Category Archives: Betting

René Jansen calls for the re-establishment of EU expert group on gambling

In his first address as Chair of The European Forum for Gambling Regulators (GREF), René Jansen has called for the European Commission (EC) to re-establish an ‘EU expert group’ on gambling laws and standards.  Jansen, the  chairman of Dutch regulatory agency Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), made his address while participating in a webinar hosted by the European …

Matt Shaddick ends 18-year reign as Ladbrokes Politics guru 

Posting an update via Linkedin, Ladbrokes’ Matt Shaddick has confirmed that he has ended his 18-year stint as the bookmaker’s lead political markets analyst.  Shaddick, who joined Ladbrokes in 2007 as sportsbook executive, thanked “the many fantastic people” who had helped establish and support Ladbrokes Politics as a key market offering of the heritage bookmaker. …

Sportradar appoints Lynn S McCreary to strengthen legal team

Sportradar has moved to strengthen its legal department, appointing Lynn S. McCreary as Chief Legal Officer, as the company continues to press ahead with international growth. McCreary brings over three decades of experience in legal, business and executive leadership roles to Sportradar, having worked at financial services and payments firm Fiserv for 11 years, serving …

GambleAware highlights ‘consistency barriers’ in Citizens Advice support

GambleAware has published its evaluation of gambling support services in England and Wales, identifying key facilitators, barriers and opportunities in the provisions of Citizens Advice centres throughout the jurisdiction. Citizens Advice delivered the Gambling Support Service in England and Wales between October 2018 and March 2021, using offices spread across all 12 regions of the …

Beach volleyball the latest new sports discipline for Setka Cup

Beach volleyball has become the latest addition to the Setka Cup, strengthening its position as a leading organiser of fast sports tournaments for sportsbook operators. The new discipline, powered by BETER, provides operators with live streaming, live data and odds for approximately 450 extra betting events per month – with 16 matches each day. BETER …

GamCare appoints Margot Daly as lead Trustee  

GamCare has moved to restructure its Board of Trustees, following the decision by Sir Ian Prosser to end his six-year tenure as Chair of the problem-gambling treatment support charity. Updating stakeholders, GamCare informed that Sir Ian will be succeeded by Margot Daly, who will lead the Charity’s governance directives from June onwards. Daly has served …

Playtech joins All-in Diversity Project to strengthen its ‘Sustainable Success’ charter

The All-in Diversity Project (AiDP) has welcomed Playtech Plc as its latest member, as the FTSE250 technology group commits to participating in the non-profit’s workforce diversity and employment equality and inclusion directives.   The membership follows Playtech launching its ‘Sustainable Success’ – corporate responsibility programme, establishing the tech firm’s CSR l goals in a new decade …

Parimatch links with UESF to enhance esports offering

Parimatch has strengthened its foothold in esports via a partnership with the Ukrainian Esports Federation (UESF), ahead of an upcoming Counter Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) and Dota 2 championship. The UESF Parimatch Championship of Ukraine will commence on July 17, beginning with an online segment which will conclude on 3 October, whilst the Grand Final …

Why SoftSwiss Game Aggregator brings ‘clear added value’ for BCGame

Chris Butler, Head of Operations at BCGame, said that games made available via the SoftSwiss Game Aggregator platform have proved a strong addition to its content portfolio. In conversation with SBC News about engaging new players within the casino space, Butler praised BCGame’s partnership with SoftSwiss, while also stressing that companies should steer away from …

Soft2Bet: Players should never be coerced into betting beyond their limits

Ivan Lorinkov, Head of VIP at Soft2Bet, spoke to SBC News about facilitating enjoyable – but not addictive – gambling experiences, using real-time data to identify problem gamblers and why players should never be coerced into betting beyond their own affordability limits. SBC: How does Soft2Bet encourage an enjoyable gambling experience without it turning into …