The SBC Weekly Digest for 24/01/20

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

Good week for…
BETFRED

Betfred USA Sports has confirmed a new agreement with Colorado-based Saratoga Casino Black Hawk to utilise its sports betting services throughout the Centennial State.

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LAS VEGAS SANDS

Las Vegas Sands has been honoured for its commitment to climate change. It was named as one of the ‘world’s most admired companies’ on Fortune‘s annual list of the most respected and reputable businesses for the fourth consecutive year.

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Bad week for…
BRAZILIAN SPORTS BETTING

The resignation of Alexander Manoel, Secretary of SECAP Brazil’s public policy and planning agency for Energy and Lotteries, added doubt to the progress of Brazil’s planned federal sports betting framework.

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FACEBOOK’S LIBRA

The Swiss Government has issued a memo which could result in a reassessment of Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency, headquartered in Geneva.

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK
“@2x
“The industry needs to do much more to fight the PR battle and highlight the fact that gambling brings entertainment to millions in the UK every week with no issues.”

Mark Blandford, Synalogik Innovative Solutions

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NUMBERS GAME
$242,000
Publishing its Q1 results, Score Media and Gaming reported gross gaming revenues of $242,000, having generated $8.8m in handle.

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€3.5m
After completing two direct share placements, which included the sale of approximately 3 million company shares, Scout Gaming AB has raised €3.5m in working capital.

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93%
Arsenal FC has become the latest football club to go cashless, due to 93% of transactions made at the stadium being made via card payments.

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$51m
Twin River Worldwide Holdings has sealed the $51m acquisition of an Affinity Gaming subsidiary that owns the Golden Gates, Golden Gulch and Mardi Gras casinos in Black Hawk, Colorado

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK
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Nine new members were inducted into the Sports Betting Hall of Hame, including six during September’s Betting on Sports & CasinoBeats Summit
Recommended Reading
Spain’s recently appointed Consumer Affairs Minister Alberto Garzón has issued the gambling industry with a warning, underlining that sweeping new measures will be announced ‘within two-to-three weeks’.

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Clear & Concise Media’s Scott Longley explains that cooperation between Tennis officials and the betting sector is the best way to tackle corruption

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Ben Keith from Star Sports underlines the importance of broadcasters tailoring the coverage of larger racing events to a younger audience.

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Neil McArthur, Chief Executive of the UK Gambling Commission, has challenged the UK betting sector to improve consumer protections in 2020 or face further regulatory consequences.

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