GameCo raises $8.25m to bring esports to the casino floor

GameCo announced an investment totaling $8.25m (£6.35m) last week which will see the company's first games enter casinos this year.  The latest funding round was led by Javelin Venture Partners, with Courtside Ventures,...

The biggest esports may not be the best for betting

With a lot of operators looking to expand and or improve their esports market coverage, or for those yet to take the leap, understanding the various esports titles is vital.  As the...

eBoost Token – Is it esports’ first betting coin?

The International eBoost Society has revealed what it states is the world's first cryptocurrency specifically aimed at the world of competitive gaming.  It has been called the eBoost Token and its remit...

Education is key in esports integrity battle…

The theme of a need for more education was the underlying one at the talk on ensuring esports integrity at last week’s Betting on Sports Conference in London.  Esports Integrity Coalition Commissioner...

UK FutGalaxy pair charged under UKGC’s gambling act

A pair of YouTubers from Essex have been charged under the UK Gambling Commission's gambling act.  This is something of a milestone as it is believed to be the first such prosecution...

Ultraplay adds odds on HALO and Crossfire

UltraPlay is now providing prematch odds on Crossfire and HALO. The advanced betting solutions company has announced that it is releasing the two new extra games which can be found on UltraPlay’s partner...

Esports start ups can win $50,000 in Vegas launchpad

Forming part of Naruscope's Casinos and Esports Conference is an inviting $50,000 launchpad competition for esports start up companies. The Esports & Casino Resorts Esports Startup Launchpad is being delivered in partnership with...

Steffen Thomsen – Danske Spil – The Danish esports betting scene

Following the International in early August of this year, for which the victorious team Wings Gaming came away with $9.1m (£7m) as a prize, esports betting experienced a notable surge. Steffen Thomsen,...

The long road to legitimisation in esports betting

Improving integrity standards across esports is of absolute importance for its continued growth and move into the mainstream. James Watson, Sportradar With the majority of tournaments played out online and with the numerous...

Moritz Maurer – Betgenius – Desktop vs mobile

Moritz Maurer is the Head of Esports at Betgenius. Ahead of Betting on Sports 2016 (#bettingonsports), at which there’ll be four esports focused panels in total and one of which Moritz will be...

Events

Overwatch MGA 2016 Championship to be held in London

The Overwatch MGA 2016 championship by MSI is being held at the Gfinity Arena, London on December 7/8 2016.  It's the first top tier Overwatch...