Betting on Football addresses latest developments in Italian betting market

first_img Related Articles Share StumbleUpon Italian bookmakers face cruel summer as ADM sanctions shop closures July 27, 2020 TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 Submit CT Gaming bolsters Italian profile with The Betting Coach  August 27, 2020 Share SBC Events will include an Italian flavour again at Betting on Football 2017, with an Italian Market Profile session featuring SNAI, RCS Media Group and AC Milan.Betting on Football, which is being held on 3-5 May at Stamford Bridge, has covered the Italian market every year since it started in 2014, with help from Italian lawyer Quirino Mancini, now at Tonucci & Partners. As the market further evolves and expands, SBC Events is presenting the personnel to address the balance between retail and online activity in the Italian gambling market.Italy’s betting rules have been in constant development over the past decade or so with deregulation the theme. It has helped Italy become the biggest gambling market in Europe.However, while increased sports betting and casino activity is driving solid growth, there is still a relatively low penetration in online and mobile markets. Horse racing and online poker have also experienced a sharp decline in profits.SNAI CEO Fabio Schiavolin, AC Milan CCO Jaap Kalma and Francesco Carione, a senior RCS Media Group director and the publisher of Gazzetta dello Sport since 2013, will be headlining this first day #bofcon2017 panel.The star-studded trio will be on hand to discuss the shift in the market, the opportunity for sports betting to continue its growth (€192 to €347 million GGR from 2013-16) with a strong online and mobile focus, the potential for more industry consolidation to follow SNAI’s merger with Cogemat, synergies between sports, gaming and media, and how leading clubs in Serie A have reacted to falling behind European counterparts in terms of commercial revenue.Schiavolin commented: “I am very proud to drive a company which can praise both a centenary experience and a smart digital technology. The renewed Snaitech, born from the integration of Cogetech in Snai, is launching innovative betting services as we aim to entertain our customers and gain their loyalty through our omni-channel products. We are ready to compete at an international level.”Kalma commented: “Betting on football can enhance the enjoyment of watching a game, which is why the sports betting industry is a natural partner for football. AC Milan is interested in working closely with the sector in a sensible way that benefits our club and supporters. We are looking forward to sharing our ideas on the Italian market profile panel at Stamford Bridge.”Part of a Market Profile track covering the globe at Betting on Football 2017, ‘Italy – developing with the market’, sponsored by Tonucci & Partners and moderated by Mancini, will also cover the reception of virtual sports within the country, and how a tendering process for the award of 120 online gaming and 15,000 betting shop/corner shop licenses will affect the market.Mancini said: “It is going to be a great panel – the Italian betting market is one of the most vibrant in the Europe and with a new licensing round due to be called within the next few weeks, there are fresh opportunities for operators ready to enter a crowded and challenging yet also still dynamic and profitable market. Betting on Football is a great platform to discuss such developments with the cream of the international industry.”Click here to visit the event website and buy your Betting on Football ticket todayThe full agenda is available @ http://sbcevents.co.uk/betting-on-football-2017/agenda/last_img read more

LeBron James ‘locked in’ during shootaround as Lakers prepare to open season in Portland

first_img Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersBut James’ debut has been heavily anticipated since July, when he signed a four-year deal with the Lakers and drummed up a new sense of optimism for one of the NBA’s premier franchises.Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.James mostly hemmed in talk of expectations for the year, which has been his M.O. for the preseason. But he also seemed ready to take the next step, maintaining his enthusiasm even as he iced his knees and back to recover for the game.“I love what we have done so far. I love our potential, but only time will tell,” he said. “And this is the first step of a long journey for us.”Related Articles Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed PORTLAND — Hours ahead of a new era of his career, LeBron James played it cool in Portland.Coach Luke Walton said shootaround before the season opener against the Trail Blazers was mostly normal, and James had moments of levity as the Lakers prepared to tip off the year. But there is always a level of seriousness to his preparation, and in this way, Thursday morning was no different.“He’s got that locked-in look,” Walton said.The hype of James’ offseason move to Los Angeles finally hits reality Thursday night when the Lakers kick off on TNT’s national broadcast. There’s a swirl of storylines in the Moda Center, not the least of which is the death of team owner Paul Allen earlier this week. Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers center_img James and Walton stressed patience for the Lakers, who have turned over nearly half the roster from last season and have many new players in key roles. James, who has been to eight consecutive NBA Finals, said he has kept winning a championship among his goals, but he’s taking a day-to-day approach to getting there.“Obviously there’s only one champion at the end of the road and you can’t dictate wins and losses, things of that nature, but you can approach every day like a champion,” he said. “And if you do that, you put yourself in a position to be successful.” Walton was mum on Thursday’s starters: While James, JaVale McGee and Brandon Ingram appear to be locked into starting roles, Rajon Rondo and Lonzo Ball have been in competition at the starting point guard spot, while Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Josh Hart have started in preseason games at shooting guard.“Somebody will start,” Walton said. “We’ll find out tonight.” How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Chief Executive David Joy to leave England Golf

first_img David Joy, the Chief Executive of England Golf, is to leave the organisation at the end of this year to become the Chief Executive of British Canoeing. He announced his resignation to the Board and to staff today and will take up his new appointment on 1 January 2016. England Golf Chairman Graham Yates said: “I must thank David Joy for his enthusiasm and support for England Golf and its aspirations. Significant progress has been achieved during his 2½ years in office, particularly with the launch of the Strategic Plan for England Golf, Raising Our Game. “David will remain in office until 31 December and the company will continue ‘business as normal’ until a new appointment is made. Arrangements are being put in hand in this respect with immediate effect.” David Joy joined England Golf in April 2013, following the merger of the former English Golf Union and English Women’s Golf Association. He brought with him over 25 years of management experience within national and local sports organisations, more than 12 of which have been as a Chief Executive. During his tenure he has overseen the launch of the England Golf Strategic Plan, Raising Our Game, which calls on all who are involved in the sport to work together to create a brighter future for the game. It aims to create: more players; more club members; stronger clubs; winning golfers; outstanding championships; an improved image of the game; and excellent governance. 28 Sep 2015 Chief Executive David Joy to leave England Golf last_img read more