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Global Daily Fantasy Sports Announces Betaland and Enjoybet to Join its Italian DFS Network

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July, 2018  – Global Daily Fantasy Sports Inc. (“Global” or the “Company”) (TSX-V: DFS), a B2B Daily Fantasy Sports software provider, is pleased to announce its continued expansion in the Italian regulated gaming market following the addition of two new brands, Betaland and Enjoybet which are owned and operated by OIA Services Limited. Both brands have agreed to join the DFS network for the upcoming European football season, which kicks off on the 18th of August. As part of the network of the leading Italian B2B service provider Microgame S.p.A.  who became a customer of Global in February 2018, they will join the Italian network powered by Global.

OIA Services Limited is an Italian licensed concessionaire that operates under the Betaland.it and Enjoybet.it brands in sports betting and gambling in Italy. OIA Services has an extensive knowledge of the gaming market and offers an exciting and innovative gaming environment, with a complete and highly competitive product offering. Formed in 2010, the Betaland brand has quickly established itself as one of the top 10 operators in the Italian online sports betting market, representing approximately six (6%) percent market share in the largest gambling market in Europe.

Microgame (see June 18, 2018, news release) serves over 30 concessionaires with digital content of which, including OIA Services Ltd, 12 have signed up so far to gain access into the Global-powered DFS network in Italy for the upcoming Football season. These signups are a testament to Microgame’s reach in the Italian gaming market and the increasing level of interest in Global’s DFS product and network. With the addition of these two brands, the Italian facing DFS network now has exposure to 20% of the Italian facing online sports betting market which last year generated 550M euro in revenue.

Darcy Krogh CEO of Global Daily Fantasy Sports Inc. comments, “We are delighted to welcome the OIA brands to our DFS network through Microgame. Adding an established top tier market player to our network is great for all the participants and assists in driving further interest in our product.”

Michele Sprovieri, OIA’s Managing Director said, “We are confident we have made the right choice for a DFS product. The Global product is very innovative and we are sure it will be very successful with the Betaland customers.”

 

About Global Daily Fantasy Sports Inc.

Global Daily Fantasy Sports Inc. (TSX-V: DFS), with its subsidiaries, is a licensed and regulated provider of fantasy sports software with offices in MaltaToronto and Vancouver. Its platform is a multi-tenant gateway that allows operators to offer their customers a world class Daily Fantasy Sports software solution. The platform allows for seamless integration at the operator level without having to share or compromise any sensitive customer data. Joining the Company’s network allows operators to capitalize on a mature infrastructure, with shared liquidity, that was built specifically for regulated market environments. As a true B2B global network, the Company is a SaaS product that offers a turn-key solution for sportsbook operators, land-based operators, media groups, and big database companies to participate in the daily fantasy sports industry.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

 

Source: Global Daily Fantasy Sports Inc.

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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FanDuel to launch sportsbook in West Virginia

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FanDuel, the Ireland-based company, has obtained license from the West Virginia Lottery Commission to launch a sportsbook in the state. The company will roll out the service at The Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, with which it already has a partnership agreement.

The Greenbrier has not obtained the license to operate facility. That is why the launch date is not fixed yet. “We had hoped everyone would launch at the same time and everyone would be up at the beginning of football season,” Boyd said on MetroNews and added: “As we move forward, it appears that we’re going to have sort of a phased launch and it’s going to be a tiered approach. We’re just really excited to see that Charles Town will be ready to launch by September 1st.”

FanDuel began operating in New Jersey at the Meadowlands Racetrack back in mid-July. However, it is still unclear when it will begin doing so in West Virginia, as all it needs for being clear to do so is The Greenbrier to pay the US$100,000 licence fee in order to get the permit.

Source: focusgn.com

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Exclusive Interview with Dennis Tsalikis (CEO at Fantasy Sport Interactive)

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It is always nice to catch up with successful people and get a glimpse into their extensive knowledge. This week I had the pleasure to interview a serial entrepreneur with extensive experience in setting up and managing businesses in diverse sectors. Dennis Tsalikis is co-founder and CEO of Fantasy Sports Interactive, an entrepreneur who decided to combine his passion for Fantasy Sports with his skill in establishing successful businesses.

Dennis has an engineering background and prior to starting his own business ventures, he was employed at Vertu.

After establishing his Higher Technical Education with a University degree in Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering and gaining hands-on working experience as a CNC operator at N. Bazigos S.A, Dennis proceeded to acquire a Master’s Degree (MS) in Composite Materials, from London’s Imperial College. Below is our exclusive interview with Dennis, hope you enjoy it!

