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Zohrab Karapetyan: How Digitain is supporting sportsbook partners for Tokyo 2020

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From skateboarding to surfing, Digitain has ramped up the number of Olympic sports it is supporting for its sportsbook partners during Tokyo 2020. We spoke to Zohrab Karapetyan, Digitain’s Sportsbook Product Manager, about launching new initiatives to meet the growing Olympic betting appeal and mitigating the impact of time difference on turnover, particularly in Europe, before looking slightly further ahead …

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How does latency and stream delay work in esports?

The relationship between latency and stream delay is pivotal to how the esports betting industry operates, writes PandaScore CEO Flavien Guillocheau. The functionality between these two elements has become increasingly pertinent as the sector continues to grow, expand live betting opportunities and become a sportsbook staple. To understand how it all fits together, it’s important to first establish the difference …

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GLMS publishes 2021 Mid-term intelligence report

The Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS) has published its 2021 Mid-term Monitoring & Intelligence Report, citing ‘a busy first six months’ of the year, from education to policy-making, engaging with its members and monitoring to maintain sport integrity. The GLMS shared several activities in which its lottery, associate and regulating members have participated, enhancing the quality of sports betting and especially facilitating the …

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Sportsflare: Introducing the only BetBuilder in esports

BetBuilder

Over recent years we have become increasingly accustomed to seeing the BetBuilder tab appear as an option for matches on our favourite sportsbooks, but the product has so far eluded the esports punter. Until now. Sportsflare, a New Zealand-based tech company focused on providing innovative new betting experiences for esports, has become the first to offer same-game parlay betting around …

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IBIA reports decline in alerts but Europe continues to account for most

The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) has published its Q2 2021 report, identifying Europe as the continent responsible for the single largest amount of betting integrity alerts. Overall, 47% of all reported alerts originated in Europe, followed by Asia and South America at 13% each, with alerts spanning across a total of 15 countries. This is a continuing trend first …

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EveryMatrix: Bridging the knowledge gap between esports and sports betting

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Malte Hegeler, Head of Product Development at OddsMatrix, writes for SBC News on how bridging the knowledge gap between esports and sports betting can help towards a more lucrative future. The world of esports can often appear impenetrable for those who did not grow up immersed in its most iconic titles. For the uninitiated, watching a Dota 2 event can …

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Altenar to integrate new esports odds feed from Oddin

Oddin

The esports odds feed from Oddin will be made available to Altenar sportsbook clients as part of a new partnership between the two. Altenar confirmed that the feed, which comes with live-streaming, multiple live markets and over 80% uptime for a wide coverage of esports tournaments, is the latest ‘premium quality data feed’ to be integrated with its in-house developed …

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Late June start for CS:GO sequel Pinnacle Cup II

Pinnacle Cup

Following the success of the first edition of the Pinnacle Cup this March, Pinnacle Cup II will become the latest in the series – held between 28 June and 16 July 2021. The sequel will see top-tier CS:GO teams from around the world battle it out once again for a share of the $100,000 prize pool. Pinnacle will continue working …

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GLMS reappoints Calvi as President in Executive Committee election

The Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS) has appointed Ludovico Calvi as its Chair and President in its most recent Executive Committee election. Calvi will serve his third mandate as President until the next election in 2023, whilst Gilles Maillet, Sport Integrity Director at La Française des Jeux (FDJ), will replace Rupert Bolingbroke of the Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) in …

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Alexandr Iaroshenko, Betbazar: Turning esports growth into retention

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Esports grew exponentially during the pandemic with fewer other betting options available, but will it retain its player base as more traditional sports return? Alex Iaroshenko, CEO at Betbazar, helps us deep dive into last year’s esports performance, before suggesting that those operators not yet onboard can still enjoy ‘the rest of the party’. He also covers Counter Strike’s continued …

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