Erin-Marie Gallagher

iGB Live postponed due to COVID concerns

iGB Live, due to take place at the RAI in Amsterdam, has become the latest gaming event to be postponed as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The event, which had already been rescheduled to take place in Amsterdam in September, will now take place in the Dutch capital on 13-16 July, 2021. In an email to delegates, iGB …

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Boris Johnson delays reopening of casinos in England

Casinos in England are facing further delays in reopening their doors after Prime Minister Boris Johnson revealed that the government will ‘squeeze that brake pedal’ in slowing down the spread of COVID-19. A number of venues, including casinos, were due to reopen on 1 August as the country began to ease restrictions. However, following a spike in cases across Greater …

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BGC welcomes decision to reopen Scottish casinos

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has welcomed the decision made by the Scottish Government to reopen casinos and bingo halls from 24 August. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced the latest easing of the country’s coronavirus lockdown in a statement to the Scottish Parliament, confirming that betting shops will be permitted to switch their gaming machines back on from the …

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HBLB ups prize money commitment by 50%

The Horserace Betting Levy Board (HBLB) has confirmed that it will make a ‘substantial increase’ in its prize money for the remainder of the year, with allocations due to rise by 50%. HBLB has been spending around 25% more than usual on prize money since 1st June but from 1st September, for the following four months, this will increase even …

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Olybet named NBA betting partner for the Baltics and Slovakia

Olympic Entertainment Group AS (OEG) has confirmed that its flagship betting brand Olybet will become the official betting partner of the National Basketball Association (NBA) across Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Slovakia. The partnership will be promoted across more than 100 casino and retail locations in the region and on OlyBet’s and the NBA’s social and digital assets. In addition, OEG …

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New Zealand’s RITA finalises TAB NZ transition

In line with the country’s new 2020 Racing Industry Act, New Zealand’s Racing Industry Transition Agency (RITA) will complete its transition to become TAB New Zealand (TAB NZ) this weekend. It marks the end of a 13-month transition period, with TAB NZ due to have a sole focus on its customers, maximising profits for the racing industry and returns for …

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SportCaller grows US footprint with Betfred USA Sports deal

Free-to-play sports-game provider SportCaller has continued to grow its presence in the US market after entering into a new partnership with Betfred USA Sports. Capitalising on Betfred USA Sports’ partnership with the Denver Broncos, SportCaller will launch an weekly free-to-play series whereby players can sign up for free and ‘have the chance to compete for bragging rights and win up …

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UKGC outlines changes to society lotteries and LCCP conditions

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has confirmed that changes relating to licence conditions and codes of practice (LCCP) will come into force from October 31. Following a 12-week consultation, in which the UKGC received 70 responses, the regulator has outlined 22 changes to LCCP conditions, regulatory returns and official statistics. According to the UKGC, the proposed changes will ‘make data …

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Better Collective Spotlight: How Betarades.gr is driving engagement through YouTube

For this month’s Better Collective spotlight, SBC had a chat with Kyriakos Fourniadis, Director Greece & Romania and Theo Riganis, Director of Thessaloniki from Better Collective’s Greek flagship brand Betarades.gr, to discuss the ways the brand utilises YouTube talk shows, and how this helps drive engagement and retention. The Betarades.gr brand has accrued a large social media presence over the …

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Gambling.com launches SlotSource.com

Gambling.com Group has revealed plans to ‘navigate the growing universe of games’ by launching its SlotSource.com resource, promising comprehensive reviews of more than 150 online slots. As more and more US states begin to open their doors to regulated gambling, Gambling.com Group emphasised that players ‘need resources to help them locate online casinos that have their favorite online slots as …

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