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Twitch bans gambling links from streaming platform

Twitch has updated its content creator policies in a bid to restrict gambling adverts and advertorials being broadcast on its live video streaming platform.  During the summer, the Amazon-owned platform faced backlash for its failure to police the promotion of gambling content to audiences on live streams. Notable controversies saw video game streamer Tyler ‘Trainwrecks’ Niknam called out for promoting …

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Esports: A perfect uplift for post-pandemic betting markets

Esports: A perfect uplift for post-pandemic betting markets

As many companies have sought to find alternative events to keep their players entertained throughout the last 12 months, Stanislav Mykhailov, Head of B2B Department at BetInvest, highlights the reasons why esports can offer a welcome boost for betting and gaming companies in a post-pandemic landscape. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on the world as we know …

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How Sebastian Jarosch is building a better future for Betsson Group Affiliates

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Reputation management, showing support to its affiliates and growing the team with new talent have topped the bill for Sebastian Jarosch in his first few months at Betsson Group Affiliates. It hasn’t been the easiest of starts for Jarosch, who joined the team as Head of Affiliates with the Covid pandemic in “full swing” and with affiliates partners facing new …

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BOSE Digital: Content is the key unlocking esports sponsorship potential

The esports industry has garnered significant growth over the last couple of years, with both COVID-19 and the lockdown accelerating and boosting consumer and commercial interest globally.  Meanwhile, betting has significantly increased its interest around esports, which has helped sponsors ease their way into this ever-growing market. Moderating duties at the ‘Perfect Partners’ panel on day two of Betting on Sports …

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Premier League looks to broadcast every behind-closed-door fixture

All behind-closed-door Premier League matches are set to be broadcast following the FA’s confirmation that the traditional Saturday 3pm TV blackout will be lifted for the start of the 2020/21 campaign. Due to this announcement, all top flight games can be negotiated to broadcasters to be aired live until crowds start to come back to stadiums. The top-tier ban will …

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BetInvest: The benefits of separating esports betting markets

Writing for SBC News, full-cycle betting software provider BetInvest shares its vision for the esports industry, touching upon the importance of separating traditional titles and ‘eGames’ whilst analysing possible trends for the future. Since March, the interest towards esports, in general, has increased by 20% among the 18-25 age group, and by 50% among the 26-35 age group. This was …

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Oddin.gg: The importance of live betting in esports

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Esports betting has enjoyed a well-documented rise to prominence over the last few months, partly due to global restrictions and the postponement of live sporting events.  However, the challenge now for esports is to cement itself as a major player in the overall sports betting landscape, avoiding a situation where audiences just ‘revert to type’ as the sports action returns. …

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ESI Digital Summit: Esports targets place at broadcasting’s top table

As esports continues to engage new audiences, traditional broadcasters such as FOX and BT Sport have begun to optimise competitive gaming events such as Virtual F1 and eNASCAR in order to diversify their content.   Allan Hvid, Head of Esports and Football for TV 2 in Denmark, spoke at ESI’s Digital Summit, highlighting new dynamics between esports and traditional broadcasters in securing …

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BETBY enhances esports portfolio with basketball product

Sports betting supplier BETBY has enhanced its esports range with the addition of eBasketball to its portfolio. The basketball solution will provide sportbooks with 24/7 betting options, similar to BETBY’s FIFA18 24/7 offering. Moreover, BETBY will provide competitive fixtures featuring NBA, WNBA and All-Star teams, supplemented by Twitch video coverage of every match. Sergey Tsukanov, Chief Risk Officer at BETBY, …

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Betgenius: Why esports betting is crucial during and after the COVID-19 crisis

Esports has provided sports betting and gaming operators with some much needed relief during financially unstable times brought about by COVID-19. However, now attention is turning to its validity after the virus threat level recedes and how the esports industry will ultimately fit into the betting sector.  Siim Ühtid, Esports Trading Manager at Betgenius, spoke to SBC News about why …

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