Esports & Fantasy

Bookmakers suspend NBA 2K20 all pro markets after leaks

NBA 2K20’s all pro tournament has provided bookmakers with another hurdle as the competition’s results leaked online, meaning that all online operators were forced to close betting markets on the event. Most bookmakers seemed to be under the impression that the NBA 2K Players Tournament would be aired live on ESPN, however the matches were instead pre-recorded prior to the …

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BETBY announces 1000 plus esports offering

Sportsbook supplier BETBY has expanded its platform offering with the addition of more than 1,000 live daily esports events, meeting the industry’s growing demand for competitive gaming inventory.  Adapting to the current COVID-19 conditions, BETBY will launch its initial esports markets  inventory featuring FIFA fixtures and CS:GO tournaments, among others, in order to compensate for the lack of live sports …

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EveryMatrix to deliver quick esports launch through OddsMatrix

EveryMatrix

A new bespoke Esports Hosted Solution from EveryMatrix can be integrated within existing sportsbooks and mobile apps in just two weeks, said the company. The solution, delivered through OddsMatrix, will increase the video streaming capabilities for sportsbooks, while also doubling the number of esports events available for betting. This big focus on OddsMatrix esports services, first launched by EveryMatrix in …

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Puntt sets about filling the ‘glaring void’ in esports wagering

New esports wagering incumbent Puntt.gg (Puntt) has announced the launch of its esports betting platform, which seeks to deliver new betting dynamics to esports markets. Merging pool betting dynamics with unique esports match play and tournament characteristics, the Puntt platform believes it can become the leading destination for the burgeoning esports wagering scene. Driving its launch, Puntt detailed that it will …

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GameScorekeeper launches age verification system

With the aim of minimising the risk of gambling on events with a majority of under-age participants, GameScorekeeper has created a new age verification system. Launching the system, GameScorekeeper highlighted a number of esports athletes that are under-18. The esports betting supplier emphasised that more betting operators need to comply with regulations concerning the age of professional gamers. Felix Klastrup, …

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How BetConstruct is boosting the bookmaker offer with in-house esports

Esports is continuing to develop a strong connection with the betting industry, with countless companies now initiating strategies to maximise the sector’s potential. BetConstruct is one such firm finding a niche opportunity in this growing market. The iGaming solutions provider has its own in-house esports division, allowing bookmakers to offer esports to its customers throughout the day. The company’s head …

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Quentin Martin: Luckbox – Esports can bridge COVID-19 divides 

As the world adapts to the new sporting landscape amidst the COVID-19 outbreak, Luckbox’s CEO Quentin Martin has claimed that esports will be able to replace traditional betting sectors for punters as a short term solution. A nightmare 2020 has seen the global sporting calendar disrupted, with two of betting’s most profitable events the Grand National and Euro 2020 Championships …

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Betinvest: Esports is crucial to the betting industry

Esports is one of the fastest growing entertainment sectors in the world today, with industry revenues set to grow to over £930m this year, according to a report by market intelligence firm Newzoo. With the industry starting to take shape, it is imperative that the betting industry conforms to the scene in order to fully maximise the sector’s huge potential.  …

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Rohini Sardana: Betting needs to find its Z appeal

Entering a new decade, industry leadership faces the challenge of developing stronger consumer propositions and engaging products, as the sector hits its ‘peak betting phase’. The industry’s 2020 agenda began with UKGC Chief Executive Neil McArthur outlining concerns that the industry’s consumer confidence had ‘reached its lowest ebb’, whilst participation shrinks.  Amid these prominent concerns, Generation-Z enters working life as …

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Pinnacle backs FLASHPOINT CS:GO league

Online sportsbook Pinnacle has been revealed as the official betting operator for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive’s (CS:GO) newest competitive league, FLASHPOINT. The collaboration, a first for the competition, sees Pinnacle sponsor featured matches during pre-show activities and provide match odds for in-play betting. Paris Smith, CEO of Pinnacle, commented: “Pinnacle’s passion for esports over the last decade has driven us to …

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