Esportsbetting.com, the ‘first Malta-built and Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) licensed esports betting platform’, has today announced its official launch and a partnership with the Esports Integrity Coalition (ESIC).
The betting platform has become the latest in a host of ESIC partners, and they join an esteemed list which also includes Betway, Unikrn, SkyBet, BlinkPool, ESL, Dreamhack and Sportradar to name but a few. The platform has been ‘designed to deliver a clean and simple betting experience at its core’, and through 2018, the team behind it will be adding additional features including gamification items.
Benjamin Bradtke is co-founder and the one heading up esportsbetting.com. He’s formerly Head of Marketing at DOJO Madness, an esports big data startup. Frontloop Media, an igaming company, are also involved in the project. The site will offer a ‘wide range of pre-match and in-play betting opportunities across all major titles’, which will initially include League of Legends, CS:GO, Dota2, Overwatch, and PUBG.
Bradtke said of the launch: “Esportsbetting.com is aimed at providing the most secure, integrity-driven esports-first betting experience in the market. By only offering markets where integrity checks can be provided, adhering to the highest level of customer and data protections, and implementing tools to verify ages, we have no doubt that esportsbetting.com will provide the safest and most reputable platform to place your esports bets.”
ESIC Commissioner Ian Smith stated: “ESIC is very pleased to partner with esportsbetting.com. They will contribute to and benefit from our suspicious betting alert network and help sustain our vital anti-corruption education work. Most importantly, the more integrity-conscious betting operators like esportsbetting.com we partner with, the less opportunity there is for unscrupulous illegal operators to get a foothold in the market.”
Esports Insider says: We are always vocally supportive of the good and important work being done over at ESIC. In our view it’s a sensible move by esportsbetting.com, and one indicative of their plans going forward. There’ll be plenty of competition in the esports betting space this year, and we can all expect plenty more as 2018 progresses. ESIC can expect to be kept rather busy.