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FanDuel secures $275 million with Google & Time Warner as Series E investors

SBC News FanDuel secures $275 million with Google & Time Warner as Series E investors

Leading daily fantasy sports operator FanDuel has been valued at $1 billion, following its latest venture capital ‘Series E’ round of $275 million. The investment round was led by Venture Capitalist firm  Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR), technology news sources report that new FanDuel investors include Time Warner and Google Capital (Source: Crunchbase). The $275 million comes less than 12 months …

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Julia Salagaeva – Connective Games – Platform Gains

SBC News Julia Salagaeva - Connective Games - Platform Gains

Julia Salagaeva Head Business Development & Corporate Communications at Connective Games details why operators are focusing on platform flexibility and how this has created a greater scope for new software developers  The online gaming industry is going through a significant period of disruption, during which a new wave of software provider is emerging – smaller, technically innovative, flexible, and heavily-client-focused, …

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Unibet buys Stan James for £19m

SBC News Unibet buys Stan James for £19m

Unibet Group plc has signed an agreement to acquire the online gambling business of Stan James Group plc together with full rights and ownership of the brand. The transaction does not include the UK shops business operated under the Stan James brand, which for a transitional period has been granted rights to the brand. Stan James is one of the …

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SBC’s Betting on Football conference returns

SBC News SBC's Betting on Football conference returns

The Betting on Football conference is back, having been transferred to Arsenal FC. Betting on Football 2015 will be held at the Emirates on 10 September 2015 and once again plans to bridge the gap between sports betting and football. Organised by SBC Events, Betting on Football is a focused, one day conference, exploring the key facets of the betting industry’s …

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Andy MacKenzie – Spreadex – Five ways to bet on the Ashes

SBC News Andy MacKenzie - Spreadex - Five ways to bet on the Ashes

Spreadex’s Andy MacKenzie tells SBC readers where to find the best value for this summer’s Ashes series…. The sun may be shining but it’s still time for some serious sledging. I refer of course to the summer, cricketing kind rather than the winter downhill variety as the Aussies come to town; brash, rash and hoping to thrash England once again. The Mitchell …

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David Clifton – Licensing Expert – Will the fantasy sports explosion cross the Atlantic

SBC News David Clifton - Licensing Expert - Will the fantasy sports explosion cross the Atlantic

Gambling  industry legal expert David Clifton, examines the fast growing US daily fantasy sports market, and considers whether Europe’s diverse regulatory conditions will allow for fantasy sports to gain  traction and new market entry Fantasy sports have exploded in a big way in the US. My inbox seems saturated with emails informing me that this is the fastest growing segment …

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Crispin Nieboer – William Hill – Building effective industry innovation

SBC News Crispin Nieboer - William Hill - Building effective industry innovation

Having set up its technology and innovation hub in London’s Shoreditch district, William Hill has outlined product independence combined with in-house development and innovation competencies as its key corporate values which will lead future growth for its business. Team SBC spoke to Director of Corporate Development & Innovation Crispin Nieboer one of the operators key leaders on innovation on how …

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Jared Cooperstein – VULCUN – Future Game

SBC News Jared Cooperstein - VULCUN - Future Game

The phenomenal growth of the eSports industry is being looked at from many different business angles at present, especially since the level of success looks near guaranteed to continue. Vulcun is an American firm based in San Francisco which is leading the way in providing fantasy eSports betting, and moreover offering fans a different platform to engage further with their …

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