I have to say I am shocked at how badly the Colts have played to start the season. I picked their games the first two weeks, even going so far as to bet them to beat the spread last week against Jacksonville. Granted, I made the pick prior to the team’s announcement that receiver Michael Pittman wasn’t going to play so I might have chosen a different outcome to bet on. Mahomes and the Chiefs looked great in Week 1 and then followed that up with a win over the L.A. Chargers last Thursday. Their defense though seems to have improved as well and, given the fact that Colts QB Matt Ryan has been sacked seven times already in 2022, we might see KC add to that already staggering total.
These two teams seem to play each other very tough. The last two games between the two totaled 28 and 33 points, respectively. Granted, the match up between Winston and Mayfield is a much better contest than last year’s Hill-Darnold, the Under is still 14-5 in the last 19 meetings in Carolina. But with the Saints being 6-2 ATS in their last 8 meetings in Carolina and the Road team 5-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings, I’m going to have to go with the Saints who beat a much tougher Bucs team with their banged up quarterback.
The Falcons look like one of the best 0-2 teams I’ve seen this year. Their 2-0 ATS this year and the Over is 2-0 in both of their games. Seattle has played decently for a rebuilding team, but only managed to score 7 points against the 49ers last week. The Falcons are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings and the Road team is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings. Add in the fact that the Falcons are 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 road games, I’m going to take a chance on the Falcons here.
The Ravens are looking to bounce back after that heartbreaking loss to Miami Dolphins last week. The Patriots beat the Steelers last week in a close game and looked a little better than they did against their Week 1 loss against the Miami Dolphins. The Patriots offense still does not look sharp to me, with Mac Jones throwing way too many jump balls in my opinion. The Ravens are 4-0 ATS after an ATS loss,and 7-3 ATS in the last 10 after a straight-up loss. I think the Baltimore Ravens are a much more talented team then the Patriots and I expect them to win by at least a touchdown.
Pick: I’m taking the Baltimore Ravens and laying the points
This should be a fun game to watch with Carson Wentz playing his old team. And I actually think this one is going to produce a lot of points. The Eagles are 1-4-1 ATS against their last 6 NFC East opponents and Washington is 4-1 ATS in their last five home games. But the stat that is attractive to me is in their last two games Washington scored at least 27 points in each. I know Philadelphia’s offense is explosive so I think this game has the potential to be high scoring.
Pick: I’m taking the OVER 50 points in this one.
I think this is the most interesting game of the week. I know the Packers are 0-4 ATS in their last four road games And 2-5 ATS in their last seven games overall but the Tampa Bay offense is not clicking on all cylinders right now. And one of Tom Brady’s favorite targets isn’t playing because Mike Evans was suspended. Aaron Rodgers is starting to look like Aaron Rodgers again so I think I’m going to grab the points with the Packers.
Pick: I’m going with the underdog Green Bay Packers and the points
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Canadian esports and entertainment company X1 Esports has entered an agreement to buy Rocket League statistics platform Octane.gg for $35,000 (~£30,400) in cash.
The purchase comes just months after X1 bought Rocket League news outlet ShiftRLE. The company says the objective of the acquisitions is to form a content hub for the game’s community.
The agreement sees X1 purchase the entirety of Octane and its assets, including the ongoing services of Octane’s two key personnel.
If conditions of the asset purchase agreement (APA) are fulfilled, X1 will acquire Octane for a total price of $35,000 (~£30,400), paid in cash. Half the amount will be paid upon closing the deal, and the second half will be paid 45 days later.
When opening the Mojo Sportsbook app, don’t expect to find NJ sports betting odds for Sunday’s Philadelphia Eagles vs. Washington Commanders game. Actually, wagers on your favorite NFL team aren’t available.
Mojo, which bills itself as “the sports stock market,” is live in the Garden State via a land-based partnership with Tropicana Atlantic City. Basically, the concept centers around investing in NFL players.
Still, “Who in the world is Mojo?”
Mojo Sportsbook backers set stage for New Jersey debut
Believe it or not, former New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez is one of the co-founders. So is Marc Lore, chairman and CEO of Wonder Group. The two also share an ownership stake in the NBA’s Minnesota Timberwolves.
