The SBC Weekly Digest for 06/12/19

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…
GLMS

The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation has become the latest member of the Global Lottery Monitoring System.

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MKODO

mkodo has confirmed a binding agreement to be acquired by Canadian firm Pollard Banknote, which is a lottery partner to more than 60 lotteries worldwide.

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Bad week for…
HAWAIIAN GARDENS CASINO

A settlement of $3.15m was issued by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra against Hawaiian Gardens Casino.

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888 DENMARK

The Danish Gambling Authority has ordered 888 Denmark Limited to alter its procedures to comply with the requirements of the Danish Anti-Money Laundering Act.

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK
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“The regulatory headwinds of 2019 will no doubt remain a challenge, none more so than in Europe, and I forecast a tightening of belts is on the horizon”

Phil Parry, CEO of Iforium, looks ahead to what could be a tough 2020 in terms of added regulations

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Tuesday’s spectacular SBC Awards saw a record 34 different companies and five industry leaders recognised for their excellence in the sports betting and igaming sector.

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International Game Technology has signed a 10-year extension to its existing agreement to provide its private management lottery services to the four licence holders and beneficiaries of The Barbados Lottery.

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David Pemsel resigned as Premier League CEO a full two months before he even officially took up the role, following revelations over his private life.

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Ascot Racecourse confirmed a £765,000 increase in prize money available at Royal Ascot 2020, making the total prize money increase to £8,095,000.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK
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Keith O’Loughlin underlines the importance of speed for customers in the US.

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Scott Longley writes on longstanding issues with sports leagues and governing bodies over the distribution of their data rights through ‘official partnerships’.

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Managing Director of Oryx Gaming Matevž Mazij shared with CasinoBeats his insight on what the sector should look ahead to in the next 12 months.

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The latest Health Survey for England revealed that around 13% of the country’s population engaged in online betting with a bookmaker in 2018, with the percentage of people who had gambled overall dropping to 51%.
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The European Casino Association has branded the results of its ‘Did You Know?’ campaign as “a positive outcome”, with a great number of views and engagements in social media.

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