Esports & Fantasy

Luckbox ups esports data muscle with Abios

Preparing for its full product launch in early 2019, esports-betting platform Luckbox announces its latest match functionality – ‘esports calendar’, developed in partnership with data provider Abios. Delivering a comprehensive esports calendar, Luckbox will support its player community with vital information on live CSGO, live Dota 2 and live League of Legends events, including upcoming matches and results. Furthermore, Luckbox …

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GIG Core powers MRG’s future esport venture

MRG Group has confirmed that it has selected Gaming Innovation Group’s GIG Core platform solution to power its upcoming ‘GLHF.GG’ (working title), e-sports entertainment property. During H1 2018 trading, MRG confirmed that it had invested in a joint-venture project with Stockholm-based esports publisher Gamingzone Entertainment, seek to deliver its first esports-centric property. Updating stakeholders, MRG leadership confirmed that its GLHF.GG …

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Racing Post retention boost for SportCaller’s Lucky7

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SportCaller has called on Racing Post to raise the profile of its horseracing game, Lucky7 – initially rolled out last year in conjunction with William Hill. The free-to-play (FTP) sports-game specialist confirmed that William Hill’s affiliate team was instrumental in putting this premium partnership in place to boost acquisition within Racing Post’s fertile base of racing fans. Lucky7, recognised as one …

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Polish “trendsetter” STS launches mobile esports section

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Star-Typ Sport (STS), the first Polish bookmaker to introduce esports betting in 2014, has now added an esports section to its mobile application. The new STS section, available on both Android and iOS, will enable its players to engage with tournaments in Poland and those organised abroad through a wide range of live bets. The apps have been designed to …

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Scout Gaming to provide fantasy sports through UK licence

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12 operators holding existing agreements with Scout Gaming can now introduce its DFS services in the UK market after the company secured a licence to provide its fantasy sports solution. The Group’s CEO Andreas Ternström said that it had refused to shy away from the “toughening regulatory environment trend” by securing the B2B licence from the UK Gambling Commission. It …

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Luckbox recruits Aleksandar Dimitrov as Head of Sportsbook

Esports betting platform Luckbox has appointed former Playtech product manager Aleksandar Dimitrov as its first Head of Sportsbook. Dimitrov joins Luckbox senior management team, tasked with developing esports-specific elements and engagements of Luckbox’s planned sportsbook offering. A 10-year industry veteran, Dimitrov holds vast product management and planning experience having served as served as Poker Product Manager for Playtech technologies, and …

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Scout Gaming closes €4m new share placement driving US vision

Stockholm Nasdaq-listed B2B fantasy sports supplier Scout Gaming Group has confirmed that it has secured an additional SEK 42 million (€4 million) in working capital, following the execution of a successful new share placement, made available to institutional investors. Updating investors, the board of Scout Gaming details that it has closed a private 900,000 new share placement, in accordance with …

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New York judge rules against Daily Fantasy Sports

An Albany judge has thrown the future of Daily Fantasy Sports into potential turbulence, ruling that gambling prohibitions in the state were being breached by the daily contests offered by DFS operators. The ruling contradicts that of a previous judge, who in 2016 outlined his belief that DFS sites fell under the umbrella of permitted games of skill, highlighting that …

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Luckbox commits to highest level of esports integrity monitoring joining ESIC

Dedicated esports betting operator Luckbox, has confirmed that it has become the latest industry incumbent to join the Esports Integrity Coalition (ESIC). Founded in 2016, ESIC is an independent integrity monitoring body, which aims to safeguard all-levels of competitive esports against cheating, match-fixing and corruption. Isle of Man licensed Luckbox, an enterprise which gearing for its full platform launch in …

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#GONINJAS – Betway renews sponsorship of Team NiP

Betway marketing has confirmed that it has extended its sponsorship of leading esports team ‘Ninjas in Pyjamas’ (NiP) for a further two years. Issuing a market update, Betway marketing confirms that it has entered a new seven-figure agreement with NiP covering sponsorship for the next three years. Betway will continue to be a prominent partner of NiP, with the bookmaker …

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