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Esports betting cryptocurrency eGold presale with a breaking record

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February 2nd, 2018 – The online betting solutions provider UltraPlay has announced that the eGold presale tokens were all sold out under 24 hours reaching the hard cap before the end presale date February 8th.

The eGold project dedicated to the global eSports betting sector has successfully reached its presale hard cap of 500 eth giving a 20% bonus to the ICO members. The first stage of the ICO campaign collected around $ 500, 000.

444,444 EGL (10% of the total amount of tokens for sale) were distributed at this stage following the company’s roadmap and vision to provide various incentives to its community.

Mario Ovcharov, CCO at eGold commented: “The presale was planned to end on February 8th but we reached our hard cap so fast on the first day, which made us really excited and proud of our project and our community of supporters. We would like to thank all who took part in our project now. This is a solid proof of the huge potential that eGold holds for the industry and its members. We can’t wait to start the eGold sale which promises to achieve even better results.”

Following the success of the presale, all interested in cryptocurrencies and eSports can join again on February 18th, 2018 when the sale of eGold will start. All participants can buy eGold tokens and be part of the ever-growing community of the project. Various bonuses will be available for the community during the first day and week of the sale. The eGold ICO aims to reach its hard cap of 5000 eth (around $ 6 mln according to the current Ethereum price) needed for the further development of the project’s milestones.

Ovcharov added: “eGold token will also be traded on major crypto exchanges soon. We are proud to present our own eSports betting cryptocurrency that aims to become the first-choice payment method for the eSports punters and crypto fans worldwide.

eGold aims to unify all gamers worldwide by offering an easy, quick and secure alternative for betting on their favorite games, such as Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, League of Legends, DOTA2, Hearthstone, World of Warcraft and many others. The eSports and crypto fans can choose from a wide variety of events to place bets on.

The new digital currency is an ERC20 Ethereum-based token which allows the eSports betting community to feel the next level of gaming experience and be connected in a unified eSports ecosystem based on a cryptographic security. The cryptocurrency will be launched first onto the brand-new betting website – Buff88, created with the mindset of a gamer, which is now available to visit and review.

The eGold project is backed up by the leading eSports betting brands that are using UltraPlay’s betting solutions and it is going to offer a cutting-edge technology and advanced user experience to players and other operators in the near future.

About eGold:

eGold is a new cryptocurrency for eSports betting, based on the Ethereum blockchain. eGold aims to unify eSports betting enthusiast all around the world as offering an easy, quick and secure alternative for betting on their favorite games, such as Counter Strike: Global Offensive, League of Legends, DOTA2, Hearthstone, World of Warcraft, and many others, and provide bets on the leading gaming tournaments worldwide. eGold allows the eSports betting community to feel the next level of gaming experience and be connected in a unified eSports ecosystem based on а cryptographic security.

About UltraPlay:

UltraPlay is a modern technological company, founded in 2010, with the core ambition to offer innovative approach to the online gaming industry by providing advanced betting solutions, focused on eSports, sports betting, casino, live betting and bitcoin solutions.

Assembled by a team of iGaming professionals with vast experience in betting product development, operations, eSports and marketing, UltraPlay is a trusted partner for delivering superior sports software and odds products to its customers. Learn more about the company here: www.ultraplay.co

George Miller started his career in content marketing and has started working as an Editor/Content Manager for our company in 2016. George has acquired many experiences when it comes to interviews and newsworthy content becoming Head of Content in 2017. He is responsible for the news being shared on multiple websites that are part of the European Gaming Media Network.

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Investor files case against esports gambling startup Unikrn

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John Hastings, a resident of Las Vegas and one of the investors of Unikrn, a Seattle-based esports gambling startup, has sued the company for violations in securities law in connection with the sale of its cryptocurrency, UnikoinGold. The start-up has the backing of some big names like Ashton Kutcher and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban.

Unikrn launched its cryptocurrency UnikoinGold, based on the Ethereum blockchain network, last September.  It is marketed as the chosen currency to be used on the Unikrn gambling platform, which allows users to bet on esports titles such as League of Legends, Dota 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and more. During that September offering, Las Vegas resident John Hastings purchased UnikoinGold tokens with 10 Ethereum, worth approximately $2800 at that time.

Hastings filed suit Monday in King County, Washington, against Unikrn, a Bermuda-registered subsidiary of the company and its founders, former Microsoft Ventures general manager Rahul Sood and Karl Flores. In the suit, Hastings is seeking class-action status for all purchases of UnikoinGold. In a statement to GeekWire, Sood acknowledged the lawsuit and said Unikrn has retained Seattle-based law firm Perkins Coie to “vigorously defend” the company.

Hastings argues that statements made by Sood and other Unikrn staff contradict the assertion that UnikoinGold was intended to be used as a method to participate in the Unikrn gambling platform. Hastings alleges that the continuous offering of these tokens to the public, the alleged intent for purchasers to resell them at a later date and a private presale to accredited investors before the coin was offered to the public constitute an investment and that the company thus violated Securities and Exchange Commission regulations.

“Defendants have crafted a flimsy facade that UKG Tokens are not securities by claiming they are utility tokens,” Hastings alleges in the complaint filing, which was obtained by ESPN. “In reality, the UnikoinGold ICO was an offer and sale of securities. Indeed, it is evident that investors were purchasing UKG Tokens with the expectation that those tokens would increase in value and become worth more than the virtual currencies invested.”

In the suit, Hastings also cites an SEC investigative report released in July that states the cryptocurrency DAO Tokens were subject to federal security laws. Hastings argues that the case made by the SEC in the ruling against DAO applies to Unikrn and UnikoinGold.

