Esports & Fantasy

Football Index administrator begins to register customer claims

Begbies Traynor, the insolvency practitioner of Football Index operator BetIndex, has begun to process customer claims against the company, which officially entered into administration on 26 March. This morning, Begbies Traynor issued a communication to Football Index customers, notifying them that it had begun to register claims against the insolvent business, requiring affected customers to fill out an online form. …

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ESIC responds to ‘false narratives’ on its relationship with betting

The Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) has declared that it carries no special interests for the sports betting sector, maintaining its independence as an organisation strengthening all esports integrity dynamics. This weekend, ESIC issued its statement ‘to clear false narratives’ regarding recent legislative developments related to the US market, its relationship with games developers and its duties policing integrity matters. “Whilst …

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GambleAware cites urgent policies to govern loot box engagements

GambleAware has called for greater regulatory scrutiny of video game loot boxes, following research commissioned by the charity, consolidating the ‘psychological similarities between gambling and gaming.’ The charity funded a report completed by the University of Plymouth and the University of Wolverhampton, exploring the links between loot boxes and problem gambling and which demographics were more likely to engage with …

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Betway maintains esports presence with PSG.LGD extension

Online sports betting operator Betway has maintained its extensive presence in the esports sector via a renewal of its partnership with the PSG.LGD Dota 2 team. The contract extension with Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain has seen Betway solidify its position as the main partner for the club’s China-based esports team, and will also join PSG’s wider operations in the …

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Sportsflare extends long-term partnership with GameScorekeeper

Tidal Gaming Group’s B2B esports odds provider Sportsflare has formed a production and distribution partnership with data provider GameScorekeeper. The long term agreement will see GamesScorekeeper distribute Sportsflare’s Ai-driven odds solutions to a range of sports betting clients –  including DraftKings and Pinnacle – whilst working to enhance the latter’s operations via the provision of integrity focused esports data. Sportsflare …

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Spain launches public consultation on tricky loot box judgement

Spain’s Ministry of Consumer Affairs has launched a public consultation seeking guidance on how to ‘modify the Gaming Law’ to include loot boxes as a gambling vertical.  The consultation has been launched with the primary focus of updating Spain’s gambling laws to allow regulatory agencies to judge consumer interactions on in-game purchases and incentives that require a financial transaction. An …

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Mike Holinski: Safer gambling in esports ‘must be proactive rather than reactive’

Esports has become an increasingly popular form of entertainment in recent years, with more fans now wagering on the outcomes of various different events. As with many other sports and forms of entertainment which act as betting commodities, this has not only generated revenue for the industry, but has also brought about unique challenges with regards to player safeguarding – …

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Betway renews responsible betting partnership with BIG

Online sportsbook Betway has renewed its partnership with esports organisation Berlin International Gaming (BIG), with a strong focus on responsible betting. Maintaining this message, the partnership will feature numerous BIG competitors from across several esports tournaments participating to promote safer-gambling. Additionally, Betway will utilise its Twitch and YouTube channels to promote the agreement and its message to esports fans internationally …

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Bayes Esports upgrades ESL Gaming partnership

Bayes Esports upgrades ESL Gaming partnership

Bayes Esports has both extended and expanded its current partnership with ESL Gaming with the aim of ‘driving esports forward’. With the current partnership already covering games such as Counter Strike: Global Offensive and Dota 2, the revamped deal will span more esports titles from ESL Gaming’s portfolio. In addition, Bayes noted that the collaboration will also become refined with …

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Flutter mulls FanDuel IPO options against fierce US competition   

Flutter Entertainment has disclosed that it is weighing up options to list a ‘small shareholding’ of FanDuel on a US stock exchange as a means to accelerate its North American market profile. This weekend, the FTSE100 betting group released a statement detailing that it was evaluating its capital structure in order to help the company achieve its long-term growth objectives. …

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