With a ban on sponsorship arrangements between betting companies and top-flight football clubs a likely outcome of the 2005 Gambling Act review, teams will be soon looking at ‘filling the financial void’.

This is according to Dean Akinjobi, Founder and CEO of Football Media, who shared his views on the prospective ban along with Imogen Moss, a Solicitor and gambling regulation expert at Poppleston Allen, in the latest issue of the SBC Leaders Magazine, which can be read here.

Meanwhile, the key highlights of the new edition was the lead interview with Bill Miller, President of the American Gaming Association (AGA), who asserted his view that following an extensive rollout across the US – “Now that gaming has a seat at the table, we’re never giving it back.”

Miller further outlined his opinion that the the US gaming industry had ‘broke through and received fair treatment from the federal government’ over the past two years, whilst also looking back on his organisation’s reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic and discussing the impact of environmental, social and corporate governance efforts on the development of the industry.

Returning to a sporting focus, the magazine also features an interview with Yury Krasovskiy, CEO of Liga Stavok, who detailed how his company’s ‘one-of-a-kind’ sponsorship agreement with the US National Hockey League (NHL) is ‘another way for us to assist Russian hockey’.

Additional participants in the magazine included the panelists at the recent SBC Summit Latinoamérica event, who shared their views on regulation of the South American gaming industry, predicting that this will create a strong and dynamic industry ready to rival any other continental sector.

Furthermore, Jeff Ifrah, the Founding Member and Managing Partner of Ifrah Law, explained why he believes the last two years have changed the industry considerably, with more changes on the horizon as more states begin to mull over gambling legislation.

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