Tag Archives: Rahul Sood

European expansion sees Unikrn hire Andrew Vouris as operations lead

Seattle-based esports betting platform Unikrn has confirmed the appointment of Andrew Vouris as new Chief Operations Officer (COO), as the company prepares for its upcoming ‘2018 European rollout’. A seasoned gambling executive, Vouris joins Unikrn leadership from Australian ASX gambling group Tabcorp Holdings, where he most recently served as Group Deputy COO for the firm’s media and wagering division (2016-2017). …

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Malta approval sees Unikrn launch European esports betting vehicle

Esports betting platform Unikrn has confirmed that it has been approved a Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) licence, allowing the company to service regulated European betting markets. Unikrn will now launch new European enterprise ‘Unikrn EU’, a joint venture with France-based RBP. Securing its market entry, the Seattle-based technology firm aims to become the outright leader for esports wagering for European …

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Betting on Esports 2017 dissected

“There is no ‘esports consumer.’  It’s much wider than that, with there being CS:GO consumers, DOTA consumers and so on” stated Adam Savinson of Win Technologies – Betway Group as Betting on Esports 2017 got underway. Discussing who an esport consumer is Mr Savinson added:  “You need to know to cater for their own communities, with esports being different to …

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Rahul Sood – Unikrn – Betting on esports

Rahul Sood is the CEO at esports only bookmaker Unikrn. During a busy year to date which has seen Unikrn acquire tournament organiser LEET.gg and release its own cryptocurrency, unikoingold, on Ethereum, Sood caught up with SBC News ahead of his speaker slot at the Betting on Esports Conference in September. Sood will be discussing esports betting on the panel …

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Unikrn teams up with Betgenius to optimise esports betting product

Updating the market, industry technology and data systems provider Betgenius has informed that it has entered a ‘landmark agreement’ with esports only competitive platform Unikrn. The partnership will see Betgenius provide Unikrn with in-play betting provisions and optimised market prices for thousands of esports markets including lead titles League of Legends, Dota 2, CS:GO, Call of Duty and Overwatch tournaments. …

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Unikrn invests in CS:GO team BIG

Esports betting specialist Unikrn has invested in Berlin based CS:GO outfit BIG (Berlin International Gaming). This is the second such team investment the company has made. Back in late 2015 it launched an all-female pro team in CounterStrike with Sood a keen advocate of gender equality in esports. At the time, Unikrn CEO Rahul Sood said: “The time is now for …

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Las Vegas conference will explore the esports opportunity for casinos

Much has been made of the potential opportunity that esports holds for the casinos industry in attracting the younger millennial generation, and moreover for the gambling industry in general. Accordingly Narus Advisors is putting on a two day event in Las Vegas titled Esports & Casino Resorts which will explore this on October 25th and 26th at the SLS Casino …

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CSGO player opens lawsuit against Valve over ‘illegal gambling’

The company behind Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Valve, has been accused by a player of allowing and facilitating illegal wagering on the game. There are numerous sites in which players can trade and wager skins, that is in-game items, which are worth substantial amounts of money. Sites such as CSGO Lounge, CSGO skins, and CSGO Diamonds allow this trading and Valve …

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Esports Betting Summit Review – Part 1 – Integrity and skins

The first Bullet Business Esports Betting Summit went off with a bang at the Royal Garden Hotel in London this week. With a strong lineup of speakers including Unikrn’s Rahul Sood, ESL UK’s James Dean and Victor Martyn of GosuGamers the 160 plus attendees were treated to a series of engaging and educational talks on the industry and how it …

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The formation of the World Esports Association and what it means

Following a press conference on Friday we now know some actual facts about the World Esports Association (WESA), what it’s about and who’s involved.  The executive board consists of ESL Co-Founder Ralf Reichert, Fnatic’s Wouter Sleijffers, Ninjas in Pyjamas CEO Hicham Chahine and Senior VP at ESL Sebastian Weishaar. There’s also Pietro Fringuelli, from law firm CMS Hasche Sigle, who will act as Interim …

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