The SBC Weekly Digest for 1/11/19

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…
YAHOO SPORTS

Yahoo Sports unveiled a ‘historic partnership’ with MGM Resorts, as part of a new collaboration that will see the pair link with Roar Digital.

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POLITICAL BOOKMAKERS

A new UK General Election is to be held on 12 December and the hugely erratic global political climate has the bookmakers rubbing their hands together.

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Bad week for…
DOWNS RACING

Downs Racing felt the wrath of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board in its latest round of financial penalties.

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SHAKIB AL HASSAN

Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan has been banned from all cricket for two years by the International Cricket Council, following breaches of the Anti-Corruption Code.

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK
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“Traffic acquisition costs are becoming unsustainably high – in betting everyone wants their share of the action on the game day”

Matt Buff, igaming Digital Growth lead for Frosmo underlines why personalisation is still crucial for operators.

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NUMBERS GAME
66
The number of international caps achieved by Dutch football icon, Ruud Gullit. This week, the former AC Milan star was unveiled as the host of this year’s prestigious SBC Awards.

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£10
Thousands of limited edition 50 pence coins, which were set to commemorate Britain’s exit from the EU and were due to be valued to collectors at around £10 each, had to be melted.

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87%
Issuing its first set of results, the Sport Integrity Hotline revealed 87% of misconduct allegations that it received came from football.

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9%
Further tough news for Italian gambling operator saw the newly installed 5Star-DP coalition government confirm tax hikes to 9% on gaming machines sanctioned over the past year.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK
Karolina Pelc
Basic Strategy’s Karolina Pelc considers what the online gaming industry can learn from video gaming and platforms like Facebook, Instagram and Peloton, at the CasinoBeats Summit in September.
Recommended Reading
SportCaller Performance Director Paddy McDermott takes a look at the evolving marketing landscape for bookmakers.

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SBC’s VP Growth & Strategy, Americas Sue Schneider shared her insight on testifying before the Missouri House Interim Committee on Gaming.

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The UK Gambling Commission emphasised the importance of industry standards for betting firms when it comes to advertising to British consumers.
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Finder.com CEO, Jon Ostler revealed what he believes can be done to combat the significant rise of piracy within sports broadcasting.

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