Convergence Of Markets In Online Sports Betting at Prague Gaming Summit 2020


Betting on sports via online platforms, the main driver of convergence in gambling. Follow the topic at Prague Gaming Summit 2020

In a 2016 study, called “Understanding the convergence of markets in online sports betting” and published by Hibai Lopez-Gonzalez, Mark D Griffiths, there is an interesting paragraph that points towards a change in the way sports bettors are perceiving the future.

Betting on sports via online platforms has rapidly become a popular form of gambling in many countries. Despite the growing body of research investigating the psychosocial and individual psychological factors determining gambling behaviour, much less attention has been devoted to understanding the market characteristics of online sports betting and its intersection with products from adjacent industries. From an economic convergence perspective, the present paper explores the integration of online sports betting within the digital, sporting and gambling sectors, examining how data markets, eSports, virtual sports, social gaming, immersive reality tools, sports media, sport sponsorship, fantasy sports, in-venue and in-stadium betting, poker and trading are all converging around betting activity. Through this convergence process, it is argued that internet-based sports gambling is colonizing different forms of entertainment, and 


expanding marketing opportunities, as well as raising psychosocial concerns about the influence of such an integration process.” You can read the full study here (

The paragraph mentions that through this convergence, it was argued that online sports betting will bring a different form of entertainment. Well, it did, and most of the industry is benefiting from it! Whenever we talk about live betting, mobile betting, gamblification, gamification, fantasy sports, eSports, single-wallet solutions that cover devices and land-based touchpoints and so on.

The convergence has happened and it has driven the industry forward to embrace new waves.

At Prague Gaming Summit, leading experts will form new opinions about the recent trends and how this convergence was possible in numerous European countries.

The panel discussion will be moderated by Bogdan Coman (Executive Director of ROMBET) and will be joined by Jakub Myszkorowski (Chief Commercial Officer at STATSCORE), Dr. Christian Rapani (Attorney at Law at Dr. Christian Rapani) and Assaf Stieglitz (President at Odds1x2 Holdings).

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As mentioned in earlier press releases, the conference will once again bring together a large community of gambling industry experts which vary in the form of operators, software providers, platform, compliance experts, government officials and more.

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Besides the quality content, Prague Gaming Summit includes several networking opportunities during the specially designed networking sessions.


About Prague Gaming Summit

Even from its inaugural edition in 2017, Prague Gaming Summit has been considered as the leading event in the region which offers a priceless opportunity for local and international operators to get together yearly to network and learn. The conference has recorded considerable growth during the 2018 edition and continues to bring the quality platform with which usual delegates have already gotten used too. You can read the post-event reports from the earlier events on the following links 2017 / 2018 / 2019

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About the organizer, European Gaming Media and Events

European Gaming Media and Events is a leading media and boutique event organizer company in Europe and produces the prominent conferences in the region such as:

  • CEEGC (Central and Eastern European Gaming Conference)
  • CEEG Awards (Central and Eastern European Gaming Awards)
  • Prague Gaming Summit
  • MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit
  • BSG Awards (Baltic and Scandinavia Gaming Awards)
  • EGC (European Gaming Congress)
  • SEG Awards (Southern European Gaming Awards)
  • VIGE (Vienna International Gaming Expo)

The live events/conference division is in charge of organizing boutique style executive gaming events that focus on bringing inside information from the top gaming experts in the European Union and beyond.

In short, they cover most areas of Europe with international events that serve the local and global industry, optimize networking opportunities and bring the hottest topics into scope.

The event destinations in 2019 will include a further expansion for the company in their quest to enter the Western European region and bring their expertise to produce local gaming events.

For more details about the calendar, agendas and locations, visit the Live Events/Conferences section on