Category Archive : gambling

Betsson struggles in Europe as Q4 revenue drops 10%

Betsson saw revenue of SEK 1.29bn ($134m) for Q4 2019, a decrease of 10% year-on-year.

Casino revenue also fell by 10%, while sportsbook revenue dropped by 9%.

The operator’s full-year revenue for 2019 was SEK 5.16bn, down 5% from 2018, while operating income was SEK 865m, a decrease of 38%.

Net income fell 27% at SEK 787.1m, and operating cash flow amounted to SEK 1.15bn, a drop of 10%.

Betsson attributed the decline in revenue to its development in Sweden, Norway and the Netherlands, which “continued to be weak.”

Despite this, the operator was pleased with its sportsbook gross turnover, which it said “had developed strongly both during the fourth quarter and the full year 2019.”

Pontus Lindwall, President and CEO of Betsson AB, said: “The operating profit shows Betsson’s ability to deliver profitability, also during the challenges that 2019 entailed.

“We had expected some recovery in the closing fourth quarter, above all in the Swedish market, but we did not reach our objectives there.

“Up until now, one year after the Swedish re-regulation, we have still not seen the market consolidation that we expect due to the great number of operators, many of them showing no profitability.”

Despite the results themselves, Betsson’s share price rose from SEK 45.00 SEK to SEK 48.18 on the morning of its financial update.

GAME (Gaming & Affiliate Marketing Expo) 2020 on 24 April 2020

The Greece gaming market has been teeming with a plethora of development during the last few months ranging from the submission of draft gambling regulations to significant action on the landbased gambling scene.

Against the backdrop of all this motion, Eventus International brings you GAME (Gaming & Affiliate Marketing Expo) 2020, a one day conference and networking summit geared at exploring the current gaming environment in Greece while networking with industry peers and global market leaders in the gaming sector, setting the foundation for the Gaming & Affiliate Marketing Expo of 2021.

GAME 2020 will take place on 24 April 2020 at Royal Olympics in Athens, Greece.

HOW GAME 2020 WILL BENEFIT YOU:

Mark the date and register now to profit from the multiple opportunities presented by GAME 2020:

  • Learn from international world-class speakers
  • Gain from this key occasion to network with other C-Level executives in your industry
  • Obtain knowledge on the most current status of the gaming market in Greece and the surrounding regions
  • Discover how you can expand your business in this vibrant, evolving market
  • Participate in high-level, dynamic discussions
  • Acquire new ideas while refining your existing concepts

CALL FOR SPEAKERS

The Call for speakers is open! Calling all gaming operators, regulators, industry professionals, technical service providers, marketing specialists and more!

If you are interested in speaking at GAME 2020, please contact us on [email protected]

Pragmatic Play live casino portfolio available with PlayFortuna

Pragmatic Play, a leading content provider for the gaming industry, has launched its full Live Casino offering with PlayFortuna.

The agreement gives PlayFortuna’s customers access to Pragmatic Play’s market-leading titles, including Live Roulette and Live Blackjack, as well as popular variants on traditional classics such as Live Speed Roulette, with other titles in development.

The integration has been completed recently after Pragmatic Play announced the launch of specialised language-dedicated Live Casino tables, offering its titles in German, Italian and Russian to appeal to a wider audience.

Lena Yasir, Vice President at Pragmatic Play, said: “We are delighted to announce the expansion of our agreement with PlayFortuna, which will now offer our growing Live Casino portfolio alongside our award-winning slots offering.

“Expansion in regulated markets has been a priority for Pragmatic Play and this agreement further affirms our progress to become the leading multi-product provider in regulated jurisdictions across the globe.”

The provider’s entire portfolio of video slots, bingo, and other games is available to its operator partners via a single API.

Great offers on global summits this February!

February has just become better with the Eventus International team sharing these awesome multiple event deals.

Delegate Special:

Register for 3 or more events and receive a 15% discount on the lump sum!

Exhibitor/Sponsorship Special:

Book any exhibitor and/or sponsorship packages for 5 or more events and receive a 20% discount off the lump sum!

Offers end on Monday, 17 February 2020.

Seize the opportunity to expand your business reach by attending our 2020 events!