New Jersey is the first US market where the product is available. Here is a closer look at Mojo Sportsbook offers NJ bettors.
League of Legends’ Worlds tournament is coming up, which serves as the culmination of the year’s competitive circuit. Teams from over the world will be facing off in a long tournament across North America, with games taking place in Mexico City, New York City, Atlanta, and San Francisco. Even if you’re not into the esports side of League, Riot Games tends to go all out on content around this time of year to promote their flagship franchise, and so there are usually exciting reveals in store. This year, that includes a collaboration with Lil Nas X, which will feature a song and a new champion skin designed in party by the pop star himself.
Every Worlds, Riot releases an anthem to get people excited for the event. Even if you’ve never watched an esports in your life, it’s hard not to get hype at collaborations like Rise, Legends Never Die, GIANTS, or Burn It All Down. Lil Nas X is behind this year’s Anthem, called “Star Walkin’,” and we get to hear a clip of the catchy tune in the announcement. The news is shared in the format of a pithy short, a la The Office, and it’s fun to watch.
Worlds usually brings lots of balance changes to the game, new skins, or even a new champion. Fans know that the next champion added to the game will be K’Sante, the Pride of Nazumah. This high skill tank takes to the top lane, and we know he comes from a part of Shurima that was carved out by monster hunters. K’Sante uses a regenerative piece of monster hide to beat his enemies, and he’s used to facing tough opponents, as Nazumah had to compete with beasts just for access to drinking water
Lil Nas X will be collaborating on Riot for a Prestige skin for K’Sante. We haven’t seen what those threads will look like quite yet, but it looks like Riot will be rolling out more information in the weeks leading up to Worlds.
Each week sports and gaming attorneys Dave and Doug Weischadle discuss the news and notes from the sportsbooks around the country. This week – American Gaming Association’s commercial revenue tracker, Fanduel and DraftKings deals and the latest from Massachusetts
New York – week ending September 11; mobile handle of $329,981,056, revenue of $32,566,927, hold of 9.87% and taxes of $16,609,132.77; Fanduel led all mobile operators with $128,713,122 in handle, followed by DraftKings with $116,992,928 , Caesars with $43,078,903 and BetMGM with $23,809,780; top four books accounted for 94.7% of total weekly mobile handle; New York passed the $6 Billion handle mark and $500 million revenue mark for the current fiscal year which began on the week ending April 3 ($6,018,411,236); first week of at least $300 million in handle since the week ending May 5 and at least $30 million in revenue since the week ending May 15; Draftkings passed $1.5 Billion in handle for the current fiscal year
New York – August Total Handle of $877,407,454, up 9% from July and up 9400% August ‘21; mobile handle of $872.23 million (99% of total handle); Revenue of $100,760,793, up 36.4% from July and up 9,200% from August ‘21; mobile revenue of $99.6 million (98.8% of total handle); hold of 11.48% and taxes of $50,912,979; Rivers Casino Schenectady led all retail with $2.36 million handle while Del Lago Casino led in revenue with $511.6K; Fanduel led all mobile with $374.58 million in handle for August, followed by DraftKings with $244.54 million, Caesars with $117.61 million and BetMGM with $72.96 million (top four accounted for 92.8% of mobile handle); Fanduel had 42.95% market share, followed by Draftkings (28.04%), Caesars (13.48%) and BetMGM (8.37%); Operators in August cleared $100 million in overall revenue for the fifth time in eight months; nine mobile operators finished August with an 11.5% win rate — more than two full percentage points higher than the short-lived standard of July’s 9.2%; Fanduel became the first of the nine books to reach $4 billion in total handle; DraftKings cleared $2.5 billion in total handle since launch; New York’s four brick-and-mortar sportsbooks recorded a 22.4% hold in August, the highest outside the retail launch month of July 2019
