Tag Archives: George Daskalakis

Betano nets FC Porto shirt sponsorship to turbocharge Portuguese vision

SBC News Betano nets FC Porto shirt sponsorship to turbocharge Portuguese vision

Betano has secured peak brand coverage across Portuguese football, becoming the principal partner of SuperLiga champions FC Porto. The pan-European sportsbook property of Kaizen Gaming, Betano announced that it had secured a four-year agreement to serve as the Dragões front-of-shirt sponsor. Of significance, the sponsorship agreement sees Betano obtain an active relationship with Portuguese football’s ‘Big-3’ clubs of Porto, Benfica …

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Kaizen hires Stella Voulgaraki to lead Euro recruitment drive 

SBC News Kaizen hires Stella Voulgaraki to lead Euro recruitment drive 

Kaizen Gaming, the operating company of Stoiximan and Betano sportsbook brands, has confirmed the appointment of Stella Voulgaraki as Chief People Officer (CPO). An expert in developing human resources and talent development disciplines for tech-led businesses, Voulgaraki joins Kaizen Gaming’s senior executive leadership from pan-European IT conglomerate NetCompany IntraSoft. Voulgaraki was marked as a key C-level hire, who will work …

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Betano nets Benfica sleeve sponsorship

SBC News Betano nets Benfica sleeve sponsorship

Betano has secured a three-year sponsorship arrangement with Portuguese football club SL Benfica, gaining kit marketing, digital assets and activations as part of the deal. The primary marketing opportunity which will be leveraged by Benfica under the terms of the partnership is that the Kaizen Gaming brand will become the first sleeve partner of the Primera Liga team, covering both domestic …

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Hernando brings international experience to Kaizen board

SBC News Hernando brings international experience to Kaizen board

Kaizen Gaming has strengthened its board with the appointment of Julio Iglesias Hernando as Chief Commercial Officer. Hernando will bring considerable executive experience to the role, having held the position of Chief Marketing Officer for William Hill and Mr Green, where he was responsible for 12 international markets outside of the US and UK. In addition to his bookmaking and …

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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’

SBC News 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

SBC News 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

SBC News 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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