Marco Blume and Stephen Crystal to Discuss Anti-Crisis Strategies from Bookmakers at Betting in face of COVID-19

Marco Blume and Stephen Crystal to Discuss Anti-Crisis Strategies from Bookmakers at Betting in face of COVID-19

Marco Blume, Trading Director at Pinnacle Sports, and Stephen Crystal, Head of Betfred Sports USA Development, will talk about the best strategies for overcoming the crisis during the pandemic applied by top sportsbooks at Betting in face of COVID-19.

Speakers will deliver a presentation titled ‘Anti-crisis strategy from bookmakers’.

Key points:

  • how betting shops fill the gap caused by sports match cancellation;

  • solutions that can help betting shops within economic and social changes;

  • the decrease in betting revenues after the cancellation of sports events;

  • are betting shops cutting expenditures to cope with the crisis? How do they manage their labor resources?

  • what are players betting on? How many active bettors have stopped wagering?

  • when could championships be restored?

Stephen is a lawyer and expert with 30 years of gambling experience. As an attorney, he has represented public and private gaming companies before various state regulatory bodies and jurisdictions.

He is a former president of Barrick Gaming Corporation controlling hotels and casinos in Las Vegas. Besides, the speaker was a president and one of the board of directors of Las Vegas Gaming, Inc. – a bingo, keno, and slot system software provider. Stephen has been the head of Betfred Sports USA Development since 2018. He has been leading SCCG Management consulting company for more than 20 years.

Since 2007, Marco has been a Trading Director at Pinnacle – an international betting shop entering the market in 1998. He focuses on the core values of the betting business based on the severe control of risks and the application of cutting-edge models.


Join Betting in face of COVID-19 on April 17 in order to learn about the best strategies for combating the coronavirus crisis aimed at the European betting market.

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