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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 »

UKGC warns parents of video game skin betting

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) warns parents over the perils of gambling linked to video games, calling for adults to be vigilant to the dangers of gambling associated with video games. Its warning follows the publication of a Commission paper on virtual currencies, eSports and social gaming (http://www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk/PDF/Virtual-currencies) The UKGC explains that there has been an increase in the popularity ... Read More »

DraftKings raises further $100 million through Eldridge Industries LA

Bloomberg USA has reported that daily fantasy sports (DFS) operator DraftKings has raised a further $100 million (£84 million) in venture financing led by Los Angeles VC fund Eldridge Industries. The  VC fund which is headed-up by Los Angeles Dodgers MLB franchise owner Todd Boehly joins DraftKings’ portfolio of 17 core investors (https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/draftkings#/entity ) To date, DraftKings has raised approximately ... Read More »

Stats First! Digital Bros announces launch of Fantasfida for the UK market

Italian games studio Digital Bros has announced the launch of  ‘real-money’ daily fantasy football game Fantasfida for the UK market. Fantasfida aims to set itself apart from a number of new UK daily fantasy football products, by offering its users access to more game information along with team and player statistics. Using data and stats provided by OPTA Sports, the ... Read More »

Industry First… Malta MGA awards Oulala with B2B skill games licence

B2B fantasy sports platform provider Oulala Games (Oulala.com) has been awarded the first ever Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) ‘B2B Skill Games Licence’. Updating stakeholders, Oulala management stated that the MGA B2B approval represented an ‘important corporate milestone’, as the company had set-up a founders’ goal to be ‘regulated separately from other iGaming activities’. To date, Oulala UK market initiatives have been ... Read More »

Ballr nets Asian DFS partnership with Juventus FC

Asian-focused live fantasy sports operator Ballr, has confirmed that it has reached a commercial agreement with Italian Serie A champions Juventus FC, becoming the Turin football club’s official ‘Regional Games Partner for Asia’.   The regional marketing deal, will see the Ballr brand promoted throughout Juventus’ Asian assets and initiatives, including the ‘Bianconeri’ future tours of Vietnam, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand ... Read More »

BetStars launches $1 million fantasy sports promotion

The BetStars Sports Jackpot is the latest by way of promotion from BetStars and it’s putting $1 million (£815,000) into it. Following the ‘Spin & Bet’ feature last year, it’s the latest attempt at trying something different from Amaya, the company behind BetStars, and this time it focuses on fantasy sports. The new game is described as: “A reimagined sports ... Read More »

PMU expands PSG partnership into esports

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PMU and PSG have enjoyed a partnership which has now spanned over six years. The latest news is that it is to be extended into the Parisian club’s new esports arm.  PMU is one of the most established French betting companies and it recently launched its esports brand, PMU eSport. The aim of this is to be involved with the statistics ... Read More »

UltraPlay signs deals with Betinvest and Golden Race

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Esports betting supplier UltraPlay has announced that it has signed deals with both Betinvest and Golden Race. UltraPlay CEO Dariy Margaritov commented: “With the company’s core ambition to offer a wide variety of winning products to its customers, UltraPlay has successfully started another fruitful partnership with two of the best sports product providers Betinvest and Golden Race.”  Betinvest’s VP of Business ... Read More »