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Spotlight Sports Group fuels US expansion with Alarm Sports Network takeover

Spotlight Sports Group fuels US expansion with Alarm Sports Network takeover

Spotlight Sports Group has expanded its US offering after acquiring fantasy sports technology and media company FA Media LLC (Alarm Sports Network) in an all-cash transaction. Under the terms of the agreement, Alarm Sports Network (ASN) will fold into the Spotlight Sports Group network of brands, growing the company’s staff to more than 500 people. ASN has been responsible for …

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DCMS secures +30,000-strong response to loot box consultation

DCMS has revealed that it has received over 30,000 responses to its call for evidence on how loot boxes should be regulated.  The request for stakeholder guidance was launched last September on behalf of a Select Committee examining ‘Immersive and Addictive Technologies’. DCMS had formally pledged that it would introduce initial laws and standards on loot box rewards and incentives, …

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EA to allow FIFA ‘Pack Previews’ as scrutiny rises on loot box rewards  

EA Sports will allow players to preview all FIFA ‘Ultimate Team Packs’ (UT Packs) before being purchased. The games’ developer confirmed that it would launch a ‘preview pack’ update to its FIFA 21 games across all markets, allowing players to view items prior to being purchased with FIFA points and FUT Coins. UT Packs can be purchased via FUT Coins awarded …

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Sportsbet.io unveils “Your Road To Glory” World Cup show

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Sportsbet.io, part of the Coingaming Group, has announced the launch of an interactive live Twitch-based World Cup show, promising a broadcast “full of unique betting insight.” Bringing news and views from the football showpiece which is set to be held in Russia, “Your Road To Glory” will begin its coverage during the first game of the tournament, Russia versus Saudi …

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Global betting market to rise by 9% CAGR by 2022, report claims

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India-based research group ReportsnReports.com has documented a new study on the rise of the global sports betting industry, with the research forecasting growth at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.62% over the next four years. The report, entitled Global Sports Betting Market 2018-2022, argues that the major driver of this market growth is the sports industry’s digital revolution. …

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EA Sports announces $1.3m FIFA 17 prize pool

To coincide with Gamescon in Cologne, EA Sports has made some new revelations about next month’s FIFA 17 release. Alongside a new trailer it has been announced that there’ll be a new Ultimate Team Championship Series with a $1.3m (£999,000) prize pool. It was anticipated that the new edition of FIFA would have a far greater focus on esports than …

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Sam Cooke – End of Partnership – EA closes competitive gaming hub ‘EA Arena’

This November sees EA Sports close its competitive real money gaming hub ‘EA Arena’.Whilst the news of its closure  flew somewhat under the radar in terms of media and industry  coverage, EA Sports and World Gaming (partnership brand operated under  Virgin Gaming) have been in a competitive gaming partnership for quite a while. The EA Sports Arena allows players to …

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