Indiana – total August Handle of $237,990,176, up 15% from July and up 10% from August ‘21; mobile handle of $219.05 million ( % of total handle); Revenue: $25,448,278, up 22% from July and up 54% from August ‘21; mobile revenue of $22.98 million ( % of total revenue); Hold of 10.69% and taxes of $2,417,586; DraftKings led all mobile operators with $71.72 million in handle, followed by Fanduel with $69.63 million, BetMGM with $27.57 million and Caesars with $19.82 million; Caesars Southern Indiana led all retail sites with $3.54 million in handle; 2022 YTD – Handle of $2,755,384,601, Revenue of $206,225,127, hold of 7.48% and taxes of $19,591,386; All time – Handle of $8,789,427,448, Revenue of $692,249,549, hold of 7.88% and taxes of $65,763,713; Draftkings cleared $3B all-time handle; Fanduel was first mobile operator to $200 million revenue and $70 million in 2022 revenue; BetMGM cleared $30 million in 2022 revenue; Unibet cleared $40 million in 2022 handle; WynnBet cleared $40 million in all-time handle; BallyBet was only operator to post a loss in August;
Iowa – August total Handle of $122,568,313, up 13% from July and up 13% from August ‘21; mobile handle of $110.11 million (89.8% of total handle); Revenue of $14,418,923, up 29% from July and up 118% from August ‘21; mobile revenue of $11.71 million (81% of total revenue); hold of 11.76% and taxes of $969,968; DraftKings led mobile operators in handle with $33.2 million (and revenue with $3.47 million), followed by Fanduel with $29.32 million, Caesars with $22.11 million and BetMGM with $12.49 million; Diamond Jo Worth led all retail with $3.95 million in handle; 2022 YTD – Handle of $1,431,626,136, Revenue of $94,449,125, hold of 6.6% and taxes of $6,390,682; All time – Handle of $4,260,534,881, Revenue of $269,243,360, hold of $6.32% and taxes of $19,266,695; third time in 2022 revenue has passed $14 million and second-highest revenue total in its 37 months; retail books combined for a 21.8% hold
Maryland – August handle of $18.7 million, up 20.4% from July; revenue of $3.2 million, up 60% from July; AGR of $3,185,601, up 60% from July; hold of 17.3% and taxes of $480,000; Live Casino Maryland led all retail operators in handle with $7.22 million, followed by MGM National Harbor with $5.53 million and Horseshoe Baltimore with $3.52 million; 2022 YTD – handle of $192,352,147, GGR of $21,742,031, AGR of $21,261,411, hold of 11% and taxes of $3,189,783; All time – handle of $208,904,577, GGR of $24,912,031, AGR of $24,390,071, hold of 12% and taxes of $3,659,080; Live Casino Maryland is first operator to clear $10 million in GGR/AGR; MGM National Harbor cleared $60 million total handle; Horseshoe Baltimore cleared $30 million in year-to-date and overall handle; Riverboat on the Potomac became the seventh sportsbook to launch at the end of August, with the PointsBet-powered venue running the table on $1,139 worth of wagers; in its first full month of activity, Bingo World posted a healthy 37.9% win rate, as the BetRivers sportsbook reported $65,000 in gross revenue from $173,000 wagered
Oregon – August Handle of $28,196,193, down 1% from July and up 60% from August ‘21; Revenue/Taxes of $2,707,041, up 0.3% from July and 154.6% from August ‘21; hold of 9.6%; baseball was top sport by handle with $13.9 million; 2022 YTD – Handle of $293,827,810, Revenue/Taxes of $26,158,746 and hold of 8.9%; All time – Handle of $888,945,973, Revenue/Taxes of $79,553,456 and hold of 8.95%; DraftKings took $21.0 million in single and teaser bets and $8.0 million worth of parlay bets. For Scoreboard, $59 worth of single and teaser bets were placed, as well as $10 in parlay wagers
Delaware – August total Handle of $2,902,652, up 8% from July and down 44% from August ‘21; track handle of $2.67 million; GGR of $416,376, down 5% from July and down 23% from August ‘21; AGR of $354,444, down 7% from July and down 22% from August ‘21; hold of 14.34% and taxes of $191,634; Delaware Park led all tracks with $1.38 million in handle; total number of bets were 135,490 with an average bet size of $21.42; 2022 YTD – Handle of $41,646,580, GGR of $5,445,515, AGR of $4,278,180, hold of 13.08% and taxes of $2,595,379; All time – Handle of $501,018,237, GGR of $99,076,049, AGR of $73,956,730, hold of 19.77% and taxes of $50,688,021; Delaware passes $500 million in all time handle and $40 million in 2022 handle
West Virginia – August total Handle: $23,099,016, down 8% form July and up 3% from August ‘21; mobile handle of $18.82 million (81.5% of total handle); Revenue of $2,899,582, up 11% from July and up 45% from August ‘21; mobile revenue of $2.11 million (72.8% of total revenue); hold of 12.55% and taxes of $246,464; The Greenbrier (Fanduel) led all mobile operators with $10.18 million, followed by Hollywood Casino Charles Town with $6.86 million; Hollywood Casino at Charles Town led in retail handle with $2.01 million; 2022 YTD – Handle of $336,161,608, Revenue of $24,822,137, hold of 7.38% and taxes of $2,109,882; All time – Handle of $1,546,112,501, Revenue of $122,431,866, hold of 7.92% and taxes of $10,406,710; Hollywood Casino at Charles Town passed $350 million in all-time retail handle, $35 million in all-time retail revenue and $100 million in mobile handle in 2022
