The SBC Weekly Digest for 04/09/20

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

Good week for…
NON-LEAGUE FOOTBALL

GVC has launched a new ‘multi-million pound’ investment programme ‘Pitching In’ designed to support grassroot sports, starting with The Isthmian, Northern Premier and Southern Leagues.

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DRAFTKINGS

DraftKings has appointed NBA Hall of Fame inductee and six-time NBA Finals MVP Michael Jordan as a special advisor to the company’s board of directors.

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Bad week for…
SKYCITY ENTERTAINMENT

Following a ‘complex and challenging’ period, SkyCity Entertainment reported a series of declines across key financial metrics for the full-year ending June 20, 2020.

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GOOGLE

Google has come under fire from Italy’s AGCOM after an investigation was launched to determine whether the search engine has acted in breach of the country’s ban on gambling advertising.

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK
“@2x
“Players are savvy and need to be respected. We wouldn’t release a weak sequel just to play off the name of another title, you lose traction with your audience who would see it as a transparent money-grab”

Simon Hammon, CPO at Relax Gaming, discusses the company’s decision to create a sequel to its slot title Money Train.

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NUMBERS GAME
$22m
Caesars Entertainment and Vici Properties confirmed a definitive agreement to sell Harrah’s Louisiana Downs Casino, Racing and Entertainment to Rubico Acquisition Corp for $22m.

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15%
The retail sector has increased its investment in tech with 15% of firms having created roles specifically to cater to an increase in digital sales, according to Barclays.

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1%
As the US 2020 election draws closer, Smarkets exchange saw Biden’s lead over Trump narrow to just 1%, now at 50% to become President compared to Trump’s 49% chance.

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£564m
The Premier League has announced the termination of its £564m media rights agreement with Chinese broadcasters, creating a drop in broadcast revenue as a result.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK
SBC News 90
SBC News 90 looks at the biggest stories from this week, including Gambless UK entry via a new deal with Lottoland deal and Doura-Schawohl’s addition to the EPIC Risk Management team.
Recommended Reading
Marco Castaldo, CEO at Microgame, explains why embracing an omnichannel concept could be the key for operators who miss traditional media advertising in Italy.

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Insider Sport spoke with James Allen, the president of Motorsport Network, about the importance of fan engagement and content to the motorsport industry, particularly during this tumultuous year.

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Josh Tate, Co-Founder and CEO of ForumPay, underlined the important and evolving role of digital currency in e-commerce.

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In the latest edition of CasinoBeats’ dive into the world of slot streaming, casino and sportsbook affiliate program 7StarsPartners takes up the conversation to give its insights.

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Artículos Recomendados
Fernanda Sainz, CMO LatAm de Caliente Interactive, detalla por qué es necesario ver al fútbol femenino como un potencial negocio para las apuestas, y analiza el papel de los patrocinios para hacerlo crecer.

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SBC Noticias habló con Lucas Lebleu, responsable de Ventas para Europa y LatAm de GiG, sobre cómo el acuerdo con Grupo Slots en Argentina les ayudará a expandirse en Latinoamérica.

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