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Leading CEOs to shape post-pandemic future for betting industry at SBC Digital Summit

SBC Digital Summit Leadership in Betting Track

The opening day of the SBC Digital Summit will see many of the industry’s highest-profile CEOs share their vision of how sports betting operators can survive the downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and bounce back stronger than ever. A selection of visionary leaders from major international operators headline the roster for the Leadership in Betting track on 27 April …

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Betting on Sports Europe and EGR Operator Awards to align in October

Betting on Sports Europe EGR Operator Awards

Two of the gambling industry’s major information providers, EGR and SBC, have joined forces to provide a week of high quality industry events in London and take the pressure off a hectic gaming calendar in the second half of the year.  The annual schedule has been completely transformed by the COVID-19 pandemic, which is why EGR & SBC have agreed …

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Esports Insider – No room for passive play as betting accelerates its esports profile

Esports Insider (ESI) has published its latest ‘Gambling Report’, detailing critical insights, observations and opinions on the growing take-up of esports betting markets and related inventory by industry incumbents. A two-part series authored by ESI correspondent Cody Luongo, the report is published at a time when all bookmakers are revising their player offerings countering global COVID-19 disruptions. With traditional sports …

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SBC Magazine Issue 8: International expansion and picking up the sporting slack

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A focus on international expansion and how we, as the betting and gaming industry, will get through COVID-19 are the key themes throughout Issue 8 of SBC Magazine. Now available to view HERE, it starts by tracking the journey of Giovanni Garrisi from a mathematician beating the pools to starting a 50/50 JV with Stanley Leisure, seizing an opportunity to …

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Codere fights for survival as debt bonds are classified to junk status

Codere SA is reported to be fighting for its survival, seeking new investment options to refinance its long-standing €900 million corporate debt bonds. Spanish business news source El Confidencial has reported that the Spanish gambling group has sanctioned Bank of America to lead renegotiations with bondholders for a further two-year extension on debt maturity terms which are set to expire in 2021. …

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BGC takes over The Senet Group’s duties and responsibilities

UK gambling standards association The Senet Group has this afternoon confirmed that it will transfer its responsibilities outright to the newly formed Betting and Gaming Council (BGC). Established in 2014, the Senet Group was initially formed by the UK’s legacy ‘Big 4’ high-street bookmakers’ Ladbrokes, Coral, William Hill and Betfred in a move to streamline industry responsibility standards. Significant achievements …

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GVC in ‘robust’ position after halving COVID losses to £50m a month

GVC Holdings has predicted that EBITDA could fall by £50m per month, a figure significantly smaller than the initial £100m predicted in March. The drop comes after the gambling group has continued to initiate a number of mitigating actions in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. GVC estimated the average monthly cash outflow would be limited to approximately £15m per month, …

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Italian sports calls to halt ‘Decree restrictions’ but government won’t listen

Leadership of Italian sports has urged the government to restore betting advertising for a 12-month period to support professional leagues, sports clubs, athletes and relevant stakeholders navigate COVID-19 disruptions. The call for a temporary suspension of Dignity Decree provisions on gambling advertising and sponsorship has been led by LEGA Serie A governance. Since July 2019, all Italian sports leagues have …

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140 Industry leaders join SBC Digital Summit speaker line-up

SBC Digital Summit speaker line-up

The SBC Digital Summit is to feature a line-up of 140 big names from the global betting and gaming sector, with speakers including Carsten Koerl (CEO & Founder, Sportradar), Jesper Svensson (CEO, Betsson Group) and Paris Smith (CEO, Pinnacle). Set to be the industry’s biggest ever online conference and exhibition, the SBC Digital Summit boasts a comprehensive agenda focused on …

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RAiG – Affiliate representation cannot be withdrawn from industry’s ‘collaborative approach’

The newly established ‘Responsible Affiliates in Gambling’ (RAiG) standards body has detailed its support of the new collaborative measures published yesterday by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC). The UKGC formed its series of new measures and directives working with industry ‘leadership workgroups’ coordinated by the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) – having moved to strengthen UK gambling codes on VIP …

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