Esports & Fantasy

Sacha Dragic: How SuperBet has maintained its entrepreneurial DNA

The possibility of an operator acquisition seemed “impossible” for SuperBet even as recently as 2018, said former Founder and Executive Chairman Sacha Dragic.

The possibility of an operator acquisition seemed “impossible” for SuperBet even as recently as 2018, said former Founder and Executive Chairman Sacha Dragic. However, two recent acquisitions have enabled the Romanian company to expand its reach across new markets without compromising its core values. Speaking as part of the SBC Leaders podcast, Dragic began discussions by giving an overview of …

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ESIC pushes for full transparency with new public registry disclosures

The Esports Integrity Council (ESIC) has announced that its investigations will be supported by the roll-out of a new ‘transparency initiative’ informing stakeholders and the public of its regulatory proceedings and outcomes.  The initiative has been launched to aid the ESIC organisation, whose integrity unit concurrently examines between 15-to-30 investigations at any one time. A new framework has been required …

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Esports Technologies leverages AI to enhance tournament odds

Esports Technologies has filed a provisional patent to leverage artificial intelligence technology in order to generate odds models for an esports betting algorithm. The AI-driven odds model would be used for esports tournaments – leveraged prior to the commencement of a competition as well as various stages throughout the event. Generation of odds will be informed by machine learning and …

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Esports Technologies joins ESIC integrity charter 

Esports Technologies has joined the anti-corruption charter led by the Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC), which aims to eliminate match-fixing and corruption from all levels of professional esports.  Las Vegas-based Esports Technologies is one of the fastest-growing suppliers of esports-customised wagering platforms, data API feeds and odds/risk management solutions. Last April, it became the first dedicated esports wagering systems provider to …

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Entain acquires Unikrn platform to advance its esports vision

Entain has laid out a blueprint in a bid to achieve its goals of becoming “a world leader in sports betting, gaming, and interactive entertainment,” spearheaded by the acquisition of the technology platform, products and team of Unikrn. The purchase of the esports betting and entertainment media firm is expected to be finalised later in the year, and comes amid the appointment …

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Luckbox to leverage Funanga’s CashtoCode solution

Through its Luckbox subsidiary, Real Luck Group has partnered with Funanga to leverage its CashtoCode payment solutions. By using the CashtoCode solution, players will be able to make cash deposits into their Luckbox accounts at 150,000 retail locations across Europe and international markets. “There will always be customers who prefer to pay in cash, for privacy, self-control and security reasons. …

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PandaScore upgrades esports data and odds capacity for LOOT.BET

PandaScore has secured a ‘breakthrough partnership’ after becoming the lead esports data and odds feed supplier to esports bookmaker LOOT.BET.  The partnership will see PandaScore supply its comprehensive esports feed, providing in-play data for competitive gaming’s most popular markets including League of Legends, DOTA 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Call of Duty, Rocket League, Overwatch, PUBG, FIFA, Valorant and King of …

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Sportsflare and HUDstats deliver first positional esports betting widget

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Sportsflare will collaborate with HUDstats on a first-of-its-kind positional betting widget for CS:GO, League of Legends and Dota 2 as part of a new esports data partnership. Through this agreement, the Tiidal Gaming Group subsidiary said that both parties will add complementary and best in-class skills to create and deliver innovative esports products to market, resulting in a complete software …

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DCMS secures +30,000-strong response to loot box consultation

DCMS has revealed that it has received over 30,000 responses to its call for evidence on how loot boxes should be regulated.  The request for stakeholder guidance was launched last September on behalf of a Select Committee examining ‘Immersive and Addictive Technologies’. DCMS had formally pledged that it would introduce initial laws and standards on loot box rewards and incentives, …

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Luckbox calls for systems makeover by Aspire Global

Luckbox is set to undertake an overhaul of its core operating systems powered by technology solutions from Aspire Global. Real Luck Group, the TSXV-listed management company of Luckbox, has entered a strategic partnership with Aspire Global to serve as Luckbox’s lead casino and sports betting systems provider. The partnership will see Aspire’s BtoBet Neuron platform replace EveryMatrix’s OddsMatrix engine as …

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