The SBC Weekly Digest for 08/01/21

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

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Good week for…

Las Vegas Sands has published its 2019 Environmental, Social and Governance Report which highlighted itself as the only integrated resort company named in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index North America.

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Better Collective acquired a further 70% of shares in Mindway AI with the aim of making ‘betting more safe’, taking its total ownership stake to 90%.

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Bad week for…

The Walt Disney Company has had a suit filed against it by Liga MX club Santos Laguna over alleged contractual breaches from the company’s acquisition of 21st Century Fox in 2019.

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Pre-season plans in the Rugby Football League have been placed on hold as the UK sporting world continues to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

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“I think it’s perfectly OK to laugh at the absurdities of the racing and betting world, but you have to be careful to aim for the right targets. The sport itself is absolutely absurd when you boil it down.”

Following the seriousness of 2020, Ross Brierley – stand-up comedian and podcaster – speaks to SBC about why betting can be a laughing and unifying matter.

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Free from the regulations of the European Union, the UK banking sector is lobbying for the limit for contactless payments within the UK to be increased from £45 to £100.

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Following the US Capitol siege earlier this week, Smarkets has predicted that Donald Trump is 94% likely to complete his full term.

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$175.9 million
GAN finalised its acquisition of Coolbet earlier this week, for a total purchase price of $175.9m in cash and stock.

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81.5 million
The National Basketball Association recorded its most watched opening week since 2012 with coverage of the matches across TNT, ESPN, and ABC, collectively delivering over 81.5 million hours of viewership.

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With a tongue in cheek reflection on 2020, Paddy Power looks back at 2020 – the year which brought us numerous Trump meltdowns, the closure of the sporting world and Tiger King.
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GiG Media looks at why swathes of affiliates looking to promote your products can be a daunting prospect in the face of changing regulations.

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With Ukraine opening its doors to a legalised betting industry, Andrey Astapov breaks down the latest developments emerging from the region.

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In his latest column for Lottery Daily, Jari Vähänen answers why lotteries must concentrate on customer experience management.

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Brian McLaughlin, Global Chief Experience Officer for Bottomline, predicts what will be the top user experience and innovation trends in 2021.

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Artículos Recomendados
El Gobierno de la provincia de Buenos Aires publicó la resolución mediante la cual le otorga licencias de juego online a siete sociedades compuestas por empresas nacionales e internacionales.

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Evert Montero Cárdenas, presidente de Fecoljuegos, hizo un análisis en exclusiva sobre lo que ocurrió en Colombia en 2020 y de qué forma la industria puede aprovechar el pasado para multiplicar las oportunidades este año.

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