Tag Archives: COVID-19

SUZOHAPP: Global logistics should be no burden on business

Tim Kennedy, Vice President of Sales for Europe at SUZOHAPP experts in the manufacturing and global distribution of gambling and sports betting products tells SBC that supplier logistics count more than ever in a disrupted marketplace. SUZOHAPP is a sponsor of the Betting on Sports Europe Conference  (7-9 June Twickenham Stadium, London) SBC : What makes Betting on Sports Europe stand …

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Smarkets: Boris faces a coin-flip on leading Conservatives into next election

PM Boris Johnson may have paid a £50 fixed penalty notice for attending an ‘impromptu birthday party’ at 10 Downing Street – yet Partygate allegations continue to dog his leadership of the Conservative Party. Mocked by opposition, Johnson continues to deny that he misled the public and fellow ministers, unaware of multiple parties held at Number 10 as UK households …

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DCMS notified of ‘going concern’ on racing levy’s post-covid recovery

The Horseracing Betting Levy Board (HBLB) has issued a ‘going concern’ notice on the funding scheme’s ability to continue after it published a troubling set of financial results today.  This morning, HBLB declared its annual report and accounts for 2020/2021 to DCMS, revealing that betting levy receipts taken for the year ending March 2021 had fallen to £82 million (2019/2020: …

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Tabcorp sees TAB comeback jinxed by NSW venue restrictions 

Tabcorp Holdings has underlined that its business recovery continues to be affected by COVID-19 restrictions applied across Australia’s five-state provinces.  Publishing its half-year 2021/2022 results for the six-month period ending 31 December, the ASX gambling group recorded a 2% increase in corporate revenues to AUS $2.93 billion (€1.52 bn). Topline growth was attributed to Tabcorp’s Lotteries-&-Keno unit registering an 11% …

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Svenska Spel pays SEK 2.9 billion goodwill dividend to Swedish government

The board of Svenska Spel has announced that it will pay a dividend of SEK 2.9 billion (€275m) back to the Swedish government.  The dividend was marked as the headline announcement by Svenska Spel publishing its full-year 2021 results, in which Sweden’s monopoly for lotteries and land-based gaming performed above expectations. Headline results saw Svenska Spel register corporate revenues of …

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Bacta: Gambling Review must carry interest of a recovering arcade sector

Greg Wood, President of Bacta, has declared that the interests of British arcade operators will be heard by the government ahead of the critical outcome of the generational review 2005 Gambling Act.  For a third year running, British arcade operators will have to mitigate COVID-19 impacts on their businesses, as patrons stay at home and entertainment venue restrictions are imposed …

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GamCare warns public to be aware of gambling risks this Christmas 

GamCare has launched a seasonal campaign urging the public to be aware of “signs that someone may be struggling with problem gambling over the Christmas period”. During the festive period, GamCare aims to remind audiences of its helpline services offering treatment support for vulnerable people who may be at risk of gambling harm. Christmas 2019 saw GamCare’s Helpline record an …

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GamCare launches campus focused Big Deal campaign 

GamCare has launched it’s Big Deal’ campaign, advising university students of the risks of problem gambling and the support networks available to help those concerned with gambling harms.  Big Deal has been launched as university students return to campus, following the disruption of 2020 and 2021’s COVID-19’s lockdown on student life. The youth campaign has been designed on the recommendations …

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AiDP relaunches its All-Index survey tracking DEI dynamics in the aftermath of COVID-19

The All-in Diversity Project (AiDP) has relaunched its ‘All-Index’ survey to comprehensively track and measure the diversity, equality and inclusion make-up of the global gambling sector.  The survey returns following an 18-month hiatus, as gambling businesses adjusted to the unforeseen demands of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Accounting for drastic changes, AiDP noted that its third industry survey would report on …

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Carsten Koerl: Legacy systems hinder betting’s global opportunity

Sportradar CEO Carsten Koerl has warned industry leadership to prepare for seismic changes across all components of betting’s value-chain, transforming how incumbents engage with global sports audiences. Day-2 of the SBC Barcelona Summit provided a dissect of the pioneer’s technology perspectives, fresh from guiding Sportradar through its $8 billion public listing on the US NASDAQ  Having achieved the feat of …

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