Category Archives: Betting News

CasinoBeats Summit agenda focuses on igaming industry’s biggest issues

CasinoBeats Summit is set to mark the return of in-person events with a comprehensive conference agenda that will deliver detailed insights into the major issues influencing the future of the international igaming industry. The event on 13-15 July 2021 will take place in an innovative integrated live and digital format, with an audience of 500 …

Martin Lycka: At the crossroads of esports and betting 

Martin Lycka, Entain’s Senior Vice President of US Regulatory Affairs & Responsible Gambling, delves into the world of esports as the sector becomes increasingly popular for sportsbooks across the world. Just west of Mar Sara, 25 March 2506, 12:45 Zulu Time: a deserted platoon of Terran Marines, supported by a few remaining Vultures running on …

Government ‘currently minded’ to approve Premier League rights renewal

The UK government is reviewing the Premier League’s principal agreements with Sky Sports, BT Sport, Amazon Prime Video and BBC Sport for the £4.5 billion renewal of its existing media rights deal. The three-year extension, which runs from the 2022/23 campaign to the end of the 2024/25 season, requires the government’s approval to be rectified …

Stakers confirms withdrawal of UK operating licence

Online betting and casino brand Stakers has surrendered its UK gambling licence and ceased all operations following the dismissal of its appeal against its initial suspension. First-Tier Tribunal Judge Aleksander issued a written decision dismissing Stakers’ appeal against the suspension of its licence this morning.  The firm’s initial application to appeal had been refused by …

Stakers confirms withdrawal of UK operating license

Online betting and casino brand Stakers has surrendered its UK gambling licence and has ceased all operations, following the dismissal of its appeal against its initial suspension. First-Tier Tribunal Judge Aleksander issued a written decision dismissing Stakers’ appeal against the suspension of its licence this morning.  The firm’s initial application to appeal had been refused …

FDJ appoints Andy Wright as new CEO of Sporting Group  

Groupe FDJ has confirmed the inbound appointment of Andy Wright as Chief Executive of Sporting Group, the sports betting technology unit of the Paris-listed gambling group. Wright will replace Sporting Group CEO Simon Trim, who has chosen to end his 23-year executive tenure with the company – in which he spent the last five years …

National Lottery strengthens commitment to community rugby league

The National Lottery has strengthened its commitment to community rugby league after announcing a partnership with the upcoming Rugby League World Cup 2021 (RLWC2021), aimed at delivering positive social impact. As an official partner of both the RLWC2021 and its CreatedBy Capital Grants Programme, the National Lottery will contribute a substantial amount of investment to …

Kambi restructures commercial team with Entain appointment

Kambi Group Plc has moved to restructure its business development unit, confirming the appointment of former Entain Plc  commercial lead Jamie McKittric as new VP of Commercial Management alongside the promotion of Sarah Robertson as VP of Sales.  A 20-year industry executive, McKittric will be responsible for managing the Stockholm-listed group’s commercial arrangements with third-parties, …

SBC Innovation Report: Football Player Props, Part 3

We put the latest football player prop products under the microscope in conjunction with Stats Perform and Degree 53  The final review in a three-part series for SBC News features Sky Bet’s G.O.A.T market Link below to download a full report with 25 real-life player prop case studies to inform and inspire A few weeks …