The SBC Weekly Digest for 22/11/19

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…
WILLIAM HILL

William Hill posted a solid start in CEO Ulrik Bengtsson’s first financial report since taking the helm, as the firm continues to grow its US profile.

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SKY SPORTS

Sky Sports has announced it has now become the exclusive live UK broadcasting rights holder to the Masters golf tournament.

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Bad week for…
THE LABOUR PARTY

Following this week’s Leader’s debate, which took place on ITV, betting exchanges revealed that punters are leaning towards a Tory majority government.

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MANCHESTER UNITED

Despite increasing commercial revenue, the net debt of Manchester United increased from £247.2m to £384.5m, as the club published it Q1 report.

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK
“@2x
“If regulation has killed innovation within a company, then that company must have been sick, to begin with”

Rhi Burns, CCO of Zimpler

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NUMBERS GAME
£232m
Global merchant acquirer Elavon confirmed the £232m acquisition of UK and Ireland-based payments gateway firm Sage Pay.

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Oregon has become the 11th state to house IGT technology for sports betting. IGT’s PlaySports will power retail sports betting at The Mill Casino in North Bend.

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Trustly reached a significant company milestone after Pay N Play, its player registration and verification product, reached 100 live gaming brands.

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Blackstone’s previously announced $4.25bn acquisition of the real estate assets of the Bellagio from MGM Resorts International has been confirmed.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK
Beyza Orazova

DIMOCO’s Business Development Manager Beyza Orazova analysed the evolving role of a payment stakeholder in the iGaming industry.

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Martin Lycka of GVC Holdings underlined the impact the 2020 US election could have on the legislative process at state level.

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Michael Weber, the Chief Operating Officer of FITE, discussed how the platform is evolving combat sports broadcasting.

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Barley Laing, UK MD of Melissa Data Corp, broke down the importance and potential of biometrics as the betting industry adapts after a year of tough compliance adjustments.
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The 2019 SBC Awards are getting closer and a myriad of key industry figures are eagerly awaiting to see whether they’ve been successful at this year’s ceremony.

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