Tag Archives: eSports

Want to find out why football clubs are entering esports? Be at the Bunkr on July 20th

There are just nine days remaining until the inaugural Esports Insider Forum Series hosted at Fnatic’s very own Bunkr in Shoreditch, London. Esports Insider, a part of SBC Global, will welcome up to 80 professionals from the realm of esports as well as traditional sports with a panel examining just why football clubs are getting involved in the burgeoning world of esports on …

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Susan O’Leary – Alderney – Esports challenge accepted

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Susan O’Leary, CEO at Alderney Gambling, says Esports betting throws up major regulatory challenges, but the industry needs to take them on to safeguard its future. Esports has come a long way in a short space of time. From a small number of hardcore enthusiasts duking it out from their parent’s basements to professional teams going head-to-head in front of …

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Betway is the Official Betting Partner of ESL One Cologne

In a major announcement by ESL, it was revealed today that CS:GO tournament ESL One Cologne (the finals for which are July 7-9) will this year have Betway as its Official Betting Partner. In turn this means that live odds will be available in the broadcast. Betway’s Anthony Werkman, Director of Marketing and Operations commented: “We are delighted to partner with …

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MGA and ESIC sign Memorandum of Understanding

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It has been announced today that the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has entered into a collaborative Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Esports Integrity Coalition (ESIC).  This move which is ‘in the interests of protecting and maintaining the integrity of esports and esports betting’ is another step in the right direction by ESIC. ESIC has been amassing regulated and official partners throughout esports in …

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ESIC forms eSports advisory partnership with UK Gambling Commission

Non-profit Esports Integrity Coalition (ESIC) has detailed that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), which will see the organisation become an adviser on the detection and prevention of betting malpractice within eSports. Set-up in 2015, ESIC’s aim is to uphold the integrity of eSports and its related stakeholders against match manipulation and potential …

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Gfinity narrows losses as eSports operator focuses on tech and league developments

Presenting its H1 financial update (six month period ending 31 December) London AIM-listed eSports live events operator Gfinity has reported a 45% increase in corporate revenues to £900,000. The firm founded in 2012 with the aim of growing UK live eSports arenas remains earnings ineffective, posting a period operational loss of £1.7 million, narrowing on pretax losses of £1.9 million posted …

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PMU expands PSG partnership into esports

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PMU and PSG have enjoyed a partnership which has now spanned over six years. The latest news is that it is to be extended into the Parisian club’s new esports arm.  PMU is one of the most established French betting companies and it recently launched its esports brand, PMU eSport. The aim of this is to be involved with the statistics …

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UltraPlay signs deals with Betinvest and Golden Race

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Esports betting supplier UltraPlay has announced that it has signed deals with both Betinvest and Golden Race. UltraPlay CEO Dariy Margaritov commented: “With the company’s core ambition to offer a wide variety of winning products to its customers, UltraPlay has successfully started another fruitful partnership with two of the best sports product providers Betinvest and Golden Race.”  Betinvest’s VP of Business …

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Pinnacle has taken its 5 millionth esports wager

Esports betting has come a long way in the past year and Pinnacle announced today that it has now taken five million bets on esports markets. The first esports wager was taken by the bookmaker back in 2010 and it was only last year that it hit the three millionth wager mark. Two million bets in less than six months demonstrates …

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Alexandru Teodorescu – Oddslife – Repositioning our product offering

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Alexandru Teodorescu, the Chief Product Officer at Oddslife, spoke to SBC News about re-positioning the company within the market, his preparation for ICE and LAC, and a move into eSports. SBC: You’ve been going through some intensive R&D at Oddslife – what have you been working on? AT: Indeed, we’ve been through some very busy months here at Oddslife, researching …

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