The SBC Weekly Digest for 05/11/2021

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

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Good week for…
NEW YORK

Legal mobile sports wagering is due to launch in New York on Saturday, as four operators – Caesars, DraftKings, FanDuel, and Rush Street Interactive – secured licences from the state commission.

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IMG ARENA

IMG Arena has acquired the rights to the official sports betting data and live streaming of the Ladies Professional Golf Association tour.

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Bad week for…
SWEDEN

The Swedish Trade Association for Online Gambling (BOS) has criticised a governmental decision to lower the online gambling spending cap from SEK 5,000 to SEK 4,000 per week.

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NETHERLANDS

René Jansen, the Chairman of the Dutch Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) gambling authority, has warned that legalisation of games of chance has ‘caused a stir’ in the Netherlands, whilst political understanding of the industry remains limited.

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK
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Hayley Jane Smith, Interim Head of Safer Gambling Standards at Gamcare, spoke on the most effective impactful strategy when it comes to social responsibility.

“Collaboration is going to be everything that drives this industry forward – they’ve got to share best practice with each other and listen to research as well. Going above and beyond the regulations and not just sticking to the basic levels of the requirements could really make a difference within the industry.”

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NUMBERS GAME
$14.5 million
Sportech has closed a deal to sell the lottery management contract of the Dominican Republic Lottery (Leidsa) to Inspired Entertainment for $14.5 million.

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$4.1 million
Playmaker is moving to strengthen its position in the Latin American market by completing the acquisition of the Brazilian media and marketing group Futmarketing for a total of $4.1 million.

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38%
A new survey of over 5,000 UK adults has revealed that 38% of Britons use budgeting mobile apps to assess expenses and manage their financial situation.

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$40 million
The Tennessee Education Lottery released data revealing that the state’s sportsbooks set a new revenue record throughout December, generating nearly $40 million in the month.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK
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SlotBeats’ Beyond the Reels saw CasinoBeats’ Senior Reporter, James Ross, explore Evoplay‘s flagship game of 2021 in Star Guardians with its CCO, Vladimir Malakchi.
Recommended Reading
Highlighting the use of free-to-play games as a means of securing customer retention, Incentive Games’ CEO John Gordon discussed regulatory and compliance conditions and his firm’s outlook on 2022.

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Sky Bet CEO Steve Birch has described the company’s partnership with the English Football League (EFL) as one of the ‘most significant’ in professional sports.

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888’s Director of Business Development, John Atkinson, analysed its biggest commercial developments of the past 12 months, in particular highlighting its acquisition of William Hill’s non-US assets.

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Writing his monthly column for Lottery Daily, Jari Vähänen examines the impact of the recently passed Finnish Lottery Act, implemented on January 1, and how it will affect the country’s current gaming monopoly.

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Artículos Recomendados
El mercado latinoamericano sigue creciendo aceleradamente y generando interés internacional entre las empresas más importantes de las industria del juego y las apuestas. Por eso, Vera Motto, ejecutiva de Desarrollo de Negocios de Habanero, habló en exclusiva con SBC Noticias sobre las perspectivas de la empresa en la región.

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Mariana Soto, ex jefa de gabinete del Ministerio de Energía de Chile y de la empresa de telecomunicaciones WOM, se ha convertido en la nueva presidenta de la Asociación Chilena de Casinos de Juego (ACCJ). De esta forma, Soto reemplazará a Nicolás Imschenetzky, dueño de Marina del Sol, quien ocupó el cargo hasta el 31 de diciembre de 2021.

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