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Nigeria’s House of Representatives corrects “ban misconceptions” on sports betting debate

SBC News Nigeria’s House of Representatives corrects “ban misconceptions” on sports betting debate

Rep. Kelechi Nwogu of Nigeria’s People’s Democratic Party has issued a correction to the widely circulated news that the House of Representatives is making moves to ban sports betting in the West African nation.  The House of Representatives held a plenary meeting in Abuja last week where it directly addressed the National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC), which is in charge …

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“A model that is as early, accurate & explainable as possible” – Entain’s consumer protection journey

SBC News “A model that is as early, accurate & explainable as possible” - Entain’s consumer protection journey

The rollout of Entain’s player protection journey over the past eight years has been a ‘bumpy journey’, according to the firm’s Director of Player Protection Systems and Analytics, Jez White, but the improvements have been ‘massive’. White made his observations whilst speaking at Navigating The Maze, a panel session during ICE London 2024 within the expo’s Consumer Protection Zone which …

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TipsterChat: Brazil’s betting future lies in authentic connection

SBC News TipsterChat: Brazil's betting future lies in authentic connection

For many customers, tipsters serve as trusty companions, offering expert predictions to navigate the intricacies of betting. “What if you could see the bets made by the best bettors in the world?” reads the website of TipsterChat;  an app that makes it possible for users to connect with such experts. . We sat down with TipsterChat CO-Executive CEO, Carlos Sánchez, …

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iCasino the main draw for France at ICE 2024

SBC News iCasino the main draw for France at ICE 2024

If Latin America was most often mentioned as the region of focus for both suppliers and operators during ICE London last week, when it came to France all the questions and industry chatter focused on whether online casino (or iCasino as the natives say) regulation was a real possibility in the near-to-medium term. This was perfectly illustrated during the roundtable …

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Tim Miller: UKGC views competition and choice as a consumer right and protection

SBC News Tim Miller: UKGC views competition and choice as a consumer right and protection

Tim Miller reflected on the journey and the scale of work undertaken on the UK Gambling Act review and its subsequent White Paper consultations as the most comprehensive examination of a gambling market undertaken by a regulatory agency. Many believe that the process of the Gambling Review had been triggered before the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) …

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BoyleSports: A refined horse racing relationship and navigating Irish regulatory change

SBC News BoyleSports: A refined horse racing relationship and navigating Irish regulatory change

Vlad Kaltenieks, CEO of BoyleSports, outlines the operator’s strategic vision to enhance fan engagement in horse racing, potential challenges or opportunities arising from the new Irish regulatory Bill and the overall importance of the sport in the country. SBC: Is horse racing BoyleSports’ primary sports sponsorship focus in Ireland or does it form part of a multi-dynamic marketing strategy?   VK: …

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Tom Waterhouse: Brazil’s battle on localisation refreshes gambling’s M&A landscape

SBC News Tom Waterhouse: Brazil's battle on localisation refreshes gambling's M&A landscape

Renowned gambling investor and industry M&A strategist, Tom Waterhouse, believes that investor appetite will be replenished by the launch of Brazil’s forthcoming federal sports betting marketplace.   A speaker at the SBC Summit Rio, Watherhouse details innovation and effective localisation strategies as key dynamics valued by investors who are keen to see a domestic champions take on foreign giants, as Brazil …

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Catena bets on Tech & AI upgrades to overturn dire FY2023 results

Catena Media

Catena Media Plc has initiated an extensive internal investment programme to advance its tech platform and AI capabilities, as investors are warned that challenging trading conditions will continue until the second half of 2024. The Stockholm-listed igaming media group published its full-year 2023 results, reporting a dire close to year trading, registering Q4 revenues of €14.5m, a decrease of 41% …

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