June 15th, 2017
Bookmaker Betfair has managed to find its wings before its competitors, becoming the first major UK online betting site to offer odds on the relatively new sport of drone racing. The company, now part of the Paddy Power Betfair family, hopes to win over UK punters, who perhaps have heard of drones only through near misses in the newspapers!
May 18th, 2017
10bet is one of the fastest-growing online bookmakers in the world and the firm is upping its game by signing a deal with Betradar, to provide sports bettors with a huge range of live sports streams via its website interface. The deal between 10bet and Betradar will give the bookie the rights to deliver more than 30,000 live sporting events every year!
May 3rd, 2017
LeoVegas, one of the world's largest online casinos and bookmakers, is teaming up with budding casino game developer Big Time Gaming and popular Twitch streamer LetsGiveItASpin to deliver a first of it's kind betting event. Centered around the launch of BTG's new slot, Danger High Voltage, the event features live streams, new titles and an exciting betting opportunity!
April 28th, 2017
Men have competed against each other on the battle field, in the colosseum and on the football pitch. Now man takes on competition in the world of professional video gaming. The Olympic Council of Asia recently announced that eSports will be included as an official competition in the 2022 Asian Games, but what does this mean for the eSports gambling market?
April 10th, 2017
Unibet announced it has enlisted two-time F1 World Champion Mika Häkkinen to serve as its newest ambassador. As part of what is deemed an 'insider' role, the Flying Finn will oversee production of exclusive content for Unibet customers, offering a closer glimpse into the world of F1 racing and betting!
March 15th, 2017
The bookmaker Betway has just put pen to paper on a seven-figure, three-year deal to become the official betting partner of the Grand National Festival. The meeting remains one of the racing calendar's prime scalps for bookmakers – with the Grand National secure in its place as the world's most watched horse race!
March 7th, 2017
BetBright has announced, starting in 2017, the winning BetBright Cup Captain will receive a £10,000 donation to the Injured Jockey Fund in their respective country. The BetBright Cup (formally the Prestbury Cup) is awarded to the country with the greatest number of Cheltenham Festival winners but the freshly added twist brings in a fantastic new charitable aspect to the competition!
February 17th, 2017
The world may only be a few weeks into President Trump's first term, but already the knives are out. From political opponents and protesters to media networks and Hollywood stars, it seems everyone and their dog is ready to revolt against the billionaire. This hostile political environment combined with Trump's affinity to draw attention has created a ripe betting market and the bookies are cashing in!
February 15th, 2017
DraftKings' continued push into Europe took another step forward recently with the news that it has been granted a "skill game" licence by the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA). Known as the 'Holy Grail' of gaming licenses, DraftKings' acquisition of this license prepares it for a full court press on the European market!
February 15th, 2017
The 2018 NBA season will mark a milestone for the brand and the online gaming industry as a whole as it will feature the first professional eSports league in the USA to operate with official backing from a major sporting organisation. The NBA 2k eLeague is poised to kick off next season and ultimately advance eSports, and thus the eSports betting world, towards mainstream popularity!