2020 Events Calendar

International Lottery Play Summit, Dubai, UAE – 26 to 27 February 2020

https://www.eventus-international.com/ilps

AI In Gaming Summit, Dubai, UAE – 26 to 27 February 2020

https://www.eventus-international.com/ai-in-gaming

SPiCE India 2020, Goa, India – 25 to 27 March 2020

https://www.sportsbettingevents.com/spice-india

Sports Betting East Africa+, Kampala, Uganda – 21 to 22 April 2020

https://www.sportsbettingevents.com/sbea

Gaming & Affiliate Marketing Expo, Athens, Greece – 24 April 2020

https://www.eventus-international.com/game

iGaming Germany (iGG), Berlin, Germany  – 14 to 15 May 2020

https://www.eventus-international.com/igg

SiGMA Manila & Manila AIBC, Manila, Philippines – 8 to 9 June 2020

https://sigma.com.mt/events/asia/general-info/

All-in Gaming Ukraine Summit, Kyiv, Ukraine – 17 to 18 June 2020

https://www.eventus-international.com/all-in-gaming

Sports Betting West Africa+, Lagos, Nigeria – 21 to 23 July 2020

https://www.sportsbettingevents.com/sbwa

Gaming Expo Francophone Africa, Abidjan, Ivory Coast – 20 to 21 August 2020

https://www.platform-infinity.com/gefa

All American Sports Betting Summit, San Francisco, USA – 14 to 15 September 2020

https://www.eventus-international.com/aasbs

Scandinavian Gaming Show, Stockholm, Sweden – 28 to 29 September 2020

https://www.eventus-international.com/sgs

ACE (Affiliate Conference and Expo) 2020, Manila, Philippines – 5 to 6 November 2020

https://www.eventus-international.com/ace

Cyprus Gaming Show, Nicosia, Cyprus – 12 to 13 November 2020

https://www.cyprusgamingshow.com/

Pick your dates and make sure you are where the 2020 gaming buzz is happening! Gain business leads, maximise your enterprise and enhance your industry knowledge by joining hundreds of global gaming professionals at our events.

Contact us now to find out how your company can benefit from our summits:

Contact Eventus International’s Marketing Director, Lou-Mari Burnett, to grow your business in Asia, Europe, Africa and beyond with our sponsorship and exhibition packages for the listed events.

Lou-Mari Burnett

Marketing Director 

Eventus International

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +27829075850

Eventus International is a dynamic, summit and exhibition company that connects leaders with leaders and turns opportunity into possibility. We utilise our vast networks and expertise to create forward thinking summits that align best practice and industry development with empowering content and outstanding networking opportunities.

Our summits and exhibitions have a longstanding reputation for gathering primary stakeholders in the industry to discuss the future of the gaming sector. We operate in profitable vertical industries with significant international growth potential while promoting the growth of emerging markets.

Every summit we produce is designed to provide practical solutions to strategic, tactical and technical challenges and shed light on new opportunities in the sector.

We are renowned for producing exclusive, niche events, hosting C-Level executive audiences and gathering decision makers under the same roof while ensuring gender diversity and inclusion throughout.

The high standards that we set for ourselves are responsible for the success of events such as the Sports Betting East Africa+, SPiCE India, Sports Betting West Africa+, Cyprus Gaming Show, Scandinavian Gaming Show, AI In Gaming, International Lottery Play Summit, iGaming Germany (iGG), All-in Gaming Ukraine Summit, Gaming & Affiliate Marketing Expo (GAME), Gaming Expo Francophone Africa, ACE (Affiliate Conference & Expo) 2020, Play Social – Social Gaming China and the All American Sports Betting Summit.

A glimpse into what can be expected from AGU 2020

All-in Gaming Ukraine (AGU), the first of its kind will take place on 17 and 18 June 2020.

AGU is geared as an esteemed gaming summit and exhibition, with a focus on the current legalisation of gaming in the Ukraine, looking at operators, regulators and other key industry stakeholders. We foresee that AGU will be the first of many successful editions of this gaming event in the Ukraine.

Eventus International continues to keep their finger on the pulse of current developments in the global gaming industry. We are excited to share with you what will be covered at the two-day summit in Ukraine.

By attending AGU 2020 you will:

  • Understand the current gaming situation in Ukraine and understanding the massive market potential
  • Be positioned to enter a new market while learning about the latest developments and future opportunities from market-entry experts
  • Gain useful business contacts and partners
  • Profit by leveraging the event to launch or exhibit your product
  • Be equipped with a thorough knowledge of the regulatory framework in Ukraine and the surrounding region

Eventus International is pleased to announce Robert Brassai as our strategic advisor at the summit. Robert is the Principal Consultant and Owner at Sense4Gaming.

Many other trending topics will be explored. Do not miss out on the opportunity to be a part of these crucial discussions. Also, take this opportunity to network with key gaming players.

Eventus International is a well-known, summit and exhibition company that connects leaders with leaders and turns opportunity into possibility. We make use of our vast networks and knowledge of the industry to create forward thinking summits that always look at key industry topics that are both relevant and engaging for our audience.

To register and secure your seat at AGU 2020, click here: https://www.eventus-international.com/all-in-gaming

Call for speakers now open

This is your opportunity to demonstrate and share your industry expertise at one of Ukraine’s most prominent gaming events.

