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888 pledges to heal 2023 scars with new Executive Vision

SBC News 888 pledges to heal 2023 scars with new Executive Vision

888 Holdings has cited a direct impact of £80m on its corporate income due to its “proactive shift away from dot-com markets”. The impact was declared by the LSE gambling group publishing its pre-close statement on 2023 trading, described as a “year of significant regulatory and compliance headwinds.”  Closing year-end trading, 888’s Q4 revenues stood at £424m, a 7% decrease …

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SBC announce iGaming Daily partnership with Optimove

igaming daily podcast by sbc media now in partnership with Optimove

Industry leading media organisation SBC Media has announced a long-term partnership with Optimove, the number one CRM marketing solution for the igaming industry for its flagship podcast, iGaming Daily.  Launched in April 2023, iGaming Daily is a daily news and insight podcast hosted by and starring a rotating cast of SBC Media’s editorial industry experts, and covers the biggest news …

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Spelinspektionen and IBIA broker sports betting integrity pact 

SBC News Spelinspektionen and IBIA broker sports betting integrity pact 

The Swedish Gambling Authority (SGA), Spelinspektionen, has entered a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) to facilitate better sports betting integrity across the sector.  Both parties will now exchange information on identified suspicious betting activity, with IBIA representing the majority of the betting market licensed under the SGA. Khalid Ali, IBIA CEO, said: “IBIA is …

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EveryMatrix recruits Nikolina Gabelica to lead lottery vision

SBC News EveryMatrix recruits Nikolina Gabelica to lead lottery vision

EveryMatrix has confirmed the appointment of Nikolina Gabelica as the company’s first Head of Lottery, expanding its ambitions as a technology supplier within the global lotteries market. An expert in lottery operations, Gabelica joins EveryMatrix from Hrvatska Lutrija, Croatia’s national lottery operator, where she served a 13-year executive tenure across all principal departments. As detailed by EveryMatrix, Gabelica will be …

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London becomes safer gambling melting pot as Kindred plc puts focus on sustainability

SBC News London becomes safer gambling melting pot as Kindred plc puts focus on sustainability

Kindred Group plc has revealed more details around the agenda for its upcoming March conference at the Kia Oval in London, which will adopt the theme of Responsible Gambling.  Titled “Safer Gambling: A look into the future”, the event calls upon experts from within and outside the industry to come together and discuss plans and ideas of how to ensure …

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Sky Vegas builds ‘authentic connection’ with casino players in new ad

SBC News Sky Vegas builds ‘authentic connection’ with casino players in new ad

Sky Betting and Gaming has released a new advertising campaign and platform for its Sky Vegas online casino brand. Aiming to build an ‘authentic connection’ with casino players, the operator described the ad as shunning ‘overly optimistic category cliches’ with an intent to ‘celebrate the big entertainment that can be found in life’s small moments’.  Titled ‘Play. It’s why we’re …

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Sportradar’s new FanID to help sports marketers stranded by third-party cookie restrictions

SBC News Sportradar’s new FanID to help sports marketers stranded by third-party cookie restrictions

Sportradar has announced the release of FanID – a solution that can be used to navigate the global third-party cookie restrictions rolling out in 2024. FanID is an end-to-end, first-party marketing solution that leverages Sportradar’s in-house marketing activation technology to help rights holders and brands in the sports industry retain their comprehensive fan engagement abilities.  The tool comes as a …

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UKGC: Allwyn will advance National Lottery’s legacy for good causes

SBC News UKGC: Allwyn will advance National Lottery’s legacy for good causes

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has stated its confidence that Allwyn UK will achieve its objective of raising more money for good causes as the new operating steward of the National Lottery. On 1 February, Allwyn will take charge of the UK government’s Fourth National Lottery Licence, noted as a transformative event for UK gambling and the third sector, as …

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Macau Horse Racing to cease in April following £24.5m losses

SBC News Macau Horse Racing to cease in April following £24.5m losses

Macau Horse Racing Company – operator of the Macau Jockey Club (MJC) – has announced an end to racing in the country. The agreement with the Macau (SAR) government to terminate the “Concession Contract for the Exclusion Operation of Horse Racing” means that the current contract will expire on 1 April 2024.  The company reported that it has been operating …

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ANJ revamps ‘sports list’ to deepen scope of betting markets

SBC News ANJ revamps ‘sports list’ to deepen scope of betting markets

Autorité Nationale des Jeux (ANJ), France’s unified gambling authority has updated the list of authorised competitions which licensed operators can offer as betting events/markets. The new ‘sports list’ was drawn up to clarify the process of approving sporting events for wagering and strengthen betting integrity on professional sports. ANJ’s list is made of two components: the competitions and sporting events authorised as betting …

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