Louisiana – Ronnie Johns during the West Calcasieu Chamber of Commerce told reporters that total bets have climbed up to $1.4 billion being wagered over the first nine months and that seventeen out of a total of twenty licenses have already been issued, leaving some more room for growth; first half of the year saw the state collect approximately $13.1 million in tax revenue when the betting handle was sitting at close to $1.1 billion which means that the 2022 tax revenue forecast of $30 million is definitely achievable
National Kick-off – Geolocation volumes across the US were up 77% to 22.6 million from 12.7 million on last year’s opener; New Jersey volume has increased 550% since ’18; GeoComply recorded 3.7 million geolocation checks-ins in New York, it’s first opener with legal mobile (267,000 in the Buffalo area); Total number of states (+DC) with at least one legal online or retail sportsbook by NFL season opener: 2017 had 1, 2018: 5, 2019: 13, 2020: 19, 2021: 27 and 2022: 32
Pew Research Center Study – 19% of adults surveyed said they had wagered on sports; most common way they did so was by placing bets with friends or family, such as a private betting pool, fantasy league or a casual bet; 15% of respondents said they bet in this manner; Only 8% said they had made sports bets in person at a casino, racetrack or kiosk, and 6% reported having done so online; survey did not ask if the online sites were regulated by a government agency, or were unregulated offshore sites; More male respondents than female — 24% versus 15% — said they had bet on sports in some form in the past year. And of respondents under 50 years of age, 22% had bet on sports compared to 17% over 50. The Pew Center said 27% of Black respondents and 24% of the Hispanic respondents reported having bet on sports, while 18% of white adults and 10% of Asian-Americans said they had. It found no significant differences in sports betting by educational attainment or household income level: 18% of college graduates said they bet on sports in the past year, and 20% of those without a college degree said they had done so. Meanwhile, 22% of adults in the upper-income wage bracket, 19% of middle-income and 19% of lower-income households reported making sports bets in the past year. The survey also found no significant difference by party affiliation: 21% of Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents said they have bet on sports in some way in the last 12 months, as have 19% of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents. In terms of whether sports betting is good or bad for society, 57% said it is neither. Just over a third — 34% — said it is bad, and 8% said it is good. Asked whether betting on sports is good for sports itself, 49% were neutral, 33% saw it as bad and 16% said it is good. AP
Maryland – PointsBet has launched retail sportsbook operations in the state; operator processed its first retail bet in the state on September 8; PointsBet gained market access in Maryland in June last year through a partnership with Riverboat Group’s Riverboat on-the-Potomac venue; Riverboat on-the-Potomac operates as a licensed satellite simulcast facility for horse racing, with PointsBet to pay Riverboat a portion of net gaming revenue derived from sportsbook operations in the state as part of the 10-year deal; market access agreement included both retail and online sports betting, with PointsBet expecting to launch internet sportsbook operations in Maryland during the third quarter of next year
Pennsylvania – Gaming Innovation Group secured a license from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board to offer its services on the territory of the state; products include the company’s player account management system and sportsbook software
Virginia – bet365 Sportsbook will earn full status once bet365 Virginia and its leadership team complete paperwork and a background check; bet365 will become the state’s 15th online sportsbook (technically 14th in operation after Golden Nugget left the state)
Kansas – Sportradar received a Sports Wagering Service Provider Provisional Certification, making it 40 jurisdictions where company holds a license or equivalent in North America, spanning across US states, territories, tribes, and Canada; Sportradar will now provide data and services to client operators in Kansas
North Carolina – Catawba Two Kings Casino near Charlotte opened its IGT-powered, self-branded retail sportsbook earlier this week; the temporary casino is the third legal sports betting option in North Carolina, following two Caesars Sportsbooks at Harrah’s casinos in western NC
