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Confidence, Variety, Creativity: Betinvest’s advice for times of crisis

The coronavirus has halted a variety of industries, whilst pushing others into a period of financial instability. Yet as the world adapts to the ‘new normal’, so does the betting industry.  Operators and suppliers alike are getting creative to mitigate long-term business repercussions. With that in mind, Max Dubossarsky, Chief Operating Officer of Betinvest, wrote for SBC News to explain …

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Betinvest: Esports is crucial to the betting industry

Esports is one of the fastest growing entertainment sectors in the world today, with industry revenues set to grow to over £930m this year, according to a report by market intelligence firm Newzoo. With the industry starting to take shape, it is imperative that the betting industry conforms to the scene in order to fully maximise the sector’s huge potential.  …

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Susan O’Leary – Alderney – Esports challenge accepted

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Susan O’Leary, CEO at Alderney Gambling, says Esports betting throws up major regulatory challenges, but the industry needs to take them on to safeguard its future. Esports has come a long way in a short space of time. From a small number of hardcore enthusiasts duking it out from their parent’s basements to professional teams going head-to-head in front of …

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London Conference will address both DFS and esports

Ticonderoga Ventures, Inc. has announced that the second international eSports 2016 Conference will take place on September 23rd at the Strand Palace Hotel in London. It will be run alongside and in conjunction with the Daily Fantasy Sports Expo. Marc Lesnik, Conference Organiser, said of the two events: “I have seen for the last 2 years a die hard group of …

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Newzoo’s esports revenue estimate up 7% for 2016

Newzoo has released its latest quarterly update of its assessment of the esports industry, the ‘Global Esports Market Report’. The report shows that esports revenues for 2016 will grow towards a projected $493m (£371.5 m) in 2016. This is up a significant 7% from the $463m (£348.8 m) projected at the beginning of the year. This puts the year-on-year growth at a …

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Phil Kornychev – Virtual Drama in esports – The skin betting story

Phil Kornyshev is the co-founder of PVP.ME, a live esports betting platform. Having spoken at the iGaming Super Show in Amsterdam earlier this year, now he has turned his attention to exploring the recent skins betting drama for SBC News. Heres’ what he had to say…  The gambling boom of Counter Strike: Global Offensive started just over three years ago, …

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Esports awareness will exceed 1 billion in 2016

Newzoo’s latest quarterly update of Global Market Esports Report states that the number of worldwide consumers who will be aware of esports by the end of this year will exceed one billion. A total of 16 countries were part of the research that went into these findings, and it showed that the average awareness among gamers increased from 53.7% in …

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Esports account for 21.3% of Twitch viewership

The latest data released by Newzoo shows that 21.3% of all hours watched on Twitch from July to December 2015 was esports content. This equals 475.5 million hours of esports content watched across all esports franchises, which is an average of over 79 million hours per month.  It’s repeatedly noted how Twitch has hugely benefitted the growth of the esports scene in the West, though it …

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Newzoo predicts brands will spend $325m on esports in 2016

The latest esports focused report by Newzoo states that brands will spend a considerable $325m (£225.9m) across the industry in 2016. This means that the industry as a whole will receive over 70% of total revenue from brands and sponsors this year. This is a sizable increase of 49% growth on last year’s figures which goes some way in showing why …

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ICE 2016 – Esports dissected

The Betmarkets agenda boasted an impressive collection of speakers dissecting esports across three separate talks at ICE on Wednesday morning. Unikrn Founder Rahul Sood skyped from Seattle, whilst Newzoo’s Peter Warman, Fnatic CEO Wouter Sleijffers and other notable figures discussed the growing industry at length with a focus on how it is vastly dissimilar to traditional sports, and the importance of appreciating this …

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