Esports & Fantasy

Gamepind launches cricket-focused fantasy product

As the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 kicked off yesterday, Gamepind, a joint venture between AGTech Holdings Limited and One97 Communications Limited (Paytm), has launched Gamepind Fantasy Sports. The fantasy sports platform is set to have a focus upon cricket, which is currently the most followed and popular sport across India. Gamepind has grown in popularity in recent months, having …

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Sportito launches fantasy platform in India

Fantasy sports platform Sportito has bolstered its position in the Indian market after attracting over 500 registrations to its Sportito India platform in its first 2 hours of operation. The platform has attributed its recent uptake in followers to the  fantasy contest on the ICC Cricket World Cup, which has just started. While operating in the new market, Sportito India …

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FanDuel forms exclusive content & data partnership with fuboTV

Paddy Power Betfair US sports betting and daily fantasy sports subsidiary FanDuel Group has formed a ‘first-of-a-kind’ partnership with digital sports streaming platform fuboTV. The partnership sees FanDuel become the exclusive wagering and gaming partner of fuboTV, as FanDuel’s brand, products, data and content gain special coverage across all fuboTV channels. In addition, the partnership maintains a ‘carriage agreement’, which …

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Luckbox picks OddsMatrix as lead sportsbook platform

Esports betting start-up Luckbox has extended its partnership with online gambling software and platform provider EveryMatrix, after agreeing to utilise its OddsMatrix engine as lead sportsbook solution. The announcement follows Luckbox launching its esports betting product in ‘beta mode’ to accept its first real money players. Updating the market, Luckbox informs that its first player wagers have been powered by the …

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Askott announces esports-first platform extension

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Operators setting up an esports-first gambling brand can get to market quickly through the new Chameleon platform from Askott Entertainment. By default, the B2B iGaming platform provides fixed odds betting on both esports and sports, pool betting on esports, fantasy esports and proprietary casino games. Chameleon 1.0 is currently only licensed in Curacao, but is in the process of adding …

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Luckbox rolls out beta testing

Luckbox, an enterprise seeking to disrupt and lead esports wagering outright, has announced the rollout of its ‘beta phase’ platform, taking onboard its first real money players. More than a year in development, Luckbox opens its betting platform to a set number of players, who will test the firm’s wagering capacities. In its product notes, Luckbox details that its aims …

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Indian DFS scene faces GST tax conundrum

Indian business news sources have reported that the nation’s tax authorities are revising how to charge a ‘goods and services tax (GST)’ on the burgeoning Indian daily fantasy sports (DFS) industry. State level tax authorities are said to be reviewing whether to charge DFS operators on GST applicable to net commission earned from DFS games and prize pools, or whether …

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Tech eyes monitor Douyu IPO ambitions

Tech analysts are monitoring the movements of Chinese live streaming platform ‘Douyu’ closely, as the company files for a listing on the New York Stock Exchange this April. Branded as ‘China’s answer to Twitch.Tv’, the popular live streaming platform owned by Amazon, in its SEC submitted prospectus Douyu’s executive team seeks to raise $500 million from its New York IPO. …

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Incentive Games launches new fantasy jackpot products

B2B Software developer Incentive Games has launched two new jackpot-driven products which will be available on the new Incentive Games’ STAR platform. The new games have been developed so that they can be combined with other games into a single application in addition to being able to be combined as progressive web apps (PWAs) located on the client website and …

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Dream11 valued at $1bn after recent Steadview investment

Indian fantasy sports gaming platform Dream11 has become the first gaming company in India to join the exclusive ‘unicorn club’, after Hong Kong-based Steadview Capital bought an undisclosed stake in the startup, valuing the company at over $1bn. Investment from Chinese online gaming giant Tencent, along with others, also resulted in a $100 million funding round which significantly helped the …

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