Tag Archives: DOTA 2

Luckbox: How the return of live sport has affected esports betting

During the global health pandemic, esports betting has risen in popularity, with titles such as FIFA and NBA2k garnering incredible growth of up to 40 times its usual volume, according to Everymatrix’s State of Esports Betting Report in May. However, as live sporting events begin to resume, questions over the long term sustainability of esports betting have arisen, with sportsbooks …

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FONBET’s Alexey Khobot: Using bots to formulate odds in 2020

In 1995, Alexey Khobot designed his first software for FONBET, which included the use of bots to assist in oddsmaking. The operator looks at why this artificial intelligence has been key, but points out that the human touch still remains king. The most important part of the bookmaking process is the formulation of odds. It’s no secret that bookmakers rely …

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Betby’s Sergey Tsukanov: Esports is here to stay

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As we edge closer to the return of mainstream sports betting, we caught up with Sergey Tsukanov, Chief Risk Officer at Betby (pictured), to talk esports, alternative markets and the need for industry innovation following the current downturn.  SBC: How has Betby adapted products and services for its partners since the cancellation of sporting fixtures began?  ST: The cancellation of …

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Cloudbet launches enhanced esports products

Bitcoin sportsbook and casino Cloudbet has launched an esports vertical, enhancing its customers’ betting experience on titles such as Counter Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) and FIFA 20. Cloudbet customers will now be able to place in-play bets using cryptocurrency on a variety of esports events everyday. The sportsbook will also enhance its customer engagement with a Discord channel (a communication …

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RTSmunity: Data is imperative to esports’ success in the betting industry

Esports betting has taken centre stage as a viable alternative for bookmakers during the COVID-19 crisis. However, with this relatively new sector garnering a lot of attention, questions are being raised as to how stable it is compared with traditional sports betting.  It is vital that esports betting keeps its integrity during this period as a mistake could derail the …

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Why leading esports titles should not be overlooked as substitutes to real sports

The coronavirus pandemic has proved to be a huge challenge for the entire betting community, and bookmakers have been confronted with a situation which they never thought they’d face. Who expected to see the Belarusian Premier League topping viewing charts across the globe? However, esports has also seen a sharp rise in viewership since the COVID-19 outbreak due to its …

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Luckbox rolls out beta testing

Luckbox, an enterprise seeking to disrupt and lead esports wagering outright, has announced the rollout of its ‘beta phase’ platform, taking onboard its first real money players. More than a year in development, Luckbox opens its betting platform to a set number of players, who will test the firm’s wagering capacities. In its product notes, Luckbox details that its aims …

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Betway enhances esports presence with Invictus Gaming deal

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Online bookmaker Betway has strengthened its esports presence, inking a deal with the Invictus Gaming (IG) team for the upcoming Dota 2 pro season, including this month’s The International 2018. Under the terms of the agreement Betway is to have exclusive access to the team for content creation purposes, whilst IG is to also have the bookies logo emblazoned on …

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1xBet’s Evgeniy Kiriushin: Embracing the fast-growing esports market

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Whether you have embraced the well-publicised esports revolution, or remain cynical over its status as a sport, there is no doubting its growth as a betting proposition, writes 1xBet’s Head of Business Development Evgeniy Kiriushin. Just 10 years ago few were interested in esports, but now sporting websites across the world are keen to get involved in this exciting and …

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Campeonbet to utilise partnership to support global expansion

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Campeonbet has launched an affiliate programme in partnership with Income Access, as part of  a strategy to break out from its Southern and Central American focus and expand into new markets worldwide. The Curacao licensed online sportsbook and casino brand is available in a multitude of languages, and following regulatory approval intends to enter new global markets in 2018. As …

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