The SBC Weekly Digest for 1/03/19

Your weekly roundup of the most popular articles from SBC News, SBC Americas, CasinoBeats, Insider Sport & PaymentExpert.

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Good week for…
PGA TOUR
Following a revision of regulations towards gambling sponsorships, the PGA Tour has revealed that certain entities can now be considered for ‘Official Marketing Partners’ status for all six tours it oversees, as well as alongside tournaments and players.
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GAMBLING.COM
Amid rising revenues, which jumped 63 per cent to €16.23m during 2018, Gambling.com Group has also addressed ongoing developments in two key markets, the USA and Sweden.
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Bad week for…
WYNN RESORTS
Fined 20 million dollars by the Nevada Gaming Control Board, relating to a failure to investigate allegations of sexual harassment levelled against former CEO Steve Wynn.
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ONLINE GAMBLING
The UK opposition party is calling for restrictions to be imposed on speed, stakes and prizes for online gambling products, to bring them into line with their land-based equivalents.
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QUOTE OF THE WEEK
“@2x
“I feel that the total ban on advertising and further restrictions that we have seen in Italy is unlikely to be replicated in other countries. However, I must warn that this is a particularly sensitive moment, throughout multiple jurisdictions such as Spain, France, the UK and perhaps even the US.”
Fabio Schiavolin, Chief Executive of SNAITECH, warns the industry about sponsorship bans. Read more
NUMBERS GAME
40,000
The size of the fine in euros that 1xBet has been handed by the Dutch gambling regulator Kansspelautoriteit, for targeting consumers without permission.
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359
The GLMS has revealed that the most prominent sport to appear in the list of suspicious betting alerts was football, with 359 emanating from Europe.
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100
Percentage of American Gaming Association member companies found to have a responsible gaming policy, following research analysing scope of the US casino gaming industry’s community impact.
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8
The Hellenic Gaming Commission has issued a call for casino license applications as part of an €8bn project at Hellinikon, with the multi-faceted construction slated to incorporate a number of attractions.
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VIDEO OF THE WEEK
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Jesper Svensson, CEO of Betsson, addresses how to ensure your sportsbook technology does not become outdated, and the big challenges for the company this year.
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InsiderSport assessed whether the growing influence of pay-per-view is more beneficial or detrimental to the sport of boxing.
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Andrew Morgan, international director at Independent Content Services, stresses a belief that translation is key to game developers succeeding in regulated markets around the world.
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AffiliateINSIDER breaks down why video is one of the most effective elements there is when it comes to digital marketing strategies.
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The Irish Football Association (IFA) has issued an integrity crackdown, after an investigation into a player for Institute FC who instigated a bet on a match the team lost 2-1.
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