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SBC Magazine Issue 9: Esports future, online shift and Brazil betting soap opera

SBC Magazine

The future for esports betting, the regulatory soap opera in Brazil, a new COO for LeoVegas and how online gaming can drive the industry’s comeback are just some of the key topics in Issue 9 of SBC Magazine. Available to view online HERE, we start by analysing Sergey Portnov’s “calculated risk” approach to Parimatch leadership, before reflecting on how Carsten Koerl …

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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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Half measures threaten Ukraine Gambling Law being ‘dead on arrival’

Major developments in Ukraine have seen the Rada (parliament) committee fast track final readings of ‘Bill-2285D – Gambling Law’ to be commenced this week (18 May). MPs will be given the final chance to debate amendments of the governing SoP Party’s bill which will reestablish Ukraine’s federal gambling framework. Despite its fast track, observers remain unconvinced on a number of …

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Parimatch promotes ‘proven talent’ Dmitry Sergeev as CEO of CIS markets

Parimatch Holdings has confirmed the promotion of Dmitry Sergeev to the newly created executive leadership position – CEO of Parimatch CIS Division.  Sergeev, who has led Parimatch’s Russian unit since 2019, will be tasked with leading operations and growth strategy for the ‘Commonwealth of Independent States’ territories, encompassing – Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, …

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SBC Digital Summit: Esports betting can complement traditional sports – Parimatch

The esports betting industry has risen to prominence amid the COVID-19 outbreak. However, Parimatch CEO Sergey Portnov has said that for the sector’s long-term potential growth it should look to complement traditional sports, not compete against it.  Speaking at SBC’s Digital Summit, Portnov stated: “I don’t think esports can carry success on its own. Esports is strong, I agree, and …

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Parimatch combats esports corruption with ESIC membership

International betting operator Parimatch has strengthened its commitment to fight against the corruption of esports matches and athletes after becoming the latest to join the Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC). The new membership adds to the current Parimatch partnership with FederBet, which focuses on combating fraud. The new agreement will provide ESIC with betting data in order to help investigate possible …

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Ukraine Rada begins ‘draft assessments’ but can it separate good from the bad and the ugly

Following the Christmas break, Ukraine MPs return to the Rada (parliament), in which the first readings of Ukraine’s newly planned gambling regulatory framework are scheduled to take place this week. The closing months of 2019 saw seven draft regulatory proposals put to the Rada, detailing little cross-party consensus on how Ukraine should end its 10-year gambling hiatus established under the …

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Katerina Belorusskaya: How the Parimatch Foundation gives back to the community

Giving back to the local community and supporting charitable causes has been a core feature of the Parimatch DNA according to Katerina Belorusskaya, Chairwoman at Parimatch Foundation.  Speaking to SBC, she explained that important for gambling operators to implement their social corporate responsibility at the local level, with a focus upon ‘taking care of the future generation.’ Can you tell …

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Parimatch hosts inaugural Dota2 Parimatch League Season

International betting operator Parimatch strengthened its commitment to esports after it teamed up with ESforce Holding to host the Dota2 Parimatch League Season 1.  The tournament, which had a prize pool of $75,000, attracted over 1,000 spectators to the Yota Arena in Moscow. It marked the first time that a betting operator had organised its own esports competition.  Stepan Shulga, …

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Sergey Portnov: Parimatch – CIS ambitions can match the UK in three years

Sergey Portnov, Chief Executive of Parimatch, has emphasised how the CIS and wider Eastern European betting markets could track the UK’s performance within a three-year span, noting fast-changing developments. However, Portnov warns that CIS ambitions can only be matched if regulatory gaps are fulfiled.  Speaking at SBC’s ‘Betting on Sports 2019‘ Conference, Portnov discussed the current development of the CIS …

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