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Pinnacle has taken its 5 millionth esports wager

Esports betting has come a long way in the past year and Pinnacle announced today that it has now taken five million bets on esports markets. The first esports wager was taken by the bookmaker back in 2010 and it was only last year that it hit the three millionth wager mark. Two million bets in less than six months demonstrates …

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SBTech signs up two new European partners

Two European bookmakers in the form of bet90 and Get’s Bet have revealed that they have established agreements to use SBTech’s omni-channel solution. Get’s Bet is a Romanian operator which boasts over 500 retail outlets and was launched back in 2004. Its store customers will now be served by SBTech solutions which includes a single wallet across both self-service betting terminals and …

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BtoBet restructures and appoints a new CEO

There have been some big changes over at BtoBet with the Board deciding to adopt a new process and structure.  Kostandina Zafirovska has been appointed as the new CEO while Alessandro Fried will fill the newlt created position of Chairman of the company.  The outgoing Fried will take care of the strategic aspects and the expansion of BtoBet’s business in …

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RTSmunity and Sporting Solutions partner for new esports in-play service

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Sporting Solutions has today announced a partnership with esports supplier RTSmunity to provide an in-play service for sportsbooks. The terms of the agreement means Sporting Solutions’ partners will be able to access RTSmunity’s real-time prices on over 9000 events per year on all the big esports titles. William Hill, which so far has been relatively quiet when it comes to …

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Long live the DraftKings of Europe

DraftKings recently became one of the first DFS operators to secure a Maltese Controlled Skill Gaming licence.  It didn’t take long for the company to reveal its European plans for 2017 either with a German launch planned for Q1. The operator entered the UK space around a year ago and the mega merger with FanDuel is expected to be fully …

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Team Fortress 2 has a problem with skins gambling

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Last year saw CS:GO developer Valve embroiled in a skins betting scandal, and whilst this rages on, it seems that another of its titles Team Fortress 2 is now on the hit-list too. Whilst Valve issued cease and desist letters to upwards of 40 sites offering gambling on its skins (in-game items) in some form last summer, claims that ‘skins …

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Jamie Reeves – Fplbet – The DFS recipe for success

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Jamie Reeves is the director of affiliate website Fplbet and an experienced consultant for daily fantasy football businesses.  Jamie has worked behind the scenes with a large number of DFS sites operating in the UK space, including FanTeam, Mondogoal, Fanager, FantasyBet, and more recently Bet4theBest. Fplbet incidentally is a great resource to check in on for fantasy football tips and guidance if …

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GameCo joins the Esports Integrity Coalition members club

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The Esports Integrity Coalition (ESIC) has announced that GameCo has become its latest member. GameCo is focused on bringing video games to casinos, and its VGMs (Video game gambling machines) hit the casino floor in Atalantic City late last year. Esports Integrity Commissioner Ian Smith said: “We are delighted that GameCo has decided to join ESIC. GameCo operates at the …

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Golden Race to showcase new platform at ICE

Virtual betting provider Golden Race will be showcasing its entirely new online platform and mobile optimised experience at ICE 2017. Attendees will also be able to see its products including Real Fighting (we all remember the MMA cage from last year) and 3D Virtual Football. It was for these and more that Golden Race took home the title of ‘Best New Virtual …

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iGaming Cloud appoints Aaron Xuereb as Chief Data Officer

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IGaming Cloud, a platform for operators and whitelabels, has revealed that Aaron Xuereb has been appointed as the company’s new Chief Data Officer. Xuereb will be based in Malta and tasked with the long term development and optimisation of iGC’s data infrastructure with a focus on providing the best user experience for all the firm’s partners. He arrives at iGC, …

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