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CNMV guarantees Garzon amendments on safer gambling as a market duty

CNMV, the National Securities Market Commission of Spain has approved amendments made to the 2011 Gaming Law sanctioned by the Ministry of Consumer Affairs. The independent agency responsible for Spain’s financial regulation and market securities endorsed new amendments imposed on the 2011 Gaming Law that require safer gambling provisions to be treated as key criteria for market competition. The business …

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SBC Leaders: Rush Street will ‘keep trucking’ on local and international growth

With a new year comes new opportunities, and for Rush Street Interactive (RSI), the focus will remain on maintaining momentum on both the domestic US market and internationally.  Appearing in the latest episode of the SBC Leaders podcast Lauren Seiler, Associate Vice President of Investor Relations and Development at RSI, spoke to SBC Global Relationship Director Kelly Kehn about the …

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Sportsbet.io signs hip hop artist in global ambassador deal

Sportsbet.io has further grown its portfolio of brand ambassadors and sponsorship partners, moving into music as well as sports.  The Yolo Group-owned crypto-betting operator has entered into an agreement with King Kaka, a Kenyan rapper with a strong reputation in the East African hip hop scene.  As a result of the deal, the artist will carry out a global ambassador …

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ITIA bans Nicolás Arreche from tennis following match fixing attempts

Nicolás Arreche has been banned from tennis for the next four years after being found guilty of breaches of the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program (TACP) rules.  The International Tennis Integrity Agency (ITIA) banned Arreche in regards to his attempts to contrive the outcome of tennis matches and failing to report corrupt approaches. The breaches of the rules that Arreche has been …

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Andrew Rhodes’ role at UKGC reportedly set to become permanent

Interim UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) CEO Andrew Rhodes is reportedly set to take on a more permanent role at the regulatory body, according to The Guardian. The newspaper reported that the government has made the decision due to Rhodes’ commitment to cracking down on ‘recidivist behaviour’ by betting and gaming operators, ahead of the publishing of the 2005 Gambling Act …

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Spain moves to unify fragmented Problem Gambling networks

Spain’s Ministry of Consumer Affairs has launched a public consultation seeking guidance on its objective to overhaul the structure of Spain’s current problem gambling treatment support network, operating across the nation’s 17 autonomous communities.  Launched on 4 January, the consultation forms part of the Ministry’s ongoing ‘Decree Project’ that aims to establish new safer gambling laws that will be adopted …

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Betway nets first partnership in France with Toulouse FC

Online betting and gaming platform Betway has announced a multi-year sponsorship of Ligue 2 side, Toulouse FC. In collaboration with the French team, Super Group-owned Betway gains brand exposure around the Stadium de Toulouse on the LED boards and panels. Anthony Werkman, CEO of Betway, commented: “Having built one of the most exciting and enviable global sport sponsorship portfolios of …

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Incentive Games: Free-to-play products in a forthcoming ‘year of retention’

2022 is set to build on the sporting successes of the previous year, with a packed schedule including ongoing domestic leagues and international tournaments such as the Six Nations and most significantly the FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Speaking to SBC shortly after the firm secured a supply agreement with bet265, Incentive Games CEO John Gordon shared his views on …

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New York opening lauded as ‘huge moment’ and ‘significant milestone’ by European suppliers

Legalised mobile sports betting in the state of New York is due to commence tomorrow (8 January), as the New York State Gambling Commission (NYSGC) approved licences for four operators.  Issuing an update this morning, the state regulatory body advised that each of the four licence holders had satisfied all necessary statutory and regulatory requirements for mobile sports betting.  Furthermore, …

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Dr Jane Rigbye to oversee YGAM strategy as new Chief Executive

The Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) has appointed a new Chief Executive, with public health specialist Dr Jane Rigbye stepping into the role.  YGAM has underscored that Rigbye’s appointment marks the start of ‘an exciting chapter’ for the responsible gambling charity, as it continues to develop its educational strategy over the coming years.  Prior to joining YGAM, Rigbye …

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