Events — 10 Apr 2020
Betting in Face of COVID-19
Due to the coronavirus pandemic and the rapid spread of СОVID-19, various countries had to announce the quarantine and impose certain restrictions. Closing of state borders, the shutdown of entertainment venues, the ban on flights, the cancellation of matches and other public events – these aspects have a negative impact on different business areas and the economy in general.
The crisis has also affected the betting market. Betting operators had to close land-based betting pools and significantly reduce betting lines. To save your business under such conditions and keep leading positions on the market, bookies should adapt to the new environment and change their focus areas if necessary.
On April 17, Smile-Expo will hold Betting in face of COVID-19. It is an online conference dedicated to nuances of betting businesses in Europe during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The event starts at 11:00.
The event will involve EU betting market leaders, providers of betting products and services, representatives of football clubs, consulting experts, as well as specialists in esports, virtual sports and fantasy sports. Speakers will discuss crucial issues, share expert opinions and answer participants’ questions in an online mode.
Harry Lang, СЕО at Brand Architects, will talk about the current state of the online betting market and alternative betting lines. The specialist will share his forecasts regarding industry development when different countries cancel existing quarantine bans and restrictions.
Martin Wachter, CEO & founder of Golden Race, will focus on the relevancy of virtual sports within the pandemic. He will explain how this betting segment has changed after the cancellation of matches. The expert will present real strategies allowing bookmakers to obtain profit because of the growing popularity of virtual sports.
Ian Smith, Integrity Commissioner at Esports Integrity Coalition, will give insight into esports as a core niche in the wagering segment. The speaker will reveal the main esports advantages and analyze how the ban on public events has influenced this field and how betting shops will advance esports in the near future.
Ivan Alonso, a former professional football player and General Manager at Club Nacional de Football (Uruguay), will examine the impact of match cancellation on the sports industry. Besides, he will provide forecasts of sports associations concerning further industry growth.
Claudine Borg Azzopardi and Valentina Franch, representatives of KPMG Malta, will make a joint presentation. Following the experience of leading providers of betting services, they will explain how to combat the crisis during the pandemic.
Maria E. Arnidou, Marketing & Communications Manager at Fantasy Sports Interactive, will dedicate her presentation to opportunities and prospects of fantasy sports.
Moreover, the conference will engage Mark O’Sullivan, Assistant Manager (gaming industries) at KPMG Malta, and Tiago Aprigio, CEO at All-in Global. They will talk about particularities of such betting segments as conventional sports, esports and fantasy sports.
You can discover more about speakers and their presentations on the official website of the conference.
The online conference will be useful to people desiring to:
On April 6, the team of organizers has initiated the special offer: buy one ticket to the conference and get the second one as a gift. It will be valid until April 16.
You can buy two tickets to the online event for only €100 in the given period.
The online conference is held by Smile-Expo, an international company that has organized numerous offline events of various formats dedicated to the gambling potential and prospects over its 14-year history.
The event will take place on April 17. The beginning at 11:00.
Join the event and learn about efficient tools for the successful development of betting businesses during the crisis!
Registration and event program: onlinebettingconf.com.
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