To enquire about speaker opportunities, please send an email to [email protected]

Wanabet.es ‘joins the Big League’ and migrates to SBTech’s revenue-driving Sportsbook

Wanabet.es ‘joins the Big League’ and migrates to SBTech’s revenue-driving Sportsbook

SBTech, the leading technology supplier to the regulated iGaming sector, has boosted its presence further in Europe by securing a long-term sportsbook deal that will propel R. Franco’s Wanabet.es brand into the ‘Big League’ through its migration to SBTech’s best-in-class revenue-driving quality sportsbook.

Marking further success for SBTech in the sales process, this high quality, visionary operator has migrated from its existing provider to SBTech’s market-ready sportsbook, known for its flexibility and extensive coverage. The deal marks the second time a Spanish facing brand has migrated from its current provider.

The move allows Wanabet.es to deliver the ultimate personalised online sports betting experience and truly fulfil its market potential in Spain. Using SBTech’s powerful, multi-award-winning sportsbook, Wanabet will have greater control of risk management driving its sports that will maximise the brand’s revenue potential and take it to new heights not previously experienced with its former provider.

The success of SBTech’s localised approach has seen additional partners such as Luckia and Bethard outperform their competitors in Spain, while other sportsbook providers struggle to perform in the market. The announcement also further signifies SBTech’s commitment to driving growth with premium B2B gaming partners in Europe.

Andrew Cochrane, Chief Development Officer at SBTech, said: “The migration of yet another visionary brand to SBTech is testament to not only our innovative product offering, but also the strength of our commercial and product teams throughout a rigorous sales process. We look forward to working closely with R. Franco to take them to the next level of performance through our industry-leading, market-ready sportsbook.

“The migration process can often appear daunting for an operator, but our extensive experience in what has now been multiple successful migrations to the SBTech sportsbook created the perfect foundation for R. Franco to seamlessly migrate to SBTech. This is the first of many we can expect to see during 2020.”

Javier Sacristán Franco, Digital and Operations Director of R. Franco, added: “Spain is a rapidly evolving and growing market and to build on our success we knew we had to take our offering to the next level. We firmly believe that SBTech’s best-in-class sportsbook will enable us to achieve this and futureproof the business for many years to come.”

XFL and Sportradar Announce Exclusive Media Partnership to Provide Fans and Partners Rapid Access to Data and Statistics

XFL and Sportradar Announce Exclusive Media Partnership to Provide Fans and Partners Rapid Access to Data and Statistics

Sportradar, the world’s leading provider of sports data and content, today announced a media partnership with the XFL that will provide fans and partners quick access to data, statistics and league information. The inaugural XFL season kicks off on February 8 and concludes with the championship game on April 26.

As an official sports data partner of the XFL, Sportradar offers a play-by-play data feed specifically designed for media usage, including websites, apps and digital platforms like fantasy sports. This ensures that anyone following XFL games and engaging with league content has access to the most up-to-date data and statistics.

“We are delighted to be partnering with the XFL in its inaugural season as an official sports data partner,” said Steve Byrd, Head of Global Strategic Partnerships at Sportradar. “There is a big appetite amongst the media industry for the XFL’s official data. We’re looking forward to delivering this coveted content to our media partners and, ultimately, the fans.”

“Sportradar is a leader in the distribution of sports data and content and adding their expertise to our world will allow us to broaden our reach,” said Jeffrey Pollack, President and COO of the XFL. “Through this partnership our fans will have even more access and opportunities to engage with our games, teams and players.”

The deal adds to Sportradar’s official data partnerships with US leagues, including the NBA, the NFL, the NHL, MLB and NASCAR.

For more information about the XFL, visit XFL.com and follow on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

William Hill signs CBS Sports deal

William Hill has announced it will become the official sportsbook and wagering data provider of CBS Sports Digital after signing a new partnership with the company.

CBS Sports Digital is the second-largest sports property in the US, with a number of platforms, including SportsLine, CBSSports.com, CBS Sports Fantasy, CBS Sports apps and 247Sports.

William Hill will benefit from exclusive rights for brand promotion across all platforms.

The operator’s data, odds and markets will also be featured across CBS television programming.

The partnership will begin with initial integrations in March, with a full rollout planned for the fantasy football season.

Joe Asher, CEO of William Hill US, said: “CBS Sports, similar to William Hill, has a longstanding history of connecting fans directly to the biggest events and most iconic moments in sports.

“We are excited about this partnership, with assets including mass-reach digital content products, one of the largest fantasy sports databases and platforms in the world and leading sports television programming, which will allow us to expand the William Hill brand across America quickly and efficiently.”

