The SBC Weekly Digest for 17/04/20

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

Good week for…

Racing in Australia and the US gave Flutter Entertainment a welcome financial boost as the firm continues to combat the widespread postponement of sporting events.

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Smarkets has seen a ‘considerable uptick’ in wagers on political events throughout March as punters turn their attention to the US General Election.

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Bad week for…

The British Horseracing Authority’s new resumption date has yet to be cemented as it confirmed the suspension of the sport will be extended.

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A myriad of highly regarded WWE athletes and crew members were released as the company continued its contingency plans for COVID-19.

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“Shutdowns from the coronavirus pandemic are affecting New Jersey’s gaming industry in ways that are unprecedented, and that will continue until the country begins to return to some semblance of normalcy.”

Dustin Gouker, lead analyst for, underlines the impact that the COVID-19 crisis has had on New Jersey’s gaming industry

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€1.1 billion
Telecommunications company Telefonica has secured Spanish broadcast rights to the UEFA Champions League for €1.1 billion commencing in 2021.

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Latest research conducted by has detailed that there has been a 100 per cent rise in internet searches for ‘online casino’ across North America, whilst major US land-based gaming venues have closed.

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WorldRemit has showcased its thanks to the NHS by helping them with vouchers worth £50 per customer which will be used to look after their loved ones around the globe.

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Research by The European Association for Secure Transactions (EAST), revealed a steep 35% rise in cash terminal fraud.

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SBC’s Ellie Lynch takes us on a virtual tour of the upcoming digital summit
Recommended Reading
Mark Potter, Head of Safer Gambling at EPIC Risk Management, reveals his battle against gambling addiction, Sports Betting USA, Student-Athletes and avoiding the mistakes of the UK.

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Ray Brash, CEO of PPS spoke to Payment Expert about the prepaid payment sector and its evolution.

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Regulus Partners takes a deep dive into how COVID-19 will impact the gambling industry and its interaction with consumers and partners.

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CasinoBeats caught up with Brandon Walker, Amelco’s head of business development, and BetGames.TV’s CCO Richard Hogg, to uncover the potential of the pair’s new deal.

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