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Scout Gaming launches 1 Million Euro Fantasy Premier League Season Game

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As the leading B2B fantasy sports provider, Scout Gaming Group is following up last year’s “quarter of a mill” Premier League Season Game by offering €1,000,000 guaranteed prize pool for this season. With 50,000 available seats at €25 each, the competition promises to pay out 1,250 prizes, with the 1st place securing €200,000. The tournament will be available for Scout Gaming’s clients in the world-wide network.

Scout Gaming’s seasonal game has similarities to the popular official Fantasy Premier League game with regards to budget, number of players, and some of the scoring rules. There are prizes for best manager per month and even per game week. A side tournament for the high rollers is provided as well, with a hefty buy-in of €2,625.

“We are very pleased on a global basis, first time ever, offer a life changing money prize pool for the upcoming start of Premier League. Outside the US, Premier League is considered to be number one Fantasy Game, the official Fantasy Premier League, free-to-play game, which currently attracts between 6-7 millions players has experienced heavy growth the recent years. On the backbone of that and the general interest from our partners enables us to provide this record-breaking prize sum”, comments Andreas Sundal, CPO and Co-founder, Scout Gaming.

Even with the season game around the corner, Scout Gaming Group is first and foremost a sports game provider focusing on the player performance, by offering a wide variety of sports and leagues with real money DFS buy-ins and prizes, including: NBA Basket, NHL hockey, an increasing set of Esports, MLB baseball, NFL football, UFC Mixed Martial Arts, Grand Slam tennis, IPL Cricket and of course soccer and several of local leagues globally.

Additionally, Scout Gaming Group is a pioneer in offering betting markets on fantasy points duels, matchups, and over/under fantasy points. Using the same scoring system as for DFS, it is possible to set up duels between players from different matches, and even from different sports.

“We have a clear focus on offering the most interesting betting products for player-oriented bets, including both traditional DFS, but also above stated markets and other newly developed products. Even after the American reregulation, DFS is an essential product on the American sports betting market – something that is spreading world-wide as well. We are very pleased to so far been entrusted from a couple of leading operators, including for example the market leader in Greece, Stoiximan, the state-governed leading Norweigan operator Norsk Tipping among others”, continues Andreas Sundal, CPO and Co-founder, Scout Gaming.

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Footstock Signs Chris Kamara as Brand Ambassador for 2020/21 Season

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Footstock Signs Chris Kamara as Brand Ambassador for 2020/21 Season
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Footstock, the unique player trading and fantasy football platform, has signed the hugely popular ex-player and broadcaster Chris Kamara.

Footie legend ‘Kammy’ will front the brand for the 2020/21 season, with a range of marketing and PR activations planned to help boost Footstock’s awareness and UK customer base.

Kammy will voiceover Footstock’s upcoming debut national radio advertising campaign on talkSPORT. He will also share exclusive content and his own Footstock recommendations with his heavily-engaged 1.7m Twitter following.

Licensed by the UK Gambling Commission, Footstock has built its player pool exponentially since launching in April 2019.

Kammy said: “Ever since gaining my lucky break being spotted playing for the Royal Navy, I’ve always embraced life’s opportunities and working with Footstock is another exciting prospect.

“The game allows football followers to utilise their knowledge in a fun and responsible way. I can’t wait to test my competitive spirit on the platform and work with the Footstock team to entertain our loyal and growing userbase.”

The football betting app allows users to buy and sell player cards – stocks in Premier League stars – for real money, with the aim of locking in a profit.  A player’s real-life performances on the pitch improves their in-game stats on Footstock, dictating their price and scarcity accordingly. Lucky dip-style player packs are also available to buy, offering users the chance to win random players.

Once a collection of players has been assembled, a selection of games, including daily fantasy contests based on real-life fixtures and Stat Roulette, can be played to win prize pots and other user’s cards. New for the 2020/21 season, Footstock is offering a £100k free-to-enter fantasy contest.

James Copeland, Footstock CMO, said: “When we decided to bring in a brand ambassador for Footstock we had a shortlist featuring one name. We’re absolutely thrilled that Kammy wanted to join us too.

“As one of football’s most-loved presenters, there’s really no one else quite like Kammy. Whether he’s astutely analysing on the Goals on Sunday sofa or causing mayhem with his in-game reports, his thirst for the sport is unquenchable and his personality is a perfect fit for Footstock.”

