Esports & Fantasy

Scientific Games boosts esports portfolio with GameScoreKeeper deal

Industry technology group Scientific Games (SG) has secured a new partnership with GameScoreKeeper whereby SG will receive access to both historical and live automated esports data from the Danish data supplier. The partnership with GameScorekeeper will cover esports data for use across SG’s sportsbook software and sports pricing offerings, including an Esports Scoreboard Product developed and marketed by SG. Keith …

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Malta MGA terminates The Daily Fantasy Football Company licence

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has announced that incumbent The Daily Fantasy Football Company LTD has lost its capacity to operate wagering services within its jurisdiction, terminating its licence.  As of last week, the company could no longer carry out operations, register new players or accept new customer deposits. Nevertheless, the firm is required to provide all registered players with access …

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DraftKings appoints Christine Thurmond as Responsible Gambling lead

DraftKings has added to its internal compliance team with the appointment of Christine Thurmond as Director of Responsible Gaming, reporting to Chief Compliance Officer Tim Dent. In her remit, Thurmond is charged with leading the expansion of DraftKings’ new responsible gaming frameworks across igaming, sportsbook, and fantasy sports disciplines. Thurmond joins DraftKings from her most recent role as a senior business contributor at the Massachusetts Council on …

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Luckbox names Quentin Martin as new CEO

Esports betting firm Luckbox has strengthened its leadership team after confirming that Quentin Martin will take up the role as the new Chief Executive Officer. Martin, who is due to take over from Lars Lien, originally joined Luckbox in March 2018 as the company’s Chief Operations Officer. Prior to joining the esports betting firm, Martin spent eight years at Stars …

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STS expands its esports capacity with RTSmunity

Polish bookmaker STS has penned a new partnership with esports data company RTSmunity, in order to further enhance its presence across the esports betting sector. STS has been at the forefront of blending traditional sportsbook standards with esports, having been the first bookmaker to sponsor an individual player. The partnership with RTSmunity will continue the company’s growing reputation in the …

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Puntt turns to pool dynamics to break new ground in esports wagering

New esports wagering incumbent Puntt will launch this February, seeking to become the first platform to deliver ‘esports betting player performance’ markets. The start-up is founded by the five-man Liverpool-based development studio of RPGG Media, a team looking to deliver effective esports wagering components across B2C and B2B verticals.  Backing Puntt’s mission statement, RPGG Media is led by former racing executive …

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1xBet signs title partnership deal with NAVI esports team

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International betting and gaming operator 1xBet has signed a title partnership deal with Ukraine-based esports team NAVI for 2020. 1xBet has confirmed that it will support NAVI in various esports disciplines across the year through a number of “powerful marketing activities”. It will also serve as the title sponsor on the NAVI website and for all of the team’s merchandise. …

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Private bookbuild sees Scout Gaming raise €3.5m capital

Issuing a market filing, Stockholm-listed Scout Gaming AB confirms that it has raised SEK 36 million (€3.5m) in working capital having completed two direct share placements selling approximately 3 million of company shares. Scout governance had been granted rights to sanction the transaction at the Stockholm firm’s AGM on 23 May 2019. The two share placements were directly issued to …

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Winners.bet gets the green light to expand into Malta

Esports operator Winners.bet has been given the green light to begin operations in Malta after it was granted a betting licence from the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA). Under the conditions of its new licence, Winners.bet will provide the esports community with the chance to place bets on all the major games including League of Legends (LOL), CS:GO, DOTA2, KOG, Starcraft …

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DATA.BET to make esports data debut in $250,000 ICE tournament

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DATA.BET will kick off its bid to become the industry’s most comprehensive esports solutions provider by supplying the official data for a $250,000 CS:GO tournament played out at ICE London, and streamed to an online global audience in excess of five million. The tournament has been produced in partnership with GG.BET, for which DATA.BET has exclusive data rights. It will …

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