SBC Leaders: the US’ ongoing fight against illegal sports betting operators

The ongoing effort to take American sports betting out of the hands of illegal operators and into the light features prominently in the latest issue of SBC Leaders, formerly known as SBC Magazine. 

We hear from Casey Clark, SVP for Strategic Communications at the American Gaming Association, who talks about the fight to turn sports bettors against illegal operators. Among the questions he faced were: are we doing better than expected and what role could the federal authorities play in helping eradicate bad actors?

The magazine also includes an exclusive interview with Snaitech CEO Fabio Schiavolin who kicks off the final 2020 issue of SBC Leaders which is now available to view online HERE.

“Covid has taught us to think flexibly and react quickly using all the possible tools in a creative way,” said Schiavolin as he opened up on adapting his approach to leading the Italian multichannel operator through the pandemic.

Meanwhile, Betsson’s Andrea Rossi (Commercial Director for Southern Europe and Latin America), is looking to the future, as he explains why the momentum shared by the betting industry and football (post-lockdown) has given a glimpse into the ‘successful coexistence’ for operators and teams in the region.

We also check in on the live streaming for online gaming, a market projected to more than double in growth by 2021 and generate more than $70bn. Click HERE for the expert take from FunFair Games COO Lloyd Purser and CasinoGrounds CEO Tobias Svensen.

Moving on to affiliate marketing, we learn how GiG Media has taken the ‘unconventional’ approach (by its own reckoning) of investing in highly engaging content mediums such as video and podcasts for the US.

Managing Director Jonas Warrer and Milorad Matejic, Director of SEO & Publishing, also outline where it all started and shaping the journey of WSN from a somewhat neglected but valuable three letter domain, to the rising star of the division’s publishing business.

2020 will, inevitably, go down in the history books as a year of struggle, underpinned by sweeping restrictions on our day-to-day lives. But it’s fair to say an opportunity presented itself for the online payments industry, even amongst the least ‘digitised’ of spenders.

For a long time, it seemed nothing would make Italians embrace the move from cash to digital payments. However, this analysis from MuchBetter – backed up by recent research from Mastercard, explains why the coronavirus may just have caused a rethink.

To download or read the magazine online, click HERE.