Features

SBC’s On The Ball: Barcelona, Newcastle and La Liga growth

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 a new potential buyer for Newcastle United and record breaking results for Barcelona. Barca’s billions Issuing financial results for the 2017/18 season, Spanish champions Barcelona have become the first team to reach $1bn in …

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6 of the Best – NCPG’s Keith Whyte

This week’s 6 of the Best comes from Keith Whyte, Executive Director of the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG). Read on to discover about audio and visual dilemmas, a Luc Besson spectacular and stumbling upon a moving march for equality in the French capital. Best Holiday Years ago my wife and I happened to be in Paris on July …

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No Skins Please! US players must deliver ‘full entertainment’ packages

SCOTUS repeal of PASPA federal laws has triggered a frenzy for European enterprises seeking to enter and develop initial services for the liberalised US sports betting market. However, in its current context, US gambling remains a segregated and protectionist market for new incumbents. Presenting the ‘US Opportunities Panel’  at the 2018 Betting on Sports Conference, moderator David Sargeant (iGaming Ideas) …

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Paul Fox – LeTou: Changing Times require Changing Perceptions…

In order to continue its UK growth, the betting sector must adjust to growing regulatory demands and social pressures. Looking forward, Paul Fox Chief Executive of LeTou details why stakeholders have to broaden their values and agendas for 2019 and beyond. .. _____________________ The gambling industry consistently generates headlines in this country. Whether it is television advertisements, sports sponsorships, fixed-odds …

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Winning Post – Labour tees up latest debate on gambling regulation

Regulus Partners, the strategic consultancy focused on international gambling and related industries, takes a look at some key developments for the gambling industry in its ‘Winning Post’ column. US: regulated sportsbetting – e pluribus confusionem? The US Federal government formally considered sportsbetting for the first time since the overturn of PASPA, in the form of a House Judiciary Subcommittee hearing …

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Experts call for thought-out approach to sports betting regulation in the US

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Jake Williams, head of legal for the US at Sportradar, said that alignment with the major US sports leagues was a good idea for sports betting stakeholders, but stopped short of taking sides in a hot debate over the presence or absence of an integrity fee and official data. Speaking at last month’s Betting on Sports conference, Williams defended the …

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SBC Bookies Corner: Sprechen Sie Brexit?

With just six months left for the UK to negotiate its withdrawal from the European Union, the country appears divided and rudderless with regards to its future. Whilst political rumours are rife with regards to negotiations and career manoeuvres, critical Brexit questions remain unanswered…SBC gets the bookies lowdown as the UK enters crunch time Brexit! ______________________ SBC: With under six …

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SBC’s On The Ball – Wembley sale moves a step closer

This edition of ‘On The Ball’ looks at the digital growth of Manchester United, the potential sale of Wembley stadium moving a step closer and a significant rule change for next season’s Champions League. Uninspiring performances not hampering Manchester United’s digital growth Despite a turbulent period on the pitch, Manchester United reported record revenue of £590m for the 12 month …

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6 of the Best – The Isle of Man Government’s Tony Jones

This week’s edition of ‘6 of the Best’ comes from the Isle of Man’s eGaming Higher Executive Officer and long-suffering Ayr United fan Tony Jones. Read on to find out about historic derby victories for The Honest Men, being mugged in Bolivia and ‘messed up’ Rob Zombie flicks. Best Holiday In 2011 and 2012 I was fortunate to go on …

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Paddy McDermott: SportCaller – Racing coming out on top for retention

SportCaller’s Paddy McDermott (Digital Performance Director) unpacks the rapid rise of free-to-play games, explaining how horse racing is reducing client churn levels and boosting customer value. _____________  The free-to-play value proposition for bookmakers is happily a clear and provable one. Chiefly, the general perception is that they provide the mechanism to acquire players in great numbers at a low cost. …

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