Arizona – Betfred opened a retail sportsbook in Arizona, going live at the We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort in Fort McDowell
Washington – DraftKings has opened its retail sportsbook at the Ceda Creek and Tulalip resorts
Ontario – received green light from the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) to launch in province; the Pinnacle.ca website will be available to Ontario residents in due course, while Pinnacle Solution – the B2B arm of Pinnacle – has also been approved for its Gaming-Related Supplier registration
Ontario – Checkd Group has secured an affiliate license in Ontario and also announced the appointment of Callum Broxton as its head of US operations; license will enable Checkd to launch its FlashPicks sports betting community site in the Canadian province.
Ireland – BetRegal launched a new marketing campaign in Ireland; series of adverts will be broadcasted across Sky Sports, as part of BetRegal’s sponsorship of the outlet’s nightly sports news wrap up show, featuring three different commercials; primary advertisement shows a man dressed in regal attire, drinking from a BetRegal branded mug, watching Sky Sports and checking out the latest odds on his mobile app whilst medieval-esque music plays in the background; additional two versions of the advert show the Kingly-character viewing his BetRegal app whilst sipping from the branded mug as the slogan ‘stay informed’ is clearly stated
Mattress Mack – launched a new sports news website called Gallery Sports which will be managed by experienced ex-Houston Chronicle members and will cover the latest developments in Texan and Louisianan sports; Mattress Mack wanted to create a site that will both keep readers informed and will channel them towards Gallery Furniture’s offerings, contributing to his favorite sports sector while boosting his brand
PointsBet – debuted a new ad spot as part of its “Do It Live” campaign to celebrate the start of the 2022 NFL season, but the original ad won’t be airing on TV anytime soon; 30-second spot, playfully named “Sanctuary,” demonstrates the brilliant simplicity of the PointsBet app and its market-leading live betting capabilities within the context of a morning ritual most people can relate to; initial cut of the ad was deemed too edgy for broadcast and will only be able to be viewed on PointsBet’s YouTube channel, social platforms, including Instagram and Twitter, and via the PointsBet app
RacingTV – deployed the ‘direct human messaging’ solution of 2mee to enhance the promotion of live betting offers on its 24hrs media platform; 2mee has developed a human hologram messaging solution for RacingTV, designed to drive live audience engagement with the horseracing media platform’s products, content and betting offers; 2mee’s patented technology allows gambling operators and affiliates to send customized human hologram messages directly to the viewer in the most engaging manner
Betcris – launched its new website for Panama, betcris.pa; new site will become the digital space for Panamanian sports players to enjoy their favorite sports and leagues, testing their knowledge and instinct through sports betting; Betcris Panama also introduced its Online Casino
Massachusetts – according to a report from Rachel A. Volberg, a University of Massachusetts Amherst professor and the principal investigator on two major studies funded by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, One in five Massachusetts residents bets on sports, a figure that’s grown from about 13% in 2014 and roughly tracks business in states where sportsbooks are already legal; research also shows that sports bettors can have higher rates of problem gambling, but only because they tend to be involved in more types of gambling than other types of betters who might focus on one activity; research also concludes Sports bettors tend to be men, and younger — under age 45 — and highly educated; Volberg’s data also shows that Massachusetts residents are betting on sports illegally, without traveling to states where it is legal
Massachusetts – University of Massachusetts and the SEIGMA project for Social and Economic Impacts of Gambling in Massachusetts have explained that the Bay State will need to adjust its expectations from the regulation of sports gambling; Bay State can expect anything between $8.6 million and $63 million
California – Los Angeles Times has chosen to not endorse either Prop 26 (California retail sports betting) or Prop 27 (California online sports betting) in the upcoming election
