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Government issues racing assurances over ‘no deal’ Brexit

The Government has emphasised it will help owners to navigate the new processes for moving horses and other equine animals from the UK to EU member states, in the event event of a ‘no deal’ Brexit. Although, leaving the EU with a deal remains the top priority, the government is continuing with ‘no deal’ preparations to ensure the country is …

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The attack of the killer B’s and the threat of player tracking!

SBC America’s Chris Murphy wonders whether the gaming industry will get on track with the latest proposals around machine play and social responsibility. We can only hope that anyone from the Category B gaming machine sector was seated when they read through the Gambling Commission’s latest missive this week, calling for evidence on said machines. The implied message is that …

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UK Finance joins efforts to support responsible gambling

UK Finance, a trade association for the UK banking and financial services sector, has vowed to join the efforts in combating problem gambling, after the UK Gambling Commission had announced the launch of its consultation on using credit cards to gamble. The gambling regulator has supported the idea that consumers should not have the ability to gamble with money that …

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SBC secures membership of American Gaming Association

AGA membership

Sports Betting Community (SBC) has shown its commitment to the growing US betting industry by securing membership to the American Gaming Association (AGA). SBC organizes some of the biggest sports betting trade events in Europe and the United States via its event brand SBC Events.com. SBC also manages a network of betting and gaming industry news portals including SBCAmericas.com, an …

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Ian Bradley: Big Bang just the start for SBTech in 2019

Big Bang

Just a few moments after the eagerly anticipated launch of Exploding Jackpots at ICE London, SBC News was there to talk to Ian Bradley, SBTech’s Chief Strategy Officer. We asked him what SBTech had learned from the successful Pulse reveal in 2018, and how the ‘Big Bang’ will bring about a new betting experience for SBTech partners. SBC: What did …

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Governor Chris Christie to join Sports Betting Hall of Fame at Betting on Sports America

Christie

Governor Chris Christie is to be recognised by the sports betting industry for the pioneering role that he played in widening the scope for sports betting in the US. During his time as State Governor for New Jersey, Christie was instrumental in generating the political will to revisit and challenge the federal ban on sports betting via the PASPA, which …

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Simon Trim: Sporting Solutions – Automation as a corporate discipline

As betting incumbents seek greater independence, flexibility and individual customisation from standard platform provisions, Simon Trim, Chief Executive of Sporting Group / Sporting Solutions details to SBC that automation should be treated by leadership as a core corporate function. _______________________ SBC: Hi Simon, great to catch up on this intriguing subject matter. Can you explain ‘betting automation’ to SBC readers? …

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Winning Post – Are gambling operations taking the Michael?

An unusually quiet news week for the betting sector has allowed strategic consultancy  Regulus Partners to reach for its history books, detailing that under-siege incumbents can gain applicable learnings helping their operations overcome present regulatory complexities. _______________ General Ludendorff was one of the greatest practitioners of the operational art of war in modern times. He also did more than anyone else …

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WATCH: SG Digital – The sports betting experience of the future

SG Digital future

Keith O’Loughlin, SVP of Sportsbook at SG Digital, has predicted a future for sports betting where a majority of bets placed will be created uniquely. In an interview completed at the ICE exhibition, O’Loughlin tracked the evolution of sports betting, specifically in terms of events, markets and prices provided to the end customer. He said this journey, which started with …

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Better Collective Spotlight – BonusCodeBets – Using John Barnes to create brand trust

Barnes

A week on from the annual affiliate-induced madness at LAC, an event typically awash with sports stars past and present donning the colours of companies in attendance at the ExCeL, SBC News took a closer look at the use of brand ambassadors. For the next edition in our Better Collective Spotlight series, we turned our attention to BonusCodeBets, and specifically …

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