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DraftKing’s Jeffrey Haas: India could be the next big DFS frontier

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Daily fantasy sports entrepreneurs looking for the next growth region should look no further than India, where the product has begun to gain impressive traction with the country’s legions of sports fans. According to DraftKings chief international officer Jeffrey Haas, a small pool of local operators have been finding commercial success in India by running popular daily fantasy cricket tournaments alongside other...

The legal divide: Do esports demand a new set of rules?

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In at least three key areas - skin betting, challenger betting and its inherent appeal to minors - esports presents a different set of challenges for regulators. But does it require a different set of rules? As the industry waits impatiently for clarity, legal experts and regulators remain divided on this all important crux. When Quirino Mancini, an Italian gaming...

Evert Montero to drive development of Juegos Miami as non-executive Chairman

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Evert Montero, President of Colombian trade body, Fecoljuegos, has been confirmed as non-executive Chairman of Juegos Miami, the bespoke business event which was created by Clarion Gaming to meet the specific demands of the Pan-Latin American and Caribbean markets.   Acknowledging the accolade, he said: "I am not accepting this honour as Evert Montero. Rather I accept it as the President...

MandC Saatchi Board Director to share insights at first ICE VOX eSports Conference

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The eSports industry is here and it’s massive. Ahead of his appearance at the ICE VOX eSports Conference (Tuesday 6th February), John Parker, Board Director, M&C Saatchi, shines a light on a phenomenon which is projected to attract bets totalling in excess of $23 billion by 2020.   Can eSports really be described as a mainstream activity and what’s the evidence...

UltraPlay announces new eSports betting cryptocurrency, sets up ICO

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Online betting provider UltraPlay has announced eGold, a new blockchain technology designed specifically for eSports.   The new digital currency, an ERC20 Ethereum-based token, will be launched first onto an eSports betting platform – Buff88. To secure the whole project implementation, the company launched an Initial Coin Offering (ICO) campaign. The eGold token sale is set to start on 18 December, 2017 until 28...

Affiliates must embrace the eSports generation or face extinction argues EiG speaker

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Mark McGuinness, co-founder of www.esportsbet.com, a resource for gamers and sports bettors who wish to start betting on eSports, and currently the chief marketing officer of BetOlimp.com part of Olimp Bookmakers Ltd, has described the forthcoming EiG (30 October – 1 November, Arena Berlin) as an ‘intrinsic part of the i-gaming and land-based gambling industries.' One of the leading industry experts...

UltraPlay scores big with eSports betting suite in Europe

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Bulgaria-based iGaming provider, UltraPlay, has announced an increased demand in its eSports betting suite within the European market.   Following the latest eSports betting integrations on fast2play, BetArena Interactive, BetOnline.ag and many other online gaming websites, UltraPlay has now introduced two new eSports brands to its roster. The iGaming provider has added Master Mazuma and the sports betting website offering casino products,...

BetOnline.ag launches UltraPlay’s eSports portfolio

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UltraPlay has announced that it is providing its eSports betting data to BetOnline.ag, a leading iGaming operator in the North American market. With the broad portfolio of eSports betting solutions powered by UltraPlay, BetOnline.ag will highlight the emerging interest towards eSports with a new website section. Mario Ovcharov, chief marketing officer at UltraPlay said: “BetOnline.ag is offering diversified, dynamic and exciting...

UltraPlay brings fast2play to iGaming and esports sector

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The online gaming industry technology company, Ultraplay, has launched a new brand designed for the iGaming and esports markets, fast2play. The company claims the brand will utilise it’s advanced betting platform and esports data to enhance player registration, activity and retention. Fast2play will focus on providing operators with a wide selection of competitive games as well as 1000+ in-play esports events...

SportAD debuts real money fantasy sports into Resorts Casino

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SportAD, has teamed up with Resorts Digital Gaming to launch the first licensed, real-money fantasy sports game for the US casino industry.   Resorts Digital Gaming - the online arm of Resorts Hotel Casino, the first casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey – will promote the game under its brand “FastPick”. SportAD claims its unique matchup-based sports game enables Resorts to enter...

