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Sports betting in Europe, quick facts

Zoltan Tundik



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In nearly every region in Europe, online sports betting has endured a substantial increase in attractiveness over the years. This has made it comfortable than ever for European sports betting players to have access to an excellent selection of online sports betting sites.

One of the best European online sports betting operator to be around is So what is it that makes them stand out from the huge number of online sports betting sites around today?

Betzest launched their Sportsbook in August 2018 and is a great option for all online European bettors, whether their wager of choice is in online sportsbook or online casino.

If an online sportsbook wants to join the recognized elite among the European gaming industry then it will need to have a product qualified of matching the titans and Betzest are certainly not lacking from this perspective.

The Betzest sports betting has all of the expected features such as in-play betting and future markets, along with the cashout system and some unique twists.

Regarding aesthetics and functionality, their website is one of the best on the market, neat, stylish and easy to navigate and play.

Betzest European Sports Betting

Betzest main market is sports betting and therefore their sportsbook product has all of the most popular sports in Europe like Football, Rugby, Boxing, Tennis, Ice Hockey, Handball, Basketball and much more. They will also be offering less mainstream sports like darts, table tennis, and hurling.

The virtual sports betting at Betzest is excellent with anything from virtual horse racing, tennis and speedway available.

European Football Betting with Betzest

As the main sport in European countries, Football is given a lot of special attention. Betzest sportsbook features all of the major leagues from Europe including the Premier League, Seria A, La Liga, Bundesliga, League 1 along with some of the lesser known leagues from countries like Sweden, Norway, Finland, Ireland, Romania, Russia, Belgium, Hungary, Netherlands, Malta, Serbia, and Turkey. Aside from the A-Z sporting line-up, you can also bet by an event with listings including the World Cup, F.A. Cup, Champions League football and Europe league football to name but a few. They offer a massive variety of original betting lines for nearly every sporting event and so much more.

Betzest Product

There are a number of interesting features which make Betzest both unique and impressive. The smartly-presented platform also features a tips section where Betzest tipsters regularly offer information and hints on smart bets to make. It can be on anything from football,  tennis, golf or any other major sporting events. The Betzest tips and statistics give its members as much important information and advice as they could want before betting on a European event.

Betzest Mobile

If you want to play at Betzest via your smartphone, then there is no need to download an app. Betzest has a responsive website design that will automatically redirect you to the mobile compatible website when you go to the Betzest website on your smartphone or tablet. The website is compatible with all smartphones.

All the odds are available on both the desktop and the mobile ­platform. You log in with the same user account on the mobile version as you do on your desktop.

Betzest Promotions

Betzest runs different promotions on a regular basis. They are a great online sportsbook that welcomes large players and offers attractive reward programs for the smaller bettors. Still not sure whether you should register or not? Maybe the following review will convince you.

For all those European players who are just starting to bet online, Betzest has created an amazing holistic bonus package. With this bonus, you need to understand that it is a cash promotion that gives new players a chance to bet and not make the first deposit until they have tried and tested the sportsbook. Betzest, as a rule, is encouraging all of their registered players to take advantage of this pleasant bonus.

When it comes to bonuses and welcome bonuses Betzest offers some of the best in the market. Betzest offers a variety of different bonuses, and the most common is “Risk-Free Bets” – “Cash Bonuses” and “Deposit Bonuses”.

Betzest €/$ No Deposit, No Wagering

If you are a new customer that has registered with Betzest, you will have the option to receive a €/£ 5 No Deposit, No Wagering. This is a Free Bet with NO deposit required. All that a customer is required to do is during the registration stage, they verify their mobile number and the €/$ 5 No Deposit  Free Bet will be credited to your account. To redeem Betzest €/$ 5 No Deposit Bonus sign up offer is easy:

  1. Register an account with Betzest.
  2. Verify your mobile number.
  3. €/$ 5 No Deposit will be credited to your account by customer support.
  4. Terms and Conditions Apply

Betzest Sportsbook Welcome Deposit Bonus

New European players to Betzest can also take advantage of the 100% up to €/$100 welcome deposit bonus. Follow the simple steps below:

  1. Register an account with Betzest.
  2. Make a deposit.
  3. 100% up to €/$100 instantly credited to your Betzest account.
  4. Terms and conditions apply

New players from Finland, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland will get the following bonus package: € 5 No Deposit + 100% up to €150 + 100 Free Spins on their latest NetEnt slot Mercy Of The Gods.

