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Gaizka Mendieta and Georgian football greats join SBC Digital Summit CIS line-up

SBC Digital Summit CIS - Gaizka Mendieta

Former international football stars Gaizka Mendieta, Georgi Kinkladze, Zurab Khizanishvili and Revaz Arveladze are set to take part in a special panel at SBC Digital Summit CIS analysing the relationship between professional sports and the business world. The Betting and Sports – More Than Just A Companion? session takes place on 5 November, the second day of the virtual conference …

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SBC Digital Summit CIS unveils stellar speaker line-up

SBC Digital Summit CIS

SBC Digital Summit CIS represents an unrivalled opportunity to gain valuable information about the region’s betting and gaming industry, with senior executives from Parimatch, adjarabet, Liga Stavok, Fonbet, FavBet, BetBoom, and Betlive part of a stellar speaker line-up.  The virtual conference and expo on 4 – 5 November has an agenda focused on the growing markets in the CIS region, …

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adjarabet strikes strategic deal to become betting partner of SBC Digital Summit CIS

Georgia’s largest betting operator adjarabet has signed a strategic partnership agreement with event organiser SBC that sees the Flutter Entertainment-owned business become the exclusive betting partner of the forthcoming SBC Digital Summit CIS.  The senior executive team of adjarabet will also play a key role in the virtual conference and expo on 4 – 5 November, with three of them …

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Giancarlo Sergi: Education is a key factor in combating match-fixing

The most effective way to combat match fixing is to ensure that players are educated on the subject matter and effective prevention measures are in place, according to Giancarlo Sergi, General Secretary, Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS). Taking part in a panel entitled ‘Assessing the impact of the Tennis review of integrity’ on day two of Betting on Sports Europe …

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BOSE Digital: The growth of esports demands a better standard of product

As the game and data standards become more robust, it is becoming much safer for bookmakers to take bets on the esports market. On a W2-sponsored panel titled ‘Esports – A Safer Bet?’ on day two of Betting on Sports Europe – Digital 2020, panellists discussed whether bookmakers are becoming more comfortable with taking bets on esports. Paris Smith, CEO …

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Why prohibiting betting markets ties the hands of the licensed market

As countries around the world were plunged into lockdown, punters turned towards the more niche betting markets such as Belarussian football, table tennis and lower-league Swedish football. But one issue that arose, in the case of the Swedish market, was the growing concern that the lower tiers of football may be more susceptible to match-fixing and betting corruption – which …

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Michelle Evans: We can’t underestimate the impact of lived experiences in tackling problem gambling

When it comes to raising awareness of problem gambling and issues associated with sporting integrity among athletes, the only way to ensure that players understand the implications is through education and hearing from those with lived experience. That’s according to Michelle Evans, Head of Communications and Wellbeing at PFA Scotland, who was speaking on a panel entitled ‘The Link Between …

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How Euro 2020’s postponement is challenging the industry to adapt

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the UEFA Euro 2020 summer football tournament was postponed and rescheduled for next year. Although this was frustrating for many betting companies, it also provided them with an opportunity to improve their offerings. On a Stats Perform sponsored panel titled The Challenges with Euro 2020 on day two of Betting on Sports Europe – Digital …

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BOSE Digital: Oddschecker breaks down ‘record-breaking’ Premier League campaign

‘Unexpected’ is arguably one of the buzzwords that comes to mind when discussing the 2019/20 Premier League season, with bookmakers and fans surprised at league outcomes, the length of the season and the performance of some of the league’s biggest teams. Delivering a keynote speech on day two of the Betting on Sports Europe – Digital, James Tippett, Commercial Executive …

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BOSE: Seismic shift in perception will force operators to halt problem gamblers

Assessing Gen Z and Millennial behaviour, Jamie Mitchell of Low6 has predicted a ‘seismic shift’ from traditional ‘hard’ gambling, stating that the industry, regulators and the public perception will ‘force’ people and sportsbooks to ‘not welcome’ problem gamblers onto their platforms. In the New entrants – new angles panel at Betting on Sport Europe – Digital, panellists discussed changing customer …

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