Tag Archives: eSports

XLIVE in Vegas will include esports gambling panel

XLIVE will take place in Las Vegas this December (5-7) and with an extensive esports track, one of the panel naturally focuses on the convergence of esports and gambling. Chris Grove, Partner at Narus Advisors ,who recently put on the Esports and Casino Resort conference will speak on the panel titled ‘Show Me the Money – Are esports the next …

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Ladbrokes clears up eSports market closure rumours

Responding to news reports that it had closed down its eSports market, bookmaker Ladbrokes has stated that it will continue to take bets on the vertical. The bookmaker moved to clear up industry rumours that it had shut down its eSports market, following reports by esportsbettingreport.com that eSports would no longer be offered as a market. Ladbrokes detailed that the …

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Ladbrokes shuts down eSports markets

eSports industry news source eSportsbettingreport.com has informed that Ladbrokes has ‘quietly dropped its eSports betting markets’. The news source points to a customer query with Ladbrokes support asking the bookmaker why no eSports markets were visible on its sports betting product. The bookmaker replied to the query stating that its eSports markets had been ‘taken away currently’, further noting that …

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Gamblit launches eSports platform at G2E Las Vegas

California-based real-money games specialist Gamblit Gaming (Gamblit) seeks to enter the burgeoning eSports market by unveiling its dedicated platform ‘G-Sports’ at G2E Las Vegas, global gambling’s biggest trade show. Announcing its initial launch, the G-Sports platform will look to convert eSports content into popular slot-based games for its land-based partners. The platform sees Gamblit continue its corporate focus of making …

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Sky & ITV invest in 24hr eSports channel Ginx TV

UK broadcasters’ ITV and Sky have made their first moves into the burgeoning eSports market by investing in 24-hour video gaming channel Ginx TV. ITV and Sky have each invested £1.5 million in Ginx TV for a reported 16.5% stake in the company. Furthermore, as investors the broadcasters will be given first rights to increase their shareholdings in the TV …

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Gavin Weeks – Esportsify – Building a brand in esports

Gavin Weeks is an esports entrepreneur and runs the platforms Esportsify, Skinssanity.gg and Shard Esports.  Esportsify allows companies to create their own esports focused site, Skinsanity is the largest and first skins auction only platform whilst Shard, his latest venture, is aimed at unearthing grassroots talent in esports. SBC caught up with Gavin to pick his brain on commercial opportunities …

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BOS Sponsor Profile – Ed Whittington – Ve Interactive

Ve Interactive has been confirmed as a C-Level Dinner Sponsor for the Betting on Sports (BOS) conference. A world-leading technology company, the Ve platform has become an essential component for any online business to acquire, engage and convert customers. Under the vision and steerage of its co-founder & CEO, the award-winning serial entrepreneur David J. Brown, Ve Interactive has since gone …

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Steffen Thomsen – Danske Spil – The esports story so far

Following the International in early August of this year, for which the victorious team Wings Gaming came away with $9.1m (£7m) as a prize, esports betting experienced a notable surge.  Danish operator Danske Spil started out in esports in 2014. It also operates eOddset TV to accompany this with regular guests to analyse competitions and drive interest. We spoke to …

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Newzoo’s esports revenue estimate up 7% for 2016

Newzoo has released its latest quarterly update of its assessment of the esports industry, the ‘Global Esports Market Report’. The report shows that esports revenues for 2016 will grow towards a projected $493m (£371.5 m) in 2016. This is up a significant 7% from the $463m (£348.8 m) projected at the beginning of the year. This puts the year-on-year growth at a …

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Scott Burton – eSportsPools – Building a fantasy community

Both fantasy and esports are very much buzzwords in the igaming world right now.  Scott Burton is the CEO of a company which is a major player in both; eSportsPools. The community centred site is also partnered with Na’Vi, or Natus Vincere, a popular team with over 355,000 Twitter followers. For those whose Latin is getting a bit rusty it …

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