California – DraftKings and FanDuel recently combined to donate another $19.2 million in support of Prop 27 (California online sports betting) (in addition to $150 million the two operators donated earlier in the year); Proponents and opponents of the two California sports betting ballot measures have combined to spend more than $400m between the two campaigns
DraftKings – announced multi-year agreement with Amazon naming DraftKings as a sponsor for Thursday Night Football (“TNF”) on Prime Video; DraftKings and Amazon will deliver fans engaging pregame content and unique betting offers every Thursday throughout the NFL season; TNF will contain DraftKings integrations in the live pregame, including odds and additional sports betting insights; DraftKings and Amazon will also collaborate on TNF-themed offerings, including same-game parlays, which will be available on the DraftKings Sportsbook app
Fanduel – signed a multi-year extension of their partnership with the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA); FanDuel becomes an official sportsbook partner of the WNBA and FanDuel odds will now feature on a number of WNBA’s digital channels; operator will also integrate several new content features for the 2023 WNBA season, such as highlights featured within its sportsbook and fantasy platforms; FanDuel had already operated the WNBA’s official daily fantasy game, as its official daily fantasy partner
Caesars Entertainment, Inc. – announced the launch of the Caesars Sportsbook & Casino Truck Tour, an expansive fan engagement campaign featuring a fully branded 18-wheeler traveling across the United States; will debut on Sept. 19 in Orchard Park, New York, for the Monday Night Football home opener of Buffalo against Tennessee, at which time Caesars Sportsbook will also open their new sportsbook-style premium club lounge in the northwest corner tower of the existing Business Class Club; Truck features a state-of-the-art production studio for filming creative content and a fully equipped podcast studio for content creation with Caesars Sportsbook partners – Omaha Productions, ESPN, and CBS Sports; Ambassadors from the Caesars Empire will appear along the tour including Trey Wingo, and Kenny Mayne, along with featured guests from Omaha Productions and other celebrities and athletes
MGM Resorts – announced a deal with Las Vegas Raiders All-Pro Wide Receiver Davante Adams, naming him company’s first active National Football League (NFL) athlete brand ambassador; Adams will be featured in MGM Resorts marketing campaigns, digital content initiatives and participate in select MGM Rewards special events at MGM Resorts’ Las Vegas and regional properties
Unibet – Kindred Group-owned Unibet and the Philadelphia Eagles announced that they’ve extended their partnership agreement through the end of the 2024-25 season; Unibet is now the team’s official casino, casino games, and sportsbook partner. At the Eagles’ home stadium Lincoln Financial Field, Unibet will now have a dedicated “Unibet Landing” location, which will host different fan engagement activities throughout the year
Aristocrat Gaming – announced a multi-year partnership with the New England Patriots, making Aristocrat an official partner of the Patriots and Gillette Stadium; partnership follows Aristocrat Gaming’s recent announcement of an exclusive slot machine licensing agreement to build NFL-themed slot machines at brick-and-mortar casinos; deal will see Aristocrat’s signage prominently displayed year-round with in-game branding, in-stadium signage, as well as on the concourse and a New England Patriots branded online game; in-game promotions and game-day activations are also slated to be featured when the game launches
XLMedia PLC – global digital publisher announced an expanded partnership with Advance Local to create premium betting content and a new revenue stream for their MassLive.com brand, the Massachusetts news and information website attracting an average of 6.5 million unique visitors every month; partnership will focus on creating highly engaging content, managing commercial deals with regulated sportsbook operators, and executing proven monetization strategies
ESPN – announced it’s expanding its sports betting content with a variety of new shows, updated roles, and more content with in-depth analysis and coverage during the upcoming football season; Doug Kezirian has been named ESPN Sports Betting Insider and will maintain his Daily Wager presence, while increasing visibility across ESPN’s studio shows and digital platforms including multiple betting columns per week on ESPN.com, such as last-minute football betting advice, insider perspective and picks on Saturdays and Sundays. He will also contribute similarly to ESPN Radio programming, particularly on weekends throughout the college football and NFL seasons; ESPN Sports Betting Analyst Tyler Fulghum is taking over the host role for Daily Wager. Fulghum has been with ESPN since August 2020, and will continue his contributing role outside of hosting Daily Wager with appearances on other shows such as SportsCenter and NBA Today
