Highlights From Sports Betting and Gaming India (SBGI)

Published March 6, 2018 by Elana K

Highlights From Sports Betting and Gaming India (SBGI)

Sports Betting and Gaming India (SBGI), organized by Eventus International, took place on February 27-28, 2018 in Goa, India, and it hosted more than 150 attendees on Day 1 alone.

Sports Betting and Gaming India (SBGI), organized by Eventus International, took place on February 27-28, 2018 in Goa, India, and it hosted more than 150 attendees on Day 1 alone.

The purpose of the conference was to discuss the future of gambling in India; as of now, the industry is heavily restricted but SBGI experts believe it's important to plan for future changes as the international gaming industry continues to grow.

SBGI Highlights Day 1

Tim Shepherd, co-founder of Silver Heritage Group, opened up the conference by discussing the growth of the global gaming industry, the growing demand from India’s middle class, and how casino operators can capitalize on the international trend.

There were also three panel discussions on gambling & betting in sports legalization in India, casinos in India, and the future of lotteries in India. Panelists included industry experts like William Howie (Betradar), Susan O’Leary (Alderney eGambling), Geaspar Byrne (Lottoland Solutions), Jay Sayta (GLAws), Kit Szybala (Global Market Advisors), and more.

The day ended on a high note with a poker tournament at Deltin Royale, during which attendees had the chance to kick back and relax and also network with industry professionals.

SBGI Highlights Day 2

Day 2 of SBGI kicked off with a presentation from Christina Thakor-Rankin of 1710 Gaming, during which she discussed the key growth markets and opportunities in India. There were also four panel discussions that focused on fantasy sports, mobile gaming, poker & rummy, and horse racing and e-sports in India.

One of the speakers at SBGI, Jay Sayta, commented on the event as well as on his hopes for the future,

The event was a well organised one and saw participation from gaming companies across the world. The tremendous response received by the event indicates that global companies are very much interested in the Indian market and are tracking developments here very closely. In the years to come, I hope SBGI will become the flagship event for the gaming
industry in India.

See also

Online Casinos Stepping Up in India

Tennessee Approves Controversial Sports Betting Rules

Montana Judge Denies Request to Pause Sports Betting Licensing Process

Sports Betting Guides

Montana Sports Betting Slated to Be Ready For March Madness


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