Kammy has been integral to Sky Sports’ coverage for more than 20 years. The fan favourite’s versatile presenting style has seen him branch into mainstream TV and become a household name with appearances on shows ranging from Loose Women to Have I Got News for You to Emmerdale.

Having started out representing the Royal Navy, Kammy signed for Portsmouth in 1974 and played nearly 800 professional games. He was part of Leeds United’s 1989-90 second division-winning team and was a regular for Sheffield United and Middlesbrough in the top flight. After retiring he steered Bradford City from the third to the second tier as manager in 1996.

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Scout Gaming signs deal with market leading CIS operator Parimatch

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Scout Gaming signs deal with market leading CIS operator Parimatch
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Scout Gaming has entered into a license agreement with one of the market leading operators in the CIS region, Parimatch, to launch Scout Gaming’s market leading Daily Fantasy Sports product.

The partnership after it was announced that the Ukrainian president has signed a new bill to legalize gambling in Ukraine and start issuing licenses.

Founded in Ukraine 1994, Parimatch looks to build on its heritage to maintain a leading position in its home market. Parimatch is expected to be one of the first companies to apply for and obtain a local license in Ukraine.

“We are very pleased to reach an agreement with one of the absolute largest operators in the CIS region. We are impressed by how the team on Parimatch has grew their operations in the recent years and we are happy to further support their growth with offering our full product portfolio. Scout Gaming is currently putting all efforts to reach agreement with market leading operators around the world, this is an additional step in the right direction”, comments Scout Gaming CEO, Andreas Ternstrom.

“We are constantly improving our product offering and are very happy to be able to offer the market leading Fantasy product to our clients in a near future. Scout Gaming’s software will extend our already very successful sports offering and we are looking forward to a long-term successful co-operation”, comments Parimatch CEO, Sergey Portnov.

While the deal will have a limited impact on Scout Gaming’s 2020 revenues, the partnership has the potential to have a moderate to high effect on revenues in 2021 and beyond.

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Scout Gaming strengthens partnership with Kaizen Gaming (Stoiximan and Betano)

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Scout Gaming strengthens partnership with Kaizen Gaming (Stoiximan and Betano)
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Scout Gaming extends agreement with Kaizen Gaming – being the first operator to launch a Daily Fantasy Sports product in the Greek market, Kaizen Gaming, the recently renamed group behind the brands Stoiximan and Betano, has reaffirmed its long-term successful use of Scout Gaming products.

The parties have entered into a new agreement which will replace the one entered in May 2018. As a direct consequence of the good results enjoyed by Kaizen Gaming from the use of Scout Gaming’s DFS product in the Greek market under its flagship brand Stoiximan.gr, the parties have decided to extend the collaboration, taking a long-term strategic and mutually beneficial view to the partnership, focusing on launch of new products in Greece as well as expand the partnership into other markets. The agreement also includes certain unique rights given to Kaizen Gaming for the use of Scout Gaming’s products under a certain time frame.

The new agreement will enable Kaizen Gaming to launch all additional games currently found in Scout Gaming’s product portfolio, including Player Performance Odds and Player Matchups, as well as expand into additional markets through its international brand, Betano. Further on, the parties will together aim at bringing to life new products by either finding new applications to existing products or creation of innovative new games.

“We are honored to strengthen our partnership with one of Europe’s fastest emerging GameTech companies. Kaizen has been quick to spot and act on the positive trend enjoyed by the European DFS market and the results have been amazing. We are looking forward to supporting their growth with our products. Being able to forge a strong long-lasting partnership with an exceptional business such as Kaizen Gaming is the best proof one can get to the quality of our products and the team behind it” comments Joakim Renman, CCO of Scout Gaming.

“Scout Gaming shares the same values of continuous improvement and our collaboration grows hand in hand through innovative products and services. Providing an optimum experience to those who trust us is a key objective for our customer centric approach and collaboration with Scout Gaming is proven to be instrumental on this one. It has been a pleasure to work with the team at Scout Gaming and the level of the quality of its service has truly stood out as one of the best in the business. We are confident that launching of additional products delivered by Scout Gaming will enhance our product offering and deliver more value to our business.” commented Chris Tzalavras, Head of Commercial at Stoiximan on Kaizen Gaming.

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