Tag Archives: Unikrn

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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Betway & Ninjas in Pyjamas (NiP) head up elite speaker lineup at ESI London

Betting on esports continues to garner ever more attention, opinion and action from both industries. With the complications that lie around IP; the fact that game developers own the games in which matches are being bet on and are largely holed up in the anti-betting camp (the likes of Riot Games’ ongoing positioning on the topic, and Valve recently urging …

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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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European expansion sees Unikrn hire Andrew Vouris as operations lead

Seattle-based esports betting platform Unikrn has confirmed the appointment of Andrew Vouris as new Chief Operations Officer (COO), as the company prepares for its upcoming ‘2018 European rollout’. A seasoned gambling executive, Vouris joins Unikrn leadership from Australian ASX gambling group Tabcorp Holdings, where he most recently served as Group Deputy COO for the firm’s media and wagering division (2016-2017). …

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LetBet aims big with online betting-focused cryptocurrency

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Belize-based firm LetBet is the latest to offer a cryptocurrency aimed specifically at online gambling. Entitled LBT, the new blockchain-powered currency has been touted as a solution to the delayed payout systems of traditional gambling sites, as well as a way to remove the third party element. Online platforms such as LetBet are attempting to usher in the transition from …

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Tabcorp shuts down loss making Luxbet

Tabcorp Holdings has decided to shut down online property Luxbet (luxbet.com), as the company focuses on completing its approved AUS $11 billion merger with Tatts Group. The underperforming online betting division had been under strategic review throughout 2017. In its latest trading update, Tabcorp governance disclosed that Luxbet had made pre-tax losses of approximately AUS $13 million (£7.5 million) for …

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Malta approval sees Unikrn launch European esports betting vehicle

Esports betting platform Unikrn has confirmed that it has been approved a Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) licence, allowing the company to service regulated European betting markets. Unikrn will now launch new European enterprise ‘Unikrn EU’, a joint venture with France-based RBP. Securing its market entry, the Seattle-based technology firm aims to become the outright leader for esports wagering for European …

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Betting on Esports 2017 dissected

“There is no ‘esports consumer.’  It’s much wider than that, with there being CS:GO consumers, DOTA consumers and so on” stated Adam Savinson of Win Technologies – Betway Group as Betting on Esports 2017 got underway. Discussing who an esport consumer is Mr Savinson added:  “You need to know to cater for their own communities, with esports being different to …

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Rahul Sood – Unikrn – Betting on esports

Rahul Sood is the CEO at esports only bookmaker Unikrn. During a busy year to date which has seen Unikrn acquire tournament organiser LEET.gg and release its own cryptocurrency, unikoingold, on Ethereum, Sood caught up with SBC News ahead of his speaker slot at the Betting on Esports Conference in September. Sood will be discussing esports betting on the panel …

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Unikrn teams up with Betgenius to optimise esports betting product

Updating the market, industry technology and data systems provider Betgenius has informed that it has entered a ‘landmark agreement’ with esports only competitive platform Unikrn. The partnership will see Betgenius provide Unikrn with in-play betting provisions and optimised market prices for thousands of esports markets including lead titles League of Legends, Dota 2, CS:GO, Call of Duty and Overwatch tournaments. …

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