Kazakhstan mulls strict tightening of public access to gambling 

SBC News Kazakhstan mulls strict tightening of public access to gambling 

The Ministry of Tourism and Sports of Kazakhstan has confirmed that it will recommend stringent rules to tighten “public access to gambling venues”.  The announcement was made by Vice Minister, Yerzhan Erkinbayev who declared that his department is set to publish its recommendations on gambling protections as demanded by President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev. Amongst the proposals reported by local media, Erkinbayev …

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Canal+ retains EPL pan-Euro coverage rights until 2028

SBC News Canal+ retains EPL pan-Euro coverage rights until 2028

Canal+ has retained its position as the Pan-European broadcaster of the Premier League until 2028. The French broadcaster maintains its exclusive rights to broadcast EPL matches for audiences in France, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Switzerland, albeit only airing in French. The renewed deal between Canal+ and the Premier League allows the French pay-TV service to air all 380 fixtures per …

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TAB venues face VGCCC wrath over minor gambling breaches

VGCCC hands largest ever AUS$1m fine to Tabcorp

Tabcorp along with eight venues have been charged by the Victorian Gambling and Casino Control Commission (VGCCC) for allegedly allowing minors to gamble. In breach of the Gambling Regulation Act 2003, Tabcorp faces a total of 54 charges from the VGCCC, including 27 counts of allowing a minor to gamble and failing to reasonably supervise its electronic betting terminals. The VGCCC has charged eight …

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SuzoHapp: Online and player protection to aid European retail innovation

Suzohapp interview

Online adoption, such as omnichannel payments, is set to aid innovation within the retail environment. These were the thoughts of Tim Kennedy, SuzoHapp:’s VP of Sales Europe, who, ahead of SBC Summit Barcelona, which opens its doors today, sat down with SBC’s Senior Journalist, Jessie Sale. “From an innovation point of view, there’s a number of things that can really …

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FSB backs PLYMKR as new retail tech distributor

New UK govt social media advertising rules welcomed by BGC

FSB has entered a strategic partnership with new  sports betting technology studio PLYMKR The strategic alignment will see the London-based PLYMKR exclusively distribute FSB’s retail technology stack of SSBT, EPOS, Companion App and Odds Display for the UK and Irish markets. PLYMKR will now be responsible for the commercial and technical development of the retail stack, the product will remain …

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Betfred makes changes to US leadership with Kresimir Spajic as CEO

Betfred USA, Grand Falls, Iowa

Kresimir Spajic has been confirmed as the new CEO of Betfred USA, the stateside-facing venture of UK heritage omnichannel operator Betfred. Betfred USA is currently active in 10 US states, and in the leadership position Spajic will be tasked with continuing the rollout of its strategy and operations across the country. From its headquarters in Warrington, Greater Manchester, Betfred has …

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IGT gaming units catch the interest of Apollo


Industry analysts are closely monitoring developments at IGT Plc, given that private equity giant Apollo Global is rumored to be considering a bid for its gaming assets. As Bloomberg reports, Apollo is evaluating its next foray into the gambling sector, where the $500bn fund might proceed to purchase IGT’s land-based and online gaming units outright. Apollo’s bid is expected to …

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UKGC to set-up Forum for better industry insights

SBC News UKGC to set-up Forum for better industry insights

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has initiated its recruitment of members to form a new Industry Forum.  Made of members with experience working in the UK gambling sector, the Forum will provide the Commission with improved insights into the views of licensed operators. The UKGC continues its initiative to bolster the range of stakeholder feedback provided by special advisory groups …

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Allwyn turns to Hearts & Science to lead National Lottery’s ad makeover 

SBC News Allwyn turns to Hearts & Science to lead National Lottery’s ad makeover 

Allwyn UK has appointed London media agency Hearts & Science to act as the lead advertising account for the National Lottery.  Beginning in February 2024, Hearts & Science will take control of the media planning of the National Lottery under the new management of Allwyn UK – winner of the UK government’s Fourth National Lottery contract.  Back in February, Allwyn …

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