The SBC Weekly Digest for 23/08/19

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…
PLAYTECH

Self-service betting terminals provided by Playtech BGT Sports are expected to help the group ‘break records’ when it comes to retail football turnover due to a growth in the terminals’ popularity.

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FANDUEL

Major League Baseball has struck a deal with fantasy sports provider and sportsbook operator FanDuel to become the league’s official gaming partner.

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Bad week for…
KINDRED

The Kindred Group was issued with a €470,000 fine by the Dutch gaming authority, Kansspelautoriteit, after it offered online gambling through its unibet.eu site.

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NPP Australia

NPP Australia this week revealed “a number” of PayID records and associated data were recently exposed by a client-side vulnerability at an unnamed financial institution.

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK
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“It’s no longer good enough to focus solely on front-end innovation if you want to stay competitive”

Amir Gharani, Greentube head of games integration.

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NUMBERS GAME
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Global sports betting supplier Kambi finalised a multi-state contract extension into a further eight states, alongside the sports-tech and media entertainment company, DraftKings.

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With just four more weeks to go until the second edition of the SBC Digital Marketing Forum AffiliateInsider previewed the event’s much anticipated esports panel.

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MLS has confirmed St. Louis as its newest franchise, meaning the club will become the league’s 28th side from the start of the 2022 season.

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The operating company of Italian bookmaker PlanetWin365, SKS365 has been sanctioned by the Italian Financial Police with corporate tax evasion totalling €124 million.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK
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Alex Cohen of Kalamba Games at CasinoBeatsMalta reflects on the positive impact the event had, as well as the importance of innovation within the sector.
Recommended Reading
The industry will be watchful eye over Argentine political movements after a week of ‘primary shocks’, which may impact the progress of Buenos Aires launching its approved regulated online gambling marketplace.

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InsiderSport spoke to The Goat Agency’s co-founder, Harry Hugo on the agency’s work for the ICC Cricket World Cup, how it engaged an incredibly diverse fanbase.

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Guy Cohen of 888 Holdings, discusses plans to restore Poker to its former glory, as well as his company’s recent BetBright deal.
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This month’s edition of PE Spotlight, analysed whether betting incumbents are fully aware of the operational opportunities that Fintech advancements could lead to.

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