The SBC Weekly Digest for 18/04/19

Your weekly roundup of the most popular articles from SBC News, SBC Americas, CasinoBeats, Insider Sport & Payment Expert.

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Good week for…
PERFORM

It’s been a big week for the sports content provider, with Vista Equity Partners agreeing a deal to buy the company and partner it up with STATS, as well as being named as authorised data distributor by MLB.

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BRAZIL

After outgoing President Michel Temer signed bill MP 846 into law during December 2018, Brazil has moved another step closer to legalising sports betting after the Senate voted in favour of the legislation.
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Bad week for…
PAUL SCHOLES
Eleven times Premier League champion Paul Scholes has fallen foul of the Football Association, after it was found that the ex-Manchester United midfielder had been charged with misconduct in relation to allegedly breaching betting rules.
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INTRALOT

After full year results highlighted a 6.4 per cent decline in group revenues to €870m, Intralot Chairman and CEO Sokratis Kokkalis has confirmed that the Athens-listed gambling technology firm will undertake a full-scale operating review and cost reduction plan.
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QUOTE OF THE WEEK
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“The investment we are announcing today means Derby County Community Trust can open five Team Talk hubs across the city. Using the unique relationship supporters have with their local club, we hope to reach hundreds more men with the expanded mental health support services who would otherwise be suffering in silence.”

32Red General Manager Neil Banbury speaks as the organisation commits itself to reinventing the current football sponsorship model, by making a major investment into a new men’s mental health programme. Read more

NUMBERS GAME
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Missouri legislators are said to be considering a major expansion of gambling within the state, which would represent the region’s largest growth since the Show-Me State established the industry in 1994.
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The number of criminal forums, websites and chat rooms monitored by the new Acuris Cybercheck product that alerts users to whether their data has been compromised by criminals.
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25,000
Number of individuals represented by EU Athletes, who has strengthened its commitment to integrity as it calls on stakeholders to unite in the eradication of match-fixing.
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5
In a bid to address problem gambling and improve industry-wide collaboration on the matter, the Senet Group has announced five new companies have aligned with the responsible gambling body.
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VIDEO OF THE WEEK
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Jens Nielsen of Danske Spil and Keith O’Loughlin of SG Digital speak about their recent announcement of a five-year extension to power an enhanced sportsbook for the operator. (Click image to play)
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With the support of GamCare, CasinoBeats talks exclusively to a recovering problem gambler, who shares his experiences and offers a very personal perspective.
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Marco Castaldo explains why uncertainty in the US path, from early regulation to profitable business, has dictated caution for Italy-focused gaming services provider Microgame.
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In light of an ever changing sports betting scene across the US, InsiderSport takes a deeper look at the increasing sponsorship opportunities presenting themselves as a result.
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Richard Weil discusses lotteries with SBC Americas, exploring ways of encouraging a sector of business where the vertical and betting could and should exist in perfect harmony.
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