Tag Archives: George Daskalakis

New €3.8m Kaizen Foundation to ‘drastically change lives’

SBC News New €3.8m Kaizen Foundation to ‘drastically change lives’

Kaizen Gaming has officially established the Kaizen Foundation –  a charity organisation dedicated to supporting non-profit organisations. The European gametech company will be the sole financial backer of the foundation’s initiatives and programs – which will aim to have a significant impact in every country Kaizen Gaming operates.  The company has outlined that its projects will come to fruition in …

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Betano sponsors Copa America 2024 as official partner of CONMEBOL

SBC News Betano sponsors Copa America 2024 as official partner of CONMEBOL

Betano has been named the official partner of the South American Football Confederation, CONMEBOL. The deal – which will run until 2028 – sees the Kaizen Gaming-owned brand sponsor the CONMEBOL Copa America 2024, which will take place in stadiums across the US from June. Kaizen Gaming Founder and CEO, George Daskalakis, commented: “We are delighted to join forces with …

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Betano nets two-time NBA MVP Antetokounmpo as first global ambassador

SBC News Betano nets two-time NBA MVP Antetokounmpo as first global ambassador

Betano has inked with NBA star Giannis Antetokounmpo who becomes the operator’s first-ever global brand ambassador. A two-time NBA MVP and 2021 NBA Champion, Antetokounmpo joins the online sports betting and gaming operator in a partnership that will include branded content, events and community outreach work throughout the Betano markets.  George Daskalakis, Co-Founder and CEO, Kaizen Gaming, said: “We could …

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Betano becomes FIFA’s debut World Cup betting partner in regional deal

SBC News Betano becomes FIFA’s debut World Cup betting partner in regional deal

FIFA has announced a major milestone in its commercial history, naming an official betting partner of the World Cup for the first time. Betano, the sportsbook brand of multinational operator Kaizen Gaming, has been selected by the football governing body, which will leverage this partnership to ‘engage and excite’ football fans around the world during the ongoing Qatar-based tournament. Kaizen …

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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

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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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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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