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Dream11 valued at $1bn after recent Steadview investment

Indian fantasy sports gaming platform Dream11 has become the first gaming company in India to join the exclusive ‘unicorn club’, after Hong Kong-based Steadview Capital bought an undisclosed stake in the startup, valuing the company at over $1bn. Investment from Chinese online gaming giant Tencent, along with others, also resulted in a $100 million funding round which significantly helped the …

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BetConstruct enters relationship with Pro Football Hall of Fame

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BetConstruct, in partnership with Atlantis Gaming Corporation, has entered into a relationship with the Pro Football Hall of Fame. A formal announcement is expected soon, but the three entities have agreed in concept on the launch of a premium fantasy sports experience in the United States market. BetConstruct applied a deep understanding of players’ needs to develop a fully customisable …

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Asia point of difference for Dafabet through Scout DFS deal

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Online gaming operator Dafabet has targeted growth across multiple product verticals after securing access to the Scout Gaming fantasy sports and pool betting platform. Scout Gaming believes that the deal, expected to launch during the first half of 2019, is ”the first time a major Asian facing operator has launched daily fantasy sports in the region”. It is just another …

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How the Beautiful Digital Game Came to Life in the SiGMA Cup

O jogo bonito. The beautiful game. The origin of this phrase may be disputed, with both Pelé, Waldyr Pereira (Didi), Stuart Hall and H. E. Bates being mentioned as possible authors, but it is widely recognized as an accurate description of football. So, what is the most bonitomoment? For the CEO of All-in Translations, Tiago Aprigio, one of them belongs to Maradona. …

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BetConstruct to provide poker software under MGA licence

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BetConstruct has continued to sweep up accreditation from the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) after securing approval to add poker to its set of licensed products. The developer and provider of online and land-based gaming solutions has confirmed that it has been granted an approval from the MGA to add the poker vertical (type 3) under both B2C and B2B licences. …

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Perform Group’s John Harlow: Reinventing the role of the second-screen for betting

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Last week, John Harlow, SVP for Betting at Perform Group, revealed the slogan that explains why they’re seeing such interest in more detailed player data – ‘The game is the same, but the fan has changed’. Seven days on, we asked him to explain how much of this behaviour change is a derivative of fantasy sports, and tease some of …

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UKGC warns fantasy football operators not to get caught out by gambling rules

  Ahead of the start of a new football season this August, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has issued an industry note warning fantasy football operators to ensure that their leagues, prizes and promotions are in accordance with UK gambling laws. The risk for those organising fantasy football leagues is that it could require a pool licence from the Gambling Commission, as …

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Draft Fantasy is heading to the UK

Draft Fantasy, the market leader for Premier League draft style fantasy, has been in the process of raising capital investment in order to begin development of its daily fantasy platform.  The operator currently has ‘the largest draft style user base in the industry’ and plans to continue its growth by allowing users to participate in weekly and daily drafts for …

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Valery Bollier – Oulala – The year gone by

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The daily fantasy sports industry has had quite a year in 2016 with legal battles raging throughout the USA, many of which are far from over, and a number of operators stepping things up a gear in Europe. The big two of DraftKings and FanDuel entered Europe, despite the costly court battles Stateside, and smaller operatos such as Mondogoal and …

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Riccardo Mittiga: DraftKings and FanDuel merger opens doors

Last week’s merger between DFS giants DraftKings and FanDuel was the first major piece of consolidation in the fantasy sports arena. But what are the implications in Europe? Riccardo Mittiga, CEO of ASAP ITALIA and founder of DFS operation Sportito believes that there are huge opportunities now for a nimble operator. SBC: DraftKings and FanDuel have finally merged – was …

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