Betting on Football

Betting on Football in Ruud health with Dutch football legend

Ruud Gullit

Former Ballon d’Or winner Ruud Gullit will be delivering a keynote speech at the Esports Insider Super Forum (22 March), held as a standalone event at this year’s Betting on Football (20-23 March). Gullit, who lifted the European Cup twice with AC Milan and once with his national team, will also be attending the SBC Sponsorship Forum at #bofcon2018 and …

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Simon Barker – The PFA – Sport relies on integrity

Assistant Chief Executive of the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA), Simon Barker spoke to SBC about a wide variety of subjects from the importance of the Sporting Chance clinic, to the role the PFA plays in player education. Barker joined the PFA after an extensive career as a professional player, appearing over 213 times and scoring on 41 occasions for Blackburn …

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CAP announces new restrictions on free bets, bonuses and calls to action

UK bookmakers will have to revamp their marketing after the Committees of Advertising Practice (CAP) tightened up gambling advertising standards, with particular emphasis on live betting promotions. While bookmakers will still be able to advertise live odds, CAP says the advertisement should not unduly pressure the audience to gamble; so urgent calls to action – such as “Bet Now!” – …

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New sponsors secured for inaugural Affiliate Insider Bootcamp

Intertops - AIB

Intertops and Optibet (Lifland Affiliates) have signed up to sponsor the Affiliate Insider Bootcamp (AIB) at this year’s Betting on Football conference (20-23 March). Held on the first full day of #bofcon2018 (Wednesday 21 March), the AIB is the first unique affiliate bootcamp from Affiliate Insider, the new affiliate news, training and events focused business launched by Lee-Ann Johnstone. Intertops …

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SBC’s on the ball: Beckham’s big plans, Italian football and a bizarre transfer

From sponsorship to the ever-expanding world of football media coverage, when it comes to the business of football, SBC has you covered. This edition looks at the sale of AC Milan, a new MLS team and a bizarre transfer deal from Turkey. ____________________ Becks launches plans for Miami expansion Former England captain, David Beckham has launched his plan to form …

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Gaming brand to take Manchester United sleeve sponsorship?

Manchester United, the world’s richest football club, could be about to sign a deal which would see a gambling brand appear on its famous red shirts for the first time. Unlike the rest of the Premier League, Manchester United has been very selective in the number of partners it has from the gambling industry, limiting itself to a single commercial …

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European Lotteries to talk sports betting at Betting on Football

European Lotteries

The European Lotteries Association (EL) will host a meeting for members of its Sport Working Group in London on Tuesday 20 March, the registration and networking day for the Betting on Football Conference at Stamford Bridge (20-23 March). EL is the umbrella organisation of national lotteries operating games of chance for the public benefit, which brings together both state-owned and …

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Operators unite for inaugural Responsible Gambling Week Ireland

The Irish gambling industry is coming together to support the launch of the first ever Responsible Gambling Week Ireland. It is the biggest social responsibility campaign that has been held in Ireland. The theme for the campaign is simply, “A great tip – know when to stop” with the aim of starting conversations about what it means to gamble responsibly. …

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Betting on Football puts the World Cup in the spotlight

World Cup

More than 30 experts have been confirmed for World Cup and Beyond, a seven-session track dedicated to Russia 2018 at this year’s Betting on Football (20-23 March). World Cup and Beyond will kick off with ‘Life beyond the bonus’, a panel featuring Mybet CMO Florian Guede and BetBright CEO Marcus Brennan. It has been designed to address the future of …

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SBC’s on the ball: Hartlepool United, Qatar 2022 and the English Football League

From sponsorship to the ever-expanding world of football media coverage, when it comes to the business of football, SBC has you covered. This edition looks at financial trouble for Hartlepool United as well as plans for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. ____________________ Iran could assist Qatar with 2022 World Cup hosting It was always expected that when the 2022 …

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