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Kambi’s same game parlays shine as Super Bowl LVIII goes down to the wire

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SGPs account for more than a quarter of total Super Bowl handle for the first time

Super Bowl LVIII saw engagement with same game parlays (SGPs) reach new heights, as the product grew to account for 26% of handle on the NFL’s blue-ribbon event – a five percentage point increase on last year’s total.

Following Kambi’s first to market launch of in-game and cash out for SGPs ahead of last year’s Super Bowl, the growth in live SGPs across the Kambi network was particularly noteworthy, with share of in-game handle more than tripling in 2024. The overall in-game total was boosted by the ‘result of drive’ market which Kambi pioneered, the most popular in-game market after moneyline, spread and total points.

A night which saw a Patrick Mahomes-inspired Kansas City Chiefs win their third Super Bowl in five years delivered the biggest single event on the Kambi network over the last 12 months. Total handle was more than 150% higher than the 2023 UEFA Champions League final between Manchester City and Internazionale – the second biggest event on the Kambi network.

Although he put on an MVP performance, neither Mahomes nor his fellow quarterback Brock Purdy of the San Francisco 49ers featured in the top three most popular players to bet on, with that accolade going the way of 49ers’ running back Christian McCaffrey, followed by Travis Kelce and Isiah Pacheco of the Chiefs.

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The importance of offering a comprehensive range of player props before and during the event was underlined by their rise to 26% of total handle on Super Bowl LVIII, up from 20% on Super Bowl LVII.

Kambi’s Head of US Sports, Hans Neskvern, said: “The Super Bowl is always one of the biggest nights of the year across the Kambi partner network, and continual enhancements made to our NFL product have seen us deliver an offering which leads the market in depth and combinability.

“A dramatic conclusion in which the Chiefs further cemented a dynasty not seen since the days of Tom Brady and the New England Patriots rounded off a thrilling season for the NFL and Kambi, which we look forward to building on with our partners throughout 2024.”

To find out more about Same Game Parlays tune in to the KambiCast Spotlight, with the inaugural episode featuring the insights of Simon Noy, alongside Director of Product Analysis and Eilers and Krejcik Jimmy Neilly and Earnings+More Editor Scott Longley.

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The largest exhibition of the gaming industry in Bulgaria marks its 15 year

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The largest trade exhibition of the gaming industry for Central and Eastern Europe – BEGE, which takes place in Sofia, marks its 15th anniversary this year. The event will be held on November 27th and 28th at the Inter Expo Center, Sofia, and dozens of companies from Europe, the USA, and Asia have already announced their participation.

The day before the start of the exhibition, the traditional BEGE Awards will be handed out. The glamorous ceremony will take place on 26 November 2024 in a sophisticated setting with the participation of representatives from across the sector. The awards are presented to individuals and companies with significant contributions to the gaming and entertainment industry.

During the exhibition, the Eastern European conference of the gaming industry – EEGS will be held, again at the Inter Expo Center. It is a preferred platform for experts who have the opportunity to learn about regulatory changes, technological developments and the latest trends in the sector.

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In 2023, dozens of exhibitors from three continents presented their latest products. “We are glad that hundreds of professionals and experts visited BEGE and our expectations for this year are to welcome even more people. For 15 years, the event has become one of the most influential exhibitions in Europe for the sector, gathering experts, professionals and companies from all over the world, covering all verticals of the online and offline segments of the industry,” explained Natalia Baevska, Project Manager of the exhibition.

BEGE provides an opportunity to make business contacts, present the latest products from the industry, which successfully applies the latest technological innovations, including artificial intelligence.

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Esports to Beat Football? SOFTSWISS Shares Sports Betting Trends for 2024

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Esports is raising its position among top sports by bets in 2023. The product team of the SOFTSWISS Sportsbook, a top sports betting software provider, reflects on the past year.

