FansUnite partners with Pinnacle Solutions on eSports betting product

FansUnite is partnering with Pinnacle Solutions on an esports data and odds feed into its Chameleon Gaming Platform in a major market move. It's another example of the growing eSports betting market and the opportunities it's creating. Under the terms of the deal, FanUnite will have increased access and exposure to GRID eSports events. It's…

Former FanDuel CEO Joins eSports Streaming Startup

FanDuel co-founder and former CEO Nigel Eccles; and co-founder Rob Jones are leaving the world of daily fantasy sports for an esports streaming startup called Flick. Jones and Eccles are the last of FanDuel's original five co-founders to leave the company. Jones' departure from the daily fantasy sports giant came as something of a surprise…

Nevada OK's eSports Parimutuel Wagering

Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval signed off on a bill this week that legalizes parimutuel wagering on esports. It's a big move that both solidifies the state's status as an esports betting hub, and frees regulators from some major headaches. Bookmakers in Nevada were already pretty far ahead of the curb when it came to esports…

Nevada Parimutuel Wagering Ready for eSports

Nevada is greatly expanding the range of its parimutuel wagering system thanks to a new law that allows more esports wagers and even some action on awards shows. Under the terms of Senate Bill 240, which Governor Brian Sandoval (R) signed into law over weekend, the Silver State's parimutuel betting system is now open to…

UK Gambling Commission Lashes Out Against Unlicensed e-Sports Sites

UK Gambling Commission Chief Sarah Harrison lashed out against unlicensed e-sports and skins betting sites in a scathing new position paper. Harrison, like many other skins betting critics, is particularly concerned by the prospect of children wagering on the outcome of e-sports events. In the paper titled Virtual Currencies, eSports and Social Casino Gaming -…

888Poker and FlowESports Partner Up in Twitch Deal

888Poker is partnering up with FlowEsports in a deal that could expose the online poker brand to the rapidly growing esports market via a game called Hearthstone. The deal, which was announced on 888Poker's official blog, revolves around members of the FloweSports team as they play Hearthstone, an online card game with more than 40…

YouTube Stars Also Own eSports Betting Site (That's a Problem)

Two popular YouTube stars are being criticized for failing to disclose that they own one of the esports betting sites they've been promoting. This glaring lack of transparency shook the esports betting world and was condemned by a big name video game site. Trevor "TmarTn" Martin and Tom "Syndicate" Cassell may not be household names,…