Tom Daniels

Bettingexpert crowns TheTrollmanSha World Tipster Champion 

Sports betting tipster social network Bettingexpert.com has crowned TheTrollmanSha as its World Tipster Champion 2020, with the Italian winning €10,000. The annual event was created by bettingexpert to reward top tipsters within the community. Taking place from July 1 2019 – June 30 2020, TheTrollmanSha provided over 14,000 tips and was the best to guess the outcome of sporting events …

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Adapting and evolving in the industry during COVID-19

Speaking on the second day of CasinoBeats Malta Digital, Paris Smith, CEO of Pinnacle, claimed that ‘every crisis is an opportunity’ as she explains how her company evolved at the start of the COVID-19 crisis. As part of the Leaders’ Panel, Smith went on to praise her ‘loyal’ and ‘dedicated’ staff and how there have been lessons learned from the …

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Pinnacle enhances esports data output with Abios

Pinnacle has strengthened its esports data output after adding Abios to its growing list of suppliers. As part of the agreement, Abios will supply the online bookmaker with enriched data in order to boost the firm’s esports offering. This includes developing its data portfolio to provide its customers with a greater selection of odds across a range of titles and …

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Aston Villa finishes W88 shirt sponsorship

Aston Villa has announced that its principal partnership with online betting site W88 will officially conclude at the end of the campaign with Cazoo becoming the club’s front of shirt sponsor. The W88 partnership, which was the club’s third principle partner in three years following 32Red and Unibet, has come to ‘its natural end’, according to the club. Moreover, its …

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Si14Bet: P2P betting is a driving force for the future

As operators slowly return to normality with live sporting events beginning to resume and global regulations gradually relaxing, the betting landscape has shifted dramatically with new avenues, such as esports, booming whilst other markets have faced an up-hill battle.  With new horizons starting to open, there is also the opportunity for firms to branch out and create a new platform …

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Marek Suchar: “As esports betting grows, we will no longer speak about it as one sport”

As live sports slowly begins to resume this month, discussions have been raised over the long term future of the esports betting industry, which rose in prominence during the global health pandemic. Marek Suchar is the Head of Sales at Oddin.gg, a B2B esports odds feed and risk management provider. He spoke to SBC News about the future of the …

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Oddin.gg: The importance of live betting in esports

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Esports betting has enjoyed a well-documented rise to prominence over the last few months, partly due to global restrictions and the postponement of live sporting events.  However, the challenge now for esports is to cement itself as a major player in the overall sports betting landscape, avoiding a situation where audiences just ‘revert to type’ as the sports action returns. …

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FES and Incentive Games launch esports prediction game

US iGaming firm Full Engagement Sports (FES) has partnered with UK-based software developer and gamification specialist Incentive Games to launch an esports bracket-challenge game. The agreement comes after the duo met at last year’s Betting on Sports America in New Jersey. FES’ new app will launch with a free-to-play prediction game with the view to ultimately offer parimutuel betting options …

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ESI Digital Summit: Esports nuances need to be understood for the sake of integrity

ESI’s Digital Summit has highlighted the growth of esports in terms of its global viewership and in its betting take-up. Yet, as esports becomes more popular, it heightens its risk of match fixing and corruption.  One of the summit’s concurrent themes, esports and betting stakeholders observed and debated the complexities of maintaining esports integrity, amid distinct wagering intricacies and unique …

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ESI Digital Summit: Esports targets place at broadcasting’s top table

As esports continues to engage new audiences, traditional broadcasters such as FOX and BT Sport have begun to optimise competitive gaming events such as Virtual F1 and eNASCAR in order to diversify their content.   Allan Hvid, Head of Esports and Football for TV 2 in Denmark, spoke at ESI’s Digital Summit, highlighting new dynamics between esports and traditional broadcasters in securing …

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