Gaming debates the hot issues at GiGse and Unikrn announce acquisition

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The role of the Launchpad initiative in helping to nurture new, fledgling businesses, was put into sharp focus on day 1 of GiGse, when news broke of the acquisition of former Launchpad finalist, LEET Gaming by Unikrn. Unikrn, CEO, Rahul Sood said the goal was to platformise the LEET brand so that casinos would be able to create localized eSports...

GiGse examines eSports and gaming – a marriage made in heaven

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One of the hottest topics to be debated at the 2017 edition of GiGse (April 26 – 28, Marriott Marquis Marina, San Diego) is the eSports phenomenon and how the gaming sector can gain market share of what is a $900m economy.   Day 1’s Talking Heads session, entitled ‘Our relationship with eSports – we’re moving in together!’ will feature industry...

UltraPlay expands portfolio with Habanero partnership

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The renowned sports betting solution provider, UltraPlay, will be broadening its casino offerings following a new partnership agreement with Habanero.   The international eSports odds and advanced sports betting solutions provider, UltraPlay, has announced a new partnership agreement with the online slots and table games provider Habanero. UltraPlay will further expand its robust products portfolio with the immersive Habanero HTML 5 slots,...

Business wins for UltraPlay online gaming brands

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Two online gaming brands choose UltraPlay’s eSports and sports betting solutions Mbitcasino and Arcanebet are the latest online gaming brands to select UltraPlay’s gaming technology solutions. Mbitcasino is an online gaming platform which has a special focus on bitcoin sports betting solutions, targeting the growing number of people around the world choosing bitcoin games and transactions. UltraPlay is expanding its business...

Vermantia launches all-inclusive 24/7 eSports betting solution

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A new eSports betting solution has been released by Vermantia which seeks to appeal to millenials and the company’s existing client base.   Vermantia has confirmed the release of its latest product, Vermantia eSPORTS, a complete omni-channel betting solution on eSports. The content solution provider announced that the new venture into eSports will target an all-inclusive audience, from gamers to sportsbook players,...

Entrepreneurs and regulators to headline at ICE eSports Seminar

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ICE announces lineup of industry experts for eSports Seminar as part of the extensive ICE VOX learning programme next February.   Organisers have confirmed details of the free to attend eSports seminar which is part of the extensive learning programme taking place at ICE Totally Gaming, 2017 (February 7-9, ExCeL Centre, London). On Tuesday 7 February, experts, including, Ian Smith, Integrity Commissioner,...

Next Generation Esports team up with Blizzard Entertainment

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Next Generation Esports confirms collaboration with Blizzard Entertainment on a multi-month tournament titled Overwatch® Winter Premiere.   Next Generation Esports (NGE) has announced a new event working with Blizzard Entertainment called Overwatch® Winter Premiere. The multi-month tournament will feature Blizzard’s team-based shooter, Overwatch, and will be open to North American teams and online competitors for qualifications from 10 December 2016. NGE and Blizzard...

Collaborative Strategies dominate Inaugural Esports and Casino resorts conference

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The first edition of the E-Sports & Casino Resorts conference was a success with over 100 companies meeting in Vegas last month.   The futures of gambling and gaming converged at the inaugural Esports & Casino Resorts conference which was held at the SLS Las Vegas and featured over 100 organisations drawn from the gambling and video gaming sectors. According to the...

World eSports Association runs into conflict with members

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Less than a fortnight after the new World eSports Association (WESA) was founded to widespread fanfare among fans, eSports team FaZe has severed its ties with the association, citing communication and transparency as its primary concerns.   The World eSports Association (WESA), a newly founded eSports governance organisation comprised of the eSports League and leading eSports teams, has lost one of...

Nevada legislators consider permitting wagering on eSports

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As Nevada State governors scratch their heads over how to attract a younger crowd to Las Vegas’ flagging casinos, legislators are turning towards the eSports industry for answers.   Casinos in Nevada could soon begin taking bets on eSports after regulators considered proposals to make the state’s gaming establishments more popular with millennials. Members of the state’s newly established Gaming Policy Committee...

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