The SBC Weekly Digest for 27/11/20

Sponsored by Metric Gaming. Your weekly roundup of the most popular articles from SBC News, SBC Americas, CasinoBeats, SlotBeats….

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Good week for…
CAMELOT

Camelot UK has recorded its second-highest interim performance, having generated ticket sales of £3.85bn during H1 2020.

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CANADIAN SPORTS BETTING

Single event sports betting could soon become a reality in Canada after the parliament edged closer to passing a bill for The Safe and Regulated Sports Betting Act.

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Bad week for…
ENGLAND’S CASINOS

Casinos in England will not be permitted to reopen in areas under tier three restrictions, placing further financial strain on venues which have been closed for several weeks already.

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AHMAD AHMAD

Ahmad Ahmad, the President of CAF, has been handed a five-year ban from all football-related activities due to a ‘breach of his duty of loyalty’.

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK
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“I think it is very unlikely that US states will be influenced by Colombia’s approach in any way. Or by any other market in LatAm or Europe, for that matter. It would be easier for the industry if they did, but the political and socio-economic levers are completely different.”

In a roundtable discussion for SBC Americas, Alex Leese, CEO Pronet Gaming, looks at whether the US could follow Colombia’s lead in implementing progressive, innovator-friendly frameworks.

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NUMBERS GAME
368.2%
Rush Street Interactive’s revenue during Q3 2020 amounted to £78.2m, a 368.2% increase from 2019’s $16.7m.

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€179m
During Q3 trading, OPAP recorded a 9% decline in lottery GGR, falling from €197m to €179m, which has been attributed to ‘fragmented retail reopenings’.

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Stats Perform has signed a six-year agreement to undertake a sweeping reform of the WTA’s AI and data capabilities, enhancing professional women’s tennis commercial opportunities.

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4,000
Crowds of up to 4,000 people will be allowed back into stadiums in tier one areas in England from 2 December, with this number dropping to 2,000 for tier two areas.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK
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Delivering the keynote speech at the CasinoBeats Slots Festival, Nik Robinson, CEO and founder of Big Time Gaming, reflects on the events of 2020 and looks ahead to some of the innovations to come in 2021.
Recommended Reading
Writing for SBC News, Scott Longley analyses the cultural and technological adjustments that betting incumbents will face in their next multi-billion field of play.

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Writing for SBC Americas, Xtremepush’s Victor Sevciuc looks at why the legalisation of mobile betting in more US states is great news for operators and a sign of things to come for the market.

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In the latest edition of SlotBeats Spotlight, five industry experts cast a light on the Latin American slots market and explore how it has developed and evolved over the last 12 months.

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Writing for CasinoBeats, Hub88.io’s director Vladimir Negine explores 2020’s most important slots trends by taking a deeper dive into the content aggregator’s huge sample of data.

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Artículos Recomendados
Juan B. Pérez Hidalgo dejó la presidencia de Coljuegos tras casi cinco años al frente del regulador y sería reemplazado por César Augusto Valencia, administrador de la Universidad del Norte.

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Un diputado brasileño propuso una enmienda para modificar la actual Ley de Turismo con el objetivo de integrar casinos en los hoteles locales e incluir nuevas opciones de entretenimiento.

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