The SBC Weekly Digest for 12/07/19

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…
BRITISH RACING

The Horserace Betting Levy Board has committed to deliver live sectional timing and tracking technology, with the aim of new innovations being made available at every British racing fixture by the end of 2021.
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BETFRED

The bookmaker has confirmed that it will enter the regulated Spanish gambling market, having secured DGOJ licences to operate online B2C sportsbook and casino services, with its new domain to be powered by Optima.

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Bad week for…
CASINO 36

The UK Gambling Commission has sanctioned the management of Wolverhampton-based Casino 36 to undertake extra training, as part of a £300,000 penalty package for money laundering and social responsibility failures.
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SAFEENT

Global Gaming’s wholly owned subsidiary SafeEnt, which counts Ninja Casino as part of its stable, has seen a second appeal rejected in Sweden regarding its earlier licence revocation, with the firm considering taking its case for injunctive relief to the Supreme Administrative Court.

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK
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“This research takes a significant step to address gaps in understanding of this issue and provides a clearer picture of the volume, tone and content of gambling advertising and sponsorship in Great Britain, and the extent to which children, young people and vulnerable adults are exposed to it.”

Ian Angus, programme director of consumer protection and empowerment at the Gambling Commission, speaks after GambleAware released its latest interim report.

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NUMBERS GAME
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MGM Resorts has agreed to acquire proprietary sports betting technology developed by the now defunct Alliance of American Football League for $125,000.
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Czech gambling conglomerate Sazka Group has announced its intention to build up its 33 per cent holding of Athens-listed OPAP, by striving to secure full control.

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Number of slot machines located at overseas US military bases, with the NCPG backing plans to heighten support services and initiatives to address problem gambling.
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For the first time in 2019, internet advertising is due to surpass the 50 per cent mark for global spend, despite a worldwide trend showing an overall drop.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK
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Esports Insider speaks to Tej Kohli, lead investor in Rewired GG, philanthropist and businessman, to discuss how the investment has gone so far, why he opted for Team Vitality and his thoughts on the overall esports investment landscape.
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Dylan Mitchard, Business Development Manager at Betgenius, looks at how further investment into data capture technology will deliver an even more engaging and profitable in-play basketball product.

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InsiderSport speaks to European Football Journalist Chris Williams about the how the Bundesliga has evolved its fan experience.

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Jason Lisiecki, VP of North America at IWG, highlights the importance of a diversified product offering for lotteries launching a digital program.
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Scandinavian expansion is addressed by Anthony Singer, CEO and founder of High 5 Games, with tailoring content to meet specific market demands and building upon momentum crucial.
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