The SBC Weekly Digest for 8/03/19

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

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Good week for…
Stars Group
Reporting its fourth quarter and full year financial results for the past year the Stars Group, which has grown to operate in 21 regulated market jurisdictions, saw revenue for the 12 months increase 54.6 per cent to $2.1bn, incorporating its newly acquired Sky Bet and BetEasy assets.
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Malta and Sweden
Enhanced cooperation is at the heart of a new collaboration between the regulators of Malta and Sweden, namely the Malta Gaming Authority and Spelinspektionen, who entered into a memorandum of understanding this week.
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Bad week for…
Santa Anita Park
The California Horse Racing Board is assisting in an investigation, after the owners of Santa Anita Park in Los Angeles placed an indefinite ban on racing, after 21 horses died at the track in the space of ten weeks.
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Bridge
The world’s number one bridge player Geir Helgemo has been suspended by the World Bridge Federation, after being found to have breached anti-doping rules; testing positive for banned substances Clomifene, a female fertility drug, and a synthetic testosterone.
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QUOTE OF THE WEEK
“@2x
“Conor has already played a huge role in our rebranding; his character and unmatched fighting spirit is something our customers really relate to, while his flair and charisma also reflect the Parimatch brand.”
Parimatch CCO Andrii Suslenko addresses securing UFC’s most recognisable star, Conor McGregor, as a brand ambassador. Read more
NUMBERS GAME
180,000
The amount in pounds that Microgaming has donated through its Gift of Giving campaign, after four more charities shared the latest £30,000 offering.
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60
The US Department of Justice has extended its period of compliance pertaining to online gambling based upon the Wire Act by an additional 60 days.
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1.5
Amount of users in millions Cashplus has registered in the UK, with those now able to utilise a card blocking feature to switch off all transactions with bookmakers and casinos.
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15
888 has secured the long-term product development strategy for its 888Sport division after acquiring the BetBright sports betting platform for £15m.
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VIDEO OF THE WEEK
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During this year’s London Affiliate Conference, Affiliate Insider had the chance to sit down and chat with ex-Arsenal player Ray Parlour, who was representing casino operator Come on.
Recommended Reading
The talk and debate surrounding VAR continues to dominate many a footballing conversation, but are bookmakers ready to embrace the technology, Joe Petyt of Sky Bet gives his take.
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Following the £11.5m purchase of Gaming Realms’ Bear Group, Kent Staahle, CEO of River iGaming, has been speaking about the deal, the regulated UK environment and Nordic ambitions.
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Steve Byrd, Head of Global Strategic Partnerships at Sportradar, spoke to InsiderSport about how a newly formed agreement can help grow MLB and enhance the league’s fan engagement.
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German affiliate consultant Jan Dellman, discusses the state of the affiliate nation and how the digital space is changing.
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