The SBC Weekly Digest for 06/03/20

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

Good week for…

International Game Technology has praised a ‘solid operational performance’ during 2019, and hopes to continue the momentum throughout 2020.

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Nevada sports betting saw revenues increase by 36% in January up to $20.15m on handle of $502.5m, with basketball a driver of the state’s betting activity for the month.

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Bad week for…

Portuguese second division club Leixões has been banned from the country’s top two divisions for ‘active corruption’ during a legal investigation over match-fixing.

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The Betting and Gaming Council has warned that the Conservative government’s new immigration controls could have significant negative implications for the UK casino industry.

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“The regulation, as it stands at the time of writing, treads a very fine line between market liberalism and puritan conservatism that reflects the widely divergent views on online gambling at its heart.”

GVC’s Director of Regulatory Affairs Martin Lycka breaks down the intricacies of the German online gambling laws, and sees what the ‘sixteen kings’ have in store for the industry.

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Publishing its full-year 2019 results, GVC revealed plans to close a further 200 shops during Q1 2020 as it continues to feel the effects of the Triennial Review.
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Chinese Super League’s Tianjin Tianhai have announced that the club will be available for nothing, so long as a suitable owner is found, after a string of financial struggles.

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Twin River Worldwide Holdings confirmed that its full-year revenues had jumped by 19.7% in 2019, after posting figures of $523.6m.

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Thought Machine has raised £65m in funding for its global expansion into Asia. The investment will also develop its core engineering capability by deploying modern cloud-native systems.

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Insider Sport spoke to Sam Fowler of The Goat Agency about how sports such as boxing can tap into a YouTube audience.
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Manuel Prieto, CEO of Easy Payment Gateway, explained to Payment Expert how the firm plans to streamline the payments process with the roll out of Artificial Intelligence across its platform.

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In the latest roundtable, CasinoBeats presses industry experts on whether there is a lack of imagination when it comes to slot development.

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SBCAmericas highlights why MLS should maintain a close eye on shirt sponsorship agreements across the pond and be prepared for a similar level of push-back seen in the UK.

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SBC gets the lowdown on the upcoming US elections, as a vital stage unfolds for what many believe will be this year’s biggest betting market.

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