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Mims Davies: DCMS – Industry must show ‘accountability for business’ in 2019

Speaking at this morning’s ‘GambleAware Conference’  – Mims Davies, the UK’s new Minister for Sports & Civil Society shared her first reflections on the various challenges facing the gambling sector. Davies brands 2018 as a ‘progressive year of policy developments’, despite UK-licensed operators garnering negative headlines for multiple compliance failures on social responsibility, gambling-harm protections, player due diligence and interactions. Overseeing …

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SBC Awards 2018 produces a record 32 different winners

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A record 32 different companies were recognised for excellence in the sports and gaming industries at last night’s SBC Awards ceremony in London, with bet365 once again taking home the Bookmaker of the Year prize. On a night of festive-themed celebration for the industry, bet365 stole the show in front of 700 attendees at The Artillery Garden, before Sergey Portnov, …

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Winning Post – US operators dive into integrity

Brazil: regulated sports betting – more nutcracker than sweet Regulated sports betting in Brazil is now awaiting only the signature of President Michel Temer, who has previously said he would approve any gambling liberalisation plans. Legislation to regulate sports betting in Brazil is therefore now a near certainty, in our view. However, as we flagged last week, the final shape …

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Thomas Koller – Friends4Media – Pulling off an “ambitious” UEFA partnership

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An established provider of brand engagement solutions with a special focus on quizzes and trivia games, Friends4Media recently became the sole mobile application games company licensed by UEFA. We caught up with the firm’s Managing Director Thomas Koller, who explained how the partnership with UEFA came about, dispelled doubts over the long-term effectiveness of quiz games, and shared his excitement …

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6 of the Best – SBC Awards co-host Kirsty Gallacher

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Rounding off November in style, we have a special edition 6 of the Best featuring Kirsty Gallacher – one of the star co-hosts for next week’s SBC Awards at The Artillery Garden in London. Gallacher, one of the most recognisable faces in sports broadcasting, will be joined on stage by Manchester United and Denmark goalkeeping legend Peter Schmeichel. Keep reading …

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Betting on Sports America build up gets GGB Magazine lift

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Betting on Sports America (BOSA) has struck a deal with Global Gaming Business (GGB) Magazine, an official publisher of the American Gaming Association (AGA) which counts the annual ‘Tribal Government Gaming’ report amongst its leading publications. GGB Magazine will assist with the build up to the first running of the event in New Jersey and New York from 23-25 April …

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SBC’s On The Ball – DAZN, Eleven Sports and the Copa Libertadores

From sponsorship to the ever-expanding world of football media coverage, when it comes to the business of football, SBC has you covered. This edition looks at the postponed Copa Libertadores final and a broadcasting expansion for DAZN. Copa Libertadores heads to the Santiago Bernabeu After the second leg of the Copa Libertadores Final was postponed twice due to fans attacking …

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David Clifton – Licensing Expert – Remember this November as the month that changed gambling

November 2018 what a month! So let’s start with some good news – This year’s Responsible Gambling Week represented the biggest ever industry-wide campaign to promote responsible gambling. Involving every major operator in the UK and Ireland and supported by the two biggest gambling charities, it was rounded off with the encouraging news that, even before its official launch, 38,000 …

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Better Collective Spotlight – Wettfreunde’s best music for content production

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With over 10 years of experience, Wettfreunde has earned a reputation for housing some of the best German language content relating to sports betting insights and knowledge, while delivering a highly objective system determining an operator’s quality against a series of stress tests. The site, which translates to English as ‘for betting friends’, has quickly become the go to place …

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Ultimate Advisory Board for inaugural Betting on Sports America

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SBC Events has brought together experts from a leading US casino, tribal association, racetrack operator and government-run lottery, as well as those from gaming suppliers, consultancies, legal teams and regulators, to form the ultimate Advisory Board for Betting on Sports America (BOSA). The inaugural BOSA, held from 23-25 April 2019, will open on Tuesday 23 April with a networking evening …

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