Let’s begin with a few words about yourself. Our readers love to know how top-class entrepreneurs describing themselves.

Dennis: Fervent. Down to earth,with a positive outlook. Demanding, but fair. Always striving for the best, first and foremost for my people and then in terms of personal accomplishment.

You have studied engineering and science in some of the foremost institutions in Europe, and have had a stellar industrial career. What made you switch to something seemingly different like betting and fantasy sports?

Dennis: For me, engineering and science are the foundations of constructive thinking and a solid professional background. Our Co-Founder, Bill Mexias, and I, got to know fantasy football while working in the UK at Barclays and Vertu respectively, as a team-bonding activity in the workplace. We immediately realized that fantasy football would become the next big thing in gaming and we could see that fantasy sports were the perfect option, combining innovation with great business potential.

You have made your debut in the gaming sector when you co-founded Bet4theBest.com? Did the launch and subsequent performance of the company go according to the plans? Would like to hear your experiences?

Dennis: Bet4theBest was my debut in the gaming industry, an amazing and most positive experience. We managed to establish a tight-knit and effective core team, sharing a common passion in fantasy sports and skill gaming. Internally speaking, we learned a lot in this difficult and demanding journey, while on a collective, industry level, we were part of a generation of operators that managed to bring Fantasy Sports in Europe and to the spotlight. We are most proud about being the first licensed fantasy sports operators in Europe to launch under a wide and impactful marketing strategy, including mass media such as the newspapers and the radio alongside digital marketing. Furthermore, Bet4theBest was a successful Proof of Concept and a product that caught the attention of the UK fantasy football audience, one of the most mature and demanding audiences in the industry.

It has been close to a year since you launched Fantasy Sports Interactive Ltd.  How is it going now? Would like to hear some stats and details about major deals.

Dennis: Fantasy Sports Interactive (FSI) is the next level of our Fantasy Sports business venture and the main, B2B act after our B2C opening. During our original business planning, we had foreseen the future need of the market for reliable white label fantasy sports solutions. Our platform has been designed to increase customer attraction, enrich Marketing strategy, provide competitive content and an exciting gaming experience. Our tailored offering led us to a very satisfying first year, featuring a partnership with Gauselmann’s subsidiaries, Cashpoint and Xtip, in progress, a successful World Cup launch and ongoing collaboration in Africa with Africabet.com and a couple of more projects, including our future launch in India with Indus Games.A very important piece of information I can share with you now, is the development of an exclusive, breakthrough Fantasy product, which we plan to announce at ICE 2019.

It is already a crowded market of gaming software developers. What makes Fantasy Sports Interactive stand apart in the crowd?

Dennis: The winning combination of Fantasy Sports Interactive is that variety, versatility and innovation. Our goal is to offer original products going beyond standard market formats and this is what makes us stand apart. Our We make customized fantasy products for fantasy sports betting, social gaming, skill gaming, in mobile-first, online and retail formats. We offer back-end support services, flexible marketing solutions and consulting, making results and meaningful customer relationships a top priority. However, the most important part of FSI is our team, which is high-skilled and most experienced in the fantasy betting industry.

In the USA sports betting is likely to grow significantly in the coming years, following a recent US Supreme Court order that allows states to decide on legalizing sports betting. What are your thoughts on the development? How it is going to affect the gaming industry, and gaming software developing companies in particular?

Dennis: I think that everyone in the iGaming industry was expecting the US market  to open at some point. The PASPA court ruling made this possible and it is groundbreaking, since it opened the doors to a wide market of consumers who have been seeking to enjoy legal and regulated gaming services for some time now. The US audience is one of key importance; It has a strong affinity for Fantasy Sports, but at the same time it needs further education in betting and igaming. The skill gaming element is very important and this will require software companies to become more versatile and flexible. This is why we feel that FSI is ready for the US market, with a mature, tested product, combining fantasy sports with betting options.

Fantasy sports have been evolving all the time. How do you see it developing further in the near future, amidst the rise of new disruptive technologies?

Dennis: Indeed, Fantasy Sports have evolved greatly, from the classic season-long model, to the various daily fantasy options available today. I think that contemporary technologies and the lasting internet boom will lead to further progress and gamification, with more clear and mature fantasy products developed around instant and social gaming. Gaming technology will evolve under a customer-centric model, with bet types where the user has full control and a wide range of options to choose from.


Here are a few more details about Dennis and FSI:

Dennis chose to exploit his industrial background and expand the valuable experience he gained in business, by shaping Genesis World Trans, an international cargo services company, which already counts 12 years of successful activity.