At the time of the September initial coin offering, Unikrn Bermuda Ltd. filed a notice of exempt offering of securities with the SEC, stating that it offered $20 million and as of Sept. 19 had sold $16.02 million of those shares. UnikoinGold was first listed at 30 cents per token when the initial coin offering launched in September; it now rests at just under a nickel.

In October, Unikrn announced it had raised 112,720 Ethereum, worth approximately $31 million at that time, in a two-phase UnikoinGold initial coin offering that spanned 112 countries. Among the participating buyers in the first phase, an exclusive presale, were Cuban and Ethereum co-founder Anthony Diiorio.

Unikrn launched in November 2014 as one of the first regulated esports gambling sites. In June 2015, Unikrn raised $10 million from Cuban, Kutcher, Binary Capital and a number of high-profile investors. In May, Cuban told ESPN that Unikrn would “benefit significantly” from the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to allow states to legalise sports gambling.

Unikrn has continued to expand its presence across the world. In December, it signed a partnership deal with MGM Resorts International to run esports tournaments in Las Vegas. It also is a shareholder in Berlin International Gaming, a professional esports team with a large foothold in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.

 

Source: espn.com

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Luckbox partners with platform provider Omega Systems

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Esports betting site Luckbox has agreed a deal with leading platform provider OMEGA Systems.
The agreement represents the latest major product development milestone for Luckbox as it prepares for launch.

Earlier this month, Luckbox announced it had been awarded a full gambling licence in the Isle of Man.

OMEGA Systems will provide the core of the Luckbox platform, handling player account management and integrating with the esportsbook engine, casino game providers and payments providers.

Luckbox co-founder CEO Lars Lien said: “We are delighted to make this partnership. Our team met with more than a dozen potential platform providers and OMEGA was the stand-out choice.

“As we have said from day one, player security and regulatory compliance – doing things right – are our core values at Luckbox and OMEGA’s strength in these aspects was a strong influence on the decision-making process.

“Their service offers gambling-grade technology which is fully compliant with the highest regulatory requirements – offering players the best and safest experience.”

Isle of Man-based Luckbox has strong focus on integrity, Luckbox, is aiming to comply with top-tier licences to help bring credibility and trustworthiness to the esports betting space.

The company has released its own cryptocurrency – LuckCash – to contributors who supported the project via a crowdsale.

Luckbox COO Quentin Martin said: “OMEGA offers a cutting-edge tech stack, is fully featured, is completely compliant with all the regulatory requirements, particularly the responsible gaming features which is very important to us due to our values. It is absolutely the right fit.

“We shopped around extensively for the right partner and OMEGA stood out head and shoulders above the rest.”

OMEGA Systems CEO Jim Godsell said: “Luckbox and OMEGA share a common vision on regulatory compliance, advanced technology, and being the best in their respective fields. Partnering with the team at Luckbox is a fantastic opportunity for OMEGA and we look forward to powering an esports leader from day one”

Software provider OMEGA provides clients with their own gaming and e-commerce platform, allowing total control of their data, operations, and player management utilizing any combination of over 130 integrated third-party gaming providers.

“Our focus is providing technology to outstanding organizations that use our solutions to power success in their chosen fields” said Godsell. “Luckbox is clearly the leader in esports and we are happy to provide them with a platform for success.”

 

About OMEGA:
OMEGA Systems is an Enterprise Systems Software and Consulting company providing an independent management and e-commerce platform for Operators, Aggregators, Agency and Shop solutions. OMEGA provides custom Platform Development services for clients worldwide. Integrated with over 130 3rd party systems, OMEGA CORE provides clients control of their own platform, data and player management.

Email us at info@omegasys.eu or online at www.omegasys.eu

About Luckbox:
Luckbox was founded by former PokerStars colleagues Lars Lien and Mike Stevens and was supported by cryptocurrency contributors via a crowdsale earlier this year.
Preparing for launch in 2019, it is being built by a team combining vast experience in the igaming industry and a passion for esports to offer players unique and highly social platform to engage with their favourite games, including CSGO, Dota 2 and League of Legends.
Real Time Games Holding Limited – the company behind the Luckbox brand – now holds a full licence under the Online Gambling Regulation Act (OGRA), issued by the Gaming Supervision Commission.

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Fernando Alonso predicts huge success for Le Mans ESports Series

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Two-time Formula 1 champion Fernando Alonso has stated that Le Mans Esports Series will be a “huge success” and “very attractive” to his sim-racing team. The Spaniard, who won his maiden Le Mans 24 Hours in June, was talking during the Silverstone launch of the unique Forza Motorsport 7 championship.

Registration for the event has started. The qualifying events are already under way.

Gamers can compete from home or from one of three on-site events for the qualifying events.

“The Le Mans Esports Series will be very attractive,” Alonso said.

“The platforms that you have out there are impressive.”

The series encourages the participation of teams, not only pre-established sim racing teams such as Alonso’s FA Racing G2 squad but also groups of friends or new partnerships.

“The Le Mans Esports Series will be very attractive,” Alonso said.

“The platforms that you have out there are impressive.”

“We will enjoy it together.”

Esports has had a meteoric rise in popularity in recent years, and Alonso embraces sim racing as a platform for both real and virtual racing stars.

“Esports is a reality, it’s no longer a fantasy or a game,” Alonso added.

“It’s a platform that works not only for gamers, but for professional drivers too.”

“We have been using simulators for a couple of years now, learning tracks and developing cars.”

“Now, we have a fantastic fanbase outside motor racing, they love what we do, but they do it differently. It’s not better, it’s not worse.”

“It’s a little bit cheaper than the real cars too.”

For full details of the Le Mans ESports Series and to register to take part, click here.

 

Source: autosport.com

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