New players from Norway will get the following bonus package:  50 KR  No Deposit + 100% up to 150o KR + 100 Free Spins on Jackpot6000.


  • *Easy-to-navigate interface with a huge amount of betting options.
  • Wide selection of betting options.
  • Solid in-play betting functionality.
  • Quick withdrawal times.

Betzest ™ new online sportsbook provides:

  • Massive variety of events to bet on – > features 300+ bet types for main European football events;
  • Best odds on the market;
  • More than 15,000 live events monthly;
  • Covers all European markets to bet
  • 8+ languages and different payment methods (including credit and debit cards, e-wallets and pre-paid cards).
  • Optimized Mobile version;
  • Risk-Free Bets, deposit bonuses and a huge variety of promotions for Champions League, Europa League, Euro2020 and many more;
  • Fast Payouts

Betzest Sportsbook Review: 

Founded: 2018

Sports Provider: Sportingtech

Casino Providers: NetEnt, Microgaming, RedRake, WeAreCasino, Playson, Booming Games, Betixon, GameArt, PlayN Go, Wazdan, Pragmatic Play, Ortiz Gaming, Habanero, and PG Soft.

E-sports: Betradar

Affiliate program name: Betzest Affiliates 

Affiliate Software provider: NetRefer

Live Casino: Evolution, Lucky Streak, X Pro Gaming

Software Platform: Sportingtech

Number of events to bet on: 400.000

Number of Slots: 1400+

Deposit methods: Bank Wire, Visa, Credit Card, Purplepay, Neteller, Skrill, PaysafeCard, Entercash, Zimpler, Trustly,  GiroPay, EPS, Interac, and PayPal.

Withdrawal methods: Bank Wire, Visa, Credit Card, Visa, Entercash, Skrill, Neteller, International Bank Transfer

Currency: Euros, Norwegian Kronor, Swedish Kronor, US Dollars, GBP

Languages: English, Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish, German, Brazilian, Portuguese, Spanish and French

Odds: Betradar

Withdrawal Limits: No Limits


After starting out as an affiliate in 2009 and developing some recognized review portals, I have moved deeper into journalism and media. My experience has lead me to move into the B2B sector and write about compliance updates and report around the happenings of the online and land based gaming sector.

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Zitro to Offer Training Session at SAGSE 2019 with Collaboration of the University of Palermo

Niji Narayan



Zitro to Offer Training Session at SAGSE 2019 with Collaboration of the University of Palermo
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Zitro University is going to offer a new edition of its training event at SAGSE 2019 with the collaboration of the University of Palermo, one of the most prestigious universities in Latin America.

“This year we have chosen a different way to collaborate with SAGSE and show the casino operators our commitment with the Latin American region. After the extensive product presentation we made during the Zitro Experience Argentina in April, we believed that, on this occasion, the best way to add value to our customers was by contributing to creating at SAGSE a space for reflection on the future of the industry, which has to take into account the changes in consumer tastes and the abundant entertainment offer that comes hand in hand with new technologies,” Sebastián Salat, CEO of Zitro said.

“The University of Palermo and Zitro are united by the firm conviction that continuous training is an essential tool to face the changes that occur, at a speed every time more vertiginous, in all areas of our lives, and, of course, also in the gaming industry. We thank Zitro for inviting us to its Zitro University, and, above all, for continuing to promote this type of training events, so necessary in such a rapidly changing world,” Patricio O’Gorman, professor at the University of Palermo said.

