The SBC Weekly Digest for 06/09/19

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…
SMARKETS

Smarkets has confirmed that it will enter the US sports betting market in partnership with casino group Full House Resorts.

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NETENT

NetEnt secured an agreement to purchase online casino software supplier Red Tiger for an initial £200m, with a potential additional cash consideration of £23m.

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Bad week for…
POKERGRANT

RMI, which trades as Pokergrant, has had its B2C gaming service licence authorisation cancelled by The Malta Gaming Authority, following concerns over regulatory payments and data provisions.

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BORIS JOHNSON

Following a turbulent week in UK politics, Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to receive further setbacks in his pursuit of a general election, according to Paddy Power.

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK
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“He has led the business through a period of unprecedented change including the challenges of the Triennial Review and has set a clear strategy”

Roger Devlin, Chairman of William Hill praised departing CEO Philip Bowcock

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NUMBERS GAME
$15.5m
Seeking to accelerate its US growth, Gambling.com Group has entered into an agreement with Edison Partners regarding a $15.5m investment.

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There will be no less than 70 CEOs from global operators and suppliers at the upcoming Betting on Sports Conference, which takes place at Olympia London on 17 – 20 September.

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£4m
With its debut crowdfunding campaign, UK fintech Curve broke records by becoming the fastest startup to raise £4m in the history of Crowdcube.

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AffiliateINSIDER outlined five top tips to remember when it comes to maximising time spent at the Digital Marketing Forum, focusing on engaging in content and networking opportunities.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK
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Wes Himes of the Remote Gambling Association discusses: restrictions, new controls, and the industry’s continued relationship with safer gambling.
Recommended Reading
David Lampitt, MD of Sports Partnerships at Sportradar breaks down the current state of play for the relationship between data and the major US sports leagues.

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Simon Westbury, director of international development at Digitain shares his insight on the evolving role of social gaming and why its future can’t be underestimated.

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The Managing Director of Genting’s Interactive Division, Jeremy Taylor discussed with SBC the firm’s approach to safer gambling, ahead of the SBC Safer Gambling Forum on 19 September.
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2019 has been a transformative year for payments and in a two part feature, industry figures breakdown the impact of tech giants on traditional banks.

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