The SBC Weekly Digest for 21/06/19

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

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The Kansspelautoriteit has provided a further update regarding the pending legalisation of online gambling, after revealing that 79 parties have submitted an interest in obtaining a licence.
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Maine’s sports betting sector could get the green light in the coming months after the state’s lawmakers gave the legislation the initial approval, passing the bill on to further procedural votes in both the House and Senate.

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Bad week for…

Swedish gambling regulator the Spelinspektionen has revoked the licence of SafeEnt, with the wholly owned subsidiary of Global Gaming, that counts Ninja Casino among its stable, stressing its desire to appeal.
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The FA has fined former England and Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes £8,000 for betting misconduct breaches, as well as issuing a further warning of his future conduct.

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“We will continue to engage on the issues and will consult with all relevant stakeholders on this to understand how best to achieve our shared aim of minimising the impact of gambling-related harm. In addition, we have been working with a broader number of operators on measures to minimise gambling related harm and will comment on them in due course.”

Bet365, Flutter Entertainment, GVC Holdings, Sky Betting & Gaming and William Hill comment after it was revealed that a collaborative effort is to improve problem gambling initiatives by boosting levy contributions from 0.1 per cent up to 1 per cent over the next five years.

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The ASA has issued a warning to both William Hill and Paddy Power Betfair after the two were found to have displayed adverts that were deemed to be inappropriately targeted to an underage audience.
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Eldorado Resorts has penned a new deal with Vici Properties and Century Casinos which will see them purchase three properties from Eldorado for a combined cost of $385m.

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The English Football League is reportedly set to review the process involved in pushing through its five-year £595m Sky TV deal that was initially agreed in November 2018.
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Vereeni Investments has secured an expansion of its global footprint via a seven figure outlay in Brazilian content development company Caleta Gaming, which secured a 25 per cent stake.

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Check out the official video from the inaugural Betting on Sports America, which welcomed in excess of 1,500 delegates from around the world to the Meadowlands Exposition Center in New Jersey.
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Jim Firth of Genting UK explains why despite the continued rise of online casinos, there will always be a role to play for land-based establishments.

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What does the future of the US sports betting scene look like? A question that Digitain is keen to explore as it brings its seven top predictions.

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Former NFL Philadelphia Eagles star Brian Westbrook states why he believes technology will be at the forefront of the development of both sports betting and the leagues in the US.
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Will Westcott, Head of Business Development – Africa at Betgenius, speaks to SBC News about the Africa Cup of Nations and what betting behaviour to expect across the four-weeks of action.
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