The SBC Weekly Digest for 17/05/19

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

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The number of downloads for the Online Betting Guide (OLBG) tipping app, across Android (Google Play), Android (out-of-store) and iOS (App Store) platforms hit one million as Manchester City clinched the Premier League title. Over 7,500 of its users have rated the app, giving it an average 4.4/5 stars.
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Caesars has unveiled a new collaboration alongside ESPN to deliver sports betting news and entertainment content to a wider fan base across the world, which will see the establishment of a new ESPN-branded studio at The LINQ Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

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Bad week for…

Swedish regulator Spelinspektionen has handed out further fines, this time to the tune of SEK14m (£1.1m), after Betway and Mandalorian Technologies were found to have offered customers bonuses on repeated occasions.

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This week has seen Richard Flint, for so long a driving force at one of the UK’s most successful online operators, as well as overseeing last year’s sale to The Stars Group, confirm that he will be leaving the firm after 17 years.
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“You are going to be talking about money laundering, you’re going to be talking about problem gambling, enforcement, licensing, research, regulation, inspection, so you could have up to 100 people working in this authority with that kind of expertise.”

Junior minister David Stanton reveals that the Irish government’s proposals to establish an independent gambling regulator, to oversee the licencing of all gambling operators, has received the full backing of the industry. Read more

PokerStars has enhanced its alignment with the UFC, after securing three new brand ambassadors in Bruce Buffer, Daniel Cormier and Johnny Walker.
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The amount, in pounds, that GambleAware is to invest for up to three years, to support expansion of the National Gambling Treatment Service via GamCare and its partners.

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After being earmarked to enter the US sports wagering scene in the early part of this year, it has been revealed that it could be a further 12 months before Connecticut begins such activity.
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The size of the settlements, in pounds, that the UK Gambling Commission has issued to InTouch Games, Betit Operations, MT Secure Trade and BestBet, in relation to failed AML procedures and inadequate consumer safeguards.
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David Lampitt, Sportradar
Sportradar’s Head of Global Sports Partnerships, David Lampitt, looks at the openness of the leagues to collaborate with regards to sports data, and how the industry can fight against corruption.
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Simon Woollard, Product and Creative Development Partner at Fantastec Sports Technology, discusses how to bridge the gap between football and blockchain.

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PaymentExpert speaks to Marc Wood about the many opportunities and difficulties posed across the US and the importance of working alongside regulators.
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Discover the importance of brand building, loyalty and value propositioning and why new affiliates need to take heed to build sustainable revenue models.
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Brian Clayton, IMG Arena Sales Director of North America, addresses the importance of live streaming when it comes to building loyalty, and why IMG Arena’s product continues to stand out.
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