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Premier League signs deal with EA to launch ePremier League

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The English Premier League has joined hands with Electronic Arts (EA) to launch ePremier League (ePL) in the UK. The players in the UK can choose their favourite club and win ePL title. The ePL will begin in January 2019 and final will be played in London on 28 and 29 March 2019, and broadcast live on Sky Sports and the Premier League’s social media channels.

The details of the tournament are given below.

Three rounds of gaming

The ePL competitive gaming tournament on EA SPORTS FIFA 19 kicks off in January 2019 and players aged 16 and over will compete for three months across three rounds: online qualification, live club playoffs, and the eventual live ePL Final.

All 20 Premier League clubs will have a live playoff round allowing two EA SPORTS FIFA 19 competitors, one per platform (PlayStation 4 and Xbox One), the chance to advance to the ePL Final.

Registrations for the tournament will open in December.

“EA SPORTS is a fantastic partner for the Premier League and we are looking forward to launching ePremier League with them,” said Richard Masters, Premier League Managing Director.

“We know that millions of fans play FIFA and this new esports competition will provide our clubs with an exciting opportunity to engage with them. We can’t wait to get started with the opening online rounds in January 2019.”

ePL tournament key dates

3 December 2018                    Registration opens

January 2019                           Online qualification

February–March 2019           Club playoffs

28 and 29 March 2019           ePL final

Todd Sitrin, SVP and GM of the EA Competitive Gaming Division, said: “The Premier League’s global reach and intensely passionate fanbase pushes EA SPORTS FIFA competition to unprecedented heights as we accelerate esports growth through traditional sports.”

“Through the ePL, this partnership carves a critical path forward in expanding competition not only for players, but for the hundreds of millions watching Premier League games who now can support their club on the virtual and the traditional pitch.”

“Millions of fans play FIFA and this new esports competition will provide our clubs with an exciting opportunity to engage with them” – Richard Masters, Premier League Managing Director

Performing well in the ePL will also earn players the bonus of valuable season-long EA SPORTS FIFA 19 Global Series Points used to qualify for the EA SPORTS FIFA 19 Global Series Playoffs.

Competitors intending to participate in the ePL who want to also be eligible for these points will need to register on FUTChampions.com by 31 October 2018, and be FUT Champions-verified.

Enhanced player and spectator experience

“The inclusion of the ePL will undoubtedly enhance the player and spectator experience,” said Brent Koning, EA SPORTS FIFA Competitive Gaming Commissioner.

“Having the most popular football league in the world commit to competitive gaming in this expansive fashion we believe only accelerates the community’s enthusiasm for both FIFA Competitive Gaming and the Premier League.”

The ePL will be operated by eSports tournament organisers Gfinity.

Further tournament details including registration information will be released in the coming months. For more information visit e.premierleague.com.

 

Source: premierleague.com

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Breaking News: Dutch Senate votes to legalize online gambling

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The Netherlands Senate voted today in favor of the country’s long-awaited online gaming legislation, which was approved by the House of Representatives back in 2014.

The new regulatory regime will allow operators to secure online sports betting and casino gaming licenses to serve Dutch consumers, subject to secondary legislation that is yet to be submitted for European Commission approval.

Today, the Dutch Senate voted in favor of legislation to legalize internet-based gambling, clearing the way for foreign and Dutch firms to apply for licenses.

On Monday, the Financieele Dagblad said some 300 companies have expressed interest in running a gambling website in the Netherlands and about 50 are expected to make a formal application for a license when they are up for grabs next year. Tuesday’s vote comes two years after the lower house voted in favor of allowing third parties to legally offer online gambling.

Holland Casino is the Netherlands’ only state-regulated gambling establishment but foreign firms widely flout the ban and continue to target Dutch punters.

The two Christian parties in the ruling coalition voted against the legislation. They claim allowing more companies to offer online betting will lead to more problems with addiction.

Source: DutchNews.nl

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BetConstruct attained a partnership with SA Gaming

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BetConstruct announces a new strategic partnership with an online entertainment platform provider in Asia – SA Gaming.

As a result of the agreement, SA Gaming’s various slots and live casino solutions will be integrated into BetConstruct’s platform. Around 30 slots such as The Guard, World Cup Fever, Red Dragon, Saint of Mahjong, Indiana’s Quest, Dragon Tiger, and others currently fulfill their gaming catalog.

“This is an important partnership for us, as a result of which our gaming portfolio will be enhanced with more Asian themed slots and live casino games, ” says BetConstruct regional director Lusine Khudaverdyan.

 

Apart from the slots, SA Gaming has a wide portfolio of live casino games famous in Asia. Following the partnership, we already support such games as Baccarat, Roulette, Sic Bo, Fan Tan and Speed Baccarat from our new Asian 3rd party provider. Together with SA Gaming we believe to provide premium gaming solutions for all our partner operators.

 

About BetConstruct

BetConstruct is an award-winning developer and provider of online and land-based gaming solutions with development, sales, and service centers around the globe.

BetConstruct’s innovative and proven offerings include an extensive range of products and services, including Sportsbook, Sports Data Solutions, Retail Solutions, RNG & Live Dealer Casino, VR Casino, Poker, Skill Games, Fantasy Sports, Social Platform and more. The latest addition is the industry-first complete management infrastructure, SpringBME (Business Management Environment).

All partners benefit from the BetConstruct Spring platform with its powerful back-office tools and all-inclusive services that empower operators’ growth and help contain their costs. From stand-alone set up to turn-key and white label solutions, BetConstruct offers its partners unfettered opportunity to succeed.

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Bangladesh bans online gambling websites

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Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has asked all the internet gateway providers and Telecom department to run an internet safety solution programme to block online gambling websites. BTRC is believed to have received an instruction to effect the same from the country’s government.

The telecom regulator has sent the order to block the websites so that these websites will not be accessible in Bangladesh again.

“It might take few more hours to block all the sites completely as blocking any site is so technical,” said Md Emdadul Hoque, general secretary of Internet Service Provider Association of Bangladesh (ISPAB).

A top official of the BTRC said they have often found complaints from different sides about online gambling and that needs to block for the sake of safe internet.

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