 

Esports Unstoppable Rise

Over the past three years, the top three sports by bets remain unchanged, with football, tennis and basketball maintaining their leadership. In contrast, esports has demonstrated a consistent upward trend, progressing from the seventh position in 2021 to the fourth in 2023. Notably, Counter-Strike stands out, claiming the sixth position among the top ten disciplines by the number of bets.

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Alexander Kamenetskyi, Head of SOFTSWISS Sportsbook, comments: “Considering the rise of esports, we guide our partners to focus on cyber disciplines, engaging audiences beyond traditional betting demographics. Highlighting the cybersports potential for operators, Newzoo’s report projects 640 million viewers by 2025.”

 

Mobiles Drive 92% of Operator GGR

Another notable trend in sports betting, which has remained unchanged for several years, is the consistent growth in bets made from mobile devices. According to the SOFTSWISS Sportsbook, 80% of bets in 2023 were placed via mobile versus 70% in 2022 and 68% in 2021. This trend solidifies as players increasingly opt for mobile convenience, especially in live betting scenarios. More importantly, it was mobile devices that contributed 92% to the operators’ GGR.

Kamenetskyi adds: “Mobile betting is one of our main focuses in product development. We put much effort into improving our mobile application and mobile website. It is specifically important for locations facing challenges with internet connectivity and regions like LatAm and Africa where internet coverage is still growing.”

 

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Casino Turnover Drops During Major Sports Events

The SOFTSWISS Sportsbook team has repeatedly emphasised shifts in player behaviour around major sports events. Specifically, there was a 10–20% drop in online casino turnover, coinciding with the World Cup 2022. This highlights a dynamic wherein a significant portion of casino players redirect their focus towards sports betting based on seasonal patterns. Considering audience preferences, reinforcing casinos with sportsbooks is a logical step.

Kamenetskyi adds: “This pattern underscores the strategic imperative for iGaming stakeholders to recognise the synergistic relationship between casino ventures and sportsbooks. Combining these options not only enhances casino appeal but also maintains player engagement, especially during sports events. In this context, it is worth mentioning that the SOFTSWISS Sportsbook is compatible with any casino platform on the market.”

Additionally, the SOFTSWISS Sportsbook team notes the strengthening of other trends like regulation and responsible gambling that have recently been highlighted in the iGaming Trends 2024 report by SOFTSWISS. The SOFTSWISS Sportsbook team will be glad to discuss all learnings during the first SBC Summit Rio at the stand D360.

 

About SOFTSWISS 

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SOFTSWISS is an international tech company supplying software solutions for managing iGaming projects. The expert team, which counts over 2,000 employees, is based in Malta, Poland and Georgia. SOFTSWISS holds a number of gaming licences and provides one-stop-shop iGaming software solutions. The company has a vast product portfolio, including the Online Casino Platform, the Game Aggregator with thousands of casino games, the Affilka affiliate platform, the Sportsbook Platform and the Jackpot Aggregator. In 2013, SOFTSWISS was the first in the world to introduce a Bitcoin-optimised online casino solution.

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Control F5 Anticipates High Expectations for Gaming Insights Rio in Collaboration with SuperHost

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In a recent interview, Andres Alves, Commercial Director for Control F5, a recognized technology and entertainment company, shared exciting details about the upcoming Gaming Insights Rio 2024, a series of events dedicated to the gaming industry in Brazil.

“At Control F5, we are thrilled to collaborate with SuperHost on Gaming Insights Rio,” Alves said. “This event will not only bring together the leading professionals and leaders of the gaming industry but will also provide a space to discuss emerging trends and exciting opportunities offered by the Brazilian gaming market.”

Gaming Insights Rio is designed to offer a comprehensive experience with inspiring talks, interactive panel discussions and valuable networking opportunities. Collaboration with SuperHost further enhances the importance of the event, promising a week of memorable and impactful events for the gaming industry in Brazil.

Control F5 is committed to providing a unique experience at Gaming Insights Rio and looks forward to welcoming participants from #GamingInsights.

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