Category: Events

06 Aug 2019

Payment Expert Forum: 18 September at Olympia London

Payment Expert Forum, the only event for payments technology in the online gambling industry, has attracted an impressive speaker line-up that includes senior staff from leading operators such as GVC Holdings, Stars Group, Pinnacle and Betsson Group, and payments solutions suppliers Trustly, SafeCharge, Hipay and Checkout.com.

Organised by SBC in partnership with PaymentExpert.com, the event at Olympia London on Wednesday 18 September is designed to allow suppliers to discuss their latest innovations and for payments professionals from operators to share insights into the sector’s rapidly-changing requirements.

Samuel Barrett, Director of Gaming for Trustly, is to chair the Payment Expert Forum, which he sees as a must-attend event for all stakeholders in the sector: “I’m excited to be chair of what is a key event for the payments industry, with an impressive line-up of speakers drawn from major betting companies and some of the most innovative suppliers. It’s the best opportunity for anyone involved in payments in the online gambling sector to learn about the latest developments and meet professionals from both operators and suppliers.”

Paul Bolton, Head of Payments for GVC Group, said: “The rapidly-changing nature of the payments sector presents operators with many opportunities, but also poses some very real operational challenges. Payment Expert Forum provides the chance for payments specialists to share insights into how to manage that change to ensure compliance with existing and planned regulations, while also helping to deliver a better experience for customers.”

Isabelle Delisle, Head of Payments for Pinnacle, added: “There are a lot of challenges on the horizon for digital payments in the gambling industry, so the timing of the Payment Expert Forum couldn’t be better. It’s the perfect opportunity for the payments sector to connect and share best practice for the future health of the industry.”

Payment Expert Forum takes place at Olympia London on Wednesday 18 September and is part of SBC’s international flagship event Betting on Sports 2019, which runs from 17 – 20 September.

03 Aug 2019

ICE Africa shines a light on social responsibility agenda

ICE Africa (2-3 October, Sandton Convention Centre, South Africa) will provide a sharp focus on consumer protection with confirmed conference streams dealing directly with the issue of socially responsible gambling as well as sessions looking at how regulation, community projects and advertising can help to safeguard and boost the perception of the industry.

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01 Aug 2019

ICE Africa to provide ‘a first for Women in African Gaming’

‘Shining a light on Diverse Women within the gaming industry,’ is the theme of this year’s Women in Gaming initiative developed and organised by Clarion and sponsored by the South Africa-based Zamani Holdings, the parent company under which Ithuba, the SA National Lottery Operator Functions.

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20 Jul 2019

IGBLive!: operators and experts, “In Italy a reform of the sector is needed”

Conference in Amsterdam at iGBLive! after a final stop to advertising

“Now we need a total reform of the gaming sector, perhaps from the government” to shed light on a sector where “much confusion” has been generated.
This is the invitation launched yesterday in Amsterdam from operators and games experts, just a few days after the final stop of gaming advertising in Italy, as provided for the dignity decree, strongly wanted by the Deputy Premier Luigi Di Maio at the beginning of the legislature.
During the conference organized by Gioconews at the second edition of the “iGB Live!” sector fair, the operators asked again for transparency and regulation, following the ban on advertising, following a “brief, but highly articulated” regulation, as Francesco Gaziano, Cmo and Country Manager Italy of Sks365 explained. “The Government had announced with the Dignity decree a general reform of the sector, to be carried out by last February – the lawyer Rodolfo La Rosa, of BakerMcKenzie, pointed out – and even if nothing has been heard abour it, it is reasonable to expect that sooner or later this reform will actually be made. And who knows that it may not happen already in the coming months, perhaps even through the financial measures”.
“The scenario can still be changed – Alessio Crisantemi, director of Gioconews, explained -. However, we need to find suitable, sustainable and credible solutions. And, above all, change mentalities, with a view to greater responsibility. This, I believe, is the real challenge who the operators and the entire industry have to face”.