Tag Archives: Marco Castaldo

BOSE: Italian leadership optimistic of 2022 reform prospects

Italy’s gambling incumbents have navigated another turbulent year, not just due to COVID-19 induced closures of retail outlets but also due to increased attention from the legislative and regulatory fields.  Discussing Italian gambling developments and prospects at the Betting on Sports Europe (BOSE) event, Marco Castaldo, CEO of Microgame, Carmelo Mazza, CEO of OIA Services, Stefano Sbordoni, Managing Partner and …

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Major regional developments under the microscope at Betting on Sports Europe

Next week’s Betting on Sports Europe conference will feature extensive analysis and discussion of major developments taking place in the European betting industry. Hosted at Stamford Bridge, the home of 2020/21 UEFA Champions League winners Chelsea FC between 9-11 November, the event will see six tracks of panels and presentations, including the Betting Around Europe track where an ensemble of …

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SBC Digital Italia: Retail gambling faces its ‘adapt-or-die’ moment

Having observed Europe’s strictest national lockdown orders, Italy’s retail incumbents have reawakened to a myriad of new challenges, disrupting all components of their traditional business models. Day-One of the SBC Digital Italia Summit saw market experts shed light on the ‘adapt-or-die’ scenario of Italian gambling finally accepting its digital convergence as incumbents recognise that there will be no return to …

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Microgame: Italian operators must change their mindset if they are to survive

Microgame: Italian operators must change their mindset if they are to survive

Italy’s hard-nosed gambling leadership has become adjusted to navigating the tribulations of a marketplace in constant state of flux, facing the year-on-year curveballs of increased taxes, blanket bans on advertising and tougher all-round compliance controls. Yet market leaders are in no-doubt that they are in the midst of a true paradigm shift. Following 2020’s unprecedented pandemic, Italian society is now …

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SBC Leaders: Regulatory blindspots and the industry’s COVID bounceback

SBC Leaders: Regulatory blindspots and the industry’s COVID bounceback

“We need to be able to look ourselves in the eye and say we did everything we could,” explained William Hill CEO Ulrik Bengtsson, as he contemplated the importance of social responsibility and player protection across the betting and gaming industry. This exclusive interview with Bengtsson opens the second edition of SBC Leaders for 2021, where he shares his views …

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Genius Sports nets data and trading partnership with Microgame

Genius Sports has secured a major commercial agreement with Microgame SPA, having been appointed as sportsbook data and trading services provider for the Italian online gambling platform this week. Under the terms of the deal, Microgame SPA will move to upgrade its data capacity and trading services with Genius Sports’ official data provisions. The partnership will cover Microgame’s entire portfolio …

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SBC Digital Italy to deliver timely assessment of Italian market opportunities

SBC Digital Italy Preview

This week’s SBC Digital Italy conference and exhibition is set to deliver a timely and in-depth analysis of the latest developments in one of Europe’s largest betting and gaming markets.  The online event on Wednesday 17 February will bring together 750 executives from the Italian gambling industry to exchange ideas about the future of the sector at this time of …

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Microgame: Capitalising on the ‘step change’ for Italy’s betting market

Microgame: Capitalising on the 'step change' for Italy's betting market

The pandemic has brought about a ‘step change’ in the development of the Italian betting market, said Microgame CEO Marco Castaldo (pictured, left), who believes that operators are now beginning to realise the online growth potential. Speaking ahead of next week’s SBC Digital Italy, he explained why those operators who can differentiate the overall user experience by specific player segments …

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SBC Digital Italy announces high-level speaker line-up

SBC Digital Italy Speaker Preview

The SBC Digital Italy conference and exhibition is set to feature some of the most influential figures from the Italian betting and gaming industry, including senior executives and specialists from Gamenet Group, SKS365, Betsson Group, SNAITECH and E-Play24. The online event on 17 February 2021 has an agenda that covers the tough trading and regulatory environment for Italian operators, the …

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