The SBC Weekly Digest for 16/08/19

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…

Sportradar became the first industry supplier to hold data distribution deals with each of the ‘big four’ US sports leagues – the NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL – after extending an existing deal with the NFL.

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LeoVegas has celebrated its best ever quarter, despite a continually challenging environment in the United Kingdom. Revenue for the period increased eight per cent to €94.4m (2018: €87.4m), edging first half performance to €180.7m.

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Bad week for…

Tobias Fagerlund, Global Gaming CEO, has emphasised that the company’s “fighting spirit and will to prevail are very much alive,” as across the board decreases were felt in 2019’s second quarter.

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In a tough week for Scottish football, not only did Celtic suffer defeat in the Champions League, but it was also confirmed Ladbrokes will not renew its title sponsorship of the Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL).

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“The market is moving fast and so are we. We’ve hit a good milestone on our road to building a scalable business”

William Hill CEO Philip Bowcock on the operator’s progress in the US market.

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Following a presentation for the new $150m Live! Casino Pittsburgh project, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has voted unanimously to award a licence to Stadium Casino.

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Major League Soccer (MLS) is reportedly on the brink of naming St Louis as the home of its 28th franchise.

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UK regulatory body Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has outlined a fresh 18-month implementation for a new plan in the payments and e-commerce industry to deepen strong customer authentication (SCA) implementation.

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In a win that represented the biggest ever numbers game payout in history, Betfred has paid out £1.1m after Edwin Chiew chose four winning numbers on the organisations 49s Lotto.

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Arsenal legend Ray Parlour was joined by the Eurovision song contest semi-finalist Iveta Mukuchyan at the home of the Gunners, as VBET officially launched its partnership with Arsenal.
Recommended Reading
STATSCORE’s Jakub Myszkorowski, highlighted that data from live scouts is the fuel that powers the sports betting business. Yet, while different levels of latency might have been accepted in years gone by, the need for the fastest data means that all live scouts need to be moved to the stadiums.

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To commence a monthly series with The Goat Agency, InsiderSport sat down with Co-founders, Harry Hugo and Arron Shepherd, who provided a deeper insight into what makes the company tick, as well as the importance of engaging content.

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Coinciding with the launch of Big Time Gaming’s release of Kingmaker, CasinoBeats spoke exclusively to the developer’s CEO Nik Robinson about the game and the story behind it.
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Licensing expert, David Clifton shares his insight on the impact of recently announced forthcoming changes to the UK Gambling Commission’s Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice (“LCCP”).
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