The SBC Weekly Digest for 25/10/19

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…
TOWCESTER

Towcester greyhounds was saved by Henlow racing promoter Kevin Boothby after he signed a 10-year lease deal for the track.

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1X2 NETWORK

In what it described as ‘a major distribution’ 1X2 Network enriched its offering signing a new content deal with Playtech.

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Bad week for…
EXPEKT

Expekt announced the closure of its UK betting operations from the end of October. The firm, which is one of Europe’s oldest, will maintain a presence in Sweden and Poland.

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WALLY DOWNES

Manager Wally Downes has agreed his departure from AFC Wimbledon after he was sanctioned for breaching the FA’s betting rules.

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK
“@2x
“A disciplined proactive approach working with every regulator is key to make sure the industry constantly evolves collectively”

Joe Pappano (SVP U.S. Gaming, FIS/Worldpay) underlines the key steps to innovation in the US market

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NUMBERS GAME
11%
The number of young people that had gambled with their own money in a seven day period has fallen from 14% to 11% over the past year, according to the UKGC’s 2019 survey.

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Six weeks after the game’s successful UK launch, Lennart Bobzien, European PES Brand Manager, detailed the work that went on behind-the-scenes for Konami’s latest iteration of the football simulation.

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35%
In a bid to reform its online gambling sector, the Greek government affirms that it will stand by its contested 35% tax charge on gross gambling.

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30%
Issuing its latest figures the IBIA revealed a 30% decrease in suspicious betting activity, the group’s Secretary General, Khalid Ali praised the ‘significant downturn’ specifically in the sport of tennis.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK
Benjie Chermiak
SG Digital’s Benjie Cherniak revealed the most effective methods to combating issues such as match-fixing and game integrity.
Recommended Reading
Mark Zuckerberg underlined his belief that a global payments system “needs to get built” even if Facebook doesn’t emerge as the developer of the final product.

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Sofacore’s Daniel Jurilj Ad affirmed the importance of data in the evolving quest for fan engagement through mobile applications.

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CEO Watch saw SBCAmericas gain a greater insight into why Poinsbet’s Johnny Aitken was destined for a career in sports betting.
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During an interview with SBC Magazine, William Hill’s US CEO Joe Asher identified live streaming as being key to maximising engagement in the US market.

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