Esports & Fantasy

MoneyMatrix secures first esports client in VIE

EveryMatrix’s payment processing subsidiary MoneyMatrix has announced its first esports-centric partnership, confirming that it will become the lead payment systems provider for VIE. VIE (vie.gg) an esports wagering exchange, will move to integrate MoneyMatrix’s NexGen Payment Processing platform, expanding its digital transaction capabilities. “We are excited to launch with MoneyMatrix’s processing platform as we can now offer our users access …

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Sportradar enters into multifaceted ESEN eSports agreement

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ESEN eSports, a tournament and league organiser within the vertical, and Sportradar have entered in to a multiyear partnership, related to data streaming and integrity across a breadth of competitions. The sports betting solutions providers are to collect and distribute audio visual and data across competitions, including the King of Nordic tournament, with the Sportradar fraud detection system also set …

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Scout Gaming secures NRK Norway World Cup 2018 DFS partnership

European daily fantasy sports platform provider Scout Gaming continues its 2018 commercial momentum, announcing that it has secured a DFS supplier agreement with Norwegian public broadcaster NRK AS. Securing its new partnership, Scout Gaming will be charged with delivering NRK broadcast properties with a ‘free-to- play’ World Cup Russia 2018’ fantasy sports product. The NRK branded DFS product, will be …

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Community Drive! Luckbox appoints Sujoy Roy as esports director

Updating the market, industry esports betting start-up Luckbox (luckbox.com) has confirmed the appointment of Sujoy Roy as its first Director of Esports. Roy joins the Luckbox executive team, from leading global esports tournament organiser ESL, where he led player community development initiatives and audience engagement strategies. A seasoned esports executive, Roy has been tasked with developing Luckbox’s founding community initiatives, …

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Esports integrity at the core of GLMS and ESIC relationship

The Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS) and Esports Integrity Coalition (ESIC) have joined forces, in light of the verticals rising betting popularity on a global level. Coming together to safeguard the integrity of esports, the agreement in place is to see both parties work together, identifying and reporting potential irregularities and suspicious betting patterns, across its growing number of competitions. …

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Victor Chandler Invests in Premier Punt Group

Premier Punt Group, the Edinburgh based Business-to-Business social gaming provider, has managed to pull off a real coup in recruiting industry trailblazer Victor Chandler as an investor and advisor. Mr Chandler is often credited with being the first to take gambling “online” and gambling operations offshore. He said this of the announcement: “Premier Punt Group is an exciting company with …

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Danish new boys My4 seek to bridge betting’s social gap

Copenhagen-based start-up My4 is the latest industry incumbent to tackle betting’s social conundrum, seeking to change the ‘way people think of betting’. Led by former Telenor DK senior strategist Thomas Black, My4 is developing a betting/fantasy sports hybrid app, where users can participate in betting tournaments/challenges against friends, communities, and other players. To date Black and My4’s enterprise team have …

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Changing dynamics see NBA & MLB revise DFS investments

US news sources have reported that the NBA (basketball) and MLB (baseball) leagues will move to divest their respective stakes in daily fantasy sports (DFS) operators’ DraftKings and FanDuel. In 2015 the MLB had participated in a $300 million investment round, backing DraftKings enterprise as official ‘MLB Fantasy Sports Partner’. The NBA acquired its stake in FanDuel, supporting the DFS …

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1xBet’s Evgeniy Kiriushin: Embracing the fast-growing esports market

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Whether you have embraced the well-publicised esports revolution, or remain cynical over its status as a sport, there is no doubting its growth as a betting proposition, writes 1xBet’s Head of Business Development Evgeniy Kiriushin. Just 10 years ago few were interested in esports, but now sporting websites across the world are keen to get involved in this exciting and …

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DraftKings gears up for full Australia launch

Leading daily fantasy sports operator DraftKings has launched its Australian enterprise, continuing its corporate expansion beyond its home US marketplace. Planning to fully launch its Australian DFS product during Q2 2018, DraftKings will operate under a Northern Territory Racing Commission – NTRC license. At present, DraftKings leadership remains quiet with regards to its upcoming Australian DFS proposition, and what sports …

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