NBA – NBA and National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) have announced a partnership with blockchain-based fantasy sports platform Sorare. As the Official NFT Fantasy Partner of the NBA under the terms of the multi-year partnership, Sorare will develop a free-to-play digital collectible-based fantasy basketball game for the league. The Sorare: NBA product will be launched this winter ahead of the 2022/23 NBA season, enabling fans of the league to create fantasy teams using digital assets based on the tournament’s teams and athletes. As with conventional fantasy sports platforms, players will win points based on the real-life performance of the players in their squads, but with the added dynamic of a blockchain-based system
Churchill Downs Racetrack – announced it has entered into a partnership with Venuetize to provide its guests with a customized mobile app experience; new mobile app already available in both App Store and Google Play offers ticketing functionalities, including options to access, buy and transfer tickets, and maps and navigation throughout the venue such as find my seat, food and beverage kiosks and betting windows locations; the app also provides full race calendars with post times, results and odds, expert picks, messaging functionality, as well as a content hub featuring videos, news, social and lifestyle blogs; each of the Churchill Downs Racetrack and The Kentucky Derby brands will be showcased via a 2-in-1 approach within the app which will offer each of the brands its own user interface and content feed while keeping the main infrastructure sharing
U.S. Integrity (“USI”) – announced a comprehensive partnership with Spokane Tribe Casino, which on February 10, 2022, opened their sportsbook operation on the main casino floor, the sportsbook is operated by Caesars; Caesars Sportsbook at Spokane Tribe Casino features a custom built, 86′ scrolling score keeper coupled with an unparalleled view of all the screens, within a brand-new dining area. The sportsbook is open daily from 9am-10pm. Spokane Tribe Casino also plans to offer sports bettors on-property mobile wagering through the Caesars Sportsbook app soon
Genius Sports – announced deal to provide its pre-match and live sports data and in-play trading technology to MaximBet
Betsperts Media & Technology Group – entered into an agreement to acquire PokerCoach.us, a premium website devoted to enhancing interest, understanding, and enjoyment of poker; poker site is the latest addition to an array of products that cater to sports betting, online casino, fantasy and DFS players; PokerCoach.us will be re-branded as Betsperts.com/poker. The Betsperts Media & Technology Group is excited to work with new customers while making poker content available to their existing user base; Betsperts Group is home to one of the largest sports betting and fantasy sports audiences throughout the US with their family of properties inclusive of the Betsperts app, Fantasy Life App, 4for4.com, Betspertsgolf.com, dyanastyleaguefootball.com, a media line up of 15+ shows and podcasts, and now PokerCoach.us
EstrelaBet – announced a deal with Brazilian esports organization Los Grandes, becoming its latest Counter-Strike: Global Offensive sponsor; deal will cover the organization’s main and the academy CS:GO teams, both of which will display the EstrelaBet logo on their jerseys; brand will also be shown in live streams of Los Grandes’ content creators; one of the messages looking to be highlighted throughout the one-year deal is centred around placing bets safely and effectively; company was announced as the naming rights sponsor of Fluxo’s CS:GO team in August and the betting website is also a sponsor of Brazilian football team SC Internacional, which in July launched its esports project
M88 Mansion – Asian sports betting brand announced a deal with boxing legend Manny “PacMan” Pacquiao who will be the company’s new brand ambassador and face in the Asian region; Pacquiao will feature in many of M88 Mansion’s activations and opportunities, attending press conferences and making live appearances that are designed to promote and elevate the company’s brand and name with boxing fans
Sportradar Integrity Services (SIS) – announced its roster of international sports organizations partners has expanded following a bet monitoring agreement with the European Table Tennis Union (ETTU); Sportradar’s integrity unit will deploy its Universal Fraud Detection System (UFDS) to monitor matches in the European Championship, Men’s and Women’s Champions League, as well as other key sporting events
