The SBC Weekly Digest for 03/04/20

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

Good week for…
FLUTTER-STARS MERGER

Flutter Entertainment’s multi-billion dollar acquisition of The Stars Group has been given the green light by the UK Competitions and Markets Authority to go ahead after clearing phase 1 of its competition review.

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GVC HOLDINGS

GVC has strengthened its commitment to social responsibility after adding a number of new measures to its ‘Changing for the Bettor’ initiative.

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Bad week for…
CAESARS ENTERTAINMENT

Following a UKGC investigation, Caesars Entertainment has been issued with a £13m regulatory settlement after a series of ‘systemic failings’ were identified.

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WIMBLEDON

Wimbledon has become the latest major sporting event to be cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as confirmed by the All England Club.

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK
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“In order to change the public perception, communicating clearly and educating the athletes and sport stakeholders, including media, is by far the best answer you can give to the community and to the public at large when it comes to sports betting.”

GLMS’ Ludovico Calvi explains that the negative image associated with sports betting can only be improved with professional and extended communication.

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NUMBERS GAME
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The International Betting Integrity Association has revealed that 5% of suspicious betting alerts generated in Q1 2020 originated in North America.

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Madison Dearborn Partners has issued a $150m financial package to EVO Payments to help the payment technology and services provider navigate COVID-19 disruptions.

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£61m
The England and Wales Cricket Board have committed £61m which will go towards helping the sport ‘withstand the financial impact of COVID-19’.

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Scientific Games has secured a four-year systems technology agreement with its long term partner Staatliche Lotterieverwaltung, or Lotto Bayern.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK
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Paddy Power sat down with Ruby Walsh to discuss some of his best and worst moments at Cheltenham.
Recommended Reading
Better Collective speaks to SBC about the role that the igaming affiliate is playing in providing data on the upcoming US elections via its US-bookies.com platform.

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Dave McDowell, CEO of FSB, spoke to SBC Americas about the global betting provider’s activity in the US market and its relationship with Clairvest.

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Payment Expert caught up with Kount Control’s Rich Stuppy to discuss the importance of understanding fraud and the risks associated with each login.

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Santiago Escribano, CEO of the R Franco Group, spoke to CasinoBeats about the COVID-19 pandemic, the impact of new restrictions and how suppliers and operators can weather this difficult time.

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