Esports & Fantasy

Betinvest launches sportsbook solution specific to esports

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Betinvest has put its esports clients in control of the technical, technological and trading aspects of the business through its industry-first customisable Sportsbook iFrame solution. The solution’s sportsbook management function, which gives operators the opportunity to create business reports, teasers and promotions, as well as being able to see the turnovers for both main sports and other activities, is not …

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Spelinspektionen issues second licence to LeoVegas

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Online betting operator LeoVegas is growing its Swedish presence after gaining its second licence in the country for its new brand, pixel.bet. The five-year licence has been issued by the country’s regulator, Spelinspektionen, for both online casino and sports betting. Gustaf Hagman, LeoVegas’ Group CEO, celebrated the new licence: “During a year when we focus on strong growth but also …

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SportCaller partners with FanDuel to boost US presence

U.S. Operator FanDuel, has partnered up with free-to-play (FTP) sports-game provider SportCaller, to offer a series of marquee games, starting with its NCAA March Madness basketball. As part of the new collaboration, the FTP specialist will roll out a number of games out across its light-to-deploy platform, which will include a number of major American sports. Lorcan Kelly, VP of …

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Sportradar teams up with SPORT1 to broadcast eFootball.Pro League

Leading sports data, insights and content supplier Sportradar has teamed up with Germany-based SPORT1 to showcase the newly launched eFootball.Pro League. SPORT1 has acquired platform-neutral rights to broadcast the fixtures, with live and highlight coverage of the current season in Austria, Germany and Switzerland.  The sports platform will live stream the fixtures on SPORT1.de, in addition to on its YouTube …

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Betway grows esports portfolio with ESL partnership

Online bookmaker Betway has confirmed that it has extended its partnership with ESLGaming (ESL), which will see the operator continue to act as the exclusive sponsor of ESL’s largest flagship events. The extension, which includes a clause to renew the partnership after one year, will give the operator exclusive “behind the scenes” access, in addition to VIP hospitality, in-stream and …

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Scout Gaming enters Brazil through Jogajà deal

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Scout Gaming has entered the Brazilian market after signing a deal to provide start-up operator Jogajà with its full fantasy sports platform. Jogajà, whose Scout Gaming-powered platform is expected to launch during the first half of 2019, is backed by Swedish venture capitalists with experience of working in Brazil. The product range will be boosted by the inclusion of local …

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Pinnacle pushes for next-level esports capacity integrating GameScorekeeper API

Low margin sportsbook Pinnacle has detailed that it has ‘significantly accelerated its position as the leading esports bookmaker’, partnering with real-time data provider GameScorekeeper. Pinnacle has moved to integrate GameScorekeeper’s ‘live score API’, which will extensively amplify its esports betting proposition, as GameScorekeeper monitors 85% of all pro-sanctioned esports tournaments/matches. Updating stakeholders, Pinnacle Trading Director Marco Blume states that GameScorekeeper …

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Esports takes its place in the top five for 1xBet

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The number of users who bet on esports with 1xBet increased by almost 350 per cent in 2018 when compared with the corresponding period of 2017, according to a company report. This report finding – first shared with SBC Magazine for its Sports Betting Guide to ICE – led the international operator to predict that esports will become one of …

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SIS launches esports live betting at ICE

Multi-channel data services provider Sports Information Services (SIS) has expanded its reach into the esports market by launching its industry-first Competitive Gaming betting product tailored to esports sportsbooks. The product was showcased at this year’s ICE conference, which showed attendees a live broadcast of players competing against one another. The match was  moderated by a dedicated integrity referee, specifically trained …

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Luckbox appoints Metodi Zaburtov as sportsbook operations lead

Preparing for its full product launch this 2019, esports betting platform Luckbox (Luckbox.com) has confirmed the appointment of Metodi Zaburtov as Head of Sportsbook Risk Management & Operations. Confirming the senior appointment, Luckbox management details that it has recruited a unique executive in Zaburtov, who holds intricate knowledge of both sportsbook and esports disciplines. Zaburtov is the former Head of Live …

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