Virtual Conferences Continue With SBC Digital Summit North America

Written By Matthew Waters on July 13, 2020
SBC Digital Summit

At this point in a given year, gaming professionals usually at least a handful of conferences under their belts. Even though that normal schedule was thrown off by the coronavirus pandemic, SBC is keeping conferences alive with its North American Digital Summit kicking off Tuesday.

It’s the third all-digital event SBC has held this year. The first was the SBC Digital Summit back in April. This time, the angle will be completely on North America that discusses the current uncertain market situations.

The conference includes 3,000 delegates and 100 speakers talking about North America’s casino, sports betting, lottery, and online gaming industries.

SBC Digital Summit key speakers

The three-day event includes senior decision-makers from major operators, representatives from 18 state lotteries, and staff from some of the industry’s top suppliers.

Important speakers from the sports betting world include:

  • Barstool Sports CEO Erika Nardini
  • Betfred USA COO Bryan Bennett
  • DraftKings Chief Business Officer Ezra Kucharz
  • GVC Board Member Virginia McDowell
  • Penn National CEO Jay Snowden
  • theScore CEO John Levy

Top sports betting discussions

There are a few discussions on the agenda that will either partially or completely focus on sports betting:

  • State of Affairs – 2020 Regulatory Roundup. Hear from consultants and US sports betting operators about some of the best practices they noticed during the year that could help other states looking to legalize new forms of gaming next year. The session begins Tuesday at 11 am Eastern.
  • After the Hiatus. Speakers from sports leagues and data companies will come together to discuss how leagues are working to keep fans engaged and as well as how leagues are working with gaming and fantasy partners with sports ramping back up. The session begins Tuesday at noon Eastern.
  • Remaining Vigilant to Match Fixing. Sports betting operators will talk about the collective responsibility to make sure sports remaining free of corruption. The session begins Wednesday at noon Eastern.
  • M&A and Investing in Sports Betting Companies. The discussion will include analysts and stakeholders talking about how the coronavirus pandemic hurts the appetite for investment in the sports betting industry. The session begins Thursday at 4 p.m. Eastern.

Registration for the event can be found here.

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Matthew Waters is a reporter covering legal sports betting and the gambling industry. Previous stops include Fantini Research and various freelance jobs covering professional and amateur sports in Delaware and the Philadelphia area.

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