Esports & Fantasy

Luckbox appoints Thomas Rosander as CEO following Martin exit   

Real Luck Group, the managing company of esports betting operator Luckbox, has appointed Thomas Rosander to succeed Quentin Martin as chief executive of its flagship venture.  The Toronto TSXV firm confirmed the immediate leadership departure of Martin this morning, who will be replaced by Rosander, having initially joined Luckbox in February as Chief Customer Officer (CCO).   A seasoned industry executive, …

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Why Neosurf chose to back the creation of League Circuit Oceania

The support shown by Neosurf for the League of Legends (LoL) scene in Oceania proves that its commitment to gaming events extends way beyond positioning itself as a way to pay. Chief Commercial Officer Andrea McGeachin told SBC News that the corporate philosophy for Neosurf, a global payments solution enabling gamers to pay online without credit card usage and without …

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Pinnacle integrates Dota 2 into esports tournament

Online betting operator Pinnacle has brought Dota 2 into the second edition of its Pinnacle Cup tournament in cooperation with Relog Media. Launching on 5 May, the tournament will comprise an initial 10-team round-robin stage followed by a best-of-three double elimination bracket, after which two teams will be invited to participate in a playoffs stage, joining the teams which qualified …

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BtoBet drives esports engagement with Oddin deal

BtoBet drives esports engagement with Oddin deal

BtoBet will now offer the esports iFrame solution and live odds feed from Oddin to its network of sportsbook partners. BtoBet’s partners will now have the opportunity to strengthen their esports portfolio through a ‘boosted live markets portfolio and an increase in the uptime’. As a result, BtoBet’s operator clients will be able to drive further engagement with bettors. Prague-based …

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Fast growth Oddin joins ESIC anti-corruption ranks

The Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) has certified Czech betting software provider Oddin (Oddin.gg) as an ‘anti-corruption supporter’, safeguarding pro-esports interests against the threats of match-fixing and manipulation. Founded in 2018, Prague-based Oddin is a specialist in customised B2B pro-esports betting solutions for regulated/licensed bookmakers. Oddin’s specialised software provisions cater for bookmaker esports data feeds, tournament/match APIs, customised risk management and …

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Football Index administrator begins to register customer claims

Begbies Traynor, the insolvency practitioner of Football Index operator BetIndex, has begun to process customer claims against the company, which officially entered into administration on 26 March. This morning, Begbies Traynor issued a communication to Football Index customers, notifying them that it had begun to register claims against the insolvent business, requiring affected customers to fill out an online form. …

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ESIC responds to ‘false narratives’ on its relationship with betting

The Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) has declared that it carries no special interests for the sports betting sector, maintaining its independence as an organisation strengthening all esports integrity dynamics. This weekend, ESIC issued its statement ‘to clear false narratives’ regarding recent legislative developments related to the US market, its relationship with games developers and its duties policing integrity matters. “Whilst …

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GambleAware cites urgent policies to govern loot box engagements

GambleAware has called for greater regulatory scrutiny of video game loot boxes, following research commissioned by the charity, consolidating the ‘psychological similarities between gambling and gaming.’ The charity funded a report completed by the University of Plymouth and the University of Wolverhampton, exploring the links between loot boxes and problem gambling and which demographics were more likely to engage with …

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Betway maintains esports presence with PSG.LGD extension

Online sports betting operator Betway has maintained its extensive presence in the esports sector via a renewal of its partnership with the PSG.LGD Dota 2 team. The contract extension with Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain has seen Betway solidify its position as the main partner for the club’s China-based esports team, and will also join PSG’s wider operations in the …

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Sportsflare extends long-term partnership with GameScorekeeper

Tidal Gaming Group’s B2B esports odds provider Sportsflare has formed a production and distribution partnership with data provider GameScorekeeper. The long term agreement will see GamesScorekeeper distribute Sportsflare’s Ai-driven odds solutions to a range of sports betting clients –  including DraftKings and Pinnacle – whilst working to enhance the latter’s operations via the provision of integrity focused esports data. Sportsflare …

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