Oddin.gg Co-Founder Marek Suchar Participates in iGB Live Amsterdam 2021 Panel
iGB Live Amsterdam has come to an end. With it, a great week of face-to-face meetings, productive discussions and very insightful talks took place. It is one of only a few live events targeting the gaming industry since COVID-19 forced all activity to be halted last year, and the return of the show is an indication that things are returning to normal. This year featured a number of leading operators in the iGaming and sports betting spaces, including Oddin, an operator focused solely on the field of esports betting.
iGB Live Amsterdam took place from September 28 to October 1, bringing together some of the industry’s leading executives and representatives. Marek Suchar, Oddin’s co-founder and head of partnerships, was among them, participating in the Esports in iGaming: Capitalizing on the Loss of Live Sports panel on Day 1. Suchar was joined by industry leaders such as Mark O’Sullivan from KPMG Malta, Thomas Rosander from Luckbox - Real Luck Group, Martin Dachselt from Bayes Esports and Paul Mendelsohn from Entain.
Both Suchar and Miguel Pérez, Oddin’s Business Development Manager, also had the opportunity to meet existing partners, as well as develop new business opportunities, confirming that interest in engaging esports betting solutions is growing rapidly. The esports industry is a booming global phenomenon, and is expected to reach $1 billion in revenue by the end of this year. The total esports betting handle is also growing fast, and it’s expected to reach $17 billion this year. Unlike many other sectors that were negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the worldwide esports audience has only continued to grow.
Esports was a significant part of this year’s iGB Live Amsterdam event. There were practical presentations discussing a range of subjects from the ecosystem, including data usage in esports, integrating esports influencers as affiliates and payments, as well as key analytics to help the event’s audience strengthen their knowledge and understanding of esports betting and emphasize its place as an important revenue stream.
Although esports betting exists around the world, more emphasis is now being placed on the North American market, and Oddin.gg has begun to make its entrance in the region. North America has the second-largest esports market in audience and revenue, and is expected to reach $300 million this year. Oddin’s esports betting options are designed to appeal to a wide range of casual and professional bettors and are rapidly finding interest in the budding market. Oddin.gg already partnered with industry leading companies such as Aspire Global, Altenar, Arland, or Picklebet. Now it’s time to replicate this success in North America.
Suchar will travel to Las Vegas to participate in this year’s live G2E show, taking place until October 7. He is there along with additional Oddin.gg co-founder, as well as CEO, Vlastimil Venclik. Both are ready to discuss the transformational esports market and what it can bring to gaming operators around the world.