Esports & Fantasy

Pinnacle links up with igaming payments firm MuchBetter

Igaming payments company MuchBetter has announced a deal with Pinnacle, making its services available to all of the online operator’s sports betting and esports customers worldwide.   By using MuchBetter as a new payments option, Pinnacle hopes to reduce its transaction fees significantly, prevent fraud and provide the best deposit and withdrawal experience possible for its customers. “Given the steady …

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DraftKings appoints Kambi as US sportsbook lead

Stockholm-listed sports betting technology and software supplier Kambi Group Plc continues its strong US commercial momentum confirming that it has secured a multi-year services agreement with leading US fantasy sports operator DraftKings. Issuing a short statement, Kambi governance confirms that DraftKings has selected its technology platform as the lead system for its upcoming US sports betting market expansion. “The agreement, …

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DraftKings seeks + $150m funding round to drive new betting vision

US news source Axios has reported that DFS operator DraftKings targets a further $150-200 million funding round, seeking to accelerate its US sports betting proposition. The news of DraftKings’ planned funding round, comes as the Boston-based enterprise, today confirms that it has officially filed its application for a New Jersey state sports betting license. Furthermore, this June saw DraftKings announce …

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Perform Gaming dabbles in Five-a-Side Live Fantasy

Perform Gaming is ready for the FIFA World Cup kick-off after launching a free-to-play and in-play Fantasy Football game, dabblebet Five-a-Side Live, in partnership with The Mirror. The Mirror has been specially selected by Perform Gaming as the ideal media partner to drive football-focused traffic to the game, which aims to bring an innovative and truly immersive experience to the …

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Scout plots Asian DFS onslaught alongside Bravio Technologies

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Scout Gaming Group is aiming to roll out the full version of its daily fantasy sports (DFS) product, and pooled betting games, across the Pan-Asian region, following an agreement with Bravio Technologies. Initially a free-2-play tipping game is to made available, in time for users to utilise for the Russia World Cup, which is to gauge reach and engagement, before …

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Paddy Power Betfair forms new US entity with FanDuel

FTSE100 betting group Paddy Power Betfair (PPB), has confirmed that it will create a new US-facing subsidiary, joining forces with daily fantasy sports operator FanDuel. Updating the market this afternoon, PPB governance confirms that it will merge its Betfair US division with FanDuel’s enterprise, as the company seeks to accelerate its position within the newly opened US market. The new …

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InCrowd develops tailored Russia 2018 predictor game for Sky Sports

Sports games developer and audience engagement specialist InCrowd has announced that it has developed a ‘World Cup Russia 2018’ predictor game in partnership with Sky Sports UK. Teaming up with the sports broadcaster, InCrowd has launched its ‘Road to Moscow’ game available through Sky Sports mobile and desktop devices (http://www.skysports.com/roadtomoscow) The “Road to Moscow” predictor will allow fans make predictions …

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Luckbox recruits David Lyons as Player Engagement lead

Esports betting enterprise Luckbox continues to bolster its executive management ranks, as it prepares for its upcoming product launch this 2018. David Lyons becomes the latest former PokerStars executive to join the Luckbox enterprise team, taking on the responsibilities of Director of Player Engagement. Lyons will be tasked with developing Luckbox’s initial player rewards system, a key component for the start-up’s …

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Stoiximan and Betano to provide DFS platform from Scout Gaming

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Scout Gaming Group will deliver its complete daily fantasy sports (DFS) solution to customers on GML Interactive brands – Stoiximan and Betano. Stoiximan is a leading operator in Greece, a market with an annual turnover of €250-300 million, while Betano, a market leader in Romania, is preparing to enter Germany later this month. Both have been prominent in football sponsorship, …

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Mr Green seeks to join the esports scene with Gamingzone Entertainment joint-venture

European online gambling group Mr Green & Co, has announced that it will launch its first esports-centric property in partnership with Gamingzone Entertainment. Updating the market, the Stockholm-listed enterprise has confirmed that it will develop an esports entertainment joint-venture with established esports media publisher Gamingzone. “Mr Green and Gamingzone Entertainment have established a joint venture to create a new community …

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