The SBC Weekly Digest for 11/12/20

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


Good week for…

Tipico is now fully operational in the US betting market after debuting its new app in the state of New Jersey.

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The AGA’s Commercial Gaming Revenue Tracker has reported a 6.3% rise in revenues, marking the sixth consecutive month of recovery since the US’ ‘historic low-point’ in April.

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Bad week for…

The South African Special Investigating Unit has carried out an investigation into the National Lotteries Commission following concerns of corruption and maladministration.

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The FA issued a fine to Paul Terry, Loan Manager at West Bromwich Albion, after he confessed to 209 breaches of betting regulations.

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“Whilst millions gamble responsibly, the Gambling Act is an analogue law in a digital age. From an era of having a flutter in a high street bookmaker, casino, racecourse or seaside pier, the industry has evolved at breakneck speed.”

Oliver Dowden, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, launched the government’s review of the 2005 Gambling Act.

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£650 million
The National Lottery Community Fund has distributed more than £650 million to communities across the UK throughout 2020, thanks to National Lottery player spend.

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In its latest whitepaper, Bayes Esports shares five top tips from industry experts on how to maximise the esports tournament experience.

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LeoVegas and bet365 were both successful in the main operator categories at the SBC Awards 2020, where a record 41 companies were recognised for their achievements.

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£20 million
The UK Tote Group raised a reported £20 million from existing shareholders to diversify its products and technologies from traditional greyhound and horse racing as it pledges to ‘expand into other sports’.

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Shay Segev, CEO of Entain – formerly known as GVC Holdings – speaks with SBC’s Managing Director Andrew McCarron about the company’s rebranding, sustainability and social responsibility.
Recommended Reading
Neale Deeley, VP of US Sales and Gaming at Sportradar, delves into the explosion of mobile betting and its potential in the US market at Betting on Sports America – Digital.

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As we approach the end of 2020, Vasilije Lekovic, director of gaming at Trustly, looks forward to 2021 as he gives his top four predictions for the payments sector.

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Following the launch of the Gambling Review this week, SBC quizzed industry stakeholders on what the overhaul of current legislation may mean for UK betting.

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CasinoBeats takes a look at iSoftBet’s newest slot title, Queen of Wonderland Megaways, after they were invited to the company’s ‘virtual tea party’.

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Artículos Recomendados
El CEO de Entain Plc, Shay Segev, habló con SBC sobre el lanzamiento de bwin en Colombia, los planes a futuro en México y las expectativas sobre el mercado regulado de apuestas en Brasil.

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Uri Levy, VP de Desarrollo de Negocios de Playtech, y Fernanda Sainz, CMO LatAm de Wplay, hablaron sobre el inminente lanzamiento de la plataforma de tecnología IMS de Playtech, que beneficiará a todos los productos de la plataforma de apuestas colombiana, tanto retail como online.

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