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Unikrn teams up with Betgenius to optimise esports betting product

Updating the market, industry technology and data systems provider Betgenius has informed that it has entered a ‘landmark agreement’ with esports only competitive platform Unikrn. The partnership will see Betgenius provide Unikrn with in-play betting provisions and optimised market prices for thousands of esports markets including lead titles League of Legends, Dota 2, CS:GO, Call of Duty and Overwatch tournaments. ... Read More »

US FTC moves to block FanDuel-DraftKings merger

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has dealt a severe blow for the planned merger of leading daily fantasy sports operators FanDuel and DraftKings, filing an official lawsuit against the formation of a new company. Last week, US Tech news sources reported that FTC officials may have concerns on the combination of FanDuel-DraftKings, which would see one player takeover a ... Read More »

FanDuel-DraftKings +80% market take-up concerns US FTC

US Tech news sources have reported that the planned merger of FanDuel and DraftKings maybe be denied by the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC), on grounds that the combination would form an outright leader with more than 80% of the daily fantasy sports market. FTC officials are reported to have shown concern that the FanDuel-DraftKings combination would lead to a ... Read More »

Ball Street launches YouTube summer football tournament ‘FanLeague Cup’

Fan-led sports content specialist agency Ball Street has announced the launch of its YouTube summer football tournament, sponsored by sports user engagement app FanLeague. The Social media specialist launches its ‘FanLeague Cup’ football tournament which will feature a number of popular YouTube football teams and commentary from Ball Street network contributors. Founded in 2012 by former media executives Matt Wilson ... Read More »

Jamie Reeves – FFMag – Bringing fantasy football to print

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At the end of the 2016/17 Premier League season, Jamie Reeves, the man behind FFMag, released an e-mag version focusing on Fantasy Premier League (FPL) strategy. The number of downloads (5,000) convinced him to launch a crowdfunding campaign for the operation of a new print product. A few months on, and having reached over 150% of the fixed funding goal, ... Read More »

ESIC forms eSports advisory partnership with UK Gambling Commission

Non-profit Esports Integrity Coalition (ESIC) has detailed that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), which will see the organisation become an adviser on the detection and prevention of betting malpractice within eSports. Set-up in 2015, ESIC’s aim is to uphold the integrity of eSports and its related stakeholders against match manipulation and potential ... Read More »

Global Daily Fantasy Sports Inc acquires Mondogoal for Italian market entry

European ‘real-money’ fantasy sports operator Mondogoal has been acquired by Vancouver-based DFS systems provider Global Daily Fantasy Sports Inc (GDFSI) for an undisclosed fee. Last week, GDFSI management released a statement confirming the acquisition of Mondogoal and its related assets and intellectual properties. Founded in 2014 by Shergul Arshad, Mondogoal was one of the first companies to focus on expanding ... Read More »

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 »