SBC CIS Weekly Digest: August, 01—07

SBC CIS Editorial Team is happy to present a quick recap of the gambling industry events, news, regulations and partnerships that happened last week. 

SBC announced the completion of the selection process for the 10th Anniversary SBC Awards 2023 taking place in September as part of the SBC Summit Barcelona. The shortlists include top companies in the industry that have achieved impressive results in a variety of categories, including operators, affiliates, suppliers and leaders. Betsson Group leads with nine nominations, followed by Sportradar and Evoplay with seven nominations each. Kaizen Gaming has six nominations, while OpenBet, CreedRoomz and Novibet each received five nominations. The awards evening will take place on Thursday, September 21, on the final day of the SBC Summit in Barcelona. The venue will be the legendary Caves Codorníu, the oldest cava company in Spain.

More on SBC Summit Barcelona. Delegates will have the unique opportunity to hear in-depth insights into global markets from international experts as part of the Global Gaming Leaders track taking place at Fira de Barcelona Montjuïc on Thursday, September 21. This event will offer delegates fresh insights from industry leaders who will discuss the key role of technology, competitive advantage and innovation strategies across regions including the US, Latin America, UK, Japan, India and more. The following discussion panels will be of special interest: 

  • “Latin America — In Political Shifting Sands — Where Are Opportunities Right Now?” with Jose Duarte (CEO, Betcris), Gonzalo Pérez (CEO, Apuesta Total), Ramiro Atucha (CEO, Vibra Gaming) and Lívia Troise (CEO, Betmais).
  • “Eastern Europe — Future Opportunities for Europe?” with George Athanasopoulos (CEO, Novibet), George Mamulaishvili (Head of Administration, Georgian Gambling Association), Darko Živanov (CEO, MaxBet Group), Radim Haluza (CEO, Entain CEE) and panel moderator Dario Jurčić (CEO, NSoft). 
  • “Accessing Africa — hyperlocalization or hyper-advertising?” with  Sab Jhooti (CEO, Bonmoja), Tyrone Dobbin (Co-Founder, Sportingbet South Africa), Olabimpe Akingba (Executive Secretary, Association of Nigerian Bookmakers) and Charles Lee (CEO, Kwiff). For more information on each panel, please click here.

On Saturday Team Zinchenko and Team Shevchenko pulled off an exciting 2-2 draw at the historic Chelsea FC’s home arena Stamford Bridge as part of the UNITED24-organised charity football match to raise funds for rebuilding of a school in the north of Ukraine. More than 32,000 people attended the Stamford Bridge arena with millions tuning in live to watch the game on TV. Over 2 million Euro were collected in the form of donations with the campaign still in progress, everyone has the chance to make their contribution at

The Lithuanian government approved changes to state duties and licence fees for entrepreneurial and economic activities. For the updated costs breakdown please follow this link to an article on our website. 

Scientific Games rolled out the new central gaming system for Latvijas Loto, helping them successfully transition from their legacy technology to the modern AEGIS system. This move sets up the operator for future growth adding a range of draw-styled games Eurojackpot, Vikinglotto, SuperBingo, Latloto 5/35, Keno and Loto5 to the existing product lineup offered by the lottery operator

William Hill announced that Eric Cantona will head the marketing and advertising campaign called ‘Who You Got?’ Premier League and Manchester United legend will make his debut ahead of the start of the 2023/24 season and will be at the forefront of ATL (above the line) campaigns, online, digital and PSAs across the UK and Ireland. UK bookmakers have noted that they are implementing a more «disruptive and distinctive» marketing strategy. The campaign kicks off on August 2 and will include several marketing elements to generate interest in the sports calendar.

Podcast Review: 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup Takes Center Stage with Record-Breaking Viewership and Growing Fan Engagement

In a recent iGaming Daily podcast the Host and Editor of Insider Sport Joe Streeter met with SBC’s Head of B2B LatAm, Lucía Mouriño, as well as Dean Akinjobi, CEO and Founder of Football Media and Christina Thakor-Rankin, Principal Consultant at 1710 Gaming to talk about the importance of broadcasting rights for the 2023 Women’s World Cup, commercial opportunities for players and converting fan engagement on a domestic level.

Playtech unveiled its latest live casino initiative with the Quickspin Live presentation. With a new game development studio, they are embarking on an exciting journey into the world of live casinos. Quickspin Live offers an innovative product vertical that promises to completely reimagine the gaming experience. By combining cutting-edge technology with unparalleled entertainment, Quickspin Live aims to attract the next generation of players. With ambitious plans to innovate, Quickspin will introduce its first live casino product, Big Bad Wolf Live. Using cutting-edge technologies from the Playtech group, Quickspin aims to redefine the live casino gaming environment and provide players with an unrivalled world-class gaming experience.

Gaming Corps expanded their list of partners by entering into an agreement with PIN-UP Casino thus making the whole range of their games available for players in Eastern Europe and Latin America. PIN-UP Casino was launched in 2016 and since has been gradually attracting the attention of online casino fans in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Gaming Corps keeps actively developing in the iGaming sector, attracting new partners around the world with PIN-UP recently becoming one of them. Now the full range of games from Gaming Corps, including Crash, Mine, Table, Slots, Plinko, Coin Miner, Penalty Champion, Jet Lucky 2 and Raging Zeus, will be available to PIN-UP players.

Stakelogic Live expanded its operations in Belgium through a partnership with Golden Palace Casino Sports. With this partnership, Stakelogic Live was able to bring its unique collection of slots, craps and live dealer content to the platform, opening up another promising niche in the Belgian online casino market.

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