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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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RotoGrinders launches sports betting and online poker

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RotoGrinders, the central community for Daily Fantasy Sports, has launched RG Network, which provides a host of gaming features such as PocketFives, Fantasy Insiders and RotoGrinders’ brand new platform, SharpSide.

The launch of RG Network will feature the combination of four sites (RotoGrinders, SharpSide, Fantasy Insiders and PocketFives) into one platform. This will allow RotoGrinders will leverage its existing fan base to rapidly expand into the sports betting, season-long fantasy, and online poker markets.

Identifying and celebrating the best gamers has always been at the heart of both RotoGrinders (DFS Tournament Player Rankings) and PocketFives (Online Poker Tournament Player Rankings) and will remain a focus with SharpSide, which will feature a variety of leaderboards for sports bettors.

 “With legalized sports betting and online gaming set to rapidly expand across the U.S., RotoGrinders is thrilled to announce this strategic investment in our future,” said RotoGrinders CEO Cal Spears. “RG Network will offer sports bettors more of the high-quality media and tools that the RotoGrinders’ community has come to expect, but most importantly we will focus on ranking and identifying the best sports bettors. We’re also thrilled to bring PocketFives, which our group founded during the online poker boom 12 years ago, into the RG Network fold. Online poker is positioned to make a comeback as regulated states pool liquidity and tournament prize pools become more attractive.”

 

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Premier Punt Group announces major rebranding

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Edinburgh based fantasy sports operator Premier Punt Group (PPG) has completed a fully comprehensive brand review and today unveiled its new identity, logo, website and market position; completing its evolution into Business-to-Business (B2B) games provider, Incentive Games.

The new brand identity reflects the shift away from developing various applications solely for the gambling industry into a widely reaching B2B games provider. Building on the foundation of success created at PPG through developing innovative sportsbook applications, this extensive rebranding elevates the focus on customised gaming solutions applicable to many different types of businesses across a range of industries. As a team of specialists in the field of customer engagement, Incentive Games will be creating accessible and immersive apps which will allow a business to not only acquire customers at a fraction of the industry cost but also retain and monetise their existing customer base more effectively.

The new brand logo is made up of three symbols that represent the new brand offering:

Premier Punt announces major rebranding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The value offering to a business in being able to completely revitalise its existing customer base while also enticing new customers is without a doubt an alluring one, and investors have taken note; Premier Punt Group smashed its six-figure crowdfunding campaign target in its first day and the team found themselves approaching their investment hard-limit shortly after. This investment has enabled the company to begin to dramatically scale up its operations in line with their ambitions to be leading the field in B2B gamification.

“We took this opportunity to rebrand based on the success and market penetration we achieved as Premier Punt Group,” said John Gordon, CEO at Incentive Games. “We realised that our solutions are much more widely applicable than we first thought. Our mission is simple – we want to change the way that businesses do business by revealing the hidden potential of their existing and future customer base. Our rebranding package represents a sharp new visual identity which encapsulates this goal and we are very excited to be scaling up our operations in a big way over the next year to align with our ambitions. All businesses want to acuire new customers and retain them. Many businesses want to monetise their user base, and they are coming to us to do so. We are specialists in Acquisition, Retention and Monetisation or as we say; Play, Stay and Pay.”

Commenting on the rebranding initiative, investor and key advisor to Incentive Games and true heavyweight of the bookmaker industry, Victor Chandler said “This is an incredibly exciting time for Incentive Games and this rebrand marks a significant milestone in the company’s evolution, redefining who they are while capturing their core values and future strategy. Incentive Games are looking forward to expanding their team throughout this year so that they can use this new brand identity as a foundation to enter a diverse range of markets and further capitalise on what they already know is a winning formula.”

For more information about Incentive Games, please see www.incentivegames.com, or contact Dan Ghatoray, Operations Analyst at Incentive Games on dan@incentivegames.com.
Incentive Games latest investment round closes at the end of October, if you would like to explore investment opportunities or for general enquiries please contact Dan on the email above.

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DraftKings appoints new sports betting director

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DraftKings Sportsbook has appointed Johnny Avello as the director of its sports betting team. He was acting as the executive director post at Wynn Resorts for the last 13 years.

Avello, an industry veteran with close to half a century of experience in the betting industry, will oversee the retail sportsbook trading and risk management.

Matt Kalish, co-founder of DraftKings and the company’s chief revenue officer, said: “Johnny is considered a legend in Las Vegas. He is very respected in the gaming industry and brings well over 30 years of experience, insights and ideas to DraftKings. We’re committed to building a world-class sports betting operation by putting together amazing talent with diverse experiences and backgrounds, and Johnny’s arrival brings us one step closer to that goal.”

Avello, who started his new role on Monday, is expected to help the company boost its land-based sports betting operations in a industry that has been recently legalised on a federal level and is awaiting for new guidelines.

 

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