The SBC Weekly Digest for 24/05/19

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

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Raketech has attributed its 78.2 per cent growth in total revenues for Q1 to its presence in the Swedish market, as the Stockholm-listed group noted a jump to €8.7m for the period.
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Super League has secured its ‘biggest commercial deal ever’ after adding a two-season extension to its partnership with Betfred, which will see the bookmaker continue as the lead sponsor until the end of the 2021 season.

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The Football Association of Ireland has revealed that it is due to carry out an investigation into a fixture between Cobh Ramblers and Limerick FC, after a number of suspicious betting patterns had been identified.
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After arrest warrants for estafa were upheld by the Paranaque City Regional Trial Court in the Philippines, Japanese casino mogul Kazuo Okada, and one of his former senior executives, have vowed to exhaust all legal remedies to get them quashed.

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“We’ve got to understand the economic impact of gambling harm, and we’ve got to try to get some balance between what we spend on that and intervention, prevention and treatment. I think there’s also quite a lot of work to do to find out what kind of messaging works”

Bill Moyes, Chair of the UK Gambling Commission, has warned that the NHS must be clear of its role in tackling problem gambling. Read more

Millions of dollars in revenue secured by in 2019’s first quarter, a 52 per cent year-on-year growth.
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Opposition to a proposed casino development in North Carolina is continuing to increase, with 38 of the state’s 50 members of senate objecting to the plans.

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Online casino operator PlayOJO has embarked upon a £10m advertising campaign, as it strives to establish itself as one of the most popular brands in the UK.
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Discussions came to an end between MGM Resorts and Wynn this week, regarding the potential sale of the latter’s $2.6bn Encore Boston Harbor development.
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Benjie Cherniak, MD of Don Best Sports, SG Digital, talks about the challenge of bringing betting on college sports into the regulated environment without endangering its players.
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Lukasz Kieza, Head of Marketing at LV Bet, speaks about why partnering with the National League presents the perfect sponsorship opportunity.

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PaymentExpert hears insight from Alex Shvarts, CTO of FundKite, regarding the digital transformation of the financial sector being driven by Fintech.
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Is the world of lotteries in the midst of renaissance? Richard Mifsud, CEO of Helio Gaming, addresses the vertical’s rise and its cross selling opportunities.
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Listen to insight from Chris Christie, an SBC Hall of Famer who was instrumental in spearheading the challenge against the federal ban on sports betting.
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