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Betway Concludes ‘smooth’ Launch into Ontario’s iGaming market



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Super Group-owned Betway has confirmed its “smooth” transition to the Ontario online sports betting market. Super Group CEO, Neal Menashe, described Canada as its “largest sportsbook market”, with the arrival of Betway into the Ontario province something of a watershed moment for the group.

When Ontario had a “grey” market for sports betting, the province welcomed Betway and was one of the leading operators before transitioning to its fully regulated marketplace. Menashe revealed that the opening week of figures since Betway’s launch in Ontario were “in line with expectations”.

At the present time, Betway’s sportsbook is the only element of its platform that is live in Ontario. Its online sportsbook covers a multitude of sports leagues and events, including live betting for in-play bettors. Its Betway Live Video service also provides a useful platform for sports bettors, with the ability to catch live sporting events in real time.

There is a likelihood that its casino games will be made available in the coming months, although it could be achieved through another subsidiary of its parent company, which is headquartered on the Channel Island of Guernsey.

The Spin arm of Super Group is due to launch in Ontario imminently and Menashe said the group has “learned a lot” from Betway’s recent arrival that it “can implement” to improve its iGaming experience for Canadians. Live dealer games could be firmly on the agenda given Betway’s new partnership with Playtech for a “multi-year” period.

Betway making moves to embark on the US market too

In February, Betway and Super Group announced ambitious plans to launch its sportsbook operations online in the fast-growing US market. A ground-breaking licensing arrangement with DGC will see Betway ‘go live’ in as many as ten US states simultaneously.


Ahead of Betway’s impending launch stateside, enhancing its North American presence, Menashe said that the overall group’s balance sheet “remains strong” and that it would continue to seek “selection acquisitions” to cement its reputation as a “niche player” in a host of iGaming markets spanning Europe, North America and Asia. It recently entered the Bulgarian market, which is by no means one of the biggest revenue drivers in the European iGaming landscape. However, it has been part of Europe’s number-one iGaming market, the UK and Ireland, where it has sponsored some 4,000 races across the horseracing scene.

Marketing promotions unveiled to celebrate the new football season in African market

Betway has also become one of the most trusted and reputable online sports betting operators in the fledgling African market. In Ghana, where Betway has been live for some time, it has recently unveiled a string of sportsbook promotions aimed at promoting its football betting products.

The site has introduced a promotion called “Beat the Odds”. Launched in early August to coincide with the new English Premier League (EPL) campaign, Beat the Odds will run for 60 days, giving customers a chance to land a share of prizes worth up to 3 million Ghanaian cedi.

To be eligible for the promotion, Ghanaian bettors must place qualifying wagers via the Beat the Odds page on the Betway platform. Bettors will earn or lose points on the Beat the Odds leaderboard, depending on the success or failure of their bets. The lucky bettor that finishes top of the Beat the Odds leaderboard will scoop an immediate 250,000 Ghanaian cedi in cash.

In addition, the operator has also unveiled the Big Betway Jackpot Winners league, whereby bettors can compete to land a jackpot of 16.5 million Ghanaian cedi by correctly predicting the results of no less than 17 football fixtures weekly. The 17-team jackpot costs 1.50 Ghanaian cedi to enter.

Low-roller, casual customers can also enter the 13-team and 8-team jackpot games which offer comparatively smaller jackpots. The 13-team jackpot costs 1 Ghanaiain cedi to enter for a potential 270,000 Ghanaian cedi payday, while the 8-team jackpot costs 0.50 Ghanaian cedi to try and win a payout of 5,000 Ghanaian cedi.

There’s also a Multi Bet bonus that’s focused largely on those who place multiple and acca bets. Acca bettors can get their potential winnings boosted up to a maximum of 500%. To qualify for this bonus, bettors must incorporate at least two legs at odds of 1.30 or better into their betslip.

All of which goes to underline Menashe’s comments that Super Group and Betway remains “in a unique position” when it comes to the “global online gaming universe”, with a “diverse footprint”.


DreamHack Announces Massive Return of “DreamHack Open Feat. Fortnite” With $750,000 Zero Build Circuit Stretching Three DreamHack Festivals– Qualifying Duos To Gamers8 Feat. Fortnite With A $2,000,000 Prize Pool



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DreamHack, an international gaming and entertainment festival put on by ESL FACEIT Group, today announced the return of the popular DreamHack Open Featuring Fortnite tournament series. DreamHack San Diego (April 7-9), DreamHack Dallas (June 2-4) and DreamHack Summer (June 16-19) will all feature a $250,000 DreamHack Open Featuring Fortnite Zero Build Duos competition, with the winner of each stop bringing home $30,000 of the pot. The competitions are open to BYOC (LAN) ticket holders and will qualify the top ten Duos from each DreamHack Open tournament to this year’s Gamers8 Featuring Fortnite event.

With the return of Gamers8 Featuring Fortnite, held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on July 6-9, 50 Duos compete for the $2,000,000 prize pool for the final Zero Build tournament in Riyadh this summer. Next to the 30 teams coming from DreamHack Open events we will see the best Duos from the MENA region and some of the world’s largest Fortnite influencers participating. More details will be announced at a later point.

We had an incredible experience hosting the DreamHack Open Featuring Fortnite both online and  in-person events in the past. Thus, we are very excited to announce another year of Fortnite events for our community, especially now that the focus is on Zero Build and teams have a chance to qualify for a massive Gamers8 event” said Brian Krämer, Sr. Director Game Ecosystems – Growth Titles. “To strengthen our connection and involvement in the Fortnite competitive ecosystem is a tremendous opportunity and one that fits perfectly with DreamHack’s focus on bringing the gaming community to life.” 

Find out more about DreamHack Open Featuring Fortnite at its official website and on the festival website for DreamHack San Diego, and follow DreamHack on Twitter to get the latest updates. The latest updates on Gamers8 can be found on the official website, on Twitter, and Facebook.

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Betfred agrees new deal with SIS to serve HD racing content to UK retail customers



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Betfred, one of the UK’s leading retail betting and gaming operators, and Sports Information Services (SIS) have entered a new long-term production, distribution, and content agreement, with the bookmaker being the first to broadcast in high-definition.

The new deal ensures that Betfred’s UK retail customers can now enjoy top-quality content live from the most iconic racing events worldwide, all transmitted in HD video.

Betfred will also continue to benefit from the use of patented production technology from SIS until 2029, giving the operator additional flexibility over live broadcast schedules within its 1,400-strong retail stores in the UK.

The new agreement covers the distribution of live racing content across satellite and IPTV. This is delivered from a SIS portfolio of over 35,000 races annually, across more than 170 racecourses around the world.

Mark Stebbings, Group Chief Operating Officer at Betfred, said: “We constantly strive to deliver the best quality racing to our UK retail customers and this deal provides us and them with great racing from around the world in high definition. This new agreement means that through advanced broadcast production technology and top-quality horse racing content offered by SIS, we are able to give our customers engaging races and regular chances to place bets.”

Richard Ames, Chief Executive at SIS, said: “Betfred is a highly valued long-term partner of SIS and it’s fantastic to be able to provide its customers with entertaining, high-definition content across its entire UK retail division. This agreement secures our relationship for the long-term, as we continue to provide best-in-class production technology solutions that are so valued by the industry.”

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Bitcoin betting: Use your crypto tokens for gambling



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Not every online bookmaker accepts Bitcoin as a payment method for placing sportsbook bets, but the industry heads in that direction. The most famous online sportsbooks allow customers to deposit funds, place bets and withdraw winnings in Bitcoin at the click of a button.

There are several positives to betting in crypto, some of which are more obvious than others. Professional sportsbook gamblers use Bitcoin to manage their money, qualify for bonuses, and get the best deals. From the Las Vegas sportsbooks to the biggest names in European gambling, Bitcoin is the new kid on the block and has caused quite a stir.

We clear up the confusion

Despite being a secure, fast, and reliable way to manage your funds for betting, a degree of confusion still needs to be clarified concerning crypto betting. There are more questions than answers, which may deter some inexperienced gamblers from using Bitcoin for their bets. That would be a great loss to bettors, and we wish to help you avoid it.

This article on Bitcoin betting helps keep things simple. We bring our readers up to speed with the processes involved with adding a Bitcoin account to your betting wallet, gambling, and withdrawing winnings. We also clear up any terms and conditions you should know before gambling.

Keep reading for your user-friendly, simple, and easy-to-follow guide on Bitcoin betting using your smartphone in 2023. By the end of this article, you’ll have the information needed to bet using crypto. We even provide details on creating an account and landing a welcome bonus free bet.

Which crypto tokens can I use?

As you’ll already know, hundreds of crypto tokens are available, but the top betting apps only accept Bitcoin now. Bitcoin is the biggest and most popular form of crypto, and you can add it to your sportsbook payment options.

The top betting apps might start accepting other tokens, but we are in the early days. Bitcoin is the safest way to test crypto betting, and so far, it has been well-received by both bookies and bettors.

Adding your Bitcoin account

Adding a Bitcoin account to your payment options takes a few seconds. Use your smartphone when on the move or at home using your laptop. The process is equally simple on both platforms, and you must add a Bitcoin account only once.

Visit the member’s area at the top right of your bookie’s homepage and click payments. Select the option to pair a Bitcoin account with your betting account and input your card details. Check the details are correct and then confirm.

Your two accounts are now linked, and you can start depositing crypto to your betting balance. Deposits are instant, meaning you can add funds and gamble without delay. Withdrawals are quick too.

If you have landed a winner and wish to withdraw the profits before spending them on future bets, it’s easy. Withdraw, and your Bitcoin balance will be updated quickly.

Betting with Bitcoin

Placing a sports bet using Bitcoin is as easy as gambling with your debit card or an e-wallet account such as Skrill. Visit the member’s area and click deposit before selecting your crypto account. Enter the amount you want to deposit and click to confirm. The funds are added and ready to use.

Click the sport you wish to bet on, such as soccer, and then the competition, fixture, and odds of your market. Add the intended stake to your bet slip and click to confirm. The funds come from your betting balance, or you’ll top-up with your Bitcoin account.


Bitcoin deposits, bets, and withdrawals are all protected by Secure Socket Layer technology. It’s the industry standard for security, keeping your sensitive information protected and your online gambling private.

When researching a bookie, you should check with the security program they have in place. If it’s not Secure Socket Layer technology, it’s not a great bookie to join.

Free bet welcome bonus

All new customers who open an account, deposit funds using Bitcoin, and place a bet will qualify for the bookie’s welcome bonus. The free or risk-free bet will allow you to familiarize yourself with the betting app without overspending.

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