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Sapar Karyagdyyev, Gamingtec: Esports a new king or fly-by-night

Gamingtec

When COVID-19 decimated the sports calendar back in March, the knee-jerk reaction was that sports betting would never be the same. Alternative content, headlined by esports and virtual betting markets, would quickly emerge as a genuine rival to traditional sports betting. Yet, while the associated quarantine period has certainly accelerated the need for a more diversified content set, both short …

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Marek Suchar: “As esports betting grows, we will no longer speak about it as one sport”

As live sports slowly resumes this month the topic has been raised over the long term future of the esports betting industry, which rose in prominence during the global health pandemic. Marek Suchar is the Head of Sales at Oddin.gg, a B2B esports odds feed and risk management provider. He spoke to SBC News about the future of the esports …

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FIFA and CONMEBOL to deliver SBC Digital Summit Latinoamérica keynotes

Ennio Bovolenta, FIFA’s Head of Integrity

SBC Digital Summit Latinoamérica is to open with keynotes from both FIFA and CONMEBOL, as the governing bodies use the virtual conference and exhibition to detail their work to preserve the integrity of football. The two-day betting and gaming industry trade show gets underway on 16 June 2020 with the event keynote, which will be delivered by Ennio Bovolenta, FIFA’s …

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Oddin.gg: The importance of live betting in esports

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Esports betting has enjoyed a well-documented rise to prominence over the last few months, partly due to global restrictions and the postponement of live sporting events.  However, the challenge now for esports is to cement itself as a major player in the overall sports betting landscape, avoiding a situation where audiences just ‘revert to type’ as the sports action returns. …

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ESI Digital Summit: Esports nuances need to be understood for the sake of integrity

ESI’s Digital Summit has highlighted the growth of esports in terms of its global viewership and in its betting take-up. Yet, as esports becomes more popular, it heightens its risk of match fixing and corruption.  One of the summit’s concurrent themes, esports and betting stakeholders observed and debated the complexities of maintaining esports integrity, amid distinct wagering intricacies and unique …

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PA Betting Services: Meeting demand for esports in-play action

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Jack Kelliher, Commercial Manager for PA Betting Services (pictured), discusses the unforeseen esports events in lockdown, the ‘pulling power’ of large brands to attack the space, popular objections for those nervous about getting involved, and the trading advantage to setting prices against those for other major betting sports. SBC: With the betting world now having had time to readjust to …

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Igor Vasilj: Making sure the price is still right for NSoft

Igor Vasilj

Price management will become challenging for the betting industry as sports return to action, said NSoft Senior Sports Trader Igor Vasilj (pictured), because of the impact the enforced break has had on some of the information used to determine match odds. Vasilj has now spent more than six years with NSoft – a software solutions provider which provides both pre-match …

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Betby’s Sergey Tsukanov: Esports is here to stay

Betby

As we edge closer to the return of mainstream sports betting, we caught up with Sergey Tsukanov, Chief Risk Officer at Betby (pictured), to talk esports, alternative markets and the need for industry innovation following the current downturn.  SBC: How has Betby adapted products and services for its partners since the cancellation of sporting fixtures began?  ST: The cancellation of …

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