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ASAP Italia confirms appointment of Paolo Farinella as new CTO

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ASAP Italia, the company behind new DFS platform Sportito, has confirmed the appointment of Paolo Farinella as its new Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Farinella will be responsible for leading the technological development for ASAP Italia across Sportito, Bettingrunner, Superscommesse, and a portal dedicated to citizen journalism, Super News. Farinella’s experience in working with top brands such as eBay will help ... Read More »

Paddy Power Betfair gains US DFS presence with $48 million acquisition of DRAFT mobile

In a move to expand its corporate footprint within the US market, FTSE100 betting firm Paddy Power Betfair (PPB) has confirmed that it has agreed to acquire US mobile-focused fantasy sports operator DRAFT for a deal valued at $48 million (£37 million). Entering the US DFS market, PPB will initially pay $19 million for all DRAFT related assets and resources, ... Read More »

Valery Bollier – Oulala – Why Russia could be rich pickings for DFS stakeholders

Valery Bollier is optimistic about the future of DFS in the world’s largest country… Valery Bollier, CEO of Daily Fantasy Football B2B provider OulalaGames, recently visited Moscow where he spoke at the Betting Trends Forum, which turned out to be a success. Oulala leader returned to Malta optimistic by the possibilities open to various stakeholders in the sector. ”Local operators ... Read More »

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 »