The SBC Weekly Digest for 02/07/21

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

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The NCAA has adopted a new uniform interim policy which will allow athletes to profit from their name, image and likeness.

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Kindred purchased the remaining shares in Relax Gaming, in an acquisition aimed at cementing the operator’s status as a leading B2B igaming supplier.

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Bad week for…

Rank Group revealed that the average weekly NGR for its Grosvenor venues was down 17% from 2019, a decline driven by the closure of the London night time economy.

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Forced closures of its South African properties due to COVID concerns have contributed to a 9% decline in Sun Casino’s share price.

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“Not only is this reduction [in the number of licences] arbitrary and unnecessary, it is harmful for the industry and for the public interest. I agree with the view that the reduction will result in a resurgence of illegal operators.”

Marco Castaldo, CEO of Microgame, argued that Italian government proposals could be harmful to both the industry and the public.

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Around 7,500 jobs in the UK financial sector have been relocated to continental Europe due to the lack of an adequate post-Brexit deal concerning the sector.

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€147.6 million
Intralot has secured a new loan facility worth €147.6 million to fund its North American operations, as the operator presented its commercial strategy at its latest AGM.

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20.6 million
The BBC attracted a record audience as England progressed to the Euro 2020 quarter-finals, drawing in a peak of 20.6 million viewers.

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Data from the UK Gambling Commission has shown that 85% of gamblers believe using cash as opposed to cashless payment methods has helped them to control their spending speed.

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video of week
Lenin Castillo, Chief Operating Officer of Logrand Online, spoke about his career as well as his attitudes towards effective business leadership in the gambling industry.
Recommended Reading
Around the World in 80 Slots journeys across the pond with Red Tiger’s Jeff Millar who discussed why US slot players are transitioning from land-based to online games.

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Trustly’s Vasilije Lekovic reflects on how the Pay N Play solution is revolutionising the ways in which gambling operators onboard and verify their users.

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Dean Farley of Worldline writes on how the payment sector is pivotal for the recovery of the hospitality and travel industry, as COVID regulations ease.

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Speaking to CasinoBeats as part of the Future of Entertainment mini-series, three igaming specialists discussed the development of entertainment in the casino industry.

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Artículos Recomendados
En el último episodio del SBC Leaders Podcast, Lenin Castillo, director de Operaciones Online de Logrand Entertainment Group, habló con Kelly Kehn, directora de Relaciones Globales de SBC, sobre el mercado mexicano de apuestas, su carrera y el enfoque de la industria y su empresa, específicamente sobre el liderazgo.

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Malte Hegeler, director de Desarrollo de Productos de OddsMatrix, reveló las tácticas que plantea la marca de EveryMatrix para cerrar la brecha de conocimiento entre el sector de los esports y el de las apuestas deportivas, lo que puede ayudar a desarrollar un futuro más lucrativo.

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