Hello and welcome to the SBC News 90, here’s today’s top stories:

Malta’s Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit recorded 1,445 ‘suspicious transaction reports’ submitted by MGA licensees during 2019.

The reports, from 210 Malta-licensed operators, represented another 100 per cent year-on-year increase in suspicious transactions registered by the unit’s monitoring system.

Disputed transactions were the dominant reason for reported cases, triggered by operators flagging account inconsistencies, suspicious activities and chargebacks.

Reports from Japan suggest that the postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games will cost around 200 billion yen, equivalent to nearly 2 billion US dollars. 

It is expected that anti-coronavirus measures for the rescheduled spectacle will cost organisers a further 100 billion yen, or 10 billion dollars.

The local and federal government are scheduled to reconvene later this month to discuss the best course of action to manage the financial implications.

BtoBet’s Neuron 3 platform is to power Yellowbet’s Cameroon-facing brand, strengthening the operator’s omnichannel presence in the African market.

The deal will cover Yellowbet’s digital channels, with BtoBet support the migration of the operator’s other brands in Africa to the BtoBet betting and gaming platform.

That’s all for today, I’ll be back tomorrow for your next SBC News 90.

SBC News 90: Suspicious transaction reports double in Malta