SBC Summit North America to discuss industry collaborations
Numerous discussions covering the significance of collaborations will be held throughout the Converging Worlds track at the forthcoming SBC Summit North America event.
On the last day of the conference on the 11th of May, the Converging Worlds track will take place and host discussions about the importance of industry partnerships and their utility in the expansion of businesses.
The track will start early in the morning with a speech from Entain’s Barry Gibson, who will be sharing the story of how the company has managed to achieve its success in both global markets and the United States.
The keynote will be followed by a discussion panel named “Lay of the Landscape”, which will cover the place of various gambling operators in the sector, especially as the number of states where the pastime has been legalized is growing rapidly. Prominent experts, such as BetMGM’s Rhea Loney, the NJDGE’s David Rebuck, and Caesars’ Dan Shapiro, will also be talking about potential changes of combining online sports wagering and gambling as part of the panel.
The next discussion will focus on the differences and similarities between tribal and commercial gambling in the United States. Its panelists, which include Mohegan’s Richard Roberts, iGaming Capital’s Melissa Blau, and Desert Diamond’s Laurel Pittman, will share their insights on the challenges of entering both types of markets and will talk about some of the important lessons operators can learn from tribal and commercial establishments.
Up next, the track will feature its second speech, which will take the form of a presentation from Abagnale Associates’ Frank Abagnale. The panel will focus on fraud, cybercrime, and identity theft, and will show attendees how they work and how people and businesses can protect themselves from such dangers.
After the conference’s first break, the track will return with another discussion panel, which will be covering the topic of player protections from the perspective of industry collaborations. This one will be unique, as in addition to discussing how partnerships, especially across sectors and even industries, can help companies strengthen their responsible gambling efforts, the panel will also recap some of the most important points from the conference’s pre-day on the 9th of May.
The discussion will mainly focus on the pre-day Player Protection Symposium special track, as the chief topics of both are very similar. Among its 5 panelists, it will also feature two discussion moderators who will host panels on the 9th, Paul Buck and Martin Lycka, the latter of which will be talking with former NFL player Amani Toomer as part of the Safe Bet Show.
Following the player protection-themed panel will be a discussion focusing on lotteries. Featuring experts like SG Digital’s Steve Beason and NJ Lottery’s Jim Carey, the panel will look at the differences of lotteries and sports wagering and will explore whether the two can be consolidated to provide players with a safer and more seamless experience.
Lastly, coming after the event’s last break in the afternoon will be a discussion on sports integrity. Featuring 5 professionals, including representatives from major American sports organizations like the NBA and the NFL, the panel will take a look at the ways prominent bookmakers and sports leagues tackle integrity issues, such as match fixing, and will also shed light on lesser-known integrity challenges.