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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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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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SBC Charity Boxing Championship packs a punch for Oliver’s Wish Foundation

SBC Charity Boxing Championship

The first SBC Charity Boxing Championship, in partnership with Oliver’s Wish Foundation, will see some of the biggest names in the gaming industry going toe-to-toe in the ring to raise thousands of pounds for good causes.  This unique black tie event, which is supported by the generous headline sponsors NetEnt and Red Tiger, takes place on 3 April 2020 at …

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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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Parimatch launches ‘epic’ Conor McGregor campaign

International betting operator Parimatch has launched its latest marketing campaign with former two-weight UFC champion, Conor McGregor.  McGregor, who doubles as a Parimatch brand ambassador, is one of the world’s most recognisable combat sports athletes and sees himself centre in a campaign which has been named “A new epic story.”  The campaign, which was created by Canadian director Angelo Merten and …

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Parimatch extends Apoel FC sponsorship deal

Parimatch has extended its sponsorship deal with Cypriot First Division champions APOEL Football Club for the fourth consecutive season. As part of the renewed sponsorship deal, the Parimatch logo will continue to be printed on the front of the APOEL FC players match jersey, with the partners also continuing to work together on charitable and community-led initiatives.  Sergey Portnov, CEO …

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Sergey Portnov: McGregor and Tyson have helped Parimatch reach new demographics

Using renowned athletes such as Conor McGregor and Mike Tyson is key for an operator to help distinguish themselves from others, according to Parimatch CEO, Sergey Portnov. Speaking at the recent Betting on Sports event, Portnov explained to SBC some of the benefits that Parimatch has seen from its partnerships with McGregor and Tyson, and how the two athletes have helped the operator reach two entirely …

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Ukraine expects to submit gambling bill ‘in the coming days’

Following a ten-year ban of gambling across Ukraine, the newly-elected government has committed to adopting a new gambling legislation by the end of this year, with plans to submit legislation to Parliament ‘in the coming days’. In June of this year, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky instructed his Cabinet of Ministers to draft a new bill by 1 October, which would …

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Parimatch pens deal with boxing legend Tyson

Online sports betting operator Parimatch has strengthened its portfolio of ambassadors by announcing a new partnership with heavyweight boxing icon, Iron Mike Tyson. Tyson, who currently holds the record for being the youngest world heavyweight champion at the age of 20 years, 4 months and 22 days, joins the likes of UFC icon Conor McGregor, Alexey Oleynik, Petr Yan and the Shevchenko sisters as representatives of …

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