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DraftKings and Vox Media’s SB Nation Launch DraftKings Nation

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Vox Media’s SB Nation and DraftKings have announced a multi-year editorial and technology partnership, DraftKings Nation. The property will have an immediate focus on the 2019 NFL season.

DraftKings Nation media property operates on Chorus, Vox Media’s proprietary publishing platform, which provides industry-leading publishing capabilities for modern media companies. In the coming months, DraftKings Nation will provide original content, key insights, analysis and lifestyle coverage from all angles of daily fantasy and sports betting.

“Over the past decade, SB Nation has honed a unique ability to engage massive fan communities while Vox Media’s innovative technology platforms, Chorus and Concert, have accelerated that growth. Now, in partnership with DraftKings, we have combined our editorial vision and expertise, paired with our technology capabilities to serve passionate sports fans in this fast-growing area,” Jim Bankoff, Chairman and CEO of Vox Media said.

“DraftKings’ partnership with SB Nation provides a new, best-in-class content destination for passionate, skin-in-the-game sports fans. In addition to consumers being able to access expert analysis, this partnership gives advertisers, brands and marketers a new platform to reach highly engaged and coveted sports fans,” Ezra Kucharz, chief business officer of DraftKings said.

Niji Narayan has been in the writing industry for well over a decade or so. He prides himself as one of the few survivors left in the world who have actually mastered the impossible art of copy editing. Niji graduated in Physics and obtained his Master’s degree in Communication and Journalism. He has always interested in sports writing and travel writing. He has written for numerous websites and his in-depth analytical articles top sports magazines like Cricket Today and Sports Today. He reports gaming industry headlines from all around the globe.

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Highlight Games Announces Virtual Sports Partnership With Parimatch

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London-based video virtual sports specialist Highlight Games Limited today announces that it has entered into an agreement with operator Parimatch to supply its virtual sports content to retail, online and mobile channels in regulated East European markets.

As detailed in the agreement, Highlight Games will supply multiple versions of its premium SOCCERBET football games, which feature the best teams from top football leagues from around the world, in both single match and league formats to Parimatch. The agreement will also permit Parimatch access to Highlight Games’ other premium content as it becomes available.

Tim Green, CEO, Highlight Games, said: “I’m pleased to announce Highlight Games’ partnership with Parimatch, which will bring its flagship SOCCERBET product to more players across Europe.  Featuring highlights of the best plays from top football leagues, SOCCERBET is unlike any other product on the market, and Highlight Games is delighted to be introducing this transformational game to the virtual sports space.  SOCCERBET’s Serie A iteration has been an instant success story in the Italian market, with performance being so strong that all major operators are taking the game, and we look forward to replicating this momentum in additional territories with new and existing products.”

Eugene Saveliev, Head of Gambling Products, Parimatch, added: “Parimatch has been impressed by SOCCERBET’s stellar performance in the Italian virtual sports market, and looks forward to launching the English football version across its retail, online and on mobile channels, with much more to follow.  As a business, Parimatch is committed to providing its customers with the most compelling and engaging content available and Highlight Games’ products certainly fulfil that brief.”

 

About Highlight Games Limited:

Highlight Games is a London-based video virtual sports and games supplier which specialises in the creation of innovative, sports-focused betting experiences. Using a unique patent-protected live video game format, Highlight’s products feature top teams and players from the world’s favourite sports.  The company’s flagship SOCCERBET game is the #1 selling product in Europe’s biggest virtual sports market and its branded portfolio of products, which include NBA Last 90 and NBA Last 60, will launch in gaming and lottery markets in the US and around the world in 2020. Featuring highly optimized game design based on decades of archived live action sports footage, Highlight’s products can be tailored to suit the sportsbook or virtual sports offering of operators across retail, online and mobile.

Learn more at www.highlight-games.com

 

About Parimatch:

Parimatch is an international betting holding with headquarters in Limassol, Cyprus. The company was founded in 1994. It has more than 2 million registered customers in various countries around the world where the brand is represented, including Belarus, Cyprus, Kazakhstan and Tanzania.

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Highlight Games Announces Long-term Virtual Sports Agreement With Fortuna

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London-based Video Virtual Sports Specialist Highlight Games Limited today announces that it has signed a pan-European framework agreement with the Fortuna Entertainment Group to supply its virtual sports products online, on mobile and in retail locations across central Europe.

As detailed in the agreement, Highlight Games will supply its exclusive virtual sports products including its flagship SOCCERBET game in league and single match formats and the recently announced NBA Last 60 and NBA Last 90 products to central Europe’s largest betting operator, Fortuna.  SOCCERBET and NBA Last 90 will be available online and on 4,000 SSBTs in 2,500 Fortuna retail venues in territories including Poland, Romania, Czech Republic, Croatia and Slovakia. NBA Last 60 will be available on demand to Fortuna’s mobile customers.

Following rollout in Q3 2019, Highlight Games will be one of only two virtual sports suppliers to the Fortuna estate.

Tim Green, CEO, Highlight Games, said, “I’m delighted to announce this partnership with Fortuna, which further extends Highlight Games’ presence in Europe.  SOCCERBET is already the number one performing virtual sports betting game in Italy, and we look forward to replicating this success in additional regulated territories with Fortuna.  Highlight Games offer players a unique proposition; opportunities to bet on real highlights featuring real teams and real players and it is encouraging to see more operators recognizing the revenue-driving potential of these exclusive games.”

Michal Hanák, Group Chief Sportsbook Officer, Fortuna, added, “Fortuna is pleased to be adding Highlight Games’ innovative products to its virtual sports portfolio.  Offering customers the opportunity to bet on archive footage featuring their favourite teams and players is an exciting one, and we are confident that both SOCCERBET and the much anticipated NBA Last 60 will prove popular both in retail and online outlets. But most of all, we think, this product is the best one in the virtual sports market in recent years, and Fortuna offer only the best products for their customers.”

 

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Vereeni Investments Signs Deal with Nostragamus

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Vereeni Investments has signed a deal with fantasy sports operator Nostragamus. The deal will see Vereeni take a significant stake in Nostragamus in return for a seven-figure sum.

Nostragamus operates a popular mobile application which has been downloaded more than 5 million times and adds over half a million new downloads every month.

Nostragamus allows players to draft teams and predict results across a range of sports including cricket, football, basketball, tennis, badminton and kabaddi, with the chance to win real-money prizes. The operator has enjoyed considerable success in the fast-growing Indian market.

“We have chosen to make a significant investment in Nostragamus because we are hugely impressed by its team and the speed at which it has scaled. India is an exciting market for the gaming industry, and Nostragamus’ innovative marketing and world-class product proposition places it at the head of the field,” Timothy John Heath, founder and CEO of Vereeni Investments said.

“This investment from Vereeni will not only help us accelerate our growth, but also give us access to an unparalleled network of international igaming expertise. We are thrilled to join the Vereeni network and look forward to further pushing forward the fantasy sports vertical over the coming months and years,” Yashashvi Takallapalli, CEO of Nostragamus said.

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