The SBC Weekly Digest for 20/12/19

Your weekly roundup of the most popular articles from SBC News, SBC Americas, CasinoBeats, Insider Sport & Payment Expert.

Good week for…
PENNSYLVANIA

According to analysts at PlayPennsylvania .com, the state’s betting market has significantly grown over the last 12 months, and has now accepted over $1bn in wagers.

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CAMELOT

Camelot UK has been recognised for its commitment to safer gambling initiatives after receiving Advanced Level 2 of GamCare’s Safer Gambling Standard for its online and retail operations.

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Bad week for…
UK GREYHOUND RACING

The UK greyhound racing industry was dealt a significant blow this week, after a Manchester Planning and Highways committee approved proposals to close Belle Vue Greyhound Stadium.

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ROB HOWLEY

Former Wales assistant coach Rob Howley has been suspended from any involvement in rugby for 18 months after he was found to have breached the sport’s Anti-corruption and Betting Regulations.

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK
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“The industry growth hasn’t slowed, new markets are constantly opening up and technology continues to evolve rapidly. For the publicly listed, continuing growth trajectory remains critical.”

Dominic Mansour, CEO of Bragg Gaming, explains his predictions for the growth of the B2B space in 2020.

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NUMBERS GAME
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BetVictor, Betway, BoyleSports and Unibet all joined Betfred in confirming a turnover based streaming and data deal with At The Races.

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29%
iovation revealed a 29% increase in suspected online retail fraud during the start of the 2019 holiday shopping season compared to the same period in 2018.

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79%
Releasing its annual results, leading UK operator bet365 revealed 79% of its of its sports revenue derived from in-play betting, with it reporting an 18% growth in mobile sports.

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The International Betting Integrity Association has helped to salvage the sale of live scoring data for the $25k level of the International Tennis Federation World Tennis Tour.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK
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Khalid Ali, CEO of the IBIA, spoke at Betting on Sports on how regulators have identified sports betting and integrity as a key area of focus.

Recommended Reading
The UK Gambling Commission has confirmed that the updated Money Laundering Regulations will come into force on 10 January 2020.

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GVC’s Martin Lycka has penned a letter to Santa, asking him if he can be especially generous to the industry in 2020.

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New Jersey‘s online and retail sportsbooks handled a staggering $562m in wagers during November, taking its tally to more than $5bn in bets placed since going legal in June 2018.

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InsiderSport spoke with Andreas Krannich, Managing Director at Sportradar Integrity Services, about how the industry can come together to tackle betting corruption in 2020.

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