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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 ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

Sportito becomes ‘Official Fantasy Sports Partner’ for Fulham FC

Casper Stylsvig, Chief Revenue Officer at Fulham Football Club and Riccardo Mittiga, CEO at Sportito during the announcement that Fulham Football Club is delighted to welcome Sportito as its Official Fantasy Sports partner, effective through to the end of the 2016/17 season.

Sportito CEO Riccardo Mittiga has welcomed a ‘great opportunity’ to work with Fulham FC, after the DFS operator signed a deal to become the club’s first ‘Official Fantasy Sports Partner’. Fulham FC will introduce their fans to the new Sportito fantasy sports platform, which hosts daily winning contests rather than season long contests, and promote the opportunity to connect with ... Read More »

James Watson – Betradar – My ICE 2017

My ICE 2017

Esports has had some year and it won’t be slowing down in 2017. Nor will Betradar, which fresh off the back of a deal with Dojo Madness, are prepped to have a manic year. James Watson is Head of Esports at Betradar so will be leading the charge. You can catch up with him at ICE Totally Gaming (S1-150) next ... Read More »

Eilers & Krejcik Research – A DFS 2017 Forecast

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Eilers and Krejcik Research has unveiled its latest analysis of the daily fantasy sports industry with an update for 2017 which opens with the line ‘by all accounts 2016 was a challenging year for the DFS industry with some silver linings’.  These are silver linings worth looking into. First though, a look back at some of the issues the industry ... Read More »

Premier Punt close to crowdfund success

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Aberdeen based DFS operator Premier Punt is on the verge of completing its crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs with 99% of its £200,000 successfully raised.  The company, which launched in 2013, is offering 6.67% equity for the funding with an overall valuation of £2.8m. Premier Punt Founder John Gordon commented: “Crowd funding has been a fantastic experience. It really fits into our company ethos: ... Read More »

CSGOLounge and Dota2Lounge offer refund program

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In late December an announcement on the Lounges sites, CSGOLounge and Dota2Lounge, revealed that there will be a ‘money refund program’ for some of the sites’ users. It was CSGOLounge which was very much at the centre of the skins betting drama which kicked off last summer. Robert Borewik is the founder whilst ESForce Holding is an investor which came ... Read More »

Superdata report estimates esports betting at $56m

Superdata Research published its end of year report in December and in its assessment of esports it valued the betting sector at $58.9m (£47.9m). This was a significant but minor portion of the overall esports pie, which Superdata valued at $892m (£727.9m) currently with growth expectations putting it at a $1.4bn (£1.1bn) industry by 2019. You can read a full ... Read More »

Riccardo Mittiga – Sportito – DFS entry a no brainer

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Riccardo Mittiga is the CEO of Asap Italia, a company which recently launched DFS brand Sportito. With the pending merger of DraftKings and FanDuel, and some of the ‘smaller big fish’ in Oulala and Mondogoal opting to switch to strictly B2B in the latter part of the year we spoke to Riccardo about the state of fantasy in Europe, and ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »