Biggest ever Betting on Sports gets 96.7% seal of approval
Posted by: Charlie Cole

SBC Events has expressed its delight at the feedback from Betting on Sports, after 96.7% of visitors to the conference said they would recommend it to a colleague.

A post event survey, sent to the 1,300 registered #boscon2017 delegates, also found that 94% rated the networking opportunities at the event as ‘Very Good’ or ‘Excellent’. This included praise for the quintet of top-class capital city venues, from the Hilton Olympia Hotel to Olympia Conference Centre, Altitude 360, Skyloft and Under the Bridge.

Feedback is already being used to improve future conferences, starting with next year’s Betting on Football (20-23 March), which will feature an even higher quantity of relevant delegates and decision makers from across the sports betting sector.

This was cited as one of the key aspects of the event’s success, along with the quality of the conference agenda. Sky Bet CEO Richard Flint and Pinnacle CEO Paris Smith were highlighted as two of the favourite speakers, while Pinnacle’s Trading Director Marco Blume was praised for strong showings in three of the eight main conference tracks.

Speaking on the first day of the event, Flint said: “I’ve heard about the conference growth over the last few years and I wanted to be here. I’ve already had a lot of great conversations; I bumped into 30 people I knew just on the way over here, so it’s been fun so far.”

Smith added: “Normally, there’s so much noise within the conferences, with so many things that are unrelated. To have every stand and every person that’s here being very focused saves a lot of time – I find that to be very efficient. It’s turning out to be great.”

One of the three sessions Blume appeared in, ‘Data, data, data – The issues we face with betting on esports‘, was frequently mentioned as one of the conference highlights, alongside ‘US – Opening the sports betting landscape’, an excellent assessment of New Jersey’s challenge against PASPA and the potential implications for the industry.

SBC CEO & Founder Rasmus Sojmark concluded: “We are delighted with the feedback from Betting on Sports, particularly given that 40% of the survey respondents had never attended one of our events before. It was extremely rewarding for us to learn that the operators, suppliers, affiliates, sports clubs and wider industry stakeholders in attendance had embraced the conference as a platform of opportunity.