The SBC Weekly Digest for 31/05/19

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

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Better Collective has finalised a 60 per cent acquisition of Rical LLC (RotoGrinders), with the $21m (£16.6m) purchase set to see the affiliate boost its presence across the US market.
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Following extensive testing under the observation of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, SugarHouse Casino is poised to become the state’s first operator to roll out an online and mobile sportsbook.

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Bad week for…

Spanish publication El Pais has revealed that a host of first and second tier footballers have been arrested over allegations of match fixing and involvement in a criminal organisation, across the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 seasons.
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The government of Brazil is reported to be ‘assessing its options’ with regards to the sale of state-owned instant win (scratch card) operator Lotex – following six straight tender postponements.

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“I think there are now six states in the business, we’re number two and I think we’ll be number one – I think we’re going to catch Nevada as early as next year, according to the experts. But I know there’s a lot of interest around the country.”

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has predicted that New Jersey will overtake Nevada when it comes to sports betting in the United States. Read more

The governing body overseeing Italian gambling laws is said to have finalised its online gambling licensing procedure, sanctioning 67 new online gambling concessions.
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Amount in billions of dollars involved in a merger between payment software and technology provider Global Payments and Total System Services.

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One of the cities battling for Japanese integrated resort approval, Yokohama, could see operators have to fork out as much $12m for construction.
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Melco Resorts and Entertainment has announced the purchase of a 19.99 per cent stake in Australian gaming and entertainment group Crown Resorts.
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NFL legend Morten Andersen speaks out about the international expansion of the NFL and if Harry Kane has what it takes to become a successful NFL kicker.
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SkillOnNet’s Michael Golembo takes a closer look at pay-and-play casinos and what traditional operators can learn from their popularity.

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As governments becoming increasingly intertwined within European football, InsiderSport ponders whether the sport should be worried about the growing presence of state-sponsored owners.
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In the fourth entry of its snack series, the company gives an insight into what is to come for the esports industry and what this means for affiliates.
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SBC Americas speaks to Canada’s Adjunct Professor of Gambling Law Harley Redlick, who emphasised why constant communication and placing a key focus on customer care will be key if US operators are to succeed.
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