The SBC Weekly Digest for 14/08/20

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

Good week for…
NEW JERSEY SPORTSBOOKS

New Jersey’s online casinos surpassed the $2bn lifetime revenue mark in July, marking a record month as sportsbooks accelerated their COVID rebound.

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UKRAINE BETTING

President Volodymyr Zelensky formally signed the ascension of Bill-2285D, paving the way for Ukraine’s regulated gambling marketplace.

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Bad week for…
MACCLESFIELD TOWN
Macclesfield Town will be relegated to the National League after the EFL won an appeal against a points deduction.

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NATWEST
NatWest Group has confirmed that it plans to cut 550 full-time roles across its flagship retail branches of NatWest and RBS.

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK
“@2x
“There are plenty of opportunities with streamers going forward whether it is player acquisition, community building, or even creating specific channels where streamers can play together with their followers. This is really just the beginning of a new era in many respects.”

Tamas Kusztos, head of sales and account management at Kalamba Games, discusses what he believes the future holds for streaming channels.

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NUMBERS GAME
£3.2m
The HBLB has offered £3.2m in ‘immediate and short-term funding’ for UK racing to ‘meet regulatory standards and guidance for hosting fixtures in the current environment’.

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78.8%
US commercial gaming revenue during Q2 2020 fell by 78.8%, totalling $2.3bn, according to the American Gaming Association’s new Commercial Gaming Revenue Tracker.

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19%
Publishing its H1 results, GVC recorded a 19% uptick in online gaming revenues, up from £1.05 billion in 2019 to £1.25 billion.

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£500m
The organisers of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games have scrapped its £500m single-site athletes village project due to the impact of the global health pandemic.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK
SBC DS Barcelona
With the SBC Summit Barcelona – Digital fast approaching, we have a sneak peak of what you can expect from the event.
Recommended Reading
David Lampitt, Managing Director Sports Partnerships at Sportradar, looks at why bookmakers cannot ignore F1’s new wagering innovations and the main opportunities in different markets around the world.

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Payment Expert spoke with Mikael Lijtenstein, CEO of AstroPay, to discuss the stand-out features of the AstroPay Card, as well as which countries are next on the ‘go-to markets’ list for its adoption.

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In the first part of an extensive slot streaming series rolled-out by CasinoBeats, some of the leading suppliers discuss the rise of streaming channels and the changing regulatory landscape.

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In the weekly esports report, Insider Sport looks at LCS’ new partnership with Buffalo Wild Wings, Activision’s new hiring and Ford Models launching an esports agency.

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