Tag Archives: Marco Castaldo

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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US funds sell ownership of Microgame Italia to Piomo SA 

The Italian gambling market has been rocked by further M&A activity, as the board of Microgame SPA this afternoon confirmed that a deal had been agreed to sell a controlling 91.7% stake to private investment group Piomo SA.  The transaction has been approved by US private equity funds Monitor Clipper and TPG Growth which have agreed to sell their combined …

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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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SBC Digital Italy set to address betting and gaming industry’s biggest issues

SBC Digital Italy

The SBC Digital Italy conference and exhibition is set to see 25 of the country’s most influential betting and gaming industry executives tackle a highly topical agenda that addresses the many challenges facing the sector.  While Italy can boast one of Europe’s largest and longest-established regulated gambling markets, the industry has a host of problems related to regulation, taxation, government …

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BOSE Digital: Separating product from service for multi-jurisdictional success

It’s important to distinguish product from service, said Microgame’s Marco Castaldo, as a collection of CEOs for leading sports betting and gaming suppliers discussed the best way of working with operators on a multi-jurisdictional basis.  Speaking at Betting on Sports Europe – Digital in the ‘Market fragmentation – Supplier CEO Panel’, sponsored by Altenar, Castaldo was replying to an opening …

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