The SBC Weekly Digest for 29/05/20

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

Good week for…
BBC

As part of a ‘historical’ deal, the BBC has gained the broadcasting rights to air four Premier League games which will be made available for free for UK viewers.

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RIO DE JANEIRO FOOTBALL

Rio de Janeiro Mayor Marcelo Crivella revealed that the government had finalised its plans to resume football across the city

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Bad week for…
ITALIAN GAMBLING

The Italian Government gave the green light to introduce a new emergency turnover tax on betting and virtual sports wagers.

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PTES

Following a UKGC investigation, the regulator identified a number of serious systemic failings in the way PTES managed its social responsibility processes and anti-money laundering procedures.

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK
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“I believe the industry is going to continue to benefit from an explosion of growth in the short to medium term as more people come into the sport and the products mature.”

Jack Kelliher, Commercial Manager for PA Betting Services, discusses how the firm is meeting the demand for esports in-play action.

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NUMBERS GAME
£850 million
Flutter Entertainment revealed plans to raise £850m in working capital in the hopes of being able to take advantage of the short and long-term opportunities presented by a disrupted marketplace.

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After signing a new three-year agreement, Kappa has agreed to become the new kit supplier for FC Metz which will also cover FC Metz’ women’s and youth sides.

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5.9 billion
According to figures from the Swedish Tax Agency, licenced gaming companies generated a turnover of SEK 5.9bn during Q1

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1.3 million
Brazilian Deputy Bacelar has estimated that the legalisation of gambling across the country could create 1.3 million new jobs.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK
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SBC delivers some of the highlights from the recent SBC Digital Summit, which attracted an audience of betting and gaming industry professionals from 100 countries.
Recommended Reading
Dmitri Agapov, Head of Trading at BetGenius, looks at the return of sport behind closed doors and what the lack of fans means for both pre-match and live pricing

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Neosurf’s Chief Commercial Officer Andrea McGeachin writes for Payment Expert about her experience of the SBC Digital Summit and the evolving relationship between banks and the gaming industry.

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CasinoBeats spoke with Arcangelo Lonoce, Habanero’s head of business development in Europe, about the business potential that the Spanish market holds.

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IBIA CEO Khalid Ali spoke to SBC Noticias about how the association plans to take on a more global role in promoting integrity following its entry into Latin America.

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