The SBC Weekly Digest for 05/07/19

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…
WOMEN’S WORLD CUP

Betfair has revealed that Tuesday night’s Women’s World Cup semi-final between England and the US broke all the exchange’s wagering records for women’s football.
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BRAGG GAMING

Dominic Mansour, the CEO of Bragg Gaming, has revealed that the company has exceeded all expectations during the group’s first six months of trading, reporting an 83 per cent year-on-year increase in revenues.

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Bad week for…
UK GAMBLING INDUSTRY

William Hill and GVC Holdings have revealed that they have identified 700 and 900 shops respectively which could face closure after the £2 maximum FOBT stakes begins to take effect.
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US SPORTS LEAGUES

The New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association is chasing a bond worth $3.4m and damages of up to $150m which, it claims, are owed in lieu of an allegedly unconstitutional injunction served by the major sporting leagues.

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK
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“There are a lot of organisations out there who are not doing anything and that really does not help our industry at all. But you are better off not putting anything in at all rather than giving £1 or £5.”

Philp Bowcock, William Hill CEO, believes operators who have only donated nominal amounts to GambleAware would have been better not bothering.

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NUMBERS GAME
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Tabcorp has been ordered to pay $14,000 in fines and costs in New South Wales, after an illegal promotion appeared on its mobile app.
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PointsBet and Hawthorne Race Course have announced the formation of a 20-year partnership, following news of a $45bn ‘Rebuild Illinois’ plan.

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5
Number of gambling firms that have committed to a package of safer gambling measures and support programmes for problem gamblers in the UK.
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Millions of Euros in revenue earned by the Malta Gaming Authority as revealed in its 2018 annual report, which lauds the period as “a remarkable year”.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK
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Ahead of the CasinoBeats Summit in September, take a look at our first CasinoBeats Malta where over 100 delegates discussed innovation at The Palace Hotel, Sliema.
Recommended Reading
In the latest addition to its spotlight series, AffiliateINSIDER speaks to Cristian Campan, Product Owner at Kasinopeleja.fi, regarding the best way to thrive in the digital landscape.

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Valentyn Kyrylenko, VP of Business Development at Betinvest, addresses why betting habits are key across Latin America and which nation will become the next Colombia.

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PaymentExpert contributor Peter Taberner details why all betting stakeholders should place tackling transactional fraud at the top of US agendas.
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InsiderSport tackles the gamble undertaken by BT Sport, which is to see a fraction of its UFC output to moved to a pay-per-view service.
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