Conference dedicated to esports wagering will take place alongside larger Betting On Sports event
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Top Experts Expected For ‘Betting on Esports’ Conference On Tap For London This Fall

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Betting on Esports, a conference with a focus on the esports betting industry, is scheduled for September in London.

The event is part of the bigger Betting on Sports international trade show, which is taking place for the second time this year.

Betting on Esports conference debuts in September

Witnessing the immense growth of the esports betting market recently, the trade show organizers are adding a new section dedicated to esports. The Betting on Esports conference will run September 13-15 and will feature many high-profile experts from the industry.

Six panel sessions will host discussions about the latest development and trends in the area.

As is typical for events like these, there will be no shortage of networking opportunities. Two evening parties and an esports betting exhibition space (where eight companies will present their offerings) will provide that opportunity.

Those interested in the event can get tickets here for the event at Olympia Conference Centre.

Industry leaders discussing hot topics

Discussion panels will focus on topics like industry regulation and integrity, as well as finding a bridge between casinos and competitive gaming. To bring the required know-how to the table, the panels will include many industry experts as speakers.

The confirmed speakers include:

  • Millennial Esports’ CEO Alex Igelman
  • Unikrn CEO and Founder Rahul Sood
  • Esports Pools (ESP) CEO Scott Burton
  • PVP.ME CMO Michael Doyle
  • Squawka Co-Founder Sanjit Atwal
  • ESL UK Managing Director James Dean
  • Danske Spil Esports Manager Kasper Nemeth
  • GameCo CEO Blaine Graboyes
  • Pinnacle’s Head of Sportsbook Marco Blume
  • M&C Saatchi Sport and Entertainment’s Head of Digital Ellie Reed
  • Unibet’s Eric Konings
  • ESIC’s Chairman Kevin Carpenter
  • Esports lawyer Anna Baumann
  • British Esports Association’s Dom Sacco
  • Strive Sponsorship’s Managing Director Malph Minns
  • Chairman of Downtown Grand Seth Schorr

With so much expertise gathered in one place, it shows that the event cannot be missed.

“With Nevada’s recent passage of SB 240, esports betting will soon be a common occurrence in Nevada sportsbooks,” Igelman said referring a new law allowing pari-mutuel wagering on esports. “We are looking forward to Nevada’s continuing leadership in the space and we expect the State’s involvement to legitimize esports betting and set the standard for integrity and oversight of esports events.

“In the same token, conferences like ‘Betting on Esports’ are leading the way in educating the industry on the unique challenges and opportunities for all those seeking entry in the space. We are proud to be an integral part of this.”

The rise of the esports betting industry

Following the trend of the overall esports market growth, the esports betting industry has been continuously growing in the recent years.

More structure and integrity thanks to dedicated organizations like the ESIC is one example of ongoing positive development. With some unlicensed betting websites still in operation, it’s in the mutual interest of industry participants to tackle issues that are bringing the industry down.

Moreover, companies like Unikrn are looking at the bigger picture of the industry’s potential. Combining the interests of the growing esports betting area and the established industry of casinos could further enhance the already promising growth of the area. Others seek to expand their established successful business model to the esports industry. In either case, there’s enough evidence that the interest and passion for the field is present.

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Dejan Zalik
- Dejan has been involved in gaming for over 10 years. Moving from classics like Diablo 2, Lineage 2, and Warcraft 3, he found his passion in Dota 2, which he’s been playing ever since. He writes for various esports-related publications and also enjoys reading about the industry.