The SBC Weekly Digest for 14/06/19

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…
NEW YORK

The New York Gambling Commission has unanimously rubber stamped the state’s entry into sports betting, with the 6-0 vote permitting the activity at four upstate casinos as well as seeing the likelihood of seven tribal casinos also opening up sportsbooks.
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GREYHOUNDS

The newly-rebranded Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB) has pledged to continue directing at least 75 per cent of the funding it receives from the betting industry towards animal welfare.

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Bad week for…
PLATINUM GAMING

Platinum Gaming, which is licensed to operate the Unibet brand in the UK, has become the latest company to make expensive failures in its social responsibility and anti-money laundering procedures, after agreeing to pay a £1.6m settlement with the UKGC.
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WISH ME LUCK

Following a suspension issued in April, the Malta Gaming Authority has cancelled the gaming licence of Wish Me Luck, with the firm being told to suspend all gaming operations with immediate effect.

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK
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“As a responsible, licensed platform provider in Sweden, we aim to moderate our marketing and do everything we can to limit any potential exposure to underage players. The PlayOJO team is now working with TV broadcasters to withdraw the ads.”

Costas Alexandrou, CEO of SkillOnNet, speaks after online casino operator PlayOJO, a brand the firm powers, unveils plans to stop running television advertisements in Sweden between 4pm and 9pm.

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NUMBERS GAME
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Lauded as an “important transformational step” the JPJ Group is to acquire the majority of its software provider Gamesys for £490m.
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US commercial gaming is enjoying a flourishing state of health, after reaching an all-time high of $41.7bn in 2018, up 3.5 per cent from the previous year.

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Reporting an operating loss of £40m in its 207/18 corporate filing, Betfred has attributed approximately £120m in exceptional costs to retail writedowns.
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A report has found that ten per cent of the adult population in the UK – around 5.4 million people – made either one or no cash payments per month in 2018.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK
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Witness the third edition of the SBC Championship, featuring a total of 140 industry delegates split into 16 teams competing to become champions at Stamford Bridge.
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The CasinoBeats 100 Club is tasked with debating if the delay in adopting blockchain technology is harming the online gaming sector?

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Levon Nikoghosyan, CEO at PartnerMatrix, addresses marketing trends in 2019, why reducing churn rate is critical to an operator’s success and how affiliates are now rewarded for back traffic from reactivated players.

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InsiderSport discovers the importance of sending the correct messages with activations, as well as how club partners can build on the momentum of the women’s world cup.
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In one of the latest entries into the sportsbook personalisation series SG Digital brought forward its views courtesy of VP of Sportsbook Product, Nikos Konstakis.
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