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Spotlight on Sweden – Ministry of Finance undertakes gambling framework review

SBC News Spotlight on Sweden - Ministry of Finance undertakes gambling framework review

Facing mounting pressure from the European Union to reform its national gambling framework, and adhere to EU business and competition policies, Sweden’s Ministry of Finance has responded by stating that it will undertake a full review of its policy on the matter. Detailing its plans, the ministry stated that it needed to update its policies in order to monitor an …

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Alex Fletcher: eSports Insider – Three truths about the eSports community

SBC News Alex Fletcher: eSports Insider - Three truths about the eSports community

The emergence of a global eSports marketplace has produced eye-popping projections that are beginning to capture awareness and attention from more and more of the mainstream public. However, quantitative market numbers do not communicate an actionable context for capturing the eSports opportunity; instead, this is found through comprehension of the underlying community. _________________________________ Competitive gaming: A community platform Depictions of the worldwide viewing …

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William Hill announces finalists for WHLabs accelerator programme

SBC News William Hill announces finalists for WHLabs accelerator programme

William Hill accelerator WHLabs has announced the finalists chosen to take part in the betting industry’s first technology accelerator programme. WHLabs and their partner and co-investor L Marks will support the innovative start-ups for three months, with the aim of helping the teams deliver compelling new in-store, online or omni-channel customer experiences. Each of the five companies accepted into the …

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Scott Longley – DFS spotlight attracts major player attention

As  legal and political concerns grow over the promotion of  daily fantasy sports (DFS) products in the US. The burgeoning sector is still very much appealing to major brands, gambling operators and technologies. Scott Longley places DFS current context under the spotlight…  ____________________ The beginning of the NFL regular season is always a keenly anticipated event, but this year it was …

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Tipico owners eye potential € billion sale

SBC News Tipico owners eye potential € billion sale

The Wall Street Journal (WSJ.com) has reported that the private owners of German focused sports betting operator Tipico Ltd are preparing to sell the company The Malta operated online betting firm, whose key target markets are Germany and Austria is reported to have appointed JP Morgan and Rothschild as deal advisers, who will begin to sound out options. The news source further …

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EIG 2015 – David Mills: Matchbook – Why incubators are the next big industry idea

SBC News EIG 2015 - David Mills: Matchbook - Why incubators are the next big industry idea

Bigger companies and more competition across the market mean it’s a great time to be an innovator in the gaming industry, according to David Mills, head of Matchbook’s mLabs incubator. Mills, who is also head of research for the betting exchange, was speaking ahead of Matchbok’s participation at next month’s EiG event in Berlin, where his colleague Derek Coetzee will …

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Fortune Magazine features DraftKings CEO Jason Robins as October cover star

SBC News Fortune Magazine features DraftKings CEO Jason Robins as October cover star

Having made the eighth sport on Fortune.com 2015’s“40 under 40” list, DraftKings CEO and Co-Founder Jason Robins (34) will be the leader profile and cover star of Fortune Magazines October issue. In a feature titled “Big Bet – How Jason Robins is blowing up the $15 billion world of fantasy sports”. Fortune magazine will cover the rise of Boston based …

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Brazil rethinks gambling agenda as recession looms

SBC News Brazil rethinks gambling agenda as recession looms

A month after stalling the progress of its review on regulated fixed-odds sports betting (Legislation – 671-2015), it appears that Brazilian lawmakers and congress are prepared to push for a nationwide gambling regulatory framework. Faced with the nation’s worst economic recession in 25 years, Brazil’s central bank last week forecasted that its economy will shrink by 2.5-2.7%. The cash strapped …

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Bryce Blum – Unikrn – First Steps…Examining eSports legal framework

SBC gains first hand insight on the current legal conditions and context of eSports by Bryce Blum, Director of eSports at Unikrn. A lawyer and avid gamer Blum is at the centre of operations for Unikrn, a competitive platform aiming to take lead in the burgeoning eSports market, leading the operators business development and legal initiatives. Bryce further maintains a full-time …

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