Fantasy eSports

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...
The eSports market is growing at a rapid pace all across the world and Australia has turned out to be one of the fastest growing markets. More than 67 million people in Australia play some sort of video game every month and over 16 billion minutes of streamed gaming...
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...
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...
Specialist eSports fantasy league and online sportsbetting provider ESP Limited has announced that it has received a license from the Isle of Man’s Gambling Supervision Commission regulator to offer virtual-goods games. ESP Limited stated that the award is the first of its kind to be granted under revised rules that...
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 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...
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...
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