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On Friday, daily fantasy sport enthusiasts joined the estimated 8.5 million season-long fantasy football fans in the United Kingdom as the world’s leading daily fantasy sports platform, DraftKings, announced its official launch into the U.K. market. In August, gambling regulators in the U.K. granted the Boston-based company a license. The...
UK online bookmaker William Hill recently announced that the Nevada Gaming Policy Committee had reviewed its application to offer eSports betting in the state and had given the company approval to accept bets starting from the IEM Oakland eSports event which took place over the weekend and featured the...
According to a recent report from Nielsen Games, fans of eSports are rapidly growing in size, currently amounting to 14% of all Americans aged thirteen and up – almost double of last year when that number was only 8%. The report gives an interesting insight into the eSports market...
In a press release issued on Monday, South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley said that he would not be seeking felony indictments for the thousands of residents who bet on daily fantasy sports (DFS). Jackley is the fourth state attorney general to make a statement regarding the activity. Jackley said...
Back in August, the UK Gambling Commission announced that any website that provides a service to facilitate the making or accepting of wagers between others required a betting license. Because of this new requirement, two individuals now face charges of promoting a lottery and advertising unlawful gambling. Late last...
One day after Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan declared daily fantasy sports betting illegal in the Prairie State, on Thursday, separate lawsuits were filed by Boston-based DraftKings and New York-based FanDuel against the AG. The lawsuit filed in the Cook County Circuit Court in Chicago by DraftKings contends Madigan’s action...
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. and affiliates are reported to be investing HK$2.39 billion ($308 million) to gain about 59% control of AGTech Holdings Ltd. in a return to the lottery market after exiting due to government restrictions earlier, according to report today in Bloomberg. The influx of money will see current Chinese lottery provider...
In the United Kingdom, the non-profit Esports Integrity Coalition (ESIC) has announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding that will see it partner with the Gambling Commission in order to better detect and prevent betting malpractice in eSports. Established in 2015 by key stakeholders to deal with issues...
The world’s largest democracy has embarked on a course to relax draconian gambling legislation by signaling a willingness to consider and clarify betting laws for India’s population of over a billion people. The most fundamental driver of market growth is the relaxation of government regulation and when it may...
The Monte Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort will be taken over by poker players this week as the PokerStars Championship action begins. The poker festival is taking the place of the European Poker Tour Grand Final, a major event of the European Poker Tour. Rebranding by PokerStars cut this...
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