The SBC Weekly Digest for 13/03/20

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

Good week for…
EPIC RISK MANAGEMENT

EPIC has confirmed a new partnership with GVC Holdings which will see the two work together to tackle gambling-related harms across the US.

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MARYLAND SPORTS BETTING

After gaining the unanimous backing of the Maryland Senate, the state could soon allow sports betting at its casinos, horse racing tracks and potentially at the Washington Redskins stadium.

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Bad week for…
BETWAY

Following a UKGC investigation, Betway has agreed to pay £11.6m as well as roll out a series of new measures, after a number of social responsibility and money laundering failings.

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SPORTING FIXTURES

As the world comes to terms with the continually evolving threat of COVID-19, a number of global sporting events have been postponed or cancelled in a bid to reduce the spread of the virus.

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK
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“When it comes to 2020, the question is whether outcome-based regulation, such as seen in the UK and Sweden, leaves more open to interpretation, does the prescriptive regulation, like that in the USA, limit operators’ competitiveness?”

Head of Legal and Compliance at NSoft, Zlatan Omerspahic, offers a regulatory overview of the gambling industry, outlining the key challenges the industry faces in 2020.

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NUMBERS GAME
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Strengthening its foothold in the US market, independent bookmaker Betfred has acquired a 3.03 per cent share in rival bookmaker and market ‘front-runners’ William Hill.

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£58.9m
Following a submission of a Freedom of Information request, the Gambling Business Group has revealed that the UKGC issued financial sanctions of £58.9m over a five and a half year period.

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€1.4m
Raketech has boosted its global portfolio by acquiring all assets of performance marketing firm Lead Republik for €1.4m, which will give Raketech access to the New Zealand and Canadian markets.

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9.6%
The Super Bowl was a key driving force behind the 9.6 per cent rise in February’s handle in Indiana, up from $170.8m in January to $187.2m.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK
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Will Brazil become the second biggest betting market in the world? Salsa Technology’s CEO Peter Nolte talks regulation and the steps required for the market to succeed.
Recommended Reading
Daniela Mielke, CEO of RS2 Software underlined how preferences and personalisation among consumers is driving the way that payment companies innovate.

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Hashtage Sport’s CEO, Rongtian He, spoke to InsiderSport about the importance of sponsorship and growth within the Asian market.

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Following the launch of their Rick and Morty-themed slot, director of marketing and relationships at Blueprint Gaming Jo Purvis spoke to SlotBeats about the dynamic duo, the Megaway mechanics and future releases.

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Jordan Levin, Group Chief Executive, Digital for Scientific Games, explained to SBC why it is so important to provide an ‘Americanised’ product set for the US market.

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