Tag Archives: Eilers Research

Chris Grove – Eilers Research: American outlook 2018

US gambling industry strategist Chris Grove, Managing Director of Eilers Research outlines the US betting landscape in 2018. As New Jersey and US pro-betting advocates fight to repeal PASPA laws, Grove details to SBC readers stakeholder-wide concerns relating to licensed sports betting, which if approved will be implemented within a changing US sports landscape. _____________________ SBC: Hi Chris, great to …

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Is it time for bookmakers to embrace fantasy?

Bookmakers are constantly on the lookout for new additions and features to both retain punters and attract new ones. This is ever trickier in an increasingly flooded marketplace. It’s one which shows no signs of clearing out too with numerous sportsbooks popping up this year from casino operators opening their own sportsbooks to the recent launch of Sun Bets. Real money …

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CSGO player opens lawsuit against Valve over ‘illegal gambling’

The company behind Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Valve, has been accused by a player of allowing and facilitating illegal wagering on the game. There are numerous sites in which players can trade and wager skins, that is in-game items, which are worth substantial amounts of money. Sites such as CSGO Lounge, CSGO skins, and CSGO Diamonds allow this trading and Valve …

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Esports Betting Summit Review – Part 1 – Integrity and skins

The first Bullet Business Esports Betting Summit went off with a bang at the Royal Garden Hotel in London this week. With a strong lineup of speakers including Unikrn’s Rahul Sood, ESL UK’s James Dean and Victor Martyn of GosuGamers the 160 plus attendees were treated to a series of engaging and educational talks on the industry and how it …

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Unikrn’s Rahul Sood calls for regulation of esports skin betting

In a poignant blog post about skin betting on Unikrn published yesterday, co-founder and CEO, Rahul Sood, has highlighted what’s wrong in esports betting, especially in regards to underage gambling and top Twitch streamers who are wagering in-game virtual items that have real monetary value. According to Eilers Research skin betting is close to $5bn (£3.4bn) in terms of money wagered in 2016. …

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California gives daily fantasy sites a boost

The current state of affairs regarding whether or not daily fantasy sports constitute gambling has been causing the companies offering such services major issues in recent times, with numerous investigations ongoing. The likes of DraftKings, FanDuel and others have been given a lift though, with the state of California having taken a step to permitting, taxing and regulating the industry.  Other states …

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Scott Longley – Eyes Wide Open: eSports taps into a new world of betting

Reporting from last week’s EIG Berlin Expo for SBC, Scott Longley examines the commercial contexts and conditions for betting operators targeting competitive eSports, a leading theme and discussion on the EIG floor… ________________________ The main issues of the debate around the phenomenal rise of eSports and what it might mean for gambling companies looking at leveraging that interest were given …

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Scott Longley – Disney shows Daily Fantasy Sports is no Mickey Mouse market

Scott Longley, Editorial Director of Regulus Partners, examines the upheaval in the fantasy sports industry caused by last week’s arrival of Disney.  No sooner had Amaya announced last week its intention to enter the Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) market in the US, than DraftKings dramatically – and appropriately given the provenance of the competition – raised the stakes. News reports …

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US online gambling & betting efforts set to regroup in 2015

Efforts to liberalise the US online gambling market stalled in 2014 with no new states joining New Jersey, Nevada and Delaware in allowing online gambling services and regulatory policies. The lack of progress witnessed in 2014 has underwhelmed pro gambling campaigners and international operators eyeing market entry. Furthermore the poor revenue performance of the three online gambling states, has further …

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iGaming North America brings together industry band

iGaming North America (iGNA) will be adding something new to the line-up for its 2015 conference, taking place on the 14th – 16th April in Las Vegas. While the event is known for its quality program content/speakers and useful networking, the organisers are adding a little fun to the mix this time. They’ve announced the formation of the iGNA Bet …

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