The SBC Weekly Digest for 03/05/19

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

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Betfred will continue as title sponsor of the World Snooker Championship until at least 2021, after the sports governing body reached a new agreement with the bookmaker.

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Under an extension of its current deal alongside Sportradar, the FanDuel Group is to become the first US sports betting operator to offer live-sports broadcasts alongside odds on its website and mobile app.
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The Dutch gaming regulator, along with the Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets, has issued a warning to consumers in the country, as it published details of on ongoing scam that seeks to reclaim gambling debts.
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A joint UK Gambling Commission and Competition and Markets Authority letter concluded: “Our joint work provided a sharp focus on aspects of online gambling, and exposed significant shortcomings within the sector that had undermined consumer trust and confidence.”
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“Continuing to be proactive both with our own initiatives and through collaboration with our industry peers is imperative as we focus on the long-term sustainability of our operations and our industry.”

Paddy Power Betfair Chief Executive Peter Jackson talks social responsibility during Q1 results. Read more

Amount in millions of dollars that the Mohegan and Mashantucket Pequot tribes have paid to the state of Connecticut, to offset regulatory costs relating to its Tribal Winds Casino project.
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The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board has committed to an investment of €350,000 to an external organisation, which sets to help the regulator both monitor betting trends and investigate breaches of betting rules.
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The fine in dollars plus increased scrutiny is Wynn’s punishment by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, who has cleared the firm to proceed with the $2.5bn Encore Boston Harbor project.
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Grupo Codere’s ambitions to grow its Latin American footprint have been struck a blow, after a Mexican federal court denied the gambling group the right to open a further 45 casino/betting establishments in the region.
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AffiliateINSIDER Founder Lee-Ann Johnstone speaks to Calvin Ayre’s Rebecca Liggero, addressing the need for affiliates to grow up, as well as how they can do better through increased networking.
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Jakub Myszkorowski, STATSCORE Chief Commercial Officer, discussed how the introduction and revamp of key sports widgets is to lead to increased turnover for partners.

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Do all paths on the future of payments lead to cryptocurrency? Payment Expert gets to the bottom of the current issues surrounding crypto.
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With G2E Asia on the horizon, Dynamic Partners addresses how you can take a closer, deeper, VIP look into the region.
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Following on from participation in a suppliers questions and answer session at Betting and Football, Altenar COO Dinos Stranomitis revisits a selection of its key talking points.
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