The SBC Weekly Digest for 21/02/20

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

Good week for…
FLUTTER ENTERTAINMENT

Flutter Entertainment was given the green light from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to progress its merger with The Stars Group, which is expected to be completed by Q3 2020.

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CASINOBEATS MALTA ATTENDEES

Poker legend Molly Bloom has confirmed that she will be delivering the keynote speech and hosting a poker tournament at next month’s CasinoBeats Malta.

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Bad week for…
TABCORP HOLDINGS

Publishing its half-year 2019 trading results, Tabcorp Holdings has raised investor concerns by revealing that corporate performance came in ‘below market expectations’.

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UK GAMBLING COMMISSION

The UKGC suspended the operator licences of both Addison Global and Matchbook this week, prohibiting the two from offering betting and casino services across the UK.

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK
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“Every country is different, but eventually, sometimes it is important to find the right people. It’s not necessarily about nationality, but more the mentality.”

Altenar COO Dinos Stranomitis spoke to SBCNews about his company’s diverse spread of new clients.

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NUMBERS GAME
£21.6m
Wolverhampton Wanderers managed to recoup the losses made during the 2017/18 season after revealing profits of £21.6m for 2018/19.

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350%
Alternative payment methods have continued to see exponential growth, with Trustly reporting that transactions made using its technology have grown by more than 350% over the last three years.

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$863m
Following a period of slower machine unit sales and fewer Canadian system launches, Scientific Games reported Q4 revenues of $863m compared to $886m last year.

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$10,000
MGM Resorts International has confirmed that its Northfield Ohio property will be donating $10,000 to a local anti-human trafficking task force.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK
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Keith O’Loughlin, SVP for Sportsbook, Digital for Scientific Games, introduces his company’s new aggregation platform OpenMarket, and explains the benefits it could have for US operators.
Recommended Reading
Earlier this week, AGA President and CEO Bill Miller wrote an open letter to the Democratic presidential candidates, highlighting the important role the gaming industry in the 2020 elections

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FastPAYE’s Ian Hogg spoke to CasinoBeats about how the company aims to improve employee satisfaction and retention by offering a transparent wage management system.

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AffiliateINSIDER breaks down the key ways that LinkedIn can be used by affiliate managers to reach their business goals.

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Speaking exclusively to Insider Sport, Oliver Jaberg, FIFA’s deputy chief legal & compliance officer and director of integrity & institutional legal, and Vincent Ven, head of integrity discuss FIFA’s new integrity toolkit and the association’s message regarding the overall probity of the global game.

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