Over 500 SBTechers to receive access to unique martial arts-based regimen
Sofia, Bulgaria – 05 July 2018
SBTech, the industry-leading sports betting solutions provider to the regulated iGaming sector, has teamed up with 5-time World Combat Sambo Champion Marko Kosev to offer a unique martial arts-based fitness programme to over 500 employees in Sofia.
The daily training sessions are the latest addition to the lifestyle-enhancement benefits provided to SBTech’s workforce, who also receive gym membership, additional health insurance, free bicycles and has a barista in the office. The initiative illustrates the company’s commitment to investing in people and appreciation of its award-winning teams, which include developers, customer support agents, and designers.
Their expertise and experience are regularly showcased through SBTech’s industry achievements. In 2017 alone, the company won six prestigious awards and recently received the In-Play Betting Software prize at the EGR B2B Awards for the third straight year.
Keeping in shape and achieving sporting success is of major importance to SBTech employees in Bulgaria, many of whom play sport at a high level, and the company has made it a significant priority. The plan also displays SBTech’s commitment to supporting former professional athletes and integrating them into the workforce.
Kosev, who won the gold medal at the World Sambo Championships in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2015, teamed up with the company last month. He has designed a unique exercise programme and will lead the hour-long sessions each morning, including a combination of running and combat training.
Commenting on the importance of investing in people, Richard Carter, CEO of SBTech said: “We believe professional athletes possess many qualities that make them suitable for our company and industry. Someone like Marko, with his professional experience, sporting ethic and high level of stamina, is a powerful addition to our organisation who will help us achieve even better results.
“SBTech believes that excellence in both sport and business is key to success. This initiative also illustrates our willingness to support ex-sports professionals and provide them with new opportunities.”
Marko Kosev said: “I am delighted to take this opportunity to get involved in the fitness programme at SBTech. When I became part of the company, it quickly became clear that SBTech is 100% committed to enhancing employee wellness, so I jumped at the chance to be able to use my Combat Sambo experience to help my colleagues stay in shape and feel good. I look forward to continuing this project on a long-term basis.”
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SBTech is a global leader in omni-channel sports betting and gaming, with over 1,000 employees in 8 offices worldwide. Since 2007, the group has developed the industry’s most powerful online sports betting and casino platform, serving licensees in over 15 regulated markets.
SBTech’s clients include many of the world’s premier betting and gaming operators, state lotteries, land-based casino and horse racing companies, and igaming start-ups. The group supplies superbly flexible betting and gaming solutions to clients looking for speed to market and exceptional configurability, supported by the best business intelligence and reporting capabilities.
The SBTech offering includes its Seamless Sportsbook, the Chameleon360 iGaming Platform, Managed Services, and retail and omni-channel solutions that provide players with constant access to sports and casino products across all touchpoints: online, mobile and retail.
Backed up by unrivalled expertise in trading and risk management, regulatory compliance, AML and KYC procedures, acquisition and CRM, SBTech’s partners consistently achieve rapid growth, enhanced brand loyalty and peak profitability.
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About Marko Kosev
Marko Kosev, 31, is a professional Bulgarian Flyweight Mixed Martial Artist, who fights out of the Combat Sambo Club in Sofia, Bulgaria. Born in Sevlievo in Gabrovo Province, Bulgaria, Kosev turned pro in 2010.
He is a 5-time World Combat Sambo gold medalist (2009 Greece, 2010 Uzbekistan, 2011 Lithuania, 2013 Russia, 2015 Morocco), European Combat Sambo silver medalist in 2007 and 2011, and won the World Combat Sambo Championship bronze medal in 2007 and 2008. In 2013 he finished first in the World Combat Sambo Cup in Kazakhstan and was Bulgaria’s Judo Black Belt Champion.