The SBC Weekly Digest for 13/08/21

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

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Good week for…
SERIE A

Serie A has expanded its international coverage, striking a three-season deal with UK broadcaster BT Sport.

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ASTROPAY

Accelerating a period of continued growth, AstroPay confirmed its expansion into Europe with initial plans to launch in the UK, Spain and Portugal.

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Bad week for…
VEIKKAUS

Finnish state-sanctioned gambling operator Vikkaus has confirmed that it will have to reduce its number of employees by 200.

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LEO VEGAS

Leo Vegas has reported a 13% year-on-year drop in revenue from in its Q2 2021 trading report, citing regulatory hurdles in the German market as having a negative impact on commercial performance.

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK
“@2x
Vadim Potapenko, Head of Sales at Slotegrator, outlined his belief that operators must closely follow regulatory developments prior to expansions.

“Operators in emerging markets also have to keep a closer eye on regulatory changes, which can happen faster than in more mature markets. They can stay prepared by keeping the precedents set in established markets in mind — authorities often use European standards as a model and follow suit.”

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NUMBERS GAME
$116.9m
MGM Grand Detroit strengthened its position as a gaming leader in July, with its three Detroit-based casinos recording $116.9m in monthly aggregate revenue through the 31 days.

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UK Finance mapped out an ambitious 10-year plan to bolster the UK’s payment ecosystem, as part of its ‘Future Ready’ report.

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$43.8m
Inspired Entertainment revealed a net loss of $43.8m in its financial results for Q2, despite revenues increasing by 166.4% from $15.6m to $41.5m annually

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74%
International Game Technology has recorded a 74% year-on-year increase in revenues in its Q2 trading report, with total earnings amounting to $1bn.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK
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Speaking on the latest episode of the Double Espresso Show, Adjarabet CMO Irakli Davarashvili discussed betting and gaming marketing in the CIS region.
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CasinoBeats took a deeper look at what many are calling ‘Canada’s PASPA moment’, as the lifting of restrictions allowed for the formation of new sports betting and igaming markets.

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Digitisation has increased rapidly during the pandemic, and sustainability should be at the forefront of this change, according to Meredith Popolo, Trustly’s head of PR, Communications and Sustainability.

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Speaking in the latest edition of the SBC Leaders magazine, Entain CEO Jette Nygaard-Andersen discussed emerging opportunities in the US and other markets.

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Fredrik Elmqvist, CEO of Yggdrasil, highlighted how his firm does the ‘heavy lifting’ for game developers using its package of tools and interfaces.

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Artículos Recomendados
Vera Motto, ejecutiva de Desarrollo de Negocios de Habanero, compartió en exclusiva con SBC Noticias el análisis de la empresa respecto a los mercados emergentes de juego online en Latinoamérica, y celebró la licencia otorgada por LOTBA en la Ciudad de Buenos Aires.

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La Secretaría de Proyectos Especiales (Sepe) del Distrito Federal de Brasil presentó el proyecto de lanzamiento de la Lotería de Brasilia, que establece un proceso de concesión de licencia con duración de 20 años y por un precio de 721,9 millones de reales.

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