Tag Archives: Lasha Machavariani

SBC Digital Summit CIS: Football and sports betting ‘need’ one another

Football, which is arguably the ‘biggest sport in the world’, captures the attention of supporters and professional players across the globe. Fans who crave the sport often become more immersed via the route of betting and gambling.  The ever-changing industry is inevitably taking advantage of this spike in activity but with new, stricter regulations being fixed in place, what does …

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Ukraine is CIS market with greatest online potential, say SBC Digital Summit CIS experts

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Ukraine is the CIS market that offers the best growth opportunity for online betting and gaming operators, a survey of the expert speakers at this week’s SBC Digital Summit CIS virtual conference and exhibition has found. The online event on 4 – 5 November will provide an in-depth assessment of the sports betting, casino and poker industries in the CIS, …

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How Euro 2020’s postponement is challenging the industry to adapt

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the UEFA Euro 2020 summer football tournament was postponed and rescheduled for next year. Although this was frustrating for many betting companies, it also provided them with an opportunity to improve their offerings. On a Stats Perform sponsored panel titled The Challenges with Euro 2020 on day two of Betting on Sports Europe – Digital …

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Agenda unveiled for debut edition of SBC Digital Summit CIS

SBC Digital Summit CIS Agenda Preview

SBC Digital Summit CIS, the new virtual event dedicated to the betting and gaming industry in the CIS, has unveiled an agenda full of essential content for both businesses already working in markets in the region and those considering launching there. The virtual conference and exhibition on 4 – 5 November 2020 will feature 75 expert speakers – comprising senior …

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Ilya Machavariani: Best international practices a priority for CIS region

Best international practices are high on the agenda for the CIS countries looking to legalise sports betting, according to Ilya Machavariani, head of Russian and CIS gambling and gaming practice at Dentons. Speaking as part of the ‘CIS & the Balkans – The next big thing?’ panel on day two of the SBC Summit Barcelona – Digital, Machavariani gave an …

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LATAM and CIS growth specialists head Emerging Markets track at Betting on Sports

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Latin American and CIS growth experts JD Duarte and Stan Reoutt will bookend the Emerging Markets track at Betting on Sports 2019, as part of the event’s growing international outlook.  Reflecting the increasing global reach of the sports betting industry, Emerging Markets is a five-session conference track that focuses on the opportunities available to operators and suppliers in some of …

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International operators and speakers give Betting on Sports 2019 a global outlook

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Betting on Sports 2019 will reflect the sports betting and igaming sector’s rapid global expansion, with senior representatives of 160 operators from around the world among the 3,500 delegates travelling from 60 countries to attend.  The establishment of an increasing number of regulated online gambling markets has created enticing international opportunities for both operators and suppliers, and as the biggest …

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Inaugural SBC Betting Forum provides Georgia market update

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Former Adjarabet CMO Lasha Machavariani will provide an overview of gambling in the region of CIS and Georgia, the history behind the regulated market in the region, and an update on the major players and opportunities in the country at next week’s SBC Betting Forum. A long-term ambassador for SBC Global, Machavariani is one of 15 leading industry speakers taking to the stage in the inaugural …

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#bofcon2017 – Reflecting on the regulatory steps taken by Russia

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The BetOlimp CEO said that a regulated market in Russia presents challenges, but also “brings opportunities for established operators to become leaders in the region”. Alexey Sinyushkin was part of a star-studded Eastern European focused panel at Betting on Football 2017, reflecting on the recent steps taken by Russia to formally regulate its online sports betting market, which includes a …

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