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Jumbo to Acquire Gatherwell for $9.1 Million

Niji Narayan



Jumbo to Acquire Gatherwell for $9.1 Million
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Jumbo Interactive has signed an agreement to acquire UK lottery company Gatherwell for $9.1 million. Jumbo will pay $5.4 million in cash on acquisition for the UK business, with further payments of $3.7 million payable if certain revenue and profit targets are met by Gatherwell.

Gatherwell was founded in Oxford in 2013 as a lottery company to support local causes and schools across the UK. The UK company currently has around 80 local authorities and 1000 schools as customers, spread across around 5000 causes and selling around 130,000 lottery tickets per week.

Jumbo founder and CEO Mike Veverka says the acquisition will accelerate the company’s expansion of its software as a service (SaaS) business in the UK.

“This is an important step in building the SaaS Powered By Jumbo business segment, and in achieving our vision of $1 billion of ticket sales through the Jumbo platform by 2022. The acquisition will have an immediate positive impact on our business through an increase in revenue and profits, as well as placing Jumbo in the best possible position to take advantage of the opportunities in the UK charity lotteries,” Veverka said.

“There is significant growth potential for Gatherwell based on their ‘first-mover’ competitive advantage, the industry growth of approximately 14 per cent, less than 1 per cent by value of the registered charities in the UK operate a lottery, and recent changes to the regulations. Jumbo can benefit by using Gatherwell to licence its Powered By Jumbo software and services to larger lotteries in the UK and possibly adapt the Gatherwell business model in other international markets such as Australia and Canada,” Veverka added.

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Scout Gaming publishes Q3 2019: Revenues increased 125% to mSEK 8.1

George Miller



Scout Gaming publishes Q3 2019: Revenues increased 125% to mSEK 8.1
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”I am delighted to look back at a successful quarter, in which we fulfilled the objective to increase revenues significantly during the second half of 2019.

During the third quarter, after an initial learning period regarding Scout’s offering, major clients have started to market our products. We have contracted and launched new clients, increased our prize pools and launched new betting related games such as our internal sportsbook, covering fantasy markets. This has resulted in all-time high revenues and improved profitability measures across the border.

Scout’s client activity has increased significantly during the third quarter, which is illustrated by the Scout Gaming operator Index that reached a new all-time high of 900. The index level corresponds to a growth of 94% compared to the same quarter last year, which included activity peaks from the Soccer World Cup.

Scout Gaming launched its first external B2B customer in the third quarter of 2017, with revenues totaling mSEK 1.6. Since then, revenues have increased fivefold as we have launched new customers, larger prize pools and new games. The focus on signing new clients has resulted in a cost level that has induced a trend of increasing losses. This trend has ended during the third quarter. We now expect successively improved earnings going forward. Volatility between quarters may continue to occur as a result of larger customer launches and events but should decrease as the revenue base grows.” – Extract from CEO Andreas Ternstrom’s commentary to the interim report.


Quarter July – September 2019

• Revenues increased to mSEK 8.1 (3.6), corresponding to a growth of 125% compared to same quarter last year

• EBITDA improved to mSEK -7.9 (-8.7)

• Net result improved to mSEK -9.5 (-11.9)

• Earnings per share amounted to SEK -0.7 (-1.0)

• Operator trading index (which illustrates the underlying client activity) increased to 900 (465), a growth of 94%, previous year contained activity related to World Cup Soccer

• In September, Scout Gaming entered into a framework agreement with Eurovision Sport, a division within the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), which is the world’s leading public service media alliance. A first targeted partner gained access and launched Scout’s product offering during the fourth quarter. The agreement stipulates that Scout Gaming will provide platform licenses to Eurovision Sport, its partners and EBU Members

Interim period January – September 2019
• Revenues amounted to mSEK 15.7 (10.0)

• EBITDA amounted to mSEK -34.6 (-21.2)

• Net result amounted to mSEK -38.9 (-28.1)

• Earnings per share amounted to SEK -2.8 (-2.3)

Events after the period ended
• In November, Scout Gaming’s product was launched with the global operator brand Betway, initially targeted towards the African market under Betway’s African licensee partner – Raging River

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