The SBC Weekly Digest for 16/07/21

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

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Good week for…
SUPERBET

Superbet Group has strengthened its position in Belgium’s gambling marketplace after announcing the outright acquisition of Napoleon Sports and Casino.

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OPEN SPORTS

OpenSports has successfully assisted FanDuel and Scientific Games with expanding their operations across 10 US states.

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Bad week for…
GERMANY

German gambling stakeholders have been ordered to accept the terms of the Fourth Interstate Treaty on Gambling, the strict framework of which remains unchanged despite substantial criticism.

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MASTERCARD

Mastercard has been ordered to cease onboarding new credit, debit and prepaid card customers in India.

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK
“@2x
“Even the small operators can, if they tackle the problem in the right way, gain a competitive advantage over a bigger operator if they are faster or smarter in tackling regulation.”

Speaking at the CasinoBeats Summit, Philippe Joos, Head of Product and Innovation at Napoleon Sports & Casino, outlined his belief that regulation should be viewed as an opportunity, not an obstacle.

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NUMBERS GAME
19%
Scientific Games has submitted a proposal to acquire the remaining 19% equity interest in SciPlay in an all-stock transaction.

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£155 million
Flutter has disclosed that it has agreed to sell its Oddschecker Global Media subsidiary to sports investment fund Bruin Capital for a deal consideration of £155 million.

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31 million
A peak audience of over 31 million tuned across the BBC and ITV as Italy defeated England in the Euro 2020 final.

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€170 million
SoftSwiss’ June data has shown that the total number of daily bets taken by the brand peaked at €170 million, with an average of €140 million bets taken per day.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK
Lycka digest
Grainne Hurst, Director of Corporate Affairs at Entain, discussed the operator’s responsible gambling policies, highlighting the need for an evidence-based approach and pointing to the success of the firms’ ARC initiative.
Recommended Reading
Speaking at the CasinoBeats Summit, Richard Schuetz, CEO of Schuetz LLC, believes gambling industry ‘harmonisation’ can be achieved through the Gaming Knowledge Center.

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William Hill’s Chief People Officer, Mark Skinner, breaks down the ‘Balance Project’, a hybrid working strategy informed by employee feedback with the goal of creating an office environment that is safe and flexible.

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As the UK gambling market endures significant regulatory change, a panel of experts at the CasinoBeats Summit explored whether there’s still room for nimble new entrants.

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Three slots industry leaders emphasised the importance of taking player familiarity into account when developing new titles at the CasinoBeats Summit.

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Artículos Recomendados
El Gobierno del estado brasileño de São Paulo anunció el inicio del proceso de licitación para congregar a los interesados en operar el nuevo mercado de loterías y apuestas, en el que obtendrían un permiso con validez por 15 años.

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El campeonato de la Liga Profesional de Fútbol de la Primera División de la Argentina pasará a llamarse Torneo Socios.com en la temporada 2021/22, gracias a un acuerdo entre la Asociación del Fútbol Argentina (AFA) y Chiliz, los creadores de Fan Tokens y la plataforma Socios.com.

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