The SBC Weekly Digest for 29/10/2021

Your weekly roundup of the most popular articles and videos from the SBC network, powered by Metric Gaming



Good week for…

Lottoland, has committed to a greener future by becoming the first gambling operator to go carbon neutral and sign Amazon’s initiative, The Climate Pledge.

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Temporary restrictions imposed on Sweden’s betting and gaming industry are due to end next month, according to the country’s government.

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Bad week for…

A defender for National League North club York City FC has been suspended for one month by the FA for placing 139 bets across two seasons, with two placed on matches directly involving his team.

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L’Autorité Nationale des Jeux (ANJ) has issued a warning to French operators following a 17% spike in complaints from players who have been prohibited or limited from betting.

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Richard Kidd, Head of Sales at Bayes Esports, explains why the esports industry must be prepared to embrace new opportunities through audience engagement and entertainment modelling.

“I think the biggest challenge is raising the perceived value of esports within the betting industry. There are many larger global betting companies, yet esports is a rather small percentage of their total sportsbook.”

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$6.05 billion
Scientific Games Corporation has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Lottery business to Brookfield Business Partners LP in a cash and earn-out deal worth $6.05 billion.

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Following the announcement of the UK’s Autumn budget by Chancellor Rishi Sunak, Smarket Politics has placed a 22% chance of a recession in 2022.

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PointsBet has recorded a 42% increase in turnover year-on-year in its financial results for the first quarter of its 2022 fiscal year, ending 30 September 2021.

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1.97 billion
Svenska Spel published its Q3 financial report, revealing net gaming revenue of SEK1.97 billion following the reopening of its casinos in July.

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In the latest edition of Martin Lycka’s Safe Bet Show, Kindbridge CEO and Founder Daniel Umfleet shared his belief that casinos and sportsbooks are uniquely positioned to promote mental wellbeing as a corporate responsibility.
Recommended Reading
The latest budget from the UK government was met with mixed reactions from the UK finance sector as digital banks were seemingly neglected.

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Sam Wright, B2B marketing specialist at Pinnacle Solution, detailed the importance of an authentic approach to engaging an esports audience.

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The CasinoBeats 100 Club examined international opportunities in the igaming space, with Latin America, the US and Canada highlighted as the most intriguing emerging markets.

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As the National Basketball Association (NBA) season gets underway, PrizePicks CEO Adam Wexler discussed the company’s basketball-focused products and marketing.

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Artículos Recomendados
JD Duarte, CEO del operador de apuestas deportivas Betcris, dio una keynote en el Día 2 de SBC Summit Latinoamérica 2021 y analizó la percepción sobre el mercado latino y sus características.

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El presidente de Fecoljuegos, Evert Montero Cárdenas, fue el moderador del panel Lecciones post-COVID en SBC Summit Latinoamérica 2021, que abordó la actualidad del sector en Latinoamérica con la participación de expertos y actores de la industria.

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