The SBC Weekly Digest for 26/06/20

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

Good week for…
CAMELOT
Camelot Group has been granted a six-month extension to operate the National Lottery as regulators look to temporarily suspend the tender for the rights to run the contest.

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EPIC RISK MANAGEMENT
EPIC inked a new partnership with the Cambridge Health Alliance at Harvard Medical School to carry out research on elite athletes’ relationships with problematic gambling behaviour.

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Bad week for…
WIRECARD
Wirecard made the news this week after the resignation and arrest of its CEO Markus Braun due to allegations of corruption, fraud and executive mismanagement, followed by the company filing for insolvency.

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UK CASINOS
In line with the government’s latest lockdown easing measures, UK casinos have been instructed to remain closed with Rank Group CEO John O’Reilly branding the decision ‘baffling’ and ‘incoherent’.

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK
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“Note that live casino has a strong live element, combining in a way a physical casino and a digital experience, therefore operators had to move fast in order to adapt the product and continue offering the best experience to their audience.”

Christos Mavridis, live casino manager at Stoiximan and Betano, breaks down the reasons why live casino needs to move quickly in adapting to players’ demands.

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NUMBERS GAME
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New Jersey casinos have been given the green light to reopen their doors on 2 July, with Gov. Phil Murphy limiting capacity to 25%.

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Global Lottery Monitoring System opened its third operational hub at the Loto-Quebec premises in Montreal, Canada, which will monitor betting integrity across North America.

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Evolution Gaming submitted a SEK19.6bn (€1.8bn) offer to takeover NetEnt, an offer the NetEnt board is unanimously recommending to shareholders.

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MLB revealed the details of a shortened 60-game regular season, which will begin on 23 July following a unanimous vote by the league’s 30 clubs.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK
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With only a few days to go until CasinoBeats Malta Digital, we give you the low-down on what to expect from next week’s event.
Recommended Reading
During last week’s SBC Digital Summit Latinoamérica, CONMEBOL’s Graciela Garay and Julio Lansac delivered the keynote ‘Ensuring integrity in Latin American sports betting’.

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In a roundtable discussion, CasinoBeats looked at the future of the Swedish market and how regulations may have an effect on the operators and suppliers within the market.

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Christopher Metcalf, co-founder of Anonymind and Leon House, discusses the need to break barriers to problem gambling treatment.

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Brad Lindenberg, co-founder of QuadPay, spoke with Payment Expert about expanding into North America, as well as the importance of the Buy Now Pay Later market.

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