Esports & Fantasy

Pinnacle backs hot esports prospect NORTH

Low-margin bookmaker Pinnacle continues to expand its profile and brand coverage within esports, becoming an official partner of Copenhagen-based esports organisation NORTH (north.gg) Founded in 2017, NORTH is the ‘fast growth’ esports organisation formed by Danish Superliga FC Copenhagen and Nordic entertainment group Nordisk. Since its foundation, NORTH has risen to become one of the leading European esports team ‘consistently …

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Tech hungry DraftKings reported to be eyeing SBTech takeover

Published as a ‘developing news story’, US industry news source LegalSportsReport.com (LSR) informs that DraftKings is on the ‘cusp of acquiring’ online gambling platform provider SBTech in a deal that will have global ramifications for multiple industry stakeholders. In its update, LSR reports that multiple sources have confirmed negotiations between the two parties, but as yet no information has been …

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BetConstruct joins Fantasy Sports and Gaming Association

BetConstruct

Online gaming and sports betting software provider BetConstruct has secured membership to the Fantasy Sports & Gaming Association (FSGA). Founded in 1998 as the Fantasy Sports Trade Association, the organisation was subject to a rebrand earlier this year, expanding its scope to include all new markets emerging in sports. It represents the interests of both fantasy sports and gaming companies …

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DraftKings appoints ‘tech financing pro’ Jason Park as new CFO

The governance of DraftKings Inc has confirmed the appointment of former Bain Capital executive Jason Park as new Chief Financial Officer (CFO), helping the company pursue its imminent US sports betting opportunities and interests. The executive appointment sees DraftKings restructure its corporate finance leadership, with current CFO incumbent Tim Dent transitioning to the executive position of Chief Compliance Officer (CCO). …

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ESIC ‘Malta Summit’ calls for greater collaboration on esports betting integrity

‘The Esports Integrity Coalition- ESIC‘ has called for all the esports stakeholders, governing bodies and licensed gambling operators to collaborate in tackling esports growing ‘betting integrity’ concerns. ESIC’s call for collaboration comes as the integrity body details an ‘alarming rise’ in suspicious betting alerts gathered over the past 12-months. The body announced that 74 suspicious betting alerts were recorded during 2018, …

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Paytm targets number 1 fantasy sports status in India

Paytm

Having rebranded its gaming platform from Gamepind to FirstGames, parent company Paytm has set about delivering India’s number one fantasy sports destination. The fintech firm is also looking to raise $30 million to fund the continued expansion of the platform – a joint venture with AGTech Holdings Limited. Despite only launching in February 2018, it reached over 30 million users …

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Parimatch boosts esports presence through Team Spirit agreement

CIS region online bookmaker Parimatch has continued to boost its presence in the esports industry after inking a new six-month agreement with Russian esports organisation, Team Spirit. Under the new agreement, Parimatch will see their logos displayed across team apparel, while also gaining brand exposure via the Team Spirit social media platform. In addition, the operator will offer their support to the teams across the …

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Esports Entertainment plans NASDAQ listing to fund Malta licence

Esports Entertainment Group has submitted an application to list its common shares across the NASDAQ Capital Market which will see the operator use the generated funds to support its Malta gaming licence application. The esports betting operator is yet to confirm just how many securities will be offered on the market, as well as the type to be listed, with …

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FSI strengthens the Nucleus of its fantasy sports platform

Nucelus

Fantasy Sports Interactive (FSI), the first company to introduce fantasy football betting services in Europe via its Bet4theBest brand, will support a whole new range of fantasy offerings through FSI Nucleus. As the name suggests, this new product will form the nucleus of FSI’s offering, featuring a triple-Core System (Scoring – Team Creation – Live Updates) that feeds all FSI …

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FantasyBet offers daily contests for FIFA Women’s World Cup

FantasyBet

FantasyBet has become the first fantasy sports provider to offer daily fantasy contests for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Starting on Friday 7 June for the opening match between France and South Korea, the site will give fantasy managers the chance to pit their wits against each other in free-to-enter and pay-to-enter contests, with bigger prizes up for grabs …

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