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NHL signs deal with FanDuel

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The National Hockey League of the USA has signed a multiyear partnership with the gaming company FanDuel. As per the agreement, FanDuel will be the exclusive daily fantasy partner and an official sports betting partner of the NHL.

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said: “As the sports betting environment increases, meaning we now have teams in two markets where sports betting is legal, Nevada and New Jersey, to have the daily sports fantasy element everywhere, gives our fans an opportunity to interact with FanDuel,” Commissioner Bettman said during a roundtable discussion at FanDuel Sportsbook at the Meadowlands Racetrack. “And FanDuel has made an amazing transition from daily fantasy sports to sports betting, doing both extraordinarily well and becoming leaders in technology in both spaces. For us, the opportunity to grow with them in this environment is going to be terrific.”

The New Jersey Devils and FanDuel also signed a partnership that is the first sports betting agreement between the daily fantasy sports and sports betting provider and an NHL team.

FanDuel is the second sports betting partner for the NHL. The League announced a multiyear partnership with MGM Resorts last week, making it an official gaming partner and the official resort destination of the League.

“We’re talking about having relationships with a number of entities in addition to these two,” Commissioner Bettman said.

The NHL will be able to influence the types of bets made available by each betting partner.

“Having a direct relationship gives us the input to do that and that’s important to us, because some bets make more sense than others. Or saying it differently, some bets make less sense than others,” Commissioner Bettman said. “That’s something we’re going to keep an eye on.”

FanDuel, through the partnership, also can offer its customers access to exclusive NHL content, including real-time data, and special prizes, including VIP experiences at major NHL events.

To start, FanDuel will introduce a “Skate to the NHL Winter Classic” contest, which will allow fans to enter daily contests to win a VIP trip to the 2019 NHL Winter Classic between the Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins at Notre Dame Stadium on Jan. 1 (1 p.m. ET; NBC, SN, TVAS).

“The only reason we do these deals is because it gives us access to stuff like the data that is going to make it better for the fan,” FanDuel CEO Matt King said. “It means we’re going to be able to have more ways to improve and differentiate the product in the eyes of the fan.”

FanDuel will get access to currently available NHL data as well as advanced real-time data still in the development and testing phases. Commissioner Bettman said last week the League hopes to roll out the new data next season.

King said FanDuel likely would use the new data to create new categories for its game play. But most important, he said, the data will give users the ability to do greater research with the use of a trusted source.

“Sports betting is something new and one of the things that we want to make sure of is that we differentiate for fans that want to partner with a legal and regulated entity like ourselves vs. those that might be using an offshore book,” King said, “Frankly the imprint of the NHL and the Devils is a huge differentiator in terms of building that trust.”

In its separate agreement with the Devils, FanDuel will connect with fans at Prudential Center through social, digital and in-game activation platforms. They’ll have in-arena access to company’s app for in-game betting options.

“It allows the live experience to be differentiated,” said Hugh Weber, president of Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment, the Devils and Prudential Center. “So when you come to Prudential Center to watch a Devils game you can not only take in live action, you can actually do a thing you love to do as well, which is take a place in the action and have fun.”

FanDuel joins William Hill, a global sports book operator, and Caesars Entertainment, as the Devils’ sports betting partners.

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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FastPick comes home to Resorts for jackpot sports payouts

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For more information, please visit ResortsCasino.com.

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Indian gaming company Delta acquires stakes in HalaPlay

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Delta Corporation, one of the largest gaming and hospitality companies in India, has acquired stakes in the Indian fantasy sports developer HalaPlay. The company has revealed this in a filing with the National Stock Exchange of India.

As per the communication, the company has bought 31,994 equity shares or a 15.52 per cent stake in HalaPlay Technologies Pvt Ltd.

Delta will pay Rs. 15.50 crores in cash for its interest in the fantasy sports operator in two tranches. The hotel and casino company also pointed out that it intends to finalise the transaction before 1 May 2019, subject to conditions precedent by HalaPlay.

Delta is India’s only listed casino and hospitality company. It operates casinos in three Indian provinces where gambling is legal: the states of Goa and Sikkim and the district of Daman. The company operates the Adda52 online gaming operation which features online poker and online games of rummy.

Under the terms of its deal to acquire a minority stake in HalaPlay, Delta said that its wholly owned subsidiary Gaussian Networks Private Limited has entered into an agreement to transfer its fantasy sports business as a going concern to HalaPlay. Gaussian will be allotted 10,320 shares in HalaPlay as a result from the transfer. It will thus acquire a 4.03 per cent stake in the fantasy sports operator.

Delta expects to complete all related transactions by 1 May 2019.

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Scout Gaming signs deal with Indian Playsafe Games

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Scout Gaming has entered into a licensing agreement that allows the brand Scoring 11, which will be run in the same company as Indibet.com, to access Scout Gaming’s full product range.

 

“This is the third customer agreement we sign where the counter-party is expected to have a significant presence in the Indian market that is growing strongly. Cricket is a huge sport locally and I’am excited about continuing to grow the liquidity network we have established. Further on this means larger prize pools and a more attractive product” comments Scout Gaming CEO, Andreas Ternström.

“We see how Fantasy Sports has a strong growth in the country. With players like Dream11 who are extremely popular at the forefront, we have explored the possibilities of expanding our value chain to operator business focusing exclusively on fantasy sports. After that scan of the market, Scout Gaming came across as the most competitive player, having established a global liquidity network with access to both popular local sports such as Cricket and Kabaddi, but also international leagues such as Premier League are something we believe will be winning in the long run”, comments Harshit Mehta, CEO of Indiabet.com.

Sports Gaming UK which owns Indiabet.com holds stake in Scoring 11 (Playsafe Games Pvt Ltd). IndiaBet is run by Harshit Mehta in India and he owns majority shares in Playsafe Games Pvt Ltd. Indiabet.com is originally an affiliate focusing on the Indian market. Scout Gaming‘s products are expected to be launched during the year. Scoring 11 is also expected to be part of Scout Gaming’s global liquidity network. Fantasy Sports is considered a skill game in India and is thus fully legal.

 

About Scout Gaming Group:
Scout Gaming Group is a licensed and regulated provider of B2B Daily Fantasy Sports and pool betting. The company offers a flexible and customizable network-based Fantasy Sports solution with support for most sports and leagues through an in-house StatCenter which also provides real-time information to players. Local sports can be provided on request. The Group has approximately 70 staff and is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden with development and operations in Bergen, Norway and Lviv, Ukraine. Sales, support and product management is handled from the office in Malta.

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