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Ross Brierley – Betting needs its funny bone

Placed at the centre stage of political and social reviews, 2021 marks another serious year for the betting industry. Yet speaking from experience, stand-up comedian and MyRacing.com podcaster Ross Brierley tells SBC that betting can be a laughing and unifying matter. SBC: Hi Ross, thanks for this interview… What made you decide to become ‘the world’s only stand-up comedian and …

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MGM Resorts makes moves to acquire Entain Group

US casino giant MGM Resorts is attempting to acquire the Entain Group, the new name for the recently rebranded GVC Holdings, according to the Wall Street Journal. Entain operates several global gaming brands, including Ladbrokes, Coral, Bwin, PartyPoker , SportingBet, Gala Bingo, Eurobet and Betboo, but is already a partner with MGM in the burgeoning US sports betting and gaming …

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September to October 2020 in Review: Autumn signals a ‘generational change’

2020’s Autumn months held no respite for betting leadership, as the sector was placed at the forefront of global business headlines reporting on inbound changes be it through regulatory challenges, M&A or leadership changes… SBC – Politics and M&A make global betting the headline maker…  The betting industry’s autumn proceedings begun with further political maneuverers centred around the UK government’s …

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Caesars takeover of William Hill set to go ahead after antitrust period cleared

The antitrust period for Caesars Entertainment’s takeover of bookmaker William Hill has been cleared, it was revealed this week. In a statement, the Nevada-based casino operator commented: “Caesars continues to progress through obtaining all necessary regulatory approvals required to close the transaction and is still aiming to complete the proposed combination in March 2021.” The antitrust waiting period is a …

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July to August 2020 in Review: Betting beats the gloom as new horizons emerge

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As betting began to emerge from the difficulties of March and April, the future started to look slightly brighter as the industry began to assess its new options for a post-COVID environment. SBC – Betting emerges from the COVID storm … July saw no respite from politics which continued to dominate gambling’s agenda, as the UK government stalled on its …

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EGBA: European gambling revenues drop by 23% in 2020

The gambling sector is continuing to reel from the effects of the global pandemic, as data from the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has shown that betting revenues are set to fall by 23% in 2020. The data, published in collaboration with H2 Gambling Capital, has found that Europe’s total gambling revenue will drop from €98.6 billion gross gaming …

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William Hill IT lead Sarah Lucas recognised as top tech leader  

Sarah Lucas, William Hill’s head of IT infrastructure and cloud tech projects, has been recognised by IT publisher ‘Computing‘ (Incisive Media) as one of UK tech’s most dynamic and influential executives.  Computing commended Lucas, naming her the ‘Hero of the Year’ for its prestigious ‘Women in Tech Excellence Awards’, which recognises the UK’s top female IT talents with the aim …

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The launch of the Gambling Act review: how the industry has reacted

The launch of the Gambling Act review: how the industry has reacted

As the gambling industry wakes up to the announcement that the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) will be launching its review into the 2005 Gambling Act, the news has been largely welcomed by various different stakeholders from across the sector. The review, which is expected to result in the biggest reform of UK gambling laws since the …

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Square in the Air recruits betting media guru Richard Bloch for critical 2021

Square in the Air (SiTA) has strengthened its senior leadership team by appointing seasoned industry public relations and outreach executive Richard Bloch as a Media Director. Bloch has joined the London-based igaming and sports betting communications agency from William Hill, where he formally led the FTSE250 bookmaker’s social media and brand activations as Global Head of Branded Content. A 20-year …

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Rodchenkov Russian doping expose wins William Hill SBOTY2020 award

‘The Rodchenkov Affair’, a riveting account of Russia’s state-backed doping programme by whistleblower Dr Grigory Rodchenkov, has won William Hill’s ‘Sports Book of the Year’ (#SBOTY2020) award. William Hill’s judging panel, chaired by The Times sports journalist Alyson Rudd, stated that there was “simply no contest for the top honour given the stunning revelations, captivating narrative and far-reaching effects of …

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