The SBC Weekly Digest for 21/05/21

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

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The Betting and Gaming Council has described the easing of lockdown restrictions as a ‘welcome boost’ to the hard-hit retail betting industry.

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LiveScore has signed Juventus star and Portuguese icon Cristiano Ronaldo to its global ambassador programme.

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Bad week for…

Temporary regulations imposed on the Swedish gambling industry have been extended to 14 November by the government.

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Plans for the megafight between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury were dealt a significant blow as Deontay Wilder won his case for a trilogy fight with the Manchester heavyweight.

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“As lockdown eases, retailers will continue to be a key channel and boundaries between retail premises and digital channels will be blurrier than before, as customers will demand an omnichannel experience even within the PoS physical premises.”

Marco Caccavale, Sisal General Manager for Lotteries, outlined the firm’s bid in the Fourth UK National Lottery Licence competition against high-profile competitors.

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The American Gaming Association has noted a 31% drop in commercial gaming revenue and a significant shakeup in the top 20 casino markets.

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The European Union Parliament has voted to adopt new legislation which will block illegal sports broadcasts within 30 minutes.

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Pragmatic Play has donated €21,000 to support the rehabilitation of the seventh floor of the Clinical Institute Fundeni, dedicated to the children’s oncology section.

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LeoVegas completed its €5 million purchase of Expekt Nordics and related assets from Betclic Group.

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Relax Gaming CPO Simon Hammon walked SlotBeats’ James Ross through the company’s newest creation, Book of 99.
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Pariplay’s Director of Sales, Andrew Maclean, outlined the firm’s commercial approach to the US betting and gaming market.

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Ahead of the UEFA 2020 European Championship, SBC spoke to three leading figures from the betting industry about how operators can make the most out of the event.

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Michael Bridgman, GoCardless’ Group Product Manager detailed the rapid pace of open banking and what it means for the payment sector.

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SlotBeats enlisted four industry leaders to discuss the importance of exclusivity within the igaming sector to maintain a ‘competitive edge’.

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El gerente general del Hipódromo de Palermo Fernando Facal habló en exclusiva en el nuevo segmento SBC Noticias En Perspectiva, donde aseguró que la posibilidad de ofrecer juego remoto ha ayudado a mantener la actividad que emplea a más de 1.700 personas sin contar con los trabajos indirectos.
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Mikael Lijtenstein de AstroPay explica que varios países de la región latinoamericana están viendo tasas exponenciales de crecimiento financiero, y que existe la necesidad de que la industria de los pagos se alinee con estos cambios.

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