The SBC Weekly Digest for 02/10/20

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

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Good week for…
CAESARS ENTERTAINMENT

Caesars Entertainment has confirmed that it has reached an agreement with William Hill which will see the US operator complete a £2.9 billion acquisition of the UK bookmaker.

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888 HOLDINGS

888 Holdings upgraded its full-year 2020 earnings to be ‘significantly ahead of its prior expectations’ as igaming and online poker offset COVID-19 impacted sporting shortfalls.

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Bad week for…
MARCO TROVATO VILLALBA

Marco Antonio Trovato Villalba, the President of the Paraguayan Club Olimpia, was handed a ‘lifetime ban from all football-related activity’ following a FIFA investigation.

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PAYMENT SECURITY

Research by Forter has revealed that omnichannel fraud is growing as more consumers shift towards online sales channels.

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK
“@2x
“Gambling will become more of a social thing because the maximum limit is so low. It’s not exactly going to be the thrill of winning big – it will be the social aspect and making sure that retention factors, gamification side missions and different functionalities are top notch.”

Tamas Kusztos, head of sales and account management at Kalamba Games, looks at the new prospects for the German igaming market and the challenges that lie ahead.

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NUMBERS GAME
£40 million
Better Collective finalised its takeover of Atemi Group in a transaction valued at approximately £40 million, lauding the deal as a ‘major strategic move’.

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20%
Research carried out by Survation has found that only 20% of people believe that current gambling regulations in Northern Ireland are effective in protecting customers.

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13
Following the completion of its $120m acquisition of Jumer’s Casino & Hotel in Rock Island, Illinois, Twin River Holdings will operate 13 properties in nine states.

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$18.3 million
The Mississippi State Lottery has generated $18.3 million for the state after winnings and other expenses have been accounted for, which the state said has exceeded previous expectations.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK
US Payments
Industry experts look at how the US payments industry is affecting the growing online gambling sector and the solutions currently available to the market.
Recommended Reading
Beginning its SBC Spotlight series, Microgaming Senior Partnerships lead Mark Robinson reflects on his journey from All Black rugby international to igaming executive.

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Delving further into the slots streaming ecosystem, CasinoBeats speaks with Melanie Hainzer, CMO at Wildz, about the potentials for leveraging streaming services.

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Max Emilson, CRO of TrueLayer, breaks down the reasons why Open Banking can help online gambling flourish through safer, better experiences.

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In the SlotBeats Spotlight, industry experts analyse the potential impacts of the proposals made during the recent UKGC consultation on slot designs.

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Artículos Recomendados
La Corte Suprema Federal de Brasil decidió por unanimidad terminar con el monopolio de las loterías, dando lugar a que cada estado pueda crear y operar juegos de lotería, siguiendo normativas federales.

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Durante un webinar de Samba Digital, ejecutivos de Betcris explicaron por qué la originalidad, la transparencia y la inteligencia en la comunicación son los valores más importantes para liderar en el mercado.

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