August 15th, 2017
The popularity of eSports has exploded in the recent years, with Finland taking the lead in the boom. The Nordic country is undeniably a forerunner when it comes to eSports thanks to The Finnish Central Tax Board recently announcing a decision to officially recognize eSports players as athletes, securing Finland as the first ever country to make the distinction!
August 14th, 2017
Anybody needing proof eSports’ popularity is growing at an unchecked rate need only look at the latest three brands to join the movement. The BBC has signed on to show live eSports coverage while Disney has accepted two major eSports players onto its Accelerator Program and Madison Square Garden Company (MSG) has purchased a controlling stake in Counter-Logic Gaming!
July 23rd, 2017
The 'land of the free' continues to inch closer to legalising sports betting. Betting on sports in the US has faced a hard and long road to legality, with restrictions still in place across most states, but the current NBA Commissioner believes the days of this wagering ban are limited and coming to end sooner than some might think!
July 19th, 2017
When it comes to women’s football, the bar is now constantly being raised. Gambling.com's "Raising the Bar" takes a look at the overall growth of women’s football among UEFA-registered nations through participation, investment, infrastructure and tournament size. The following article breaks down what all is in the detailed report and what it means for women's football moving forward!
July 12th, 2017
LeoVegas is one firm that's acutely aware of how advertisement and sponsorship can help win that particular battle. That said, the sports betting and online casino outfit will become the principal sponsor of both Norwich City FC and Brentford FC for the next three seasons, joining other major betting sites in sponsoring prominent football clubs!
July 12th, 2017
There's a close link between football and betting, so of course it's no surprise that online bookmakers are keen to advertise their wares on the shirts and at the grounds of some of the world’s biggest clubs. The new season is fast approaching, and while those in the beautiful game are busy finalising their squads, three online betting giants have announced their own big summer signings!
June 27th, 2017
The United States' highest judicial court, the Supreme Court, is set to consider reinstating a law in the state of New Jersey that legalises sports betting, so long as it is done at a physical casino or racetrack. NJ's Governor, former Presidential candidate Chris Christie, has been given the chance to plea his state's case during the Court's upcoming term set to begin in October!
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!
June 15th, 2017
Paddy Power has announced that they will become the first online bookie to accept bets via the Facebook Messenger betting platform, in a unique deal penned with service provider Onionsack. The link-up will enable Facebook users to log into their betting account, check their balance and even place bets as and when they wish via Facebook’s Messenger app!
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!