Tag Archives: COVID-19

Winning Post: NHS self-isolates during Safer Gambling Week

Industry leadership and social responsibility advocates should be concerned at the NHS’ cold stance on Safer Gambling Week. Regulus Partners acknowledges the safer gambling initiative’s obvious flaws but states that it should not be discounted as virtue signalling by betting operators.  _________________ The NHS’s decision to criticise ‘Safer Gambling Week’ reveals much about the challenges facing the National Strategy to …

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BetInvest: Creating a financial pillow to survive lockdown 2.0

BetInvest: Creating a financial pillow to survive lockdown 2.0

After months of disruptions and uncertainty caused by the first wave of global lockdowns, the gambling industry was able to take some time to breathe a little easier.  But with the looming threat of further lockdowns now a bitter reality, it’s become apparent that we cannot take our feet off the pedals and become complacent. During the first wave of …

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Winning Post: Sweden shows why black and white never works

Swedish operators have appealed for the government to reject a further six-month extension for the ‘temporary’ online casino restrictions. Regulus Partners observes a near-total collapse in reasoned debate and policy development between all market stakeholders. ___________________ The Swedish government has proposed a six-month extension of the temporary restrictions to online casino (SEK5,000 /€485 weekly deposit limit; mandatory time limits; initial …

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UK gambling rebounded in September as Premier League returned

New data published by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has shown an increase in real event betting activity during September, driven by the return of Premier League football. The statistics aim to show the ways in which the relaxation of COVID-19 lockdown measures had impacted gambling behaviour across the UK, reflecting the period between March and September. September data indicated …

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Live dealer proving key cross-sell value – Andreas Koeberl on his first month at BetGames.TV

Koeberl

It is a disruptive time to join any company, particularly as CEO, but Andreas Koeberl (pictured above) is bullish about the future for BetGames.TV as he passes one month in the hot seat.   A former Playtech executive who most recently served as CEO of Trinity Bet Group, Koeberl spoke to SBC News about what’s stood out for him so far, …

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Campeón Gaming Partners: Safeguarding staff and protecting players

CGP staff

Campeón Gaming Partners (CGP) understands that Covid-19 has brought about a difficult time filled with so much uncertainty.  An important goal set by its management, therefore, was to reset strategies for all departments and focus on long-term plans, while reassuring employees of job-safety, facilitating working from home and protecting mental well-being.  We spoke to Marinos Shiapanis, Co-Founder and CEO, and …

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BGC: Government must guarantee a December reopening for UK gambling

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) is seeking guarantees from the government that UK betting shops and gambling venues will be allowed to reopen without interruption once the latest England-wide COVID-19 lockdown ends on the anticipated date of 2 December. The BGC said that the government must take a ‘science-led approach’ to reopen high street venues, avoiding the decisions which …

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PPV to stay says Premier League

The Premier League has announced it will be continuing with its current pay-per-view (PPV) arrangement, after meeting to discuss the controversial model yesterday. Four more matches at the same price of £14.95 have been agreed with broadcast partners Sky Sports and BT Sport for the weekend of 6 November, ahead of the international break. The London derby between West Ham and …

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UKGC: Pent-up sports demand slows in August 

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has published a further ‘market update’ tracking how COVID-19 has impacted gambling behaviours and participation across the UK.  Since March, the Commission has gathered data from licensed betting operators (retail and online) representing 80% of the UK gambling’s regulated marketplace. The UKGC has maintained that its market updates reflect how ‘gambling behaviours evolve as the …

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SB Betting: Preparing to explore more African countries

SB Betting

SB Betting Software is ready to explore more countries with Premierbet, a pan-African operator whose team used the lockdown period to make a major upgrade to its platform. Speaking exclusively to SBC News, SB Betting Software COO Michal Glowacki (pictured) was full of praise for the operator’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. “Operating across Africa, Premierbet was hit by the …

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