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Scout Gaming secures £6.5m through bookbuild

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B2B Daily Fantasy Sports provider Scout Gaming Group has completed two directed share placements  in which the firm has received an estimated £6.5m (SEK75m) and over three million new shares. In total the firm issued 1,835,062 shares through an accelerated ‘book building’ procedure, which calculated to around SEK45m.  Additionally the firm’s second share issue was through US-based institutional investor Topline …

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LV BET celebrates Vanarama National League’s return

LV BET CEO Adrian Sidowski has celebrated the return of the Vanarama National League with the competition’s play-offs set to commence today. As the National League’s official betting partner, the firm has announced that it will continue to provide content, previews and odds for all of the competition’s remaining matches enhancing its fan engagement opportunities since fans cannot physically go …

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Luckbox: How the return of live sport has affected esports betting

During the global health pandemic, esports betting has risen in popularity, with titles such as FIFA and NBA2k garnering incredible growth of up to 40 times its usual volume, according to Everymatrix’s State of Esports Betting Report in May. However, as live sporting events begin to resume, questions over the long term sustainability of esports betting have arisen, with sportsbooks …

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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 resumes this month the topic has 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 esports …

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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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