The SBC Weekly Digest for 05/02/21

Your weekly roundup of the most popular articles from SBC News, SBC Americas, CasinoBeats, SlotBeats….

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Good week for…
BETMGM

BetMGM and Richard Childress Racing (RCR) sign the first partnership agreement between a NASCAR team and sports betting operator.

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ENTAIN

Described as the ‘first of its kind’ initiative, Entain has teamed up with University of Nevada, Las Vegas, to debut the Black Fire Women’s Innovation Igniter.

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Bad week for…
LADBROKES

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has sanctioned Ladbrokes following a complaint relating to an on-demand video advertisement released on 25 October, 2020.

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BUY NOW PAY LATER FIRMS

Buy now pay later companies, such as Klarna and Laybuy are set to come under increased regulation from the FCA, as growth in the sector continues at a significant rate.

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK
“@2x
“These illicit sites have none of the regulated sector’s consumer protections in place, such as strict ID and age verification checks, safer gambling messages and the ability to set deposit limits.”

BGC, Chief Executive, Michael Dugher, underlined the threat of the black market following a report by PWC.

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NUMBERS GAME
$3.46 million
DFS and sportsbook operator DraftKings has taken a $3.46 million wager from Texan businessman Jim McIngvale ahead of Super Bowl LV.

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£2.8 billion
According to a report by PWC, stakes gambled with unlicensed operators elevated from £1.4 billion to £2.8 billion, representing a rise of 1.1% from October 2019 to November 2020.

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2.5 seconds
The UK Gambling Commission has introduced a ‘package of strict measures’ on online slots, scheduled to be implemented from 31 October, including the removal of spins faster than 2.5 seconds.

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12,000
Bizen revealed that it has reached 12,000 lottery operations following the agreement with the State Society for State Lotteries and Bets (SELAE).

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK
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Stewart Darkin, Managing Director of CasinoBeats was joined by Relax Gaming, CPO, Simon Hammon, at CasinoBeats Slots Festival, dissecting a successful 2020 for developers.
Recommended Reading
Gaming Innovation Group’s Daniel Files discussed the two main regulatory models within the US igaming sector and the key benefits of GiG Logic.

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Insider Sport spoke to Matt Marcou, EA Sports’ Senior Director of Commissioner of Madden NFL, highlighting how the video game developer is integrating the virtual world with real life settings.

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As part of the first Innovation in Slots series of webinars CasinoBeats sat down with Enrico Drago, SVP at IGT PlayDigital and Nik Robinson, CEO of Big Time Gaming.

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Arcangelo Lonoce, Head of European Business Development at Habanero, claims the industry is set to put more emphasis on entertainment-focused elements such as gamification.

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Artículos Recomendados
El Gobierno del Distrito Federal de Brasil autorizó una convocatoria para iniciar un proceso de estudio que determinará el posible lanzamiento de una lotería estatal propia.

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El 62 por ciento del público de apuestas mexicano consume ofertas de la National Football League (NFL), por lo que el fútbol americano creció en popularidad en el país vecino.

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