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E-Sports expects big growth after US SC ruling

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In the wake of the US Supreme Court ruling, by which individual states are now allowed to formulate their own gambling rules, a number of e-sports companies are looking to jump into the imminent gambling bandwagon.

The Supreme Court’s May 14 decision to strike down a federal law banning sports betting in most states is not only opening the door for wagering on big-league sports like the NFL and NBA, it is also poised to shake up the burgeoning e-sports community.

Already, European gaming giant Paddy Power Betfair has agreed to acquire fantasy sports company FanDuel in anticipation of multiple states legalising gambling on professional and amateur sports by the end of the year.

Although FanDuel previously shut down its fantasy e-sports platform, AlphaDraft, CEO Matt King tells THR that, fueled by the sale, the company is once again planning to expand into the category – which has become the fastest-growing fantasy business for rival DraftKings. “E-sports is definitely an area of focus for us,” King says. “If you look at Vegas, there are lots of people who bet on e-sports. To use a Wayne Gretzky analogy, ‘That’s where the puck is going.’”

Most e-sports companies are expected to embrace a healthy (and legal) gambling ecosystem because they see it as a way to boost viewership and engagement around their live events and televised matchups. “It’s another way to engage in the matches,” explains Tobias Sherman, founder of game studio and e-sports consultancy Foundry IV and former head of e-sports for WME-IMG. “How much more invested can you be than literally putting cash behind who you think is going to win? It’s something I think every publisher wants.”

Indeed, a spokesperson for Riot Games, the company behind the popular online battle arena game League of Legends, says the company is watching the space closely, noting, “The Supreme Court ruling will have profound impact across all of sports, including League of Legends.”

The global e-sports industry is expected to grow by 38 per cent to $905.6 million in 2018, per research firm Newzoo, as advertising dollars flood the market and the price tag to broadcast or live-stream popular matches skyrockets. That’s dwarfed by the $6.7 billion that analytics firm Narus expects the e-sports betting market to be worth, driven by the popularity of wagers on video game competitions in other parts of the world where gambling is already legal.

Sherman says his firm has been working with MGM Resorts for the better part of the last year to prepare for the eventual moment when gambling becomes legal in most states. He predicts that the biggest opportunity will be for companies that introduce new technology to ease the gambling process for e-sports fans.

 “Some of this exists to an extent today, but imagine being able to watch a match and wager on whatever is going to happening next,” he says. “You’re going to see e-sports drive innovation for traditional sports wagering.”

Source: Hollywoodreporter.com

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Roulette77 Review: The Ultimate School for the Game of Roulette

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A full review of the Roulette77 roulette guide. Learn how to play the most popular gambling game and become a master of each of its formats

 

Roulette77 Review: A Detailed Look

Roulette is easily one of the most popular casino games in the world and one that takes minutes to learn but a long time to master. To become a true roulette player, one needs to learn more than just how to place bets and hope for a good outcome, and Roulette77 is the place to go to learn it.

With an extensive database of both text and video content for novice roulette players, the site teaches everything about playing roulette in a fashion that is easy to adopt and does not require any prior knowledge of the game or any of its elements.

The site was started in 2018 and had been offering players a chance to become better roulette players ever since. Online casino players can now quickly and easily learn everything about the devil’s wheel, in a single place. Let’s take a look at what Roulette77 has to offer and how you can benefit from it.

Roulette Games Broken Down

Roulette is a word that refers to more than just one game, as there are multiple versions of it available, especially in online casinos. Most frequently, players encounter European Roulette and American Roulette, and these two versions are the primary focus of Roulette77.

The site offers a dedicated section for each of the two roulette versions, teaching you about the wheel layout, possible inside and outside bets, and the payouts you can expect from each bet you make. The guide also goes into specifics on the house edge in each of the games and what makes one better than the other.

For players looking to actually get into the game of roulette and become real players, Roulette77 also offers roulette simulator, in which you can try different versions of the game provided by some of the top software developers in the world and see how it feels to be part of the action.

Live Dealer Roulette Revealed

Live dealer roulette is something that many players who enjoy the game are spending most of their time with. This version offers online players a chance to experience the feeling of playing in a real live casino, and it is available at many online casino sites.

At Roulette77, players are given a chance to learn how to play live dealer roulette without actually having to deposit any money or sign up to an online casino just yet. The live dealer section covers all the basic concepts you will need to know in order to start playing for real cash in the future.

Best Roulette Sites and Bonuses

Once you have gone through all the instructional materials and are ready to start playing for real, Roulette77 also provides a list of the absolute best online casino sites for roulette players. Pick any of the sites from the list, find out what kind of a welcome bonus you can receive, and start getting ready to play with real cash on the line.

The entire site is available to players in a variety of languages, making it a true gem for any roulette novice. These include English, German, French, Chinese, Indian, Arabic, Italian, Spanish, to name just a few, and each version provides the full content. You will not need to speak any foreign language to become a great roulette player, and this is one of the few places on the internet that provides that opportunity. What’s more, once you have chosen a language, you will be directed only to online casinos at which you can play from your country, so no confusion will arise once you try to sign up to play real money roulette.

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Patagonia Entertainment Rebrands to Salsa Technology

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Patagonia Entertainment has rebranded as Salsa Technology to set the platform for its next stage of expansion. This new identity incorporates the company’s dedication to globalisation, localisation and innovation within the iGaming world.

Latin American culture flows through the business today despite its global presence and the new brand stays true to the company’s unrivalled localised market knowledge. Salsa is synonymous with Latin America, whether the tasty sauce or lively dance and encapsulates the business origins, beliefs and philosophy.

The new brand gives Salsa Technology scope for accelerated growth. Game design was where it all began and the Salsa Technology rebrand is being complemented with the relaunch of the famous in-house design studio. This will see several innovative and immersive games releases, including the exciting Halloween Groove Bingo and the recent LatAm classic Jogo dos Bichos Praia.

“We’re incredibly proud of Patagonia Entertainment’s journey to this point and our rebrand gives us the platform to expand even further across the iGaming world. Latin American culture flows through the business today despite our global position. Salsa Technology encapsulates our essence perfectly and will help us deliver on our company vision of becoming the world’s best b2b developer of bespoke technology solutions for the iGaming industry,” Peter Nolte, CEO of Salsa Technology, said.

“The Salsa Technology brand empowers our business and provides us with the catalyst for huge rewards. We’ve come a long way since launching Patagonia Entertainment and our future is incredibly exciting,” Victor Arias, Salsa Technology’s Global Business Development Manager, said.

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Italian VLT Market Suffers Setback due to New Rules

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The Video Lottery Terminal (VLT) market of Italy is suffering from the major setback as they have to comply with any restrictions imposed.

Italian gaming company Gamenet reported that VLT revenue of the first two weeks of 2020 has reduced by one third as compared to the same time period of last year.

According to the new rule, players need to insert the government-issued health card to access the VLT machine. This has been done to restrict the involvement of the youth accessing the machine. Many believe that this has been done in order to monitor the signs of problem gambling behaviour. However, the government denies this. Some of the operators have also complained that this has been done to force away tourists and other residents who do not have government health cards.

As per a local TV station, one of the operators was found giving access to the VLT to the tourists who do not have the health card. However, they had a special card to access the VLT machine and that has been termed as a loophole to the system.

There has been more set back on the VLT operators due to tax increase on VLT and Amusement with prizes (AWP). It is being said that the players have started losing interest in the VLT and also the machines had to be taken offline to reconfigure the necessary changes.

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