The SBC Weekly Digest for 22/05/20

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

Good week for…

Despite COVID-19 impacts, online casinos and poker rooms across the Keystone State smashed their revenue record with $43.1m generated during April.

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GVC reached a ‘milestone’ this week after finalising the migration of the Ladbrokes Coral brands onto its proprietary technology platform.

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Bad week for…

Racing at some tracks across France could face a second suspension after the government withdrew its approval to allow the sport to resume in areas still affected by the coronavirus outbreak.

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Sports marketing agency Two Circles has predicted that sports sponsorship revenue in 2020 could take a $17.2 billion hit as a result of COVID-19.

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“Price management has become challenging because the information used to determine odds, such as injuries and current form, has become quite scanty, affecting opening and closing lines.”

NSoft Senior Sports Trader Igor Vasilj spoke to SBC about the challenges of price management for the betting industry as sports return to action.

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The UK government rolled out its new Future Fund this week, which will deliver around £500m in total to help start-ups ease the overall economic impact caused by COVID-19.

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Data from a recent GambleAware report has shown that 46% of problem gamblers have not accessed treatment of support due to a lack of awareness and associated stigma.

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As the Bundesliga made its return last weekend, viewership on BT Sport is reported to have peaked at over 652,000, with Borussia Dortmund’s clash against Schalke 04 attracting the highest audience.

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IGT revealed that COVID-19 restrictions had affected all areas of business, reporting group revenues had fallen by 18% to $940m.

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SBC News 90 looks at the MGA data-sharing agreement with World Snooker, and the news that Spelinspektionen has submitted new match-fixing regulations to the European Commission.
Recommended Reading
Payment Expert spoke with Shaun Puckrin, Chief Product Officer of Global Processing Services, about the role that mobile apps can play in the future of fintech.

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Daniel Dolejsi, social media and community manager at Casino Guru, explained to CasinoBeats why industry stakeholders must come together to elevate player protection measures.

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Sportradar’s MD for Sports Partnerships David Lampitt spoke to SBC about how the company is preparing to support more tournaments to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on the tennis ecosystem.

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Roger Tyrzyk, IDnow Country Manager for UK&I, Malta and Cyprus, explains the importance of undertaking a ‘best of both’ human and machine approach to applying identity checks.

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