought about a difficult time filled with so much uncertainty.  An important goal set by its management, therefore, was to reset strategies for all departments and focus on long-term plans, while reassuring employees of job-safety, facilitating working from home and protecting mental well-being.  We spoke to Marinos Shiapanis, Co-Founder and CEO, and …

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