Featured News

News that the SBC Team choose to highlight

ICE 2014 – MetroPlay’s Jamie Walters on Creating Compelling Mobile Content

Continuing our series of interviews for the upcoming ICE 2014 conference, team SBC discuses with MetroPlay’s Managing Director Jamie Walters, mobile gaming strategies, marketing for mobile gaming and mobile content management. MetroPlay re-launched in 2013 its Metro Casino brand into the UK igaming market, with a dedicated focus on mobile take-up. MD Jamie Walters will be sitting on the panel …

Read More »

Black Weekend For UK Bookmakers

The weekend of  the 11th of January 2014 ( Premier League match day 21) proved to be a nightmare for UK sports betting operators, as reports suggest that bookmakers made a combined loss of more than £30 million (€36.2 million/$49.3 million). All top eight English Premier League sides managed to beat their respective opponents. The weekend soccer action saw no upsets …

Read More »

Spain’s Groupo Codere Enter Debt Talks

Spanish Gaming Group – Codere, has issued a corporate statement declaring that the group would not make its debt interest payment due on Jan. 15 2015  on a several bond issues. Codere added that it was continuing debt restructuring negotiations with creditors to help the company maintain operations. According to news source Bloomberg, Codere have been granted an extended loan …

Read More »

ICE 2014 – Nick Garner on iGaming SEO & Content Strategy

SBC catches up with Nick Garner ahead of a busy month for the igaming industry. Nick Garner CEO of Search and online Reputation agency 90 Digital discusses the latest trends in SEO, PR and online reputation management for igaming. Nick is a veteran of SEO for the igaming industry, having headed up international projects for Unibet and Betfair. SBC discuses …

Read More »

SBC & AGBrief Announce Asian Winter Social – 28 February

The Sports Betting Community (SBC) and Asia Gambling Brief (AGB) networking events have become a firm favorite in the Asian iGaming calendar, and we are pleased to announce our 3rd edition on 28 February, again to be held in Manila, the iGaming hub of Asia. The event will be the perfect warm up for the iGaming Asia Congress (iGA) taking …

Read More »

Graham Wood – ‘Betting Shops An Easy Target’

There is truth in the reports about how the poor and disadvantaged are being targeted by gambling companies making profits from those who can least afford it. Like vice sectors such as alcohol and tobacco, gambling cannot hide from this reality. However, whilst the media increasingly take aim at bookmakers and online gaming operators, little criticism seems to be directed …

Read More »

Paddy Power Pulls Dennis Rodman North Korea Sponsorship

Irish sports betting operator Paddy Power  has announced the withdrawal of its sponsorship of former Chicago Bulls and Detroit Pistons basketballer Dennis Rodman trips to North Korea in response to “recent events” in the communist Republic of North Korea. Mr Rodman returned from his third trip to North Korea on Monday, ten days after it was revealed by foreign news …

Read More »

Cricket Australia Set Up Anti Corruption Unit

Cricket Australia (CA) has announced the creation of a dedicated unit to fight corruption in the sports, the unit will focus on match-fixing,betting fraud,  doping  and other activities that might undermine the integrity of its Australian Cricket, its national team and its national competitions. CA’s senior legal counsel Iain Roy would head the special unit. A Cricket Australia statement made by …

Read More »

Paddy Power Acquire Hacketts

Irish gaming operator Paddy Power has announced the acquisition of independent bookmakers – Hacketts, who currently operate nine betting shops in the Irish regions of Limerick, Dublin, Clonmel, Templemore and Tullamore. The deal is set to be finalized in 2014 The acquired betting shops are set to be re-branded and re-decorated in the Paddy Power. The acquisition of Hacketts betting …

Read More »

PIMS-SCA Launch Prize Pad Vault Game With Empire Casino

Risk management company, PIMS-SCA, has launched its latest campaign with Empire Casino. The Empire Casino, Leicester Square, will be using the PIMS-SCA PrizePad Vault Game as part of a wider campaign to encourage customers to sign up for the new Empire Casino loyalty card.  The loyalty card allows members entry to exclusive promotional events plus offers on in-house food and drink. …

Read More »