Tag Archives: eSports

SIS: Offering an omni-channel experience for online and retail customers

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Rachel Coulson, Head of Product Proposition at SIS, highlights how operators can adjust their online sportsbook offering to optimise engagement with both online and retail customers within the current climate. Retail has long been the cornerstone of the betting industry in many countries and for a significant proportion of bettors it is the place where they will always choose to …

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ESIC clamps down on CS:GO spectator bug with 37 sanctions issued

The Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) has issued sanctions against ‘37 offending parties’ following its investigation into the ‘historical abuse of a bug in CS:GO’s spectator mode’. Having contracted the services of Michal Slowinski, the discoverer of the wrongful use of this exploit, ESIC has confirmed that it has reviewed 20% of the total demos available for review, which the integrity …

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ESIC issues update on Mountain Dew League investigation

Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) has confirmed that it is nearing the conclusion of its investigation into match-fixing allegations related to the ‘Mountain Dew League’ (MDL) tournament series operated by associate member ESEA, a subsidiary of pro-esports tournament organiser ESL. This story featured in today’s SBC News 90. To view the latest round-up, watch today’s edition here. Countering ‘social media speculation’, …

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Winning Post: UK racing must put its best foot forward …

Regulus Partners begins the week by looking at the highly anticipated reopening of UK casinos and the law of numbers behind the rise in betting on esports. Betting on esports: the law of small numbers Tucked away in the detail of the GB Gambling Commission’s latest (May) data on customer behaviour and revenue patterns during lockdown is a breakdown of …

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GG.Bet scores ESL Counter-Strike & Dota 2 global partnerships

Curacao-based esports bookmaker GG.Bet has become the official global betting partner of pro-esports organisation ESL for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Dota 2 tournaments. The arrangement will cover all ESL One and Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) tournaments through the rest of the year, as well as the ESL Pro League Seasons 11 and 12. GG.Bet will provide odds for each tournament …

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Luckbox: How the return of live sport has affected esports betting

During the global health pandemic, esports betting has risen in popularity, with titles such as FIFA and NBA2k garnering incredible growth of up to 40 times its usual volume, according to Everymatrix’s State of Esports Betting Report in May. However, as live sporting events begin to resume, questions over the long term sustainability of esports betting have arisen, with sportsbooks …

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Kindred marks Q2 comeback ahead of July interim statement

Despite the cancellation of live sporting events over the past few months, Kindred Group expects a ‘substantial’ increase in gross revenues during Q2, attributing the growth to technology, esports and virtual sports alternatives. Ahead of publishing its interim report on 24 July 2020, Kindred anticipates that Q2 gross revenue will equate to approximately £235 million, up from £226.2 million in …

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Sapar Karyagdyyev, Gamingtec: Esports a new king or fly-by-night

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When COVID-19 decimated the sports calendar back in March, the knee-jerk reaction was that sports betting would never be the same. Alternative content, headlined by esports and virtual betting markets, would quickly emerge as a genuine rival to traditional sports betting. Yet, while the associated quarantine period has certainly accelerated the need for a more diversified content set, both short …

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Pinnacle enhances esports data output with Abios

Pinnacle has strengthened its esports data output after adding Abios to its growing list of suppliers. As part of the agreement, Abios will supply the online bookmaker with enriched data in order to boost the firm’s esports offering. This includes developing its data portfolio to provide its customers with a greater selection of odds across a range of titles and …

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FONBET’s Alexey Khobot: Using bots to formulate odds in 2020

In 1995, Alexey Khobot designed his first software for FONBET, which included the use of bots to assist in oddsmaking. The operator looks at why this artificial intelligence has been key, but points out that the human touch still remains king. The most important part of the bookmaking process is the formulation of odds. It’s no secret that bookmakers rely …

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