Tag Archives: George Daskalakis

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

SBC Magazine

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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SBC Digital Summit: Betting leadership focuses on ‘reopening unknowns’

C-level leaders on the first day of the SBC Digital Summit spoke about the challenges of ‘business continuity in the face of COVID-19’ disruptions and mitigating the unprecedented circumstances that have changed global betting’s operational strategies.  The discussion was started by moderator Jordan Levin, CEO of SG Digital, who asked the panellists to detail ‘first responses’ to the COVID-19 outbreak. …

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Stoiximan retains independence despite OPAP equity increase

GML Interactive, the operating company of Greek online bookmaker Stoiximan, has disclosed that OPAP SA will increase its majority shareholding in the betting group to 84.5%. The transaction will see Athens-listed OPAP continue to increase its equity in Stoiximan’s Greek and Cypriot operations, having become the majority shareholder of the betting asset in 2019 after securing a 51% stake for …

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Leading CEOs to shape post-pandemic future for betting industry at SBC Digital Summit

SBC Digital Summit Leadership in Betting Track

The opening day of the SBC Digital Summit will see many of the industry’s highest-profile CEOs share their vision of how sports betting operators can survive the downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and bounce back stronger than ever. A selection of visionary leaders from major international operators headline the roster for the Leadership in Betting track on 27 April …

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140 Industry leaders join SBC Digital Summit speaker line-up

SBC Digital Summit speaker line-up

The SBC Digital Summit is to feature a line-up of 140 big names from the global betting and gaming sector, with speakers including Carsten Koerl (CEO & Founder, Sportradar), Jesper Svensson (CEO, Betsson Group) and Paris Smith (CEO, Pinnacle). Set to be the industry’s biggest ever online conference and exhibition, the SBC Digital Summit boasts a comprehensive agenda focused on …

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Stoiximan Group launches Betano brand in Portugal

The Stoiximan Group has cemented its position in the Portuguese market via its Betano brand, which offers a sportsbook with live betting and streaming features, alongside a casino portfolio. Betano already has a presence across the German, Austrian and Romanian markets while the group currently operates in Cyprus and Greece under its Stoiximan brand. Betano’s country manager in Portugal, Ricardo Branquinho, commented on …

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Next stop New York after record Betting on Sports returns

Betting on Sports

SBC Events reached new heights after welcoming a record number of delegates, exhibitors and top-level industry speakers to last week’s Betting on Sports Week in London. There were 2,500 registrations across the week, a significant increase on the 1,300 for the event’s second running in 2017, with more than 270 of those speaking across the Betting on Sports conference tracks, …

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Betting on Sports Week welcomes 250 expert speakers to Olympia London

Betting on Sports Week will present no fewer than 250 thought leaders, innovators and decision makers gathered from the sports betting, esports, casino, affiliates, media and sports sectors. The speakers will all play an integral role in making this year’s Betting on Sports conference the biggest and best on record, with the event taking place from 18-21 September at London’s …

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Bundesliga clubs secure betting and gaming sponsorships deals

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It has been a busy close season for German football, with a trio of Bundesliga clubs all securing fresh sponsorships, or renewals, with a number of online sports betting and gaming firms. VfB Stuttgart is one such example having agreed a deal with sports betting providers Betano, who become a premier partner of the club, in a deal which will …

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Six events make up ‘must attend’ Betting on Sports Week in September

Betting on Sports

SBC Events will invite more than 2,500 delegates to “feel the pulse of the sports betting industry” through six events at this year’s Betting on Sports Week in London. Taking place from 18-21 September at Olympia London, #boscon2018 will feature five conferences – Betting on Sports, ESI London, Casino Beats Summit, AffiliateFEST and Sponsorship Forum, as well as a lavish …

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