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Kindred cites increased intervention measures behind Q1 3.3% problem gambling rate

Kindred Group hits out at proposed Swedish measures

Kindred Group has detailed that its share of revenues derived from problem gambling fell further during Q1 2021 to 3.3%, as it continues to work towards its 0% target by 2030. Issuing an update, the international betting and gaming group revealed that its problem gambling revenue share had declined from 4% in Q4 2021, coupled with a 79.2% improvement rate …

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SBC Summit Latinoamérica 2022 set to bring together Latin America’s betting and igaming industries

The vast growth potential of Latin America’s sports betting and igaming markets will be in the spotlight when the SBC Summit Latinoamérica 2022 conference and tradeshow is staged at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida on 1-3 November. The event will again bring together executives and product specialists from sportsbook, igaming, land-based casino, and lottery businesses …

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Independent football regulator to be established out of fan-led review

DCMS’ year-long review into football has concluded announcing the headline directive  that an ‘independent regulator’ will be established to oversee and improve football’s  relationship with fans, business and local communities. Tracey Crouch served as the Minister spearheading the review – with support from an expert panel – which began last May. The review formed part of the Conservative Party’s  2019 …

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Madrid Decree toughens rules on gambling venues 

The Governing Council of Madrid has approved a ‘Community Decree’ that will overhaul how betting and gambling premises operate within Spain’s capital city.  Last week, the council unanimously voted in favour of the decree that will override the existing laws that oversee gambling premises operating across Madrid’s twenty-one districts.   The decree aims to desaturate the presence of betting venues within …

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Jonny Gray steps down as ITIA CEO following ‘significant contributions’

The International Tennis Integrity Agency (ITIA) has announced that Jonny Gray is set to leave his position as CEO of the organisation later this year – a role he took on in 2019. Gray was initially tasked with overseeing the creation of the ITIA as the replacement for the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU), the sports integrity body of tennis’ global …

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Ontario Commission clarifies strict advertising rules on player bonuses & inducements  

The province of Ontario’s Alcohol and Gaming Commission (OAGC) has updated its guidance for marketing standards related to its online gambling regime that launched on 4 April.  The Commission seeks to clarify rules and standards related to the marketing of ‘inducements, bonuses and credits’ by third parties such as affiliates and media partners that promote Ontario licensed operators. Ontario laws …

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Swedish inspectorate to begin May trials of Spelpaus 2.0 self-exclusion system

Spelinspektionen, Sweden’s Gambling Inspectorate, has informed licensees that it will undertake a ‘testing phase’ of Spelpaus – Swedish gambling’s centralised self-exclusion scheme and customer database during the month of May. A pilot phase is required as Spelinspektionen has procured a new systems supplier to operate Spelpaus.se, charged with delivering comprehensive upgrades. At the start of the year, Spelinspektionen alerted Swedish …

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Mark Kemp to lead DAZN BET’s ‘imminent disruption’ of global sportsbook markets

A week following its announcement that it will launch its sportsbook venture by the start of the 2022/2023 football season, global sports OTT platform DAZN Group has confirmed that Mark Kemp will lead its new sportsbook unit as Chief Executive of DAZN BET. As CEO  DAZN BET, Kemp will work towards the venture’s  goal to ‘revitalise’ and ‘disrupt’ the casual …

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Capitalising on new opportunities: Altenar’s plans for 2022

As more of the world opens up to regulated sports betting, Altenar is confident that it can deliver a stand-out user experience for its customers across the world. That’s according to Domenico Mazzola, the company’s Chief Commercial Officer.  Speaking to SBC, Mazzola highlighted some of the recently launched products that have been added to the Altenar portfolio, before explaining why …

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