While being the Managing Director of Genesis World Trans since 2008, Dennis continued to explore all aspects of business activity and decided to pursue his entrepreneurial vision, by founding one of the first Fantasy Sports Companies in Europe.

In 2014, together with Bill Mexias, he Co-founded “Bet4theBest” – a B2C fantasy football company based in Malta and Athens and the first step of an innovative and ambitious business plan targeting the contemporary iGaming industry.

Bet4theBest operated under a soft launch since 2014 and its official launch within the UK in 2015, was marked by organized and intense marketing activity. Traditional wide-range marketing channels such as the newspapers and the radio (The Racing Post, Daily Star, Daily Mirror, talkSport), were combined with digital marketing activity and a well-known brand ambassador in retired footballer and BBC pundit Jermaine Jenas.

Bet4theBest is licensed by the Malta Gaming Authority and the UK Gambling Commission, servicing all locations covered by both Authorities. The company kept operating, offering a variety of fresh and competitive fantasy football games to consumers, until 2017 and served as a Proof of Concept for the white label products of the upcoming Fantasy Sports Software Company, Fantasy Sports Interactive (FSI).

Dennis Co-founded FSI in 2016, keeping the business core and philosophy of Bet4theBest, while further growing its dedicated team and the company’s caliber.

FSI is based in London and has an active branch in Athens, as well.

Under Dennis’s leadership and with an experienced team, the Business and IT divisions have been constantly developing the company and its Fantasy Sports products, aiming at continuous evolution and successful partnerships.

FSI already boasts two important iGaming partnerships, one already launched for the World Cup with Africabet.com and one being a work in progress with Gauselmann’s sportsbook subsidiary companies, Cashpoint and Xtip. In the meanwhile, the team has been working on projects yet to be announced, as well.

About FSI:

Fantasy Sports Interactive offers the most complete range of fantasy sports gaming options. It has been the first company to launch fantasy betting services in Europe through its own fantasy sport product, Bet4theBest, and gain hands-on B2C and marketing management experience.

Powered by our innovative platform and deep insight in fantasy sports betting and skill gaming, we provide tailored white-label solutions to iGaming operators, lotteries and business companies seeking a modern and effective customer acquisition tool.

We offer companies the opportunity to create an engaging, competitive and fully licensed iGaming product that fits each operational model like a glove.

FSI has developed the optimal Fantasy Sports Solution for every operator:

A complete software offering for the iGaming industry, designed to increase customer attraction, enrich Marketing strategy, provide competitive content and an exciting gaming experience.

Our offering includes:

  • Fantasy Sports gaming products
  • social gaming concepts
  • fantasy sportsbook and betting formats
  • online, mobile-first and retail options
  • backend support services
  • full adaptability in terms of Regulatory frameworks

For more details contact: maria.arnidou@fantasysportsinteractive.co.uk

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Queens Park Rangers renew sponsorship deal with Sportito

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SPORTITO, the fastest growing Daily Fantasy Sports platform in Europe, have renewed their partnership deal with QPR to remain as the club’s Official Fantasy Sports Partner for the 2018/19 season.

The successful partnership agreement Sportito and QPR had in 2017/18 season has built a strong connection between both parties, which continues to be a mutual commitment.

Sportito was launched in 2016 in the UK with an innovative fantasy sports format different from traditional versions, to make it more fun and beneficial to the players. Contests on many leagues, immediate cash withdrawals and no salary cap restrictions are some of the main features of Sportito. This is more advantageous for the fantasy sports amateur to win against the experts.

With this partnership, Sportito will have access to reach the club’s fans through digital channels to enhance the relationship with them.

The agreement includes in addition to the Official title of being the Club’s Fantasy Sports Partner, the image rights, promotional rights, digital assets, match day tickets and many more. Throughout the season, QPR fans can continue to enjoy the unique fan experiences from QPR and winnings from Sportito. With every opportunity, Sportito will seek to enhance a great fan experience for the fans and make it a special Daily Fantasy Sports experience on Sportito.

Riccardo Mittiga, CEO of Sportito, said: “QPR is a great team and splendid partner to us. We are delighted to continue our relationship with them for this season. We see this as a mutual commitment to continue to grow together for a long time.”

Euan Inglis, Commercial Director of QPR said: “We are delighted to renew our agreement with Sportito. We thoroughly enjoyed working with the Sportito team last season, the renewal allows us to continue to build on previous activations, as well as some new digital ideas that we are currently discussing. For the club to be a part of the continued growth of Sportito’s unique fantasy sports platform is very exciting indeed.”

QPR fans can continue to enjoy their awesome fan opportunities with Sportito. To join these ultimate moments and win unique fan experiences with Sportito, you can see more here.

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