TonyBet – international online gaming operator entered the Latvian market by investing €1.5 million ($1.5 million) to create a new online platform called tonybet.lv which will provide Latvian punters with a variety of services and special bets for the upcoming FIFA World Cup
Stake.com has been announced as a principal partner of the European Cricket Championships, which will take place from 12 September to 14 October 2022 in Malaga, Spain; Hosted by the European Cricket League (ECL), the European Cricket Championships is recognised as the only professional Ten10 cricket tournament to be hosted outside of Britain.; The European Cricket League was launched in 2021 with the goal of promoting and popularizing cricket’s new Ten10 format within the wider European continent; Stake.com will be one of the main partners of the European Cricket Championships, pitting 21 national teams against each other over five weeks
FeedConstruct – announced deal to exclusively provide sports data and video coverage for the Ukrainian Association of Football throughout the 2022/23 season; FeedConstruct will offer exclusive global live streams and sports betting coverage for around 200 Ukrainian Football Premier League (VBet Liga) matches; approximately 200 matches will also be covered in coverage of the Youth Ukrainian Football Championship (U-19), while FeedConstruct will also offer live streams and sports betting coverage of Ukrainian First and Second Leagues – 140 and 110 games respectively; live streams and sports betting coverage will also be offered on 100 matches from the Ukrainian Women’s High League and approximately 120 Futsal Extra-Liga games
Kaiyun Sports – Aston Villa has revealed Asian betting agency as an Official Principal Partner and Official Sleeve Partner to the Premier League soccer club;
Amelco – announced a partnership with LulaBet for the South Africa region
ParlayBay – the company that focuses on the gamification of sports betting through unique titles, announced a partnership with 7Bet, a Lithuanian sports betting operator; ParlayBay will be able to provide 7Bet with the full range of experiences, including BOSS, STREAK, GEKKO, GREYHOUND, RUSH, and more; ParlayBay will also provide 7Bet the PARLAYPOWERS solution, which is designed to introduce earlybird bonuses, cash drops, free bets, and other perks. PARLAYPOWERS will be rolled out early in 2023
Lottery.com – secured a $2.5m convertible loan from an entity called Woodford Eurasia Assets with the promise of a further $50 million; term sheet required the resignations of four board members including Lisa Borders, Steven Cohen and William Thompson and Lottery.com founder Tony DiMatteo; Chief legal officer and CCO Kathryn Lever also resigned last week; of the current board, only Richard Kivel remains
Fanatics Inc. – announced the appointment of Jason White as chief marketing officer of Fanatics Betting and Gaming; White will lead the strategy and execution across the marketing, advertising and content verticals within FBG as the company prepares for its formal entrance into the rapidly expanding gambling and gaming industry; White joins Fanatics from Paramount’s MTV Entertainment, where he served as Chief Marketing Officer and oversaw marketing, creative and social initiatives across the company’s portfolio of brands
Esports is revolutionizing the online gambling scene by allowing gamers to wager real money on video games for a chance to claim cash prizes among other rewards. Different world-renowned game providers are releasing multiplayer games to provide gamers with an immersive, entertaining, and prize-filled gaming experience.
Counterstrike Global: Offensive is one of the most popular is sports offerings that you can play for real money games. You will enjoy numerous betting options while playing this game on top iGaming platforms. Read on to explore how CS: GO gambling is different from conventional other esports and sportsbook betting offers.
Getting started with CS: GO betting
Individuals coming across CS: GO betting for the first time should note that it means placing real-money bets on professional CS: GO matches. Different factors will determine whether you win your CS: GO bet. So, it will be best to use data about the competing teams and their past results to gain insights on who will emerge victorious.
Please do your research before you place any CS: GO bet especially if you are playing to win cash prizes. Also, be on the lookout for professional players in the squad of the team want to back.