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DraftKings Applies for Sports Betting License in New Jersey

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Leading the Pack, DraftKings Prepares to Enter $150 Billion National Sports Betting Market

 

DraftKings Inc. announced that the company has officially applied for a state license to offer sports betting in New Jersey. Its application for a Casino Service Industry Enterprise License has been “accepted for filing” by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE), marking a key step towards licensure and further demonstrating DraftKings’ leadership position in the sports betting market.
“The New Jersey DGE has been on the leading edge of creating a smart, consumer-focused sports betting framework in the Garden State,” said Tim Dent,

Chief Compliance Officer and Chief Financial Officer at DraftKings. “We are working with New Jersey officials toward a public rollout of a DraftKings sports betting product.

DraftKings recently announced it selected Resorts Casino Hotel as its New Jersey casino licensing partner, satisfying an expected regulatory requirement for the company to offer an online sports betting product in the state. With plans to leverage its state-of-the-art technology, prominent sports entertainment brand and more than 10 million registered customers, DraftKings is poised to become a major player in the estimated $150 billion sports betting market.

Beginning well before May’s Supreme Court decision, DraftKings has been steadily building a world-class internal sportsbook team. DraftKings also announced today that Karl Gambin has joined the company as Director of New Jersey Gaming Operations based out of its new office in Hoboken, NJ. Gambin will lead DraftKings’ compliance, customer and regulatory activities in the state. The company will continue to expand its local operation and is currently recruiting for a dozen additional positions based in the Hoboken office.

 

About DraftKings:
DraftKings is an innovative sports-tech and media entertainment platform changing the way consumers engage with their favorite sports, teams and athletes by bringing fans closer to the game. DraftKings, headquartered in Boston, MA, offers daily and weekly fantasy sports contests across ten professional sports in the U.S., Canada, United Kingdom, Malta, Germany, Ireland, Austria and Australia. Founded in 2012 by Matt Kalish, Paul Liberman and Jason Robins, DraftKings makes sports better and better sports fans by creating the ‘Game Inside the Game.’

 

Source: DraftKings

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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Scout Gaming secures deal with Asian tier 1 operator Dafabet

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Scout Gaming has signed a license agreement with Dafabet giving them access to Scout Gaming’s Fantasy Sports platform. Dafabet is a leading Asian online gaming operator offering sports betting, online casino, poker and games. 

 

Dafabet was founded in 2004 and operates out of the Philippines where they are licensed and regulated and is a household name in the Asian region.

“We are proud that Dafabet selected us as their fantasy sports partner. Dafabet is considered to be one of the largest private operators in Asia and is highly respected within the industry on a global basis. It is clearly very satisfying to sign up another tier 1 operator.” says Scout Gaming CEO Andreas Ternström.

Launch is expected during the first half of 2019. Dafabet is expected to be included in Scout Gaming’s global liquidity network.

“We have a history of successful growth across multiple product verticals and look forward to be able to introduce Scout Gaming’s Fantasy Sports platform to our player base. Fantasy Sports holds great potential and complements our existing portfolio perfectly” commented Dafabet’ s Marketing Director Nikos Diakoumopoulos.

About Scout Gaming Group:
Scout Gaming Group is a licensed and regulated provider of B2B Daily Fantasy Sports and pool betting. The company offers a flexible and customizable network based Fantasy Sports solution with support for most sports and leagues through an in-house StatCenter which also provides real-time information to players. Local sports can be provided on request. The Group has approximately 65 staff and is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden with development and operations in Bergen, Norway and Lviv, Ukraine. Sales, support and product management is handled from the office in Malta.

About Dafabet:
Dafabet is a leading Asian online gaming website, offering sports betting, online casino, online poker and online games. They have been present on the Asia Pacific market since 2004. The company is fully licensed and regulated in the Philippines.

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Evolution LA Joins Forces with FanDuel on “Walk Away” Ad Campaign with Former NFL/ Buffalo Bills Cornerback Vontae Davis

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Evolution LA edited FanDuel‘s latest hit commercial featuring former NFL Buffalo Bills Cornerback Vontae Davis as part of a campaign to promote the company’s daily fantasy website.

The :30 second ad debuted during Thanksgiving on DIRECTV Sunday Ticket and NBCU properties, and is also running on digital, television and social media platforms. Davis recently retired from professional football during a game on the second week of the season.

 

The commercial promotes the gaming pastime known as daily fantasy on FanFuel, where players can pick a different team each week and quit previous choices. The ad’s premise is that it’s ok to “walk away” from their teams and remain engaged in fantasy football. Evolution worked closely with director Steve Giraldi and producer John Shepphird from the FanDuel group to edit this timely spot.

“Evolution is our ace-in-the hole post house,” said Shepphird. “They consistently create amazing promotional content for the FanDuel Group including TVG, Betfair Casino, and Draft.”

For more information visit www.evolutionla.com or www.fanduel.com.

About FanDuel Group

FanDuel Group is an innovative sports-tech entertainment company that is changing the way consumers engage with their favorite sports, teams, and leagues. The premier gaming destination in the United States, FanDuel Group consists of a portfolio of leading brands across gaming, sports betting, daily fantasy sports, advance-deposit wagering, and TV/media, including FanDuel, Betfair US, DRAFT, and TVG. FanDuel Group has a presence across 45 states and 8 million customers. The company is based in New York with offices in CaliforniaNew JerseyFloridaOregon, and Scotland. FanDuel Group is a subsidiary of Paddy Power Betfair plc, a leading international sports betting and gaming operator and a constituent of the FTSE 100 index of the London Stock Exchange.

About Evolution LA

Evolution LA produces work that breaks through the clutter and noise of today’s media landscape. This full-service production company believes in engaging audiences and connecting with consumers in authentic and meaningful ways. It is the name studios, brands and celebrities turn to for original ideas and proven marketing strategies. Its clients are some of the most lucrative and well-regarded properties in entertainment and business. Evolution LA creates innovative campaigns with an expert team of in-house producers, directors and post-specialists who deliver creative campaigns and ensure projects run smoothly anywhere in the world.

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Scout Gaming wins “Best DFS Product” at SBC Awards 2018

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SBC Awards is now in its fifth year of rewarding and celebrating the very best in sports betting. The awards recognize the achievements of operators and affiliates, as well as suppliers from across all the major disciplines including payments, marketing, platform providers and data.

”We are very pleased to be given the award for ”Best DFS Product”, marking what has been a defining year for Scout, firmly establishing ourselves as the leading supplier in this space. It feels especially good knowing that the award is given based on votes from operators and suppliers sports betting industry” commented Andreas Ternström, CEO of Scout Gaming.

 

About Scout Gaming Group:
Scout Gaming Group is a licensed and regulated provider of B2B Daily Fantasy Sports and pool betting. The company offers a flexible and customizable network based Fantasy Sports solution with support for most sports and leagues through an in-house StatCenter which also provides real-time information to players. Local sports can be provided on request. The Group has approximately 70 staff and is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden with development and operations in Bergen, Norway and Lviv, Ukraine. Sales, support and product management is handled from the office in Malta.

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