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SBC Digital Summit CIS: Football and sports betting ‘need’ one another

Football, which is arguably the ‘biggest sport in the world’, captures the attention of supporters and professional players across the globe. Fans who crave the sport often become more immersed via the route of betting and gambling.  The ever-changing industry is inevitably taking advantage of this spike in activity but with new, stricter regulations being fixed in place, what does …

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Liverpool and Manchester United in discussions to join new European Premier League

Liverpool and Manchester United are taking part in negotiations to join a new European Super League, according to reports. Earlier this month, the top flight duo were spearheading a campaign, titled ‘Project Bigger Picture’, to reform the Premier League. The new campaign would have axed two teams from the league, giving the ‘big six’ “enhanced voting rights”. However, this was …

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Robert Griffin, MIRACL: Don’t Gamble With Passwords!

Robert Griffin, CEO of MIRACL, has urged betting leadership to move beyond its out-dated assumption that passwords can be considered as an effective security measure protecting customers. Presenting a case study at the SBC Summit Barcelona – Digital, Griffin detailed that betting operators are still “gambling with passwords” which have become an obsolete security tool, no longer protecting player data and further hindering vital …

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David Lampitt, Sportradar: F1 presents betting’s most sizeable opportunity

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With betting markets re-emerging from lockdown last June, Sportradar launched its suite of Formula 1 live in-race betting products, seeking to revitalize F1 race-day engagements for global motorsport’s biggest audience.  As Round-6 of a revamped Formula 1 season gets underway this weekend at the Spanish Grand Prix (Sunday 16 August Barcelona) – David Lampitt, Managing Director Sports Partnerships at Sportradar, …

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Maxima opens Barcelona office to accelerate Complitech commercial capacity

Providing further commercial support for its recently launched ‘Complitech‘ database, industry full-service compliance agency Maxima Compliance (Maxima) has opened a new office in Barcelona. Maxima details that it has established a further office in Barcelona, as the company seeks to accelerate the commercial capacity of Complitech and further future products under current development. Launched during Q1 trading, Complitech provides industry …

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Madrid Council puts a firm break on gambling establishments

Madrid City Council has followed the lead of its Barcelona counterpart by confirming that it will freeze all further gambling-related retail concessions from opening within its municipal district. The decision has been confirmed by Madrid Council President Isabel Diaz Ayuso, who stated that the city’s executive would maintain the measure until the Spanish government implements its long-awaited federal decree on gambling. …

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Valencia moves to revamp its autonomous gambling code

Valencia becomes the latest Spanish autonomous region to update its laws governing gambling establishments operating within its municipality. Concluding its plenary session, Valencia’s municipal government ‘Generalitat Valenciana‘ confirmed that it had given approval to drafting the ‘Ley del Juego’ bill, moving to establish measures preventing minors from accessing gambling halls and implementing further support programs tackling problem gambling. In its …

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Barcelona City Council gets tough on gambling venues

Barcelona’s City Council has ruled that it will not permit the opening of any new gambling establishments, arcade, bingo hall or casino, as communicated in a statement sent to Catalunya’s municipal government. Barcelona’s executive states that it will trial its mandate for a period of one year in support of the city’s health networks dealing with addiction, and further underling …

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Betting on Sports 2020 heads to Barcelona as flagship event continues growth

SBC (Sports Betting Community) has announced that its flagship Betting on Sports event is to relocate to Barcelona in 2020 as part of international expansion plans across the sports betting and gaming industries. Betting on Sports 2020 will now be held at Fira Barcelona on 8-11 September. Betting on Sports has been staged at Olympia London since 2017 – and …

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Philip Bowcock: William Hill – Nominal response on responsibility has hurt industry’s profile 

Operators who have only donated nominal amounts to GambleAware for research, education and treatment would have been better not bothering, according to William Hill Group CEO Philp Bowcock.  Speaking at World GES in Barcelona, Bowcock touched on this week’s announcement from the UK’s biggest operators to increase the amount of money they provide to GambleAware by a factor of ten, …

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