The SBC Weekly Digest for 10/07/20

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

Good week for…
UK SPORTS BETTING
Recent data from the UKGC has revealed a ‘notable recovery’ in sports betting revenues during May, with the increase attributed to the return of live sport.

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ZIMPLER
Swedish fintech company Zimpler has confirmed its expansion into the EU and the UK, which will enable companies to do instant payouts to customers within a year.

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Bad week for…
LA LIGA SPONSORSHIPS
Spain’s Minister of Consumer Affairs, Alberto Garzón, has introduced measures which could put an end to gambling sponsorships for La Liga teams.

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UK CASINOS
Announcing further lifting of COVID-19 restrictions, DCMS Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden has left UK casinos in the lurch, giving the venues no notice as to when they can reopen.

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK
“@2x
“This perfect storm of lockdown time plus a quirky environment is fertile soil for new ideas. If we spend just a fraction of our new found time gazing into our navels, a new set of policies, strategies or business models will emerge.”

Kevin Dale from Egamingmonitor.com takes a look at the positives that can arise from the global pandemic and how the experience can lead to a step change in business thinking.

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NUMBERS GAME
11%
In a trading update, Kindred Group reported an 11% drop in the number of active players, attributed to the global postponement of live sporting events.

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13
In its 2020 mid-term report, GLMS revealed that North America had been subject to 13 alerts of suspicious activity, seven of which were associated with soccer.

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$450m
MGM Resorts International and GVC Holdings have increased their investment into Roar Digital to $450m as the company prepares for further expansion across the US.

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$250,000
FlowPlay has raised more than $250,000 for the American Cancer Society following an in-game fundraiser through the firm’s flagship social casino Vegas World.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK
SBC News 90
SBC News 90 takes a look at GambleAware’s defence of its funding for problem gambling research education and treatment programmes.
Recommended Reading
In a roundtable session with some of the industry’s top trading experts, SBC looked at the future of cricket betting and the use of machine learning in the trading sector.

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Circa Resort & Casino’s CEO Derek Stevens speaks with SBC Americas about the casino’s October debut and the growth of sports betting in the US.

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In a two-part series with CasinoBeats, BetBlocker manager Duncan Garvie looks at the fine line between guaranteeing player protection and over-regulation of the betting and gaming industry.

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Analysis carried out by TopRatedCasinos.co.uk looks at the range of payment methods offered by different European countries, explaining how operators are adjusting regulatory change.

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