The SBC Weekly Digest for 09/08/19

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

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In what was claimed to be the largest individual private funding round by an Australian start-up, Judo doubled its initial funding target of $200m and now boasts an overall funding figure of $540 million.

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In time for the new European football season, sports data and technology provider Genius Sports Group was awarded the official rights to collect and distribute Serie A betting data through its Betgenius subsidiary.

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Bad week for…

Sweden’s Supreme Administrative Court issued tough news to Global Gaming AB, as it seeks to revive its flagship Ninja Casino brand, revealing that its ‘injunctive relief appeal’ has been rejected.
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Dutch gaming authority, Kansspelautoriteit sanctioned ElectraWorks Limited with a €350,000 fine for offering online gambling via the website.

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“As in-play tennis grows year by year, we see a constant movement towards instant gratification markets. This is similar to the trend we see in other sports, given that the broader digital marketplace is a very competitive ecosystem and punters look for solutions that give them immediate returns or feedback.”

Nikos Konstakis, VP Sportsbook Product at SG Digital

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The Football Association has revealed it’s looking to build on the momentum of the World Cup and expand the coverage of women’s football, with the launch of ‘The FA Player’ which will broadcast over 150 live games this coming season.
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UK betting’s five biggest players – GVC Holdings, bet365, Flutter Entertainment, William Hill and Sky Bet took a united stance on safer gambling expenditures.

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Payment giant, Mastercard confirmed it has secured an agreement to acquire “the majority of the corporate services businesses” of European paytech company Nets for €2.85 billion.

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This week saw the publishing of the British Horseracing Authority’s fixture list for 2020, confirming that it will be cutting 30 race meetings from the calendar following a ‘significant debate’ with racing’s tripartite parties.

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The Premier League is back, but not as we know it. This season marks the debut of VAR in English football’s top division, a host of the industry’s most respected discussed what its introduction means for trading and live betting.
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Barley Laing the UK Managing Director of digital ID verification services provider Melissa, detailed to PaymentExpert his opinion that the £5.9m penalty package sanctioned by the UK Gambling Commission to Ladbrokes Coral, should act as ‘a wake up call’ to the whole industry.

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With the Premier League returning to action this weekend, SBC pushed the bookmakers to put their necks on the line and predict which storylines and narratives will steal the headlines this season.

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The second edition of the SBC Digital Marketing Forum (DMF), is fast approaching Ahead of the event, AffiliateINSIDER was joined by RIZE Digital’s Founder Nick Garner, who offered a preview into the topics being addressed, one of which is “the rise of the millenial and understanding their digital culture”.
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Karl Danzer, Sportradar Managing Director, Odds Services, revealed his belief that in the newly legalized post-PASPA sports betting space, rapid markets are the way to go to best utilize live wagering.
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