The SBC Weekly Digest for 31/01/20

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

Good week for…
STATS PERFORM

Growth continued for Stats Perform as the firm added to its portfolio of partners after securing a deal with Major League Soccer.

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SLOTBEATS

SBC’s gaming industry news network expanded further this week with the launch of SlotBeats, sister site to leading online and land-based casino news portal CasinoBeats.

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Bad week for…
UK ON-COURSE BOOKIES

The UK on-course sector has dubbed the suggested fines made by the UKGC as ‘absolutely horrendous’ after seven bookies allegedly allowed a 16-year-old to place a £5 bet at Royal Ascot in 2019.

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JOAO OLAVO SOARES DE SOUZA

After being convicted of numerous breaches of the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program, Joao Olavo Soares de Souza has been issued a lifetime ban and $200,000 fine by the Tennis Integrity Unit.

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK
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“I can tell you how we’re going to do it, and it’s a lot closer to what Sky Bet was years ago but a North American version of it.”

theScore CEO John Levy spoke to SBC magazine about their strategy in the US market. To download the magazine in full, click the link below.

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NUMBERS GAME
43%
The IBIA revealed that tennis accounted for the majority of the decline in its recent set of suspicious betting alerts, showing a reduction of 43% during 2019.

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$400m
PlayUSA has predicted that US bettors will legally wager close to $400m on this weekend’s Super Bowl between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers.

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6.6%
The Irish betting ring is showing signs of growth after Horse Racing Ireland reported a 6.6% increase in turnover for on-course bookmakers.

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25
The Financial Data Exchange has increased its membership with 25 new appointments, bringing the total figure up to 82.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK
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In a week where Penn National Gaming acquired a 36% interest in the sports media firm Barstool Sports, Founder David Portnoy detailed the company’s rapid rise
Recommended Reading
Jane Jee, CEO at Kompli-Global, emphasised that utilising regtech to combat money laundering remains at the heart of the payment industry’s priorities.

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AgeChecked CEO Alastair Graham spoke to SBC about why the gambling industry needs to deepen its skillset and sophistication of tools related to age verification dynamics in 2020.

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Epic Risk Management’s Paul Buck details his background of problem gambling to CasinoBeats, and EPIC’s plans for 2020.

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Chris Murphy, Editor of SBC Americas, offers his insight into what’s to come for California’s sports betting legislation.

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