The SBC Weekly Digest for 19/07/19

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…
NEW YORK

Rush Street Gaming has officially welcomed sports betting to New York, as its Rivers Casino and Resort Schenectady accepted the states first legal wagers.
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GENTING UK

Genting Casinos has become the first gambling company to achieve the Safer Gambling Standard, the social responsibility accreditation for the industry developed by national charity GamCare.

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Bad week for…
KENYA

A frantic 24 hours has seen Kenyan betting’s regulatory dispute intensify, with it reported that the government demanded that national telecom operators instruct their users to withdraw all funds from their betting accounts.
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DANIEL STURRIDGE

Daniel Sturridge has been sanctioned with a £75,000 fine and six week suspension from football, after he was found guilty of breaching betting rules when seeking a loan move from Liverpool in January 2018.

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK
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“They are American citizens, duly elected by their fellow citizens, and they deserve better treatment from the office of the President”

Ernie Stevens, chairman of the National Indian Gaming Association, has denounced “divisive” comments made by US President Donald Trump towards four members of congress.

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NUMBERS GAME
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The Melco Group has debuted the third of four satellite casinos on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus, as C2 Ayia Napa officially opened to the public.
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William Hill and Eldorado Resorts have partnered to debut two new Iowa sportsbooks, at the Isle Casino Hotel Bettendorf and Isle Casino Hotel Waterloo properties.

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Percentage revenue growth recorded by GVC Holdings in the first half of the year, with a stellar online performance offsetting a dwindling retail showing.

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Gaming Realms has completed the £11.5m sale of its Bear Group subsidiary to River iGaming, cementing its exit from the UK real money B2C market as a direct supplier.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK
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Paddy Power announces its new sponsorship agreement alongside Huddersfield Town, before going on to tease fans with a well publicised and distinctive shirt design.
Recommended Reading
Following a bumper weekend of sport for UK punters, SBC News gets to the bottom of which came out on top as Lewis Hamilton, Novak Djokovic and England’s cricketers won their own respective battles.

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InsiderSport spoke to Viktor Hoffmann, global marketing director at VBET, following the brand’s announcement of a new partnership with English Premiership side, Arsenal.

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Fantasma Games CEO and co-founder Fredrik Johansson talks to CasinoBeats about how the developer is translating lessons from the video gaming sector into new casino content.
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Following his appointment as Mobilt’s Head of Affiliates, Miles Saacks discusses plans on utilising his experience to give back to affiliates, as well as how much value he believes they bring to growing an operators marketing strategy.
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