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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 »

Johan Styren – LeoVegas – My ICE 2017

My ICE 2017

Johan Styren is the CEO of LeoVegas. Following a game changing year in which LeoVegas launched its sportsbook in partnership with Kambi, the future is bright for the operator which is a big believer in a mobile first strategy. Johan and the LeoVegas team will be at ICE Totally Gaming in London next month along with a number of others. We ... Read More »

BetConstruct joins National Council on Problem Gambling

BetConstruct has joined the National Council on Problem Gambling, a charitable organisation that acts as a national advocate for programs and services that assist problem gamblers and their families.  Vahe Baloulian, BetConstruct CEO, commented: “The value of entertainment the gaming industry provides would diminish drastically if we didn’t back up the essential efforts of organizations striving to keep gaming fun and safe ... Read More »

People Power – Crowdfunding in igaming

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Ahead of the GamCrowd Pitch ICE competition for start-ups at ICE next month we got to thinking about crowdfunding in igaming.  Companies from the world of igaming such as Football Index and Premier Punt have run successful campaigns in the past year. In fact, both of these overfunded on Seedrs. With this avenue for generating capital becoming ever more popular ... Read More »

BIB Limited receives Maltese sports betting brokerage licence

The Malta Gaming Authority has issued the world’s first sports betting brokerage license to BIB Limited, a subsidiary of Bet IT Best GmbH.  Nico Jansen, Bet IT Best’s CEO commented: “We are thrilled to finally open our whole sports betting portfolio to the public. By holding an official licence from a well known and highly respected entity we now have ... Read More »

Eduard Blonk – Betradar – My ICE 2017

My ICE 2017

Eduard Blonk is the Managing Director of Sales at Betradar. This will be Eduard’s fourth ICE Totally Gaming conference. You can catch up with him and the rest of the Betradar and Sportradar team at the ExCeL centre (S1-150) next month. In the final few weeks before ICE, we took a moment to ask about his ICE experiences and routine. ... Read More »

Tain quick off the mark with new product Fast Bet

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Gaming software and solutions provider Tain has successfully launched its new Fast Bet sports betting service, targeted at ‘punters who become bored through having to wait until half-time or full-time to see their bet settled’. Fast Bet gives punters the opportunity to place wagers on whether incidents will take place within a defined period during a sports event. Markets for football ... 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 »

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 »

Betfair customers write off French Socialist party ahead of debates

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According to the Betfair Exchange Manuel Valls and Arnaud Montebourg boast little chance of success in the upcming French election. Ahead of the first of the Socialist Party TV debates Valls and Montebourg have been given just a 2% chance of victory. The debates are an opportunity for those wishing to become France’s Socialist Party candidate ahead of the presidential primary elections ... Read More »