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MIGS 2014 dates anounced for November

SBC News MIGS 2014 dates anounced for November

The MIGS Management has recently announced that the 6th Edition of the Malta iGaming Seminar will be held between the 11th and 12th November 2014 at the Hilton Malta. This follows the successful 5th edition held last November where the conference was attended by a record number of delegates with most of the attendees being executives from foreign countries investigating …

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NYX to offer virtual sports

SBC News NYX to offer virtual sports

Following a recent agreement with 1X2gaming, NYX Interactive announces the launch of Virtual Sports betting within the NYX OGS portfolio. With the launch of 9 Virtual Sports titles within its OGS product including such titles as Virtual World Cup, Virtual Champions and Virtual Legends, 1X2gaming gain access to the growing number of OGS operators across the globe. Kevin Reid, Chief …

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Rank goes from Burke to Birch

SBC News Rank goes from Burke to Birch

The Rank Group Plc has announced the appointment of Henry Birch, who will succeed Ian Burke as chief executive of Rank with effect from 6 May 2014. Burke, who is currently also executive chairman of Rank, will become non-executive chairman with effect from 6 May 2014.  The Rank board believes it appropriate to ensure that the company benefits from some …

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Darling to chair the ABB

SBC News Darling to chair the ABB

Paul Darling QC has been appointed the new Chairman of the Association of British Bookmakers (ABB) with effect from 1st May 2014. He takes over from Neil Goulden, who is stepping down to concentrate on his other role as Chairman of the Responsible Gambling Trust. Barrister Darling was a Non-Executive Director at the Tote (2006-2008) and became a Government Appointed …

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Is the time ripe for a Judicial Review of the Point of Consumption Tax?

SBC News Is the time ripe for a Judicial Review of the Point of Consumption Tax?

David Clifton, director at Clifton Davies Consultancy Limited and speaker at SBC’s Betting on Football Conference, asks whether the time has arrived for a Judicial Review of the looming remote gambling changes? Now that Royal Assent in respect of the Gambling (Licensing & Advertising) Bill is looming and the 15% point of consumption tax has been confirmed in the Chancellor’s Budget …

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BOF Interview: Bernard Marantelli talks betting innovations & starting up

SBC News BOF Interview: Bernard Marantelli talks betting innovations & starting up

Ahead of the upcoming Betting on Football Conference on May 8,  SBC caught up with session speaker Bernard Marantelli CEO and founder of Colossus Bets. Colossus Bets is a football pool betting operator offering guaranteed jackpot prizes and consolations for easy to play correct scores and correct outcome predictions. Bernard Marantelli set up Colossus Bets to bring lottery-sized prizes, with interactive fractional cash-in …

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Ladbrokes launches Playtech casino services

SBC News Ladbrokes launches Playtech casino services

Ladbrokes announced the launch of its Playtech powered igaming casino, edging the operator to the complete migration to Playtech’s full igaming services suite. Playtech will supply Ladbrokes online casino with access to all the software developers slot inventory, additionally Playtech have also designed a Ladbrokes live dealer casino room, which will be catered especially for the operator. Ladbrokes will no …

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Morgan Stanley Lowers US igaming estimates

SBC News Morgan Stanley Lowers US igaming estimates

Investment bank and corporate financiers Morgan Stanley lowered its estimate of the U.S. Internet gambling market on Tuesday to $3.5 billion by 2017, down from a previous forecast of $5 billion. The Wall Street firm cited worse-than-expected technical issues in its projection, but said it’s optimistic about the new industry’s long-term prospects. It forecast an $8 billion market by 2020, …

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Iforium partner with NYX Interactive for casino content

SBC News Iforium partner with NYX Interactive for casino content

Iforium developer of  sports betting software platforms and player management systems has agreed a new partnership with  NYX Interactive suppliers of gaming entertainment systems. NYX Interactive is the digital arm of supplier subsidary NYX Gaming Group, who operate from Stockholm Sweden. Under the partnership agreement Iforium will be issued with over 100 casino and slots games from the NYX interactive …

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William Hill rids itself of grey area igaming markets

SBC News William Hill rids itself of grey area igaming markets

iGaming and sports betting operator William Hill announced that it was to restrict player access from selected ‘grey area’ regions, as the operator looks to strengthen its regulatory oversight. William Hills digital gaming division will no longer accept payments and wagering from players and IP’s from the below listed regions William Hill sent a corporate communication to its affiliate and …

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