The SBC Weekly Digest for 17/07/20

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

Good week for…
UKRAINE GAMBLING
The Ukrainian parliament passed legislation to ‘form a new market for regulated gambling’, following a blanket-ban on betting since 2009.

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MANCHESTER CITY
A two-year European ban imposed on Manchester City was overturned this week following a ruling from the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

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Bad week for…
TWITTER

A series of high-profile Twitter accounts were hacked following an alleged Bitcoin scam which appealed to users to send donations to a BTC address as part of a false charitable cause.

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WOOLWORTHS’ ALH
Woolworths’ ALH has been reprimanded by the New South Wales regulators for ‘plying pokie gamblers with alcohol’ and has been ordered to pay a penalty of more than $172,000.

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK
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“I think the biggest thing is don’t handcuff regulators, instead empower them to work with operators to create the best environment.”

Josh Pearl, Director of New Market Operations at Penn National Gaming, discussed why regulatory bodies should be provided with a framework to work in an efficient manner.

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NUMBERS GAME
13
Following a 13-year tenure as the CEO of GVC Holdings, Kenneth Alexander announced that he has stepped down from the position and will be replaced by Shay Segev.

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20.1%
Despite a 20.1% decrease in handle during June for Indiana sportsbooks, analysts still have optimism in an uptick in wagers as casinos and sportsbooks begin to reopen.

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5
La Liga’s Real Sociedad has extended its kit sponsorship agreement with Macron by a further five years, which will run through to the end of the 2025/26 campaign.

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69%
Research has found that 69% of businesses registering for the Royal Bank of Scotland’s Tyl payment service since the start of UK lockdown are adopting card payments for the first time.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK
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Here are some of the highlights from day two of the SBC Digital Summit North America.
Recommended Reading
On day one of SBC Digital Summit North America, Canada’s continued resistance towards legalising a ‘single sports betting’ framework was brought into question, with panellists discussing the market’s challenges.

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On day two of SBC Digital Summit North America, panellists discussed the need for data sharing and stakeholder collaboration in protecting US sports integrity.

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In a two-part series, CasinoBeats sits down with a number of suppliers to analyse the latest market developments in Colombia and how the pandemic has affected business.

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Ivo Gueorguiev, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of fintech Paynetics, writes for Payment Expert about the need for a new breed of ‘regulated fintechs’ to drive innovation.

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