The SBC Weekly Digest for 24/04/20

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

Good week for…
GAMBLEAWARE

For the first time since setting its target, GambleAware revealed that donations to the charity exceeded £10m.

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FUNFAIR TECHNOLOGIES

After securing a new agreement with MoonPay, FunFair Technologies has launched card payments on its platform.

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Bad week for…
L&L EUROPE

L&L Europe was issued with a warning and fine of SEK 600,000 from Spelinspektionen after a number of self-exclusion failures were identified.

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VINCE MCMAHON

Former XFL Commissioner Oliver Luck has submitted a lawsuit against XFL founder Vince McMahon, claiming that money is still owed to him following his alleged wrongful termination.

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK
“@2x
“We know ‘real’ sports will come back, and when they do, everyone will celebrate, but the absence of live action has seen an increased demand for innovative and non-traditional sports coverage.”

Sportradar CEO Carsten Koerl discusses the need for the industry to quickly adapt to the shortfall in ‘real sports’.

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NUMBERS GAME
100%
Supporting the new Scientific Games Hardship Relief Fund, CEO Barry Cottle has volunteered to take a 100% pay cut.

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10,000
Almost 10,000 delegates have already registered for next week’s SBC Digital Summit, with the virtual exhibition floor completely sold out.

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$307.5m
Gaming and Leisure Properties has finalised its acquisition of Tropicana Las Vegas Casino Hotel Resort from Penn National for $307.5m in rent credits.

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11%
Sportradar has reported an 11% growth in its delivery of sports content and coverage in spite of the lack of live sports globally due to COVID-19.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK
SBC Digital Summit
SBC’s Ellie Lynch answers any questions that you might have about next week’s Digital Summit.
Recommended Reading
William Hill’s Steven Armstrong spoke with PaymentExpert about the evolving fight against fraud and corruption, as well as his involvement in the ‘perfectly timed’ SBC Digital Summit.

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Lloyd Danzig, Sharp Alpha Advisors Founder and CEO, discusses how the pandemic has affected both investment and innovation within the betting and gaming industry in an interview with SBC Americas.

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Simon Croft, CEO of Live Solutions, discusses why it is so important that social elements remain a key driving force for the company to move forward.

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SBC caught up with Digitain’s Head of Sales, Simon Westbury, to talk about the need to boost responsible marketing, and how using AI can help unlock esports’ potential.

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