Esports & Fantasy

Luckbox recruits Aleksandar Dimitrov as Head of Sportsbook

Esports betting platform Luckbox has appointed former Playtech product manager Aleksandar Dimitrov as its first Head of Sportsbook. Dimitrov joins Luckbox senior management team, tasked with developing esports-specific elements and engagements of Luckbox’s planned sportsbook offering. A 10-year industry veteran, Dimitrov holds vast product management and planning experience having served as served as Poker Product Manager for Playtech technologies, and …

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Scout Gaming closes €4m new share placement driving US vision

Stockholm Nasdaq-listed B2B fantasy sports supplier Scout Gaming Group has confirmed that it has secured an additional SEK 42 million (€4 million) in working capital, following the execution of a successful new share placement, made available to institutional investors. Updating investors, the board of Scout Gaming details that it has closed a private 900,000 new share placement, in accordance with …

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New York judge rules against Daily Fantasy Sports

An Albany judge has thrown the future of Daily Fantasy Sports into potential turbulence, ruling that gambling prohibitions in the state were being breached by the daily contests offered by DFS operators. The ruling contradicts that of a previous judge, who in 2016 outlined his belief that DFS sites fell under the umbrella of permitted games of skill, highlighting that …

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Luckbox commits to highest level of esports integrity monitoring joining ESIC

Dedicated esports betting operator Luckbox, has confirmed that it has become the latest industry incumbent to join the Esports Integrity Coalition (ESIC). Founded in 2016, ESIC is an independent integrity monitoring body, which aims to safeguard all-levels of competitive esports against cheating, match-fixing and corruption. Isle of Man licensed Luckbox, an enterprise which gearing for its full platform launch in …

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#GONINJAS – Betway renews sponsorship of Team NiP

Betway marketing has confirmed that it has extended its sponsorship of leading esports team ‘Ninjas in Pyjamas’ (NiP) for a further two years. Issuing a market update, Betway marketing confirms that it has entered a new seven-figure agreement with NiP covering sponsorship for the next three years. Betway will continue to be a prominent partner of NiP, with the bookmaker …

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Fair Play… WODuels launches seeking to become safest community for esports wagering

New esports platform World of Duels – WODuels.com is the latest incumbent attempting to crack competitive esports wagering. The Malta-based start-up, launches its proprietary platform focusing on duel/(head-2-head) contests/match-ups, detailing that it has created a safe and fair environment for esports players of all skill levels. “Players are matched based on their individual stats, ratings and feedback to ensure contests …

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Paddy Power Betfair renews FTP drive with SportCaller

Free-to-play industry games developer SportCaller extends its two-year partnership with FTSE100 betting group Paddy Power Betfair (PPB) announcing the launch of a new ‘Beat The Drop’ game. SportCaller and PPB had previously launched the ‘Beat The Drop’ FTP game during World Cup Russia 2018, with the title receiving great acclaim whilst beating partnership expectations. With the new European football season underway, …

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Scout gains US vision with Metric Gaming

European B2B fantasy sports provider Scout Gaming is set to expand its services within the US market, partnering with Las Vegas-based real-time sports data and betting platform provider Metric Gaming. Issuing a market update, Scout and Metric leadership confirm that a ‘reciprocal arrangement’ has been agreed on, with both parties gaining full access to each other product portfolio and provisions. …

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Brian Mattingley joins fast growth Football Index as Non-Exec Chairman

Football Index has moved to strengthen its corporate governance and leadership, confirming the appointments of renowned industry executives Brian Mattingley and Mark Blandford as corporate advisors, supporting new company CFO Andrew Burns. Updating the market, Football Index confirms Brian Mattingley as non-executive chairman, a role he will combine alongside his current non-exec chairmanship of FTSE-listed online gambling group 888 Holdings, …

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Immersive B2B focus sees Premier Punt rebrand to Incentive Games

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Industry fantasy sports operator Premier Punt Group has fully rebranded its business entity to Incentive Games. Issuing a market update, the company detailed that its rebrand reflects the company’s move towards becoming an industry sportsbook games and application developer. In recent months, Premier Punt has restructured its operations, seeking to deliver a broader portfolio of products to betting incumbents, with its …

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