Esports & Fantasy

DraftKings ‘Flash Draft’ adds in-play dynamics for NFL season 2018/19

US fantasy sports operator DraftKings has detailed that it will bolster its DFS inventory adding aits new ‘Flash Draft’ component to its NFL Season 2018/19 games/tournaments. The game-play innovation, will allow DraftKings players to make line-up changes whilst NFL games are in-progress, adding an in-play dynamic to DFS tournaments. Updating players, DraftKings expects to launch ‘Flash Draft’ games mid-way through …

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Development continues for Luckbox with Omega partnership

In its latest major product development milestone, esports betting operator Luckbox has agreed a deal with renowned platform provider OMEGA Systems. The partnership comes after Luckbox announced earlier in the month that it had been awarded a full gambling licence in the Isle of Man. As part of the newly formed deal, OMEGA Systems will provide the core of the …

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Nigel Eccles sues Paddy Power Betfair for ‘purposely undervaluing’ FanDuel

US Tech news source Recode has reported that FanDuel enterprise co-founder Nigel Eccles (former CEO) is preparing to take Paddy Power Betfair (PPB) to court, regarding its $465 million takeover of FanDuel completed in July 2018. Eccles representatives have filed a Scottish court order against PPB, representing four of FanDuel’s enterprise co-founders; Nigel Eccles, wife Lesley Eccles (former CMO), Tom …

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Betway enhances esports presence with Invictus Gaming deal

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Online bookmaker Betway has strengthened its esports presence, inking a deal with the Invictus Gaming (IG) team for the upcoming Dota 2 pro season, including this month’s The International 2018. Under the terms of the agreement Betway is to have exclusive access to the team for content creation purposes, whilst IG is to also have the bookies logo emblazoned on …

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Luckbox first esports betting operator to secure IOM OGRA licence

New industry incumbent Luckbox, has confirmed that it has become the ‘first cryptocurrency-supported esports betting platform to be awarded an operator licence by the Isle of Man government.’ Luckbox secures its IOM licence through holding company Real Time Games Limited, which received an Online Gambling Regulation Act (OGRA) accreditation, issued by the jurisdiction’s Gaming Supervision Commission. “The OGRA ensures operators …

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Sportito renews QPR DFS sponsorship agreement

Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) platform Sportito has renewed its partnership deal with English Championship club Queens Park Rangers. The Italy-based firm will remain as the club’s “Official Fantasy Sports Partner” for the 2018/19 season. The pair continue over their successful partnership agreement from last season, which continues to be a mutual commitment. The enthusiasm of the QPR fans and the …

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Betway sponsors FACEIT London Counter-Strike series

Betway continues to expand its presence within esports, sponsoring the upcoming FACEIT London Counter-Strike tournament series at the SSE Arena Wembley (20-23 September). The online bookmaker will have a significant presence during a month of Counter-Strike play, with Betway further sponsoring FACEIT Minors qualifying event, hosted at Twickenham Stadium. Betway CEO  Anthony Werkman, said: “We are thrilled to be sponsoring the …

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Scout Gaming builds on World Cup momentum for EPL tournament

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B2B fantasy sports provider Scout Gaming is basking in the glow of a successful World Cup, by announcing the launch of a new fantasy tournament for the fast approaching football season. For the upcoming English Premier League campaign the company is to launch a fresh fantasy tournament, featuring a minimum guaranteed prize pool of €100,000, and available via partner organisations …

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I-pools launches UK first real-money Daily Fantasy Racing

Social pools betting network i-pools has launched the UK’s first real-money Daily Fantasy Racing games, with the Tote monopoly reaching expiration. The introduction of Fantasy Racing pools offers punters an alternative to fixed-odds markets and totaliser betting, and does so in a social context, with players betting against each other rather than the house. Stakes start from £1, with players …

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Obrigado… Betway sponsors MiBR Comeback

Betway furthers its coverage and presence within esports, confirming that it will sponsor the newly reformed ‘Made in Brazil’ (MiBR) team. The partnership represents Betway’s second esports team sponsorship, with the bookmaker acting as a lead sponsor of Counter Strike outfit Ninjas in Pyjamas (NiP). Coached by Ricardo “DEAD” Sinigaglia, a leading figurehead in the Brazilian esports’ scene, the MiBR …

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