Charlie Horner

Charlie Horner

Senior Journalist @SBC_Americas | Sunderland AFC SC holder | Gretsch and Fender-playing, southpaw guitarist

Appears in 42 Episodes

Ep 302: Porter's guilty plea & Betway 'call it quits' in the US

One of the biggest sports betting scandals of the post-PASPA era is going to result in a professional athlete likely spending time behind bars. Is Jontay Porter just t...

Ep 296: MGM battle the FTC and all change in Ohio

We are back in the courtroom for today’s episode of iGaming Daily, supported by Optimove to delve into MGM’s ongoing multi-court battle with the Federal Trade Commissi...

Ep 287: Alberta, you're on everyone's mind at the Canadian Gaming Summit

iGaming Daily's coverage of the Canadian Gaming Summit continues on the conference room floor from Toronto as SBC Americas Editor, Jessica Welman, is joined by her par...

Ep 277: Tucupita Marcano, the modern-day Pete Rose?

Major League Baseball remains entangled in controversy surrounding its gambling rules after the news that San Diego Padres utility player Tucupita Marcano received a l...

Ep 272: Death, Taxes and Massachusetts Drama

iGaming Daily, sponsored by Optimove, returns to the US for today's episode as Jessica Welman welcomes Charlie Horner to discuss a couple of major recent stories. Than...

Ep 262: FanDuel casino success & Google affiliate carnage

FanDuel was a big winner this week, as the firm reported a successful Q1 that witnessed year-over-year growth but still fell short of Wall Street expectations. And thi...

Ep 253: Skee-Ball explodes and the Fanatics/DraftKings court case hots up

This week, gambling social media exploded because of all things Skee-Ball. Just about everyone on X, formerly known as Twitter, had a hot take about an announcement fr...

Ep 247: DraftKings in court again and PointsBet follow suit

Jessica Welman returns to the host's chair for today's episode of iGaming Daily, sponsored by Optimove, joined by SBC Media Manager Charlie Horner to discuss some ramp...

Ep 241: Company history, global opportunities, lottery ambitions with Ebbe Groes, EveryMatrix

iGaming Daily, sponsored by Optimove, heads to the Romania capital Bucharest in today's episode as SBC's Media Manager, Charlie Horner, jumped on a plane and headed to...

Ep 237: Ontario's momentum falters in other Provinces

Two years ago the Canadian province launched its open market to much fanfare. Over the past two years, the province has grown and developed into a robust and successfu...

Ep 216: Lights, Camera, Legislative Action

We are going to talk about winners and losers today on iGaming Daily, sponsored by Optimove. In the first half of the show, Jessica Welman, Editor at SBC Americas, is ...

Ep 213: Saturday Night Live

SBC Americas Editor Jessica Welman has Georgia on her mind on today's episode of iGaming Daily, sponsored by Optimove, as the Peach State, notoriously averse to gambli...

Ep 208: Wynners and DFS Losers

Jessica Welman returned from her Carribean cruise to a tidal wave of news in the industry, and hops into the iGaming Daily hosting chair to discuss as much of it as po...

Ep 203: DraftKings lawsuit & Betsson's CEO offers 2023 insight

SBC Americas has been back on the litigation beat in recent weeks after a case between a former employer and employee came to light. DraftKings sued its former SVP of ...

Ep 194: DraftKings land King-sized endorsement deal with LeBron

We are in the middle of an inflection point when it comes to US sports betting, particularly when it comes to advertising. While ESPN’s Outside the Lines and 60 Minute...

Ep 188: Sportsbooks set for Super Bowl growth?

The Big Game is turning into a Big Game for sports betting operators. This year, we are going to potentially see three different Super Bowl commercials from sports bet...

Ep 184: AGA shows true GRIT against federal excise tax

The US federal excise tax has existed long before the repeal of PASPA, but it is a subject that is rarely discussed—until now.Last week, federal lawmakers introduced t...

Ep 178: Can North Carolina beat March Madness

The launch of North Carolina sports betting has been a waiting game as the state lottery is working to approve and license interested operators with the hopes of launc...

Ep 168: 2023- The highs and lows of US gaming

The new year is upon us but before we take a break to spend some holiday time with the family and ready for 2024, here at iGaming Daily we are going to look back on 20...

Ep 163: How much credit should we give US sportbook promos?

Bonus bets, promo dollars, sign-up offers, extra action, whatever you do just don’t call them free bets. Whatever you call them though, promotional spending is a huge ...

Ep 162: Winds of change for Entain and Brazil

There’s winds of change happening across the gambling sector as Entain’s troubled 2023 looks set to bring in new leadership and Brazil’s ongoing sports betting bill ge...

Ep 150: Catena places all its chips on US growth

Last week, alongside the publishing of its Q3 results, Catena Media announced that it had completed its 18-month long corporate strategic review?A year of deal making ...

Ep 147: A tribal tale of two coasts in California and Florida

The Thanksgiving holiday in the United States has long been considered a time not just for community and family but a time to reflect on how the country has historical...

Ep 138: ESPN Bet - Brand Building & Integrity

We are less than a week away from the official launch of ESPN BET and the picture is becoming clearer about how Penn and the Worldwide Leader in Sports will interplay ...

Ep 135: Streamlining, sunrises and Stateside dreams - what next for Entain?

Prior to posting its Q3 trading update, Entain had warned investors of ‘aggravating factors’ impacting period trading and lowering the firm’s full-year earnings guidan...

Ep 113: Is DFS Just Fantasy?

 It's a Daily Fantasy Sport episode on Thursday's iGaming Daily off the back of SBC Americas' interview with Underdog Fantasy CEO Jeremy Levine, that looked at the rel...

Ep 079: ESPN a better bet than Barstool for Penn?

This week Penn Entertainment shocked the sports betting setor as the firm ditched Barstool Media altogether and rebranding its existing sportsbook ESPN Bet as part of ...

Ep 074: Is Betr Picks the best bet?

To bet or not to bet? That is the legal question surrounding Daily Fantasy Sport sites in the US offering prop-style options. While many, including FanDuel and DraftKi...

Ep 071: Flutter & Fox collaboration graded F and BetMGM on 'path to profitability'

Flutter Entertainment and the Fox Corporation announced the phased closure of the pair’s joint sports betting business, almost four years after the entity first came t...

Ep 070: Messi, the NFL, Disney and ESPN - a new era for US sports broadcasting

The House of Mouse knows no bounds as it sets it eyes on the US sporting landscape. Recent reports stated that Disney, along with its subsidiary company ESPN, are mano...

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