The SBC Weekly Digest for 19/06/20

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

Good week for…
IDNOW

Since the national lockdown, IDnow has reported a growth in engagement for its AI and video identity software from the UK’s gambling and gaming sector.

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BGC MEMBERS

Earlier this week, the BGC confirmed that 13 UK betting brands will donate all win and each-way profits taken during the Britannia Stakes race to a range of charities.

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Bad week for…
PENNSYLVANIA SPORTSBOOKS

Pennsylvania sportsbooks reportedly lost out on circa $275m in potential bets during May, despite gamblers turning to online casinos and poker rooms in record numbers.

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ADULT GAMING CENTRES

BACTA has been forced to make a rallying call to its members after the government u-turned on its decision to allow adult gaming centres to reopen on 15 June.

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK
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“Betting behaviour isn’t a uniform thing, unfortunately. There are trends, of course, but the nuances within them is what we need to treat with caution.”

Bobby Longhurst at Pronet Gaming discussed the highly anticipated return of the Premier League and what punters and traders learnt from the return of the Bundesliga.

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NUMBERS GAME
$550m
Scientific Games Corporation has increased its senior unsecured debt note placement from $350m to $550m.

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IWG has secured a five-year contract to make its instant win games portfolio available to the Virginia Lottery.

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19.99%
William Hill issued a new ordinary share placement for 19.99% of its existing share capital, which is being used to fund the operator’s expansion into the US.

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£2
Publishing its final report into online gambling harms, the GRH APPG has called for a £2 maximum stake limit on slots and urged a review of both deposit and prize limits.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK
SBC News 90
The second day of the SBC Digital Summit Latin America saw SBC News 90 look into the importance of localisation and partnerships within the continent.
Recommended Reading
Football Media CEO Dean Akinjobi spoke to Insider Sport about why it is crucial for women’s football to have a player representation agency.

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CasinoBeats caught up with Mark Robson, co-founder of Champions Sports, to discuss why operators need to be smart if the current online poker boom is to continue once sport returns.

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Oleg Smityuk from FavBet reflects on his experience of building beneficial partnerships with brand ambassadors, and discusses the operator’s Alex Hleb partnership.

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Speaking to Payment Expert, Mikael Lijtenstein, CEO of AstroPay, looks at the challenges that come with global expansion and how the firm has adapted to COVID-19.

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