The SBC Weekly Digest for 05/06/20

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

Good week for…
SKY CITY

SkyCity Entertainment Group has reportedly exceeded its internal expectations after its New Zealand properties reopened their doors in May.

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WE LEAGUE
The Japan Football Association has committed to the development of women’s football with the launch of the Women’s Empowerment League.

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Bad week for…
CORAL
A post on Coral’s Twitter page has fallen foul of the ASA after concerns were raised over the advert encouraging ‘irresponsible’ gambling behaviour.

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CROSS-BORDER PAYMENTS
As countries look towards recovery following the lockdown, Visa has revealed a 45% drop in the volume of cross-border payments made during May.

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK
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“We must ensure that our industry’s strong history of diversity and inclusion is met with stronger resolve for an even more diverse and inclusive future for communities all across this country.”

AGA President and CEO Bill Miller urges the betting and gaming industry to be an example of inclusion and collaboration during these challenging times.

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NUMBERS GAME
20%
The Betting and Gaming Council has continued its commitment to safer gambling after revealing that 20% of all members’ adverts will promote safer gambling.

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9745
Figures released by the UKGC have shown that in September 2019, there was a total number of 9,745 gambling premises in the UK.

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£175 million
Tottenham Hotspur has sealed a £175m loan from the Bank of England to help the club mitigate the impacts of COVID-19.

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1.23 million
Data has shown that 1.23 million of the UK’s most vulnerable are unbanked, while 25% of us will experience financial exclusion at least once in our lives.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK
GVC Foundation US
GVC discusses the launch of its GVC Foundation US, a non-for profit organisation aimed at globalising its CSR programmes.
Recommended Reading
Issue 9 of SBC Magazine looks at regulatory soap operas in Latin America, the rise in digital currencies, and how the industry might begin to recover in a post-COVID period.

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SBC America’s Chris Murphy looks at the growing divisions between California’s tribal interests and the state’s cardrooms.

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Alex Malyshev, CEO of SDK.Finance, writes for PaymentExpert about the risks associated with fully embracing branchless banking.

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CasinoBeats speaks to Ian Sims, founder of Rightlander.com, about the upcoming CasinoBeats Malta Digital and the challenges faced by modern igaming affiliates.

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