Joe Streeter

SBC announces digital future for Europe, America, CIS & Africa

SBC has finalised its autumn 2020 conference & exhibition calendar, with two new regional showpieces focusing on Africa and the CIS added to its highly popular Digital Summit series. Meanwhile SBC’s two successful sports betting events Betting on Sports Europe and Betting on Sports America will also be transferred to the virtual environment as a response to the continuing COVID-19 …

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Parimatch extends UFC partnership

Online betting operator Parimatch has extended its partnership with the UFC until the end of 2021. It means that the firm will remain as the premier MMA organisation’s “Official Betting and Wagering Partner of UFC” for the Europe and CIS region.  It comes ahead of this weekend’s bumper card of fights, which features three title bouts including the much-anticipated welterweight …

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Sporting Solutions unveiled as GLMS Associate Member

The Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS) has announced sports lottery supplier Sporting Solutions as an Associate Member.  It means the firm has become the first dedicated sportsbook supplier to link with the group in this way. As an associate member, GLMS will support the ongoing development of Sporting Solutions’ highly advanced Quantitative Trading Services, which are designed to deliver a …

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SBC Digital Summit: Better Collective’s Jesper Sogaard on adapting to the current climate

As the hugely successful and deeply engaging SBC Digital Summit drew to a close, Jesper Sogaard, CEO & Co-founder of Better Collective, sat down with SBC Managing Director Andrew McCarron to discuss what the future landscape looks like for affiliates.  He emphasised that when it comes to gaining the trust of the public, establishing and abiding by a regulatory climate …

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UK Government announces temporary closure of betting shops and casinos

Following the latest set of unprecedented guidelines issued by the UK government to combat the spread of the Coronavirus, betting shops and casinos will be forced to close their doors with immediate effect for a period of two weeks, pending further review.  The news comes as the Prime Minister confirmed the UK was elevating attempts to flatten the impending Covid-19 …

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Scientific Games adds three new employees to its leadership team

Scientific Games has strengthened its leadership team by announcing three new additions to the company.  Matt Wilson will join the company as Executive Vice President and Group Chief Executive in March, while Siobhan Lane will assume the position of Chief Commercial Officer next month. Connie James has assumed the role of Chief Financial Officer, having started on the 6th of …

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Rooney links with 32Red for ‘Stay In Control’ series

Former England captain Wayne Rooney has collaborated with 32Red as the firm emphasises its focus on responsible gambling with the launch of its ‘Stay In Control’ series. The opening episode of the series saw Rooney joined by former football league midfielder Scott Davies, who currently does extensive work in promoting the risks of gambling with Epic Risk Management.  Hosted at …

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Flutter elevates racing commitment with new commercial rights deal

Flutter Entertainment has significantly elevated its racing offering by announcing a new deal with Arena Racing Company (ARC), The Racing Partnership (TRP) and At The Races (ATR). The lucrative multi-year rights deal will strengthen all elements of Flutter’s global racing business including UK retail and online, as well as its operations in the US and Australia. Peter Jackson, CEO of Flutter …

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LeoVegas deepens support for sports integrity with IBIA

LeoVegas has strengthened its commitment to sports integrity by becoming the fifth sports betting company to join the International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) since it rebranded in June.  As part of the collaboration, LeoVegas.com will start feeding into IBIA’s unique global sports betting monitoring and alert system, while the company’s other betting platforms (Royal Panda, BetUK, Pixel.bet and 21.co.uk) will …

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Downes departs Dons following FA charge

English League One side AFC Wimbledon has parted company with manager Wally Downes after he was issued with a four-week suspension from all football-related activity following a breach of betting rules.  Announcing his departure, the club cited that a change of manager was the best route to retaining its upturn of results in recent weeks, whilst Downes has served a suspension.  …

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