Esports & Fantasy

Paddy Power Betfair forms new US entity with FanDuel

FTSE100 betting group Paddy Power Betfair (PPB), has confirmed that it will create a new US-facing subsidiary, joining forces with daily fantasy sports operator FanDuel. Updating the market this afternoon, PPB governance confirms that it will merge its Betfair US division with FanDuel’s enterprise, as the company seeks to accelerate its position within the newly opened US market. The new …

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InCrowd develops tailored Russia 2018 predictor game for Sky Sports

Sports games developer and audience engagement specialist InCrowd has announced that it has developed a ‘World Cup Russia 2018’ predictor game in partnership with Sky Sports UK. Teaming up with the sports broadcaster, InCrowd has launched its ‘Road to Moscow’ game available through Sky Sports mobile and desktop devices (http://www.skysports.com/roadtomoscow) The “Road to Moscow” predictor will allow fans make predictions …

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Luckbox recruits David Lyons as Player Engagement lead

Esports betting enterprise Luckbox continues to bolster its executive management ranks, as it prepares for its upcoming product launch this 2018. David Lyons becomes the latest former PokerStars executive to join the Luckbox enterprise team, taking on the responsibilities of Director of Player Engagement. Lyons will be tasked with developing Luckbox’s initial player rewards system, a key component for the start-up’s …

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Stoiximan and Betano to provide DFS platform from Scout Gaming

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Scout Gaming Group will deliver its complete daily fantasy sports (DFS) solution to customers on GML Interactive brands – Stoiximan and Betano. Stoiximan is a leading operator in Greece, a market with an annual turnover of €250-300 million, while Betano, a market leader in Romania, is preparing to enter Germany later this month. Both have been prominent in football sponsorship, …

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Mr Green seeks to join the esports scene with Gamingzone Entertainment joint-venture

European online gambling group Mr Green & Co, has announced that it will launch its first esports-centric property in partnership with Gamingzone Entertainment. Updating the market, the Stockholm-listed enterprise has confirmed that it will develop an esports entertainment joint-venture with established esports media publisher Gamingzone. “Mr Green and Gamingzone Entertainment have established a joint venture to create a new community …

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Paddy Power Betfair appoints legal leads for FanDuel buyout

FTSE100 betting group Paddy Power Betfair (PPB), has confirmed the appointment of London law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer as its lead legal advisor in its pursuit of US-facing DFS operator FanDuel. This week PPB governance confirmed industry rumours that the company was seeking to acquire New York-based DFS operator FanDuel, following the Supreme Court’s repeal of PASPA’s federal mandate. The …

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Rumour Mill: Paddy Power Betfair targets FanDuel acquisition

The Supreme Court’s repeal of PASPA’s federal mandate has likely triggered a further betting industry arms race, as US betting news source LegalSportsReport.com details that Paddy Power Betfair Plc (PPB) is ‘close to acquiring’ DFS operator FanDuel. Entering 2018, the governance of FTSE100 PPB stated that it was ‘reviewing all options’ for further expansion within the US market. The UK …

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5p0rtz finds the right Snack to fuel fantasy pools launch

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Snack Gaming has developed and launched 5p0rtz, a new fantasy pools betting platform where players compete for bigger jackpots with a higher win probability than on a bookmaker. Developed on behalf of Trillionaire Ltd, which is made up of a consortium of UK-based sports betting investors, the business aims to become the UK market leader in fantasy sports by 2019. …

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Sportingtech announces strategic Global DFS agreement

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Sportingtech has announced a key strategic partnership with Global Daily Fantasy Sports Inc (GDFSI), designed to enhance its platform in addition to furthering distribution to the global marketplace. Included as part of the deal is the integration of GDFSI’s Daily Fantasy Sports platform into the Sportingtech Pulse Platform, which the aim of increasing the operators offering to various customers. The …

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Scout Gaming and 1xBet strike DFS deal in time for World Cup

Scout Gaming has signed an agreement with European operator 1xBet for delivery of Scout’s DFS platform. The agreement will see 1xBet offer Scout Gaming’s platform to its customers, with full integration into the 1xBet product range expected to come in time for the start of the World Cup next month. The deal further reinforces Scout’s ambitious growth plans, and follows …

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