The SBC Weekly Digest for 26/07/19

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

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British Horseracing Authority

In a move to deliver further education on integrity measures in horse racing, the British Horseracing Authority has launched an online programme to offer both the racing and betting public additional information on such issues across the industry.
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Economic Crime Plan

The UKGC has backed the Government’s introduction of its Economic Crime Plan, which is to unite the public and private sectors to jointly deliver a holistic plan that defends the UK against such crime.

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Bad week for…
European Commission

The European Gaming and Betting Association has sent a lengthy message to the new European Commission, warning of Europe’s cross-border online betting world that is “hamstrung by a patchwork of national rules”.
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Kindred Group

Henrik Tjärnström, Kindred CEO, has maintained a positive future outlook despite a tough but anticipated H1 2019 trading period, in which significant adjustments were made to realign its operations to be compliant with the re-regulated Swedish online gambling market.

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“The rumor is that this hotel is about to be torn down. Staying here will make an ardent atheist pray that this is true. You can even see it in the eyes of the employees. As friendly as they are, you can tell that nobody wants to be here.”

American comedian Doug Stanhope has taken to social media to claim that, following a one-star review of Caesars Entertainment’s Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, he is now banned from every property in the company’s portfolio. Read More

Spain’s DGOJ has approved a number of new provisions to its gambling code, enforcing new measures banning licensed operators from offering betting markets on under-18 sporting events.
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MGM Resorts International has debuted “the next evolution of sports betting in Mississippi” via its $7m Moneyline Book, Bar and Grill.

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Better Collective has, through its wholly-owned US subsidiary, acquired the assets of Florida based and for a total cash transaction of $20m.

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Number of international markets targeted by Melco Resorts and Entertainment, with Australia, Cyprus and Japan sites for potential growth.

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Newport County is the latest club to join Paddy Power’s Save Our Shirt campaign, after the Welsh club announced that its kits would be unsponsored this season.
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Mario Kontomerkos, CEO of Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment, discusses what impact on the Japanese economy integrated resorts will have, why the company has thrown its hat into the ring and why an early Asian start in Korea could pay dividends.

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Content and not bonuses is the most effective player acquisition tool ahead of the 2019/2020 Premier League season, says Andrew Morgan, International Director at ICS Media Group.

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David Little, co-founder and CPO of Lightning Box, explains about the Australian company’s US success story and how the market is shaping up state-side.
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“The best work with the best” states Parimatch CEO Sergey Portnov, as he addresses how much it means for the brand to be partnered with boxing icon Mike Tyson.
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