The SBC Weekly Digest for 10/01/20

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

Good week for…
SPORTITO

DFS operator Sportito announced it will be launching its digital platform in Mexico ahead of the kick off to the country’s top tier football competition, Liga MX.

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STARS GROUP

The Stars Group has confirmed its entry into the Michigan sports betting market via a new agreement with the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians Gaming Authority for online betting and gaming market access in the state.

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Bad week for…
ROYAL PANDA

LeoVegas has established a three-phase strategy for the withdrawal of Royal Panda from the UK market after a sustained period of poor performance.

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BELGIAN GAMBLING ADVERTISING

The Belgian Gaming Commission has criticised the ‘omnipresent’ gambling adverts which were shown during the 2019 Jupiler Pro League playoffs.

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK
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“The changes in the overall regulatory regimes in Europe have proven that Europe is quickly becoming a crowded market in need of diversification, which lottery can bring.”

Keith Galea, Helio Gaming speaking on how to make lottery products more accessible to players.

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NUMBERS GAME
$3m
Travelex has remained down since the opening day of the year following the discovery of a software virus infection, with hackers reportedly demanding a $3m ransom.

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2.4 million
$2.4 million in venture funding has been raised by esports start-up Midnite which will support the development of its wagering capacities.

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200,000
As the company continues to restructure, Nektan CEO Gary Shaw has said that the £200,000 sale of the firm’s UK B2C business to Grace Media “is very reassuring to all stakeholders involved”.

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A string of illegal sports betting and online gaming sites which were run by three Hells Angels members have been taken down by the Ontario Provincial Police.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK
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Altenar’s COO, Dinos Stranomitis and Commercial Director, Domenico Mazzola discuss how the firm ensures the highest quality user experience.

Recommended Reading
Ingenico’s Simon Fairbairn details his belief that data and AI will play a pivotal role in the evolution of payment for the year ahead.

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In his latest column, GVC’s Martin Lycka delves into the rich history of Greek mythology to put the industry’s challenges this year into some sort of context.

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Evolution Gaming has praised sustained growth throughout 2019, as it focuses on sealing a number of agreements to enlarge its footprint on a global scale.

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Charles Cohen, VP for Sports Betting at IGT, predicts that tribal gaming and technology will be among the key factors that see sports betting become an industry in its own right in 2020.

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