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FIFA to highlight steps to protect the integrity of football at Betting on Sports Europe – Digital

FIFA Head of Integrity Ennio Bovolenta

FIFA Head of Integrity Ennio Bovolenta will deliver the keynote for the Sports Integrity track at this month’s Betting on Sports Europe – Digital conference and exhibition. The virtual event on 21 – 22 October will bring together senior executives from the European sports betting industry to share knowledge and ideas about the key issues influencing the future of the …

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Trovato Villalba handed lifetime ban following FIFA investigation

The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has issued a ‘lifetime ban from all football-related activity’ to Marco Antonio Trovato Villalba, with the President of the Paraguayan Club Olimpia also ordered to pay CHF 100,000 fine (£84,300). The sanction was given after Trovato Villalba was found ‘guilty of match manipulation and of failing to comply with his duty to collaborate during disciplinary proceedings. …

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SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO

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We check in on the international expansion journey for the rebranded Kaizen Gaming, formerly Stoiximan/Betano, to kick off Issue 10 of SBC Magazine. Now present in six countries, and with a strong footprint in Europe, CEO George Daskalakis expands on the company’s symbolic name change, before assessing new opportunities in Latin America (LatAm) and sharing his disappointment over Germany’s failure …

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ESI Digital – No Drama Please… Esports growth should be treated as business as usual 

Esports has been one of betting’s rising markets following the global health pandemic. Whilst live sports were abruptly  postponed, competitive gaming became a major player by simply shifting from an offline environment to online tournaments. However for some of esports’ biggest betting operators, the attitude towards this rise has been fairly relaxed, partly due to the expectation that competitive gaming …

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BetInvest: The benefits of separating esports betting markets

Writing for SBC News, full-cycle betting software provider BetInvest shares its vision for the esports industry, touching upon the importance of separating traditional titles and ‘eGames’ whilst analysing possible trends for the future. Since March, the interest towards esports, in general, has increased by 20% among the 18-25 age group, and by 50% among the 26-35 age group. This was …

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Luckbox: How the return of live sport has affected esports betting

During the global health pandemic, esports betting has risen in popularity, with titles such as FIFA and NBA2k garnering incredible growth of up to 40 times its usual volume, according to Everymatrix’s State of Esports Betting Report in May. However, as live sporting events begin to resume, questions over the long term sustainability of esports betting have arisen, with sportsbooks …

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Kindred marks Q2 comeback ahead of July interim statement

Despite the cancellation of live sporting events over the past few months, Kindred Group expects a ‘substantial’ increase in gross revenues during Q2, attributing the growth to technology, esports and virtual sports alternatives. Ahead of publishing its interim report on 24 July 2020, Kindred anticipates that Q2 gross revenue will equate to approximately £235 million, up from £226.2 million in …

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

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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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