As part of the wider Betting on Sports international trade show, the Betting on Esports conference will be held Sept. 13-15 in London.
With more than 20 industry speakers and eight exhibitors, it’s the go-to place for those interested in expanding their market knowledge.
Betting on Esports segment debuts in September
The Betting on Sports Conference will celebrate its second birthday in 2017. Moreover, with the rapid expansion of the esports betting market, this year’s trade show will include an esports section.
The Betting on Esports conference will run alongside the main event and will include many high-profile faces from the industry.
Besides six panel sessions on the latest trends and two evening networking parties, the conference will also include a dedicated esports betting exhibition space where eight companies will present their offerings.
Industry leaders discussing current topics
The scheduled panel discussions include topics like regulation and integrity in the industry, as well as the bridge between casinos and esports.
To date, the announced speakers include industry experts like 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 Head of Sportsbook Marco Blume, M&C Saatchi Sport and Entertainment Head of Digital Ellie Reed, and Unibet’s Eric Konings.
Igelman spoke to the relevance and quality of the forthcoming conference.
“With Nevada’s recent passage of SB 240, esports betting will soon be a common occurrence in Nevada sportsbooks,” Igelman said. “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.”
Esports betting industry growing fast
In line with the larger esports market, esports betting has seen continuous expansion during the last couple years. But with unlicensed betting sites still operating, it takes a mutual effort between players and the industry to address potentially harmful issues.
Companies like Unikrn, for example, are looking to combine the interests of the growing esports betting area and the established industry of casinos. Others seek to expand their established business models to include esports. In either case, evidence suggests the interest and passion for the field is present.