The SBC Weekly Digest for 29/03/19

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

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Good week for…
SOUTHWELL RACECOURSE
This weekend Southwell Racecourse will not only usher in a new era of floodlit racing at the venue, it will also be the first time a European racecourse has utilised LED technology.
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WILLIAM HILL US
William Hill US has confirmed the forming of a new strategic partnership agreement with the National Hockey League, naming the US sportsbook operator as an ‘Official Sports Betting Partner.’
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Bad week for…
TENNIS
Correspondent Simon Briggs has reported on player discontent and disillusion at the International Tennis Federation – ITF’s new professional ranking and tournament qualifying system.
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188BET
Annatar Limited, the holding company of online bookmaker 188Bet, has announced that it will no longer service the UK and Irish online gambling markets, stating that it had ceased providing services to players located in the UK, Ireland, Channel Islands and Gibraltar.
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QUOTE OF THE WEEK
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“A modern and effectively regulated gambling environment will ensure, to the greatest extent possible, that gambling will be a safe, fair and entertaining activity for the majority of those who choose to take part in it.
David Stanton, Irish Minister of State, speaks as Ireland confirmed that a new gambling regulatory authority will be set up, with the aim of monitoring and regulating all components of Irish online and retail gambling. Read more
NUMBERS GAME
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Casinos in Rhode Island that players must register at to access pending mobile sports wagering in the state, following Governor Gina Raimondo signing a bill into law.
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Million of square foot occupied by Connecticut’s Mohegan Sun, which this week announced a multi-channel sportsbook deal alongside Kambi.
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Percentage rent cut requested by William Hill from its landlords, in a bid to offset any potential revenue losses incurred through the FOBTs ruling.
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2024
Japan set out a series of regulations this week concerning prospective integrated resorts within the country, the first of which it’s hoped will debut in five years time.
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CBS Summit
VIDEO OF THE WEEK
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At this year’s Betting on Football at Stamford Bridge, SBC caught up with Benjie Cherniak of Don Best Sports, which now forms part of Scientific Games, to discuss the ongoing March Madness.
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Golden Race CEO Martin Wachter talks about the importance of realistic odds and outcomes, and why “what works in real betting doesn’t always work in virtuals”.
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AffiliateINSIDER breaks down a talk entitled ‘Building a new media empire,’ delivered by Katie King, the keynote speaker at last week’s Digital Marketing Forum.
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La Liga has had something of a turbulent season when it comes to UK broadcasting, and InsiderSport looks at what went wrong and what the future could hold.
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Members of the CasinoBeats 100 Club indicate if they would be open to the possibility of new restrictions on online stakes and speed.
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