Esports Gambling Report, September 2022: Twitch, Los Grandes and Nevada

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Last month was a relatively quiet period in terms of the quantity of esports gambling news. However, September 2022 certainly didn’t lack when it came to quality. From Twitch’s stance on gambling content to the launch of new betting solutions, check out our recap of what happened in esports betting’s world last month.

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Bayes Esports’ Niklas Weber writes for Esports Insider to highlight a roundtable featuring the company and Riot Games which discussed all things data and integrity.

“For the first time since 2019, Cologne, Germany, was once again a hub for gaming enthusiasts to meet in person and discuss the industry as a whole.

At Gamescon 2022 the guest list featured two prominent figures in the esports data industry: Riot Games, developer of the most popular competitive title in the world (League of Legends), and esports data company Bayes Esports, whose portfolio includes the likes of ESL Gaming, DreamHack and Riot.”

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Online bookmaker GG.BET has been named the official betting partner of Dota 2’s The International 2022.

As a result, the bookmaker will be a partner for the competition’s regional qualifiers, last-chance qualifiers and group stage. In addition, GG.BET will join forces with a range of influencers and ambassadors to create exclusive content about the tournament, which is taking place in Singapore.

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Brazilian esports organisation Los Grandes has announced betting website EstrelaBet as its latest Counter-Strike: Global Offensive sponsor.

The deal will cover the organisation’s main and the academy CS:GO teams, both of which will display the EstrelaBet logo on their jerseys. The brand will also be shown in live streams of Los Grandes’ content creators.

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Esports data platform Bayes Esports is launching an odds integration solution called BODEX in an effort to streamline offerings in the esports betting market.

The new platform will provide operators with access to betting odds from multiple sources through one integration. Using BODEX, operators will be able to subscribe to specific odds packages that allow companies to distinguish between games, organisers, tournaments, leagues and markets.

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Live streaming platform Twitch has issued a statement announcing that it will prohibit certain types of gambling content based on jurisdiction.

Twitch will be updating its policy to ban the streaming of gambling sites that have slots, roulette or dice games that aren’t licenced in the US or other jurisdictions which provide ‘significant consumer protection’. Specifically, Twitch named four websites in particular that would be banned from being played on its platform — Roobet, Stake, Rollbit, and Duelbits. This isn’t the first time that some of these names have been mentioned within esports.

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Nevada’s Esports Technical Advisory Committee is partnering with the state’s Attorney General’s office to outline a regulatory framework which would permit esports betting by next year.

The committee will reconvene on October 24th to review and finalise regulations which will be presented to the Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB), and eventually, the Nevada Gaming Commission, for review. The regulatory proposal is said to enable sportsbooks to accept wagers on esports matches without the need for special approval from the NGCB.

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Esports betting company GG.BET has recruited Dota 2 caster and analyst Andrew Jenkins to act as an ambassador for the company.

Jenkins will host co-branded streams with GG.BET on his Twitch channel, whilst also creating shows and other video content with the betting company. Moreover, Jenkins will be the host of show matches and organise competitions with his viewers.

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Esports odds provider has announced Richard Kidd, a former Bayes Esports executive, as its new Senior Executive Advisor.

With experience in marketing and sales in the digital media and technology industries, Kidd will advise Oddin as it plans to add more value to clients and prospects through the company’s services.

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