Esports & Fantasy

Recapitalised Luckbox calls for a recruitment drive 

The management of esports wagering platform Luckbox has sanctioned a recruitment drive, after closing its latest CAD $4.5 million (€3m) funding round.  Luckbox confirmed that it is seeking ‘five key new hires’ as the company moves forward with its aggressive future growth strategy as a soon to be listed Toronto TSX Ventures enterprise.   Strengthening its senior executive team, Isle of …

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Pinnacle enhances esports data output with Abios

Pinnacle has strengthened its esports data output after adding Abios to its growing list of suppliers. As part of the agreement, Abios will supply the online bookmaker with enriched data in order to boost the firm’s esports offering. This includes developing its data portfolio to provide its customers with a greater selection of odds across a range of titles and …

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Luckbox underlines IPO commitment closing private CAD $4.5m funding round 

Esports wagering platform Luckbox has completed its pre-IPO financing round, raising CAD $4.5 million (€3m) in working capital. This June, Luckbox announced that it would host a private investor funding round ahead of its planned Summer IPO on Toronto’s TSX Ventures Exchange.  Following an initial oversubscribed placement, co-led by Gravitas Inc and Beacon Securities, Luckbox raised CAD $3.8 million (€2.5m) …

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Puntt pools nets Canadian licensing deal with Aquarius AI

RPGG Media, the operating company of  Puntt, has confirmed that it has entered a licensing arrangement with esports software publisher Aquarius AI Inc. The partnership will grant Vancouver-based Aquarius AI the exclusive rights to operate the Puntt esports wagering platform for Canada. Launched at the start of the year, the Puntt platform has merged traditional pool betting dynamics with unique …

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EveryMatrix supports Enlabs with Optibet esports launch

Entertainment Laboratories (Enlabs) has secured a new partnership with EveryMatrix which has seen the two launch an esports betting service via Enlabs’ flagship brand, OPTIBET. EveryMatrix will supply extensive esports coverage and a tailored esports front-end with live streaming via its OddsMatrix Esports Services. Stian Hornsletten, Group CCO of EveryMatrix, commented: “I admire the work done at Enlabs in the …

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Marek Suchar: “As esports betting grows, we will no longer speak about it as one sport”

As live sports slowly begins to resume this month, discussions have been raised over the long term future of the esports betting industry, which rose in prominence during the global health pandemic. Marek Suchar is the Head of Sales at Oddin.gg, a B2B esports odds feed and risk management provider. He spoke to SBC News about the future of the …

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Graham Martin to lead Aquarius AI

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Gambling entrepreneur Graham Martin has been named President of Aquarius AI, a customer acquisition specialist, as part of the firm’s new business model commencing with esports. Aquarius announced this week that it has repositioned its customer acquisition technology to focus on esports before moving into the wider betting environment. Leading this move into esports betting will be Martin, a founder of …

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Cyber.bet tackles esports corruption joining ESIC

Cyber.bet has become the latest to secure a partnership with the Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) to focus on tackling match fixing and corruption within the esports betting domain. Cyber.bet will work alongside ESIC to provide information needed for initiating and conducting investigations on match fixing and betting fraud. Ian Smith, Commissioner of the Esports Integrity Commission said: “It is an …

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Luckbox adds five new languages to esports domain

Following a period of unprecedented growth during lockdown, esports bookmaker Luckbox has added five new languages to its wagering platform. Luckbox, which is planning its Toronto TSX Ventures Exchange IPO this summer, has added German, Spanish, Russian, Portuguese and ‘simplified Chinese’ language options to its domain. Further foreign languages options form part a series of ‘rapid enhancements’ undertaken by the company …

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Luckbox raises CAD $3.8m ahead of TSX IPO

Luckbox has confirmed that it has completed a CAD $3.8 million (€2.5m) funding round, as it imminently prepares to list on the Toronto TSX Venture Exchange. The esports bookmaker outperformed its expectations by announcing that investors oversubscribed to its funding round, which had originally targeted a range of CAD $2-3 million. Satisfying investor interest, Luckbox has confirmed that it will …

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