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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Good week for…
IGT

International Game Technology has celebrated a rise in gaming product sales, as well as increases in global lottery revenues, as the firm unveiled a strong second quarter in its latest financial report.
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REBECCA POW

Following Boris Johnson’s appointment, it has been confirmed that MP for Taunton Deane Rebecca Pow will be tasked with overseeing both the horseracing and gambling sectors rather than sports minister Nigel Adams.

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Bad week for…
LADBROKES CORAL

Failures in controls over money laundering and problem gambling has seen Ladbrokes Coral hit with a £5.9m penalty package by the Gambling Commission.
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DILLIAN WHYTE

British heavyweight contender Dillian Whyte is facing a battle to retain his position in the division, following reports that the Brixton fighter failed a test for a banned substance prior to his victory over Oscar Rivas.

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Jesper Ribacka, Director of Better Collective Stockholm.

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Fidelity National (FIS) announced the completion of its $43 billion acquisition of FTSE-listed WorldPay Plc.
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Penn National Gaming strengthened its sports betting and gaming capabilities, with five new partnerships. In addition to this, the firm also recruited UK-based Kambi for sportsbook integration ahead of a nationwide on-property and online roll-out.

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FSB Technology boosted its enterprise strategy with the £23 million in working capital from Toronto-based private equity firm Clairvest Group Inc.

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The gambling licences of seven on-course bookmakers are under review by the UK Gambling Commission, after it was discovered that a 16-year old was able to place a bet at this year’s Royal Ascot.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK
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Betcris CEO, JD Duarte, spoke to SBC Americas ahead of his much anticipated appearance at this September’s SBC Events‘ Betting on Sports Conference in London. Duarte detailed how his career began at the LatAm facing sportsbook, as well as how the operator is looking for future expansion in the region.

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Licensing Expert David Clifton offers some context into the current debate that is engulfing the UK’s gambling sector, over the use of credit cards for betting.

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Since the beginning of the 2017/18 season, sleeve sponsorships have provided Premier League clubs with a lucrative avenue for sponsorship revenue. Less than two years later, the popularity of sleeve sponsors continue to grow in English football’s top tier.
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Mark Wadie, founder of online casino comparison site theslotbuzz.com shared insight into how the resurgence of high variance games has come about.
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