The SBC Weekly Digest for 09/07/21

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

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Good week for…
ENTAIN

Entain has reported a strong second quarter, recording a 11% increase in total group net gaming revenue.

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RANK GROUP

Rank Group has secured a £25 million two-year credit facility from Lloyds Bank, enabling the firm to enhance its liquidity options.

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Bad week for…
SASKGAMING

SaskGaming attributed net losses of $13.4 million to the ‘difficulty and adversity’ the company faced during 2020/21.

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RIO DE JANEIRO

The state of Rio De Janeiro will be temporarily prevented from moving forward with the appointment of a local lottery, online gambling and sports betting operator.

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK
“@2x
“Every operator has their own unique set of challenges and a good supplier should be a strategic partner and help solve problems, not create more of them.”

Dave McDowell, Chief Executive Officer at FSB, highlighted the key factors operators should consider when looking for new platform providers.

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NUMBERS GAME
7.5%
President of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta has signed off a 7.5% tax on gambling wagers, after the Kenyan Revenue Service attempted to introduce a 20% tax as part of an amendment to the 2020 Finance Bill.

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700
The Western Canada Lottery Corporation will be provided with 700 CrystalDual 27 video lottery terminals by International Game Technology.

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35
The Racecourse Media Group has renewed its LBO licencing agreements with 35 different racetracks and a range of other media rights contracts with 33 further venues.

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47%
The number of betting advertisements aired during coverage of Euro 2020 has been cut by almost half, when compared to the 2018 World Cup.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK
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Stewart Darkin discusses slot innovation with Fredrik Elmqvist, CEO of Yggdrasil, as well as outlining the company’s corporate journey and its roadmap for the future.
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Sarah Robertson, Kambi’s VP Sales, gives an update on the Canadian sports betting market and why she thinks in-game betting will soon become a key battleground for operators.

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Andrew Reader, Director of RNG Foundry and Velo Partners, provides information on the make-up of the gaming accelerator, what makes an ideal candidate for investment, and key lessons learned thus far.

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Licensing expert David Clifton reflects on what the new Gambling Commission CEO will have to deal with during his 18-month term.

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Henry McLean, Co-Founder and Commercial and Marketing Director of 4ThePlayer, discussed how the developer’s ‘forward-thinking’ has evolved since its inception.

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Artículos Recomendados
En una nueva edición de SBC Noticias En Perspectiva, el CEO de La Tinka, Alberto D’Angelo, contó con detalles el desarrollo de la marca operadora tras la compra del 20 por ciento de Intralot Perú, los éxitos de la plataforma online en la pandemia y las expectativas de expansión en la región latinoamericana.

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El Ministerio de Hacienda de Chile anunció que el proyecto de regulación de juego online y apuestas deportivas está en la fase final de elaboración y será presentado en las próximas semanas.

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