Esports & Fantasy

Sam Cooke – eSports report – Enter the Arena

Despite its huge following in the US and parts of Asia, eSports is still finding its feet in much of Europe, and is largely unknown in the UK. This is all set to change however, with many anticipating the sport to explode on these shores in the near future. The first dedicated eSports arena was opened in London in March, …

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Scott Longley – Disney shows Daily Fantasy Sports is no Mickey Mouse market

Scott Longley, Editorial Director of Regulus Partners, examines the upheaval in the fantasy sports industry caused by last week’s arrival of Disney.  No sooner had Amaya announced last week its intention to enter the Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) market in the US, than DraftKings dramatically – and appropriately given the provenance of the competition – raised the stakes. News reports …

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Melissa Blau – FastFantasy – Change of Play, Change of Game!

After the Easter holiday break, team SBC’s Social Gaming editor Rasmus Sojmark caught up with iGaming industry expert Melissa Blau to discuss new venture FastFantasy which aims to transform the burgeoning US daily fantasy sports market by simplifying its play and game mechanisms. Through iGaming Capital Blau has become one of igaming’s best renowned consultants, helping numerous new ventures enter …

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Amaya Gaming eyes fantasy sports entry in 2015

During yesterday’s 2014 earnings call Amaya Gaming CEO David Baazov indicated that the company was exploring entry into the burgeoning US fantasy sports market. Baazov indicated that Amaya views a great cross over fit between Poker and daily fantasy sports consumers. Baazov stated that the company would look to launch fantasy sports operations by the second half of 2015, targeting …

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Disney eyes fantasy sports venture with DraftKings

The New York Business Journal reports that US daily fantasy sports operator DraftKings has opened discussions with Walt Disney Co, with regards to a potential venture investment that could see the Seattle based start-up valued at $1 billion. At present the US sports market is seeing a tug of war being fought between heavily backed fantasy sports operators DraftKings and …

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Roy Clements – STATS is bringing fantasy to life

Roy Clements, Managing Director, UK for STATS, explains how the firm is continuing development on its award-winning fantasy sports product. SBC: Hi there, can you give further details of STATS’ fantasy sports product and where you feel it fits in with the sports data and insights solutions you provide? RC: Our Fantasy unit has been in operation for more than …

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STATS enters daily fantasy sports projections

Sports data and insight/analysis operator STATS, has announced a new product aimed at the fast growing daily fantasy sports industry. Starting with baseball and expanding into other sports later this year, STATS is introducing a robust package of daily fantasy tools to its media clients, including projections for every player that will enable value plays, optimal lineups and player rankings. STATS’ …

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Monmouth Park announces fantasy partnership with FSN

New Jersey state race track Monmouth Park has announced a strategic marketing partnership with fantasy sport operator Fantasy Sports Network (FSN), which will cater for the white-label product Monmouth Park Daily Fantasy Sports. The Monmouth Park fantasy product has been plugged into the FSN network to allow customers to access thousands of fantasy sports leagues, attaining the race track operator …

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DraftKings seals Houston Rockets fantasy partnership

NBA basketball team,  the Houston Rockets  announced today a partnership with Boston-based daily fantasy sports operator DraftKings. The Houston Rockets are among the first NBA franchises to work with DraftKings, the US-based destination for daily fantasy sports, which offers contests for experts and casual players alike. In addition to daily fantasy basketball, DraftKings also offers fantasy contests in additional major professional …

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New Jersey Devils agree fantasy partnership with Hotbox Sports Ventures

US Fantasy sports gaming operator Hotbox Sports Ventures (HSV) has announced that it has entered an exclusive gaming/content partnership with US NHL team the New Jersey Devils. The partnership will see HSV’s customised fantasy sports game, Hotboxsports.com promoted throughout New Jersey Devils online and social media channels. HSV confirmed that it had become the first fantasy sports operator to agree …

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