Esports & Fantasy

DraftKings CBO – Industry ‘only just scratched the surface’ of US sports betting

Ezra Kucharz, Chief Business Officer at DraftKings, believes there are still big things to come from the US market when it comes to sports betting and told audiences at the SBC Digital Summit North America that the industry can play a huge role in fan engagement for US sports while they are unable to allow spectators at games. “What is …

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SIS doubles esports output with Competitive Gaming expansion

Sports Information Services (SIS) has strengthened its esports coverage after doubling its output of content available through its SIS Competitive Gaming product. The additional output will feature a greater number of live head to head competitions between skilled and qualified gamers, including the SIS Blitz League. Rohini Sardana, Head of Product Proposition at SIS, said: “Following the successful launch of …

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GG.Bet scores ESL Counter-Strike & Dota 2 global partnerships

Curacao-based esports bookmaker GG.Bet has become the official global betting partner of pro-esports organisation ESL for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Dota 2 tournaments. The arrangement will cover all ESL One and Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) tournaments through the rest of the year, as well as the ESL Pro League Seasons 11 and 12. GG.Bet will provide odds for each tournament …

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BETBY grows esports portfolio with Rocket League addition

Sports betting supplier BETBY has strengthened its esports portfolio with the addition of a Rocket League variant to its Betby.Games offering. The new addition will deliver a range of markets and betting options, and can be integrated and active for an operator via an API integration. Developed by EPIC Games, Rocket League is a vehicular multi-player soccer game, which has …

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Recapitalised Luckbox calls for a recruitment drive 

The management of esports wagering platform Luckbox has sanctioned a recruitment drive, after closing its latest CAD $4.5 million (€3m) funding round.  Luckbox confirmed that it is seeking ‘five key new hires’ as the company moves forward with its aggressive future growth strategy as a soon to be listed Toronto TSX Ventures enterprise.   Strengthening its senior executive team, Isle of …

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Pinnacle enhances esports data output with Abios

Pinnacle has strengthened its esports data output after adding Abios to its growing list of suppliers. As part of the agreement, Abios will supply the online bookmaker with enriched data in order to boost the firm’s esports offering. This includes developing its data portfolio to provide its customers with a greater selection of odds across a range of titles and …

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Luckbox underlines IPO commitment closing private CAD $4.5m funding round 

Esports wagering platform Luckbox has completed its pre-IPO financing round, raising CAD $4.5 million (€3m) in working capital. This June, Luckbox announced that it would host a private investor funding round ahead of its planned Summer IPO on Toronto’s TSX Ventures Exchange.  Following an initial oversubscribed placement, co-led by Gravitas Inc and Beacon Securities, Luckbox raised CAD $3.8 million (€2.5m) …

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Puntt pools nets Canadian licensing deal with Aquarius AI

RPGG Media, the operating company of  Puntt, has confirmed that it has entered a licensing arrangement with esports software publisher Aquarius AI Inc. The partnership will grant Vancouver-based Aquarius AI the exclusive rights to operate the Puntt esports wagering platform for Canada. Launched at the start of the year, the Puntt platform has merged traditional pool betting dynamics with unique …

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EveryMatrix supports Enlabs with Optibet esports launch

Entertainment Laboratories (Enlabs) has secured a new partnership with EveryMatrix which has seen the two launch an esports betting service via Enlabs’ flagship brand, OPTIBET. EveryMatrix will supply extensive esports coverage and a tailored esports front-end with live streaming via its OddsMatrix Esports Services. Stian Hornsletten, Group CCO of EveryMatrix, commented: “I admire the work done at Enlabs in the …

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Marek Suchar: “As esports betting grows, we will no longer speak about it as one sport”

As live sports slowly resumes this month the topic has been raised over the long term future of the esports betting industry, which rose in prominence during the global health pandemic. Marek Suchar is the Head of Sales at Oddin.gg, a B2B esports odds feed and risk management provider. He spoke to SBC News about the future of the esports …

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