Tag Archives: Euro 2020

UKGC records stable July activity but concerns appear on higher slots engagement 

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The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has recorded a ‘stable July’ as it continued to track the activity of the online gambling sector under COVID-19 circumstances.  Publishing its latest online monitoring report gathered from operator data, the regulator revealed that July registered 11.3 million active players, matching June results. July’s active player numbers remain well below the Peak +12 million recorded …

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Ebbe Groes, EveryMatrix: Locking in the margin

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With domestic European football just underway and the realisation that Qatar 2022 will be here before we know it, Ebbe Groes, Group CEO at EveryMatrix, digs into the vital issue of sportsbook profitability.  Whether it is professional football, table tennis or FIFA, one aspect of a sports fan’s passion is always placed above all else. It isn’t the skill of …

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Reflecting on a summer of sport: How Enetpulse has improved client partnerships

With the return of live sports events, including the rearranged Euro 2020 and Tokyo Olympics, it has been a very busy summer for Enetpulse.  Marc Stenum,  Head of Business Development at Enetpulse, explained how the Danish-based sports data provider has used the Covid crisis to rethink how it meets the needs of its clients. SBC: This summer has been jam-packed …

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BGC pledges to ‘maintain momentum’ on safer betting ahead of football restart

As the new English football season gets underway this evening, the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has pledged to ‘maintain the momentum’ on safer betting and player protection initiatives. This will include the continuation of measures, aimed at ensuring safe betting and protecting younger audiences, such as a pre-9pm watershed whistle-to-whistle ban on TV betting advertising from five minutes before …

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Efootball: Betbazar talks engagement, retention and this summer’s betting surge

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Italy wasn’t the only big winner from Euro 2020, with a stellar performance for Efootball setting the up and coming esports game up for a more prosperous future.  Betbazar CEO Alex Iaroshenko talks us through betting trends this summer, keeping players engaged ahead of the new football season and how stadium traffic might influence Efootball numbers. SBC: Now that the …

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Alina Yakirevich, Fonbet: Euro 2020 and overcoming the challenges of the pandemic

Alina Yakirevich, Fonbet: Euro 2020 and overcoming the challenges of the pandemic

New measures brought in by the Russian government will undoubtedly protect bettors while also increasing traffic for licensed operators “who pay taxes, support athletics with targeted deductions and sponsorship contracts” according to Alina Yakirevich, Marketing Director at Fonbet. Speaking to SBC News, Yakirevich drew attention to the fight against the black market, explaining that measures brought in by the Russian …

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Kindred lauds product excellence as uninterrupted H1 delivers record results 

Kindred Group Plc has registered record gains across its H1 metrics, following an ‘exceptionally strong business period’.  Publishing its H1 2021 interim results (period ending 30 June), the Stockholm listed online gambling group declared period profits of £160 million – up 575% on 2020’s corresponding H1 results of £27.8 million. Though performance comparatives were set against the peak COVID-19 impacts …

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GLMS publishes 2021 Mid-term intelligence report

The Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS) has published its 2021 Mid-term Monitoring & Intelligence Report, citing ‘a busy first six months’ of the year, from education to policy-making, engaging with its members and monitoring to maintain sport integrity. The GLMS shared several activities in which its lottery, associate and regulating members have participated, enhancing the quality of sports betting and especially facilitating the …

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Euro 2020: Operator eyes smiling but lessons learned for domestic football return

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Thomas Molloy, Sportsbook Director at Pronet Gaming, reflects on a unique and record-breaking Euro 2020. It may have ended in heartbreak for Gareth Southgate’s men, but while England failed in their quest for glory in the Euro 2020 final against Italy, operators we spoke to around the world were left smiling after a very positive tournament experience. In all the …

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UKGC registers May slowdown on online gambling activities  

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The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has reported a steady decrease in online gambling activity as UK governments ease their COVID-19 lockdown restrictions.    The Commission continues to monitor online gambling behaviours impacted by COVID-19 and lockdown circumstances, reflecting licensed operator data recorded between March 2020 to May 2021. During May, the UKGC registered a 14% decrease in the number of active …

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