The SBC Weekly Digest for 15/01/21

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

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In a Q4 2020 trading update, Kindred has recorded its ‘strongest quarter ever’ with the operator group reporting ‘all-time high’ revenues.

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Gamesys has reiterated that it is ‘in a strong position’ to continue its growth momentum into 2021 despite the challenges of the global pandemic.

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Bad week for…

Miguel Santiváñez has been removed from his position as a Ligue 1 referee due to an ongoing match-fixing investigation by the Peruvian Football Federation.

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Following a legal challenge regarding transparency and the use of public funds, the Sao Paulo Grand Prix has been suspended.

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“It is perfectly understandable that businesses wanted to position for a ‘worse-case’ scenario and to continue to access EU markets. However, history may show that some operators may have moved critical mass too early. There was always optimism that a gambling industry would be retained in Gibraltar, but whether that was a declining or growing issue was the question.”

With the early ‘teething problems’ from the Brexit transition making headlines, Andrew Lyman, executive director at the government of Gibraltar – gambling division, dissects the impact that the ‘oven-ready’ deal will have on Gibraltar.

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£4.46 million
GambleAware revealed that between Q1-Q3, the gambling industry had made £4.46 million in voluntary donations to the charity.

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Viewership figures for the fixture between the Alabama Crimson Tide and Ohio State Buckeyes American college football teams dipped by 27% in 2020, marking a 16-year low.

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Zumo has doubled its customer base to over 25,000, demonstrating a sustained rise in the use of digital currencies and e-wallet transactions.

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$1 billion
Figures for December have shown that New Jersey has edged even closer to becoming the first state to accept $1 billion in wagers in a single month.

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John Cole
Looking back at ‘The Role Of Social Media’ panel from SBC Summit Barcelona – Digital, leading figures analyse the role of social media in building engagement with bettors.
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Assaf Dor, CEO and Founder of Cellxpert, breaks down why legacy affiliate programmes will lose affiliates if they don’t react to the impending Google Chrome third party cookie changes.

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In a CasinoBeats roundtable, industry experts give their insights on whether smaller suppliers, and slot studios in particular, are up against it when it comes to fighting for market share.

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Relax Gaming’s CCO Daniel Eskola explains why smart content differentiation is essential to thriving on the global gaming stage.

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Payment Expert quizzes John Mitchell, CEO of Episode Six, on how open banking can benefit the European market.

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Artículos Recomendados
Amanda Boucault, coordinadora de Relaciones Públicas en América Latina para Sherlock Communications, fue a fondo sobre las oportunidades cruzadas entre el auge del streaming y el sector del juego online en Latinoamérica.

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El operador de apuestas deportivas William Hill vio perjudicado su canal presencial por el paso de la pandemia, pero el crecimiento online, la expansión a Latinoamérica y su reciente licencia online en Buenos Aires traen buenas expectativas para 2021.

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