Andrew McCarron

Johnstone takes 100% control of AffiliateINSIDER brand

AffiliateINSIDER and SBC are pleased to announce that AffiliateINSIDER co-founder Lee-Ann Johnstone is taking sole ownership after agreeing a deal with SBC to buy its half of the business. Launched originally as a joint venture with SBC, AffiliateINSIDER was created to help the sector adapt to a series of rapid changes taking place in affiliate and digital marketing. The collaboration …

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Ralph Topping – ‘UK could be world leader in safer gambling’

The UK gambling industry could export its safer gambling expertise across the world if the Government were to have some vision for the sector, according to Ralph Topping, the former Group CEO of the William Hill Plc who has been inducted into the Sports Betting Hall of Fame this week. In an interview for SBC Summit Barcelona – Digital, the …

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SBC Awards: The key to an effective submission

SBC Awards 2020

The SBC Awards, which is now in its seventh year, has officially opened its nominations section allowing individuals to reward and celebrate the very best in sports betting and gaming. In our latest webinar, ‘SBC Awards – How to write an Awards submission’ a panel of esteemed experts discussed the do’s and don’ts when it comes to writing the perfect …

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DraftKings CBO – Industry ‘only just scratched the surface’ of US sports betting

Ezra Kucharz, Chief Business Officer at DraftKings, believes there are still big things to come from the US market when it comes to sports betting and told audiences at the SBC Digital Summit North America that the industry can play a huge role in fan engagement for US sports while they are unable to allow spectators at games. “What is …

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Lords call for ban on sponsorship in wide ranging gambling report

A Lords report into gambling regulation has called for ‘urgent action’ to address harms caused by gambling.  House of Lords Gambling Select Committee’s report ‘Gambling Harm – Time for Action‘ has taken over a year to compile and the results do not make pretty reading for the industry, the regulator and the government. On its launch, Committee Chair Lord Grade …

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Parliamentary report brands Gambling Commission as ‘toothless’

The UK Gambling Commission has come in for extreme criticism from a group of MPs reporting on how gambling regulation is protecting vulnerable people. The regulator is described as ‘toothless’ and in need of a ‘radical overhaul’. In a report published this morning, the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee also branded the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport …

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William Hill plans for future with new share placing

William Hill is raising a war chest to fund its long-term growth ambitions, mainly in the US sports betting market. Alongside a positive trading statement on Tuesday 16 June, the FTSE250 betting group said it intends to issue a new ordinary share placement for 19.99% of its existing share capital. CEO Ulrik Bengtsson was upbeat about the company’s performance over …

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Betway to pay record £11.6m after Gambling Commission finds VIP customer failings

After a Gambling Commission investigation, online gambling operator Betway has agreed to pay £11.6m, alongside implementing a package of measures, for a series of social responsibility and money laundering failings linked to dealings with seven of its high spending customers. The regulator said that in one instance, the operator had failed to carry out source of funds checks on a …

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Mr Green to pay £3m for failures in gambling harm and money laundering prevention

William Hill-owned online gaming brand Mr Green has been told to pay £3m to the National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms by the Gambling Commission after it found failures in the operator’s procedures for preventing harm and money laundering. The settlement agreement consists of a £3m payment in lieu of a financial penalty and Commission costs of £10,349.77. The Gambling Commission found that Mr Green: did not …

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Campaigners call on Boris to ban gambling sponsorship in football

Problem gambling campaigning groups Gambling With Lives and The Big Step will deliver a letter to the prime minister ,Boris Johnson, today calling for an end to gambling sponsorship in football. The groups claim that football’s relationship with betting is at ‘saturation point’, with the letter to be delivered as The Big Step completes its journey from Reading to Downing Street …

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