SBC Leaders: CSR, global markets and technological innovation

    Corporate social responsibility is a core focus for Parimatch Tech, a principle which has become even more apparent in the wake of the war in Ukraine. That was a key message from Katerina Biloruska, Parimatch Tech Co-Founder and Chairwoman of the Parimatch Foundation.

    In the lead interview for Issue 22 of the SBC Leaders Magazine, Biloruska walks us through her career thus far and the work that Parimatch Tech, and its CSR arm Parimatch Foundation, have been doing to support those affected by the war in Ukraine. 

    She also discusses the constant evolution taking place at Parimatch Tech – from land-based to online, and then from gambling to technology.

    Over in our sports betting section, we hear from BoyleSportsLee Otter as he champions retail betting and the ‘community feel’ of a local betting shop. 

    Gordon Moody’s CEO Rob Mabbett discusses the growing demand for problem gambling treatment across the UK and why the delay to the White Paper review is causing a ‘great deal of uncertainty’ for the industry.

    As SBC prepares to head to Barcelona in a fortnight’s time, Jdigital’s General Manager, Jorge Hinojosa, talks all things Spain as he details the impact that the implementation of advertising restrictions last year has had on the country’s licensed online gambling operators. 

    Heading up our North American section is David Highhill, Vice President and General Manager of Sports Betting at the NFL, who took time out of his new job to speak to us about the league’s perspective on the potential future direction of its relationship with sports betting. 

    Joining him in this edition of SBC Leaders is IGT PlaySportsJoe Asher and Tony DiTommaso who also look forward to this year’s NFL season, sharing the reasons why they believe the league is a “true juggernaut” for betting engagement across the US.

    In Latin America, we take a look at the potential for growth in the Peruvian market and the challenges that the tax regime may pose for local operators. We also ask what lessons Europe can learn from Latin America in our panel preview ahead of SBC Summit Barcelona.

    Diversity and Inclusion is a big focus for LottoLand’s Sophie Wood as she reflects on her career and the intrinsic values that have led to her becoming a lottery leader. She shares that whilst the industry still has a long way to go before it can truly be considered diverse and inclusive, considerable progress is being made.

    Issue 22 also takes a look at some of the innovations taking place in the lottery industry and the improvements being made to elevate the overall user experience. 

    Throwing it back to the classics, Jo Purvis at Blueprint Gaming looks at the reinvention of classic slot themes and the allure of familiarity for players. Swintt’s new CEO David Mann pinpoints mobile games as a key growth area for the gaming industry.

    And for Shelly Suter-Hadad, former CEO of Casumo, the tides are changing as she discusses the most pressing leadership challenges that companies are facing in 2022 – and more importantly, the ways to address these obstacles.

    These are just some of the leading figures featured in Issue 22 of SBC Leaders Magazine. You can read the full edition HERE.