Tag Archives: Los Angeles

Smarkets launches SBK seeking to break barriers between punter & sportsbook

Online betting exchange, Smarkets has this morning announced the official launch of its new sportsbook product ‘SBK’, seeking to disrupt all traditional wagering engagements. A sportsbook mobile app SBK seeks to deliver punters the ‘fairest and funnest’ app for betting on sport and politics, fusing Smarkets exchange prices with a social-optimised interface. Regarded as one of the UK’s fastest-growing tech …

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Obrigado… Betway sponsors MiBR Comeback

Betway furthers its coverage and presence within esports, confirming that it will sponsor the newly reformed ‘Made in Brazil’ (MiBR) team. The partnership represents Betway’s second esports team sponsorship, with the bookmaker acting as a lead sponsor of Counter Strike outfit Ninjas in Pyjamas (NiP). Coached by Ricardo “DEAD” Sinigaglia, a leading figurehead in the Brazilian esports’ scene, the MiBR …

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Basketball royalty to appear at Global Gaming Expo

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NBA legend and two time hall of famer Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson is to deliver a keynote address at next month’s Global Gaming Expo (G2E) in Las Vegas. Johnson is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Magic Johnson Enterprises, an investment conglomerate valued at an estimated $1 billion dollars. The ex Los Angeles Lakers Point Guard is to deliver a …

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Full-on 2016 sees Smarkets reach record highs

Publishing its 2016 Annual Report, online betting exchange Smarkets has declared its ‘best year in business’ posting significant key metric growth on wagering, revenues and increased profits. A busy 2016 which saw Smarkets wagering boosted by Euro 2016, a record Cheltenham Festival and political outcomes such as the EU Referendum and US Presidential Election, saw the company record more than …

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Genius Sports extends global reach with trio of office openings

Following a period of commercial growth, sports data and media rights distributor Genius Sports has announced that it will open support offices in Los Angeles (USA), Medellin (Colombia) and Vilnius (Lithuania). Confirming its new international offices, Genius Sports governance stated that its investment would help grow the firm’s presence in over a dozen countries worldwide. Choosing its locations for international …

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Kenny Schrub wins eSports Player of the Year Award

The second eSports Game Awards took place in Los Angeles this weekend in front of a packed  Microsoft Theatre. Kenny Schrub, a Frenchman who plays Counter-Strike: Global Offensive for Team EnVyUs, picked up the Player of the Year award fending off strong competition from the likes of Syed Sumail Hassan, Lee Sang-hyeok, Olof Kajbjer and Peter Dagar. Schrub’s game of …

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DraftKings secures live fantasy sports partnership with LA Staples Center

DraftKings has continued its live marketing strategy by announcing that it has partnered with the Los Angles AEG Staples Center to create arena stadium points for fantasy sports fans. The daily fantasy sports (DFS) operator will become the official “Fantasy Sports” partner of the Staples Center home of LA pro sports franchises’ the LA Lakers, LA Clippers (NBA) and the …

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