Jeffrey Gerttula, EVP and General Manager of CBS Sports Digital, said: “We’re thrilled to launch this momentous partnership, which allows us to deepen our investment and further extend our leadership in delivering multi-platform sports wagering content, while providing William Hill with unprecedented reach for its market-leading betting platform as it continues to grow its US business.”

Gambling and Casino Games via Social Media and Online Technologies at Prague Gaming Summit 2020

Hot Topic: Gambling and Casino Games via Social Media and Online Technologies at Prague Gaming Summit 2020

Hot discussions about social gambling and how social media is changing the way of prospecting players at Prague Gaming Summit 2020.

Lately, more and more gambling operators have been launching social media games on Facebook, Google+, Bebo, and even MySpace in order to reach more players. Up until the social media gaming giant Zynga launched real money poker on Facebook to their U.K. players in early 2014, all of the social gambling apps on social media were free.

According to Facebook’s guidelines, real money gambling on Facebook is only allowed in specific countries with prior authorization from Facebook. Since only a handful of countries actually meet the criteria, it’s likely that the free games and apps are here to stay and will dominate the social gambling market.

Some of the most popular social gambling games and casino apps on Facebook include free slots, free Texas Hold’em poker, and free blackjack. You can play by yourself, with your friends, or with strangers.

Social gaming is a $2.7 billion industry, which is saying a lot because an overwhelming majority of the casino games available on Facebook are free casino games that do not require real cash to play. The gambling operators make their money by offering their players in-game benefits, currencies, and virtual goods that can be bought with real money or Facebook credits, which are acquired with cold hard cash as well.

Social casinos pull in millions and millions of Facebook users on a daily basis. About 20% of those users (or hundreds of thousands of players in other words) have paid real cash for in-game goods, benefits, and currencies. The market for social gambling is booming, and it’s only getting bigger and bigger, as more and more big names in the gambling industry are joining in on the fun.

Underage mobile gamers have the opportunity to play social casino games using apps like Double Down Casino, Slotomania, and Zynga. A social casino game is free to play and does not offer real money rewards. Still, simulated casino games get children used to rules and habits of gambling, while introducing them to the brands they might use later on.

At the 4th edition of Prague Gaming Summit you have the unique opportunity to hear more about the subject in the “Gambling And Casino Games Via Social Media And Online Technologies” panel discussion which will be joined by ElinaSafargulova (Head of Marketing at Slotegrator), Daniele Alfonso (Head of Gaming at iovation) and Jan Urbanec (CEO at Endorphina).

The discussion will be moderated by Zlatan Omerspahić (Head of Legal and Compliance, Data Protection Officer at NSoft Company).

Make sure to book your ticket now in order to avoid disappointment. The seats are limited and are selling out fast!

Order your Delegate Pass or VIP Package (Delegate Pass +Accommodation) now!

As mentioned in earlier press releases, the conference will once again bring together a large community of gambling industry experts which vary in the form of operators, software providers, platform, compliance experts, government officials and more.

For constant updates, you can view the Program / Agenda here: https://praguegamingsummit.com/program-agenda-2020/

Besides the quality content, Prague Gaming Summit includes several networking opportunities during the specially designed networking sessions.

REGISTER NOW TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT!

About Prague Gaming Summit

Even from its inaugural edition in 2017, Prague Gaming Summit has been considered as the leading event in the region which offers a priceless opportunity for local and international operators to get together yearly to network and learn. The conference has recorded considerable growth during the 2018 edition and continues to bring the quality platform with which usual delegates have already gotten used too. You can read the post-event reports from the earlier events on the following links 2017 / 2018 / 2019

For more details visit www.praguegamingsummit.com

European Gaming Media and Events press contacts:

Zoltan Tuendik, Head of Business

[email protected], +40 735 559 234

Alex Marginean, Marketing Specialist

[email protected], +40 731 394 220

About the organizer, European Gaming Media and Events

European Gaming Media and Events is a leading media and boutique event organizer company in Europe and produces the prominent conferences in the region such as:

  • CEEGC(Central and Eastern European Gaming Conference)
  • CEEG Awards (Central and Eastern European Gaming Awards)
  • Prague Gaming Summit
  • MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit
  • BSG Awards (Baltic and Scandinavia Gaming Awards)
  • EGC (European Gaming Congress)
  • SEG Awards (Southern European Gaming Awards)
  • VIGE (Vienna International Gaming Expo)

The live events/conference division is in charge of organizing boutique style executive gaming events that focus on bringing inside information from the top gaming experts in the European Union and beyond.

In short, they cover most areas of Europe with international events that serve the local and global industry, optimize networking opportunities and bring the hottest topics into scope.

The event destinations in 2019 will include a further expansion for the company in their quest to enter the Western European region and bring their expertise to produce local gaming events.

For more details about the calendar, agendas and locations, visit the Live Events/Conferences section on europeangaming.eu