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RotoQL seeks to become ‘Bloomberg for sports fans’

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US sports data and analytics firm RotoQL has raised $1.2 million (£1 million) in its latest venture finance round led by Boston Seed Capital. The ambitious New York start-up, founded by the number one ranked Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) player Saahil Sud (COO) and Justin Park (CEO), has created a portfolio of sports data tools and technologies aimed at better informing and ... Read More »

Sportito widens payment provisions with SafeCharge

SafeCharge & Sportito

Daily fantasy sports (DFS) platform Sportito has engaged in a partnership with SafeCharge, broadening its player payment and withdrawal provisions. Moving forward, Sportito will now process all web and mobile transactions with its customers through the services provided by SafeCharge. The partnership will ensure an effective and efficient payment service for Sportito users. SafeCharge has been operating since 2007, with certification of Payment Card ... Read More »

Cherry’s XCaliber signs first affiliate client with FSport Sweden

Stockholm-listed Cherry AB’s new business B2B services division XCaliber will provide Swedish fantasy sports platform FSport with its affiliate marketing platform ‘Omarsys’. Launched in November 2016, XCaliber is a specialist division focusing on player management and acquisition services. The division is set to bring to market new performance related tools to help industry stakeholders optimise performance and management of game ... Read More »

Riccardo Mittiga – Sportito – The DFS Dilemma

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Italian DFS operator Sportito is focused on conquering the European market. The company believes there is a possibility for daily fantasy sports to take off throughout Europe, as it did in the States, and it has started its conquest by focusing on the UK market.  Sportito is the Official DFS Partner of both Fulham FC and Burnley FC. The company ... Read More »

Genius Sports forms FACEIT partnership boosting ‘Esports Championship Series’ fan engagement & integrity safeguards

Sports data and media rights supplier Genius Sports continues to expand its presence within the burgeoning eSports market, by confirming that it has agreed a partnership with leading competitive gaming platform FACEIT. FACEIT operators of the ‘Esports Championship Series’ (ECS) will integrate Genius Sports data and analytics platform provisions to monitor ECS fan engagement and interaction and further safeguard its ... Read More »

Premier Punt hits £200,000 Seedrs crowdfunding target

Edinburgh- based start-up and daily fantasy sports (DFS) operator, Premier Punt has announced that it has concluded its crowdfunding campaign on leading crowdfunding platform, Seedrs. The gambling and social gaming start-up was pleased to have hit its  Seedrs venture target of £200,000 in funding which sees the firm give away 6.67% equity at a valuation of £2.8 million. Premier Punt further informed ... Read More »

Gfinity narrows losses as eSports operator focuses on tech and league developments

Presenting its H1 financial update (six month period ending 31 December) London AIM-listed eSports live events operator Gfinity has reported a 45% increase in corporate revenues to £900,000. The firm founded in 2012 with the aim of growing UK live eSports arenas remains earnings ineffective, posting a period operational loss of £1.7 million, narrowing on pretax losses of £1.9 million posted ... Read More »

Willkommen DFS…DraftKings launches in Germany

Continuing its planned European market expansion, US daily fantasy sports (DFS) operator DraftKings has launched its services in Germany. The DFS operator enters the German sports market, through its recently secured Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) ‘Controlled Skill Games Licence’ which was granted to DraftKings operations this March. Having officially launched its DFS services within the UK betting market in H1 ... Read More »

Telegraph Media Group launches ‘Telegraph Predictor’ game with i-pools

Peer-to-peer pools provider i-pools has announced the launch of the ‘Telegraph Predictor’ (predictor.telegraph.co.uk/) in partnership with news publisher Telegraph Media Group. Serviced through the i-pools network, the Telegraph Predictor game will allow players to create and share their own tournaments as well as join any of the network’s simple to play betting games. The platform currently serves 19 sports, including football, ... Read More »

Velo Partners bets on eSports with Blinkpool $700,000 investment

Industry venture capital firm Velo Partners has invested $700,000 (£575,000) in eSports studio Blinkpool developer of eSports game ‘BlinkPredict’. The UK-based VC that has funded numerous growing new enterprises within betting and igaming, makes its first eSports-centric investment in Blinkpool. Releasing a corporate statement, Velo Partners stated that Blinkpool could become a billion-valuation enterprise by becoming the firm that bridges ... Read More »