Tag Archives: eSports

Winning Post – The impact of heightened regulations

UK:  B2 impact – the sound of scraping… With Britain’s B2 ban now formally enacted into law (see below), the first practical signs of impact (beyond PR and lobbying) are starting to be felt. So far, these have been seen in machine contracts, rental pleas, horseracing funding and M&A. This list is likely to grow as April approaches and then …

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Winning Post – UK racing puts safety first

Regulus Partners, the strategic consultancy focused on international gambling and related industries, takes a look at some key developments for the gambling industry in its ‘Winning Post’ column. New Zealand: NZRB – the trouble with monopolies? New Zealand Racing Board’s results to July 2018 demonstrate continued progress online, with 20% growth in customers to 230,000 (nearly 5% of NZ’s population), …

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How the Beautiful Digital Game Came to Life in the SiGMA Cup

O jogo bonito. The beautiful game. The origin of this phrase may be disputed, with both Pelé, Waldyr Pereira (Didi), Stuart Hall and H. E. Bates being mentioned as possible authors, but it is widely recognized as an accurate description of football. So, what is the most bonitomoment? For the CEO of All-in Translations, Tiago Aprigio, one of them belongs to Maradona. …

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Winning Post – US operators dive into integrity

Brazil: regulated sports betting – more nutcracker than sweet Regulated sports betting in Brazil is now awaiting only the signature of President Michel Temer, who has previously said he would approve any gambling liberalisation plans. Legislation to regulate sports betting in Brazil is therefore now a near certainty, in our view. However, as we flagged last week, the final shape …

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Polish “trendsetter” STS launches mobile esports section

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Star-Typ Sport (STS), the first Polish bookmaker to introduce esports betting in 2014, has now added an esports section to its mobile application. The new STS section, available on both Android and iOS, will enable its players to engage with tournaments in Poland and those organised abroad through a wide range of live bets. The apps have been designed to …

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Winning Post – Assessing tax hikes in Ireland

Regulus Partners, the strategic consultancy focused on international gambling and related industries, takes a look at some key developments for the gambling industry in its ‘Winning Post’ column. Ireland: betting duty – they never had it so good…. On Tuesday the Irish government announced a doubling of betting duty to 2% of turnover in its 2019 Budget (with exchange duty …

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Fair Play… WODuels launches seeking to become safest community for esports wagering

New esports platform World of Duels – WODuels.com is the latest incumbent attempting to crack competitive esports wagering. The Malta-based start-up, launches its proprietary platform focusing on duel/(head-2-head) contests/match-ups, detailing that it has created a safe and fair environment for esports players of all skill levels. “Players are matched based on their individual stats, ratings and feedback to ensure contests …

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Winning Post – The complexities of the Asian market

Regulus Partners, the strategic consultancy focused on international gambling and related industries, takes a look at some key developments for the gambling industry in its ‘Winning Post’ column. Asia: growth and regulatory enforcement – yin and yang The Asian gambling environment is typically poorly understood by most Western stakeholders, yet its importance is growing, both directly and indirectly. This week …

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Mr Green seeks to join the esports scene with Gamingzone Entertainment joint-venture

European online gambling group Mr Green & Co, has announced that it will launch its first esports-centric property in partnership with Gamingzone Entertainment. Updating the market, the Stockholm-listed enterprise has confirmed that it will develop an esports entertainment joint-venture with established esports media publisher Gamingzone. “Mr Green and Gamingzone Entertainment have established a joint venture to create a new community …

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ESSA reports 50 suspicious betting alerts in 2018’s first quarter

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International betting integrity body ESSA has published its integrity report for the first quarter of 2018, reporting 50 cases of suspicious betting to the relevant authorities during the period. Breaking down those figures sees nine sports involved, with tennis having the most cases with 27, followed by eleven cases in football and four in table tennis. Of the rest, both …

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