The SBC Weekly Digest for 03/09/2021

Your weekly roundup of the most popular articles and videos from the SBC network, powered by Metric Gaming



Good week for…

Marcus Boyle has been named the new Chair of the UK Gambling Commission, providing leadership to the Commission as the review of the 2005 Gambling Act continues.

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BetMGM will launch its sports betting and online gaming operations in Puerto Rico, its first venture outside the US mainland, subject to regulatory approval.

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Bad week for…

Virginia sports betting volume has dropped to the lowest level since its inception, having released figures which show a 31.1% monthly drop in sales to $161.9 million.

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Codere SA has experienced a 16% decline in H1 2021 revenues from the previous year to €266 million, as COVID-19 headwinds continue to impact the company’s trading performance.

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Fiona Hickey, Head of Sales at Push Gaming, outlined her view that casino gaming streamers are a new form of affiliate marketing and branding.

“Affiliates/streamers are here to stay and they absolutely influence players and have a serious influence across the industry. Over the next five to 10 years, I do expect to see more stringent measures/restrictions imposed on streamers to tie in with a brand’s values and responsible gambling approach.”

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BetMGM has now gone live in 14 US markets after launching its online and mobile sports betting products in Wyoming.

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£870 million
Flutter Entertainment has protested a reinstated $870 million ruling in Kentucky against its PokerStars brand by taking the matter to the US Supreme Court.

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£8.5 million
The Rank Group will appeal a £8.5 million fine imposed by the UK Gambling Commission after being accused of anti-money laundering and social responsibility failures.

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Pollard Banknote has experienced a 24% increase in sales, increasing to $113.4 million, offsetting an $11 million deduction for exchange rate costs.

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Kristian Gjerding, CEO of CellPoint Digital, highlighted the interconnected relationship between the contemporary fintech and gambling spaces.
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Flavien Guillocheau, CEO of PandaScore, highlighted the ‘crazy’ betting environment in esports, revisiting the difference between latency and delay.

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Marcus Honney, Managing Director at AvatarUX Studios, highlighted the impact of the PopWin mechanic on the company’s growth.

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Yggdrasil takes players on a Jurassic adventure as it claims Slotbeats’ Slot of the Week award with its roaring slot, Raptor Doublemax.

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Commenting on the introduction of fixed-odds horse race betting in New Jersey, BetMakers CEO Jake Henson outlined the opportunities this presents to the industry.

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Artículos Recomendados
El ente regulador del juego colombiano, Coljuegos, ha revelado que la industria ha podido generar ventas totales por 23.403 billones de pesos entre enero y julio de este año, lo cual representa una suba del 120 por ciento en comparación al mismo período en 2020.

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Finalmente entró en vigor el Real Decreto que marca el fin de los patrocinios entre representantes de la industria del juego y los clubes deportivos, así como también una prohibición a la publicidad en medios.

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