Premier League Contests Launched by FanDuel in US

Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) operator FanDuel is pleased to announce that its service offering in the United States has expanded with the launch of competitions based on the English Premier League top tier of club football.

The launch of the competitions will see customers being given an opportunity to build an eight player roster of a goalkeeper, two defenders, three midfielders and two forwards, with a salary cap of an amount of $60,000.

The new contests are due to commence with a selection of scoring categories which include chances created and shots on target.

Premier League competitions will be offered together with FanDuel’s customary contests for American football, basketball, ice hockey and baseball.

To date, the only sports FanDuel had to offer were the major North American pro sports – NFL, NBA, NHL as well as Major League Baseball.

The Chief Executive of FanDuel, Nigel Eccles, commented on the new launch by saying that their ultimate goal is for fans of all sports to experience what FanDuel has to offer.

Eccles went on to say that as they continue to enhance their core product, they look forward to giving the millions of US soccer fans access to the same game day excitement that brings other sports fans to their platform.

FanDuel went live in the United Kingdom earlier this year with a soccer product – launching a US-Facing soccer product piggybacks off of that effort, although the products are slightly different.

FanDuel’s users can now play contests based on the EPL schedule.

Fortuna to Sponsor Czech Football

Fortuna Entertainment Group, a leading Eastern European online gambling operator, has announced that it has entered into a deal, for an undisclosed consideration, in terms of which it will become a major sponsor of all levels of Czech football, including its domestic leagues and the national team.

The six year deal with the Czech Football Association sees Fortuna become a partner of the Czech national football team as well as the title sponsor of Czech’s top football division, which is due to be renamed the Fortuna liga as from the beginning of the 2018-19 season.

The new agreement will also see Fortuna become a partner of the country’s Club Cup competition, known as the MOL Cup and the Super Cup which is played between the winner of the Czech First League and MOL Cup.

Fortuna’s sponsorship also extends to the Czech Football League which is the Czech Republic’s second division and the third-tier Moravian Silesian Football League and regional divisions.

Fortuna recently issued a company statement wherein it revealed that more than half of customers’ bets go to football in the Czech Republic. He added that after the English Premier League, the Czech football league is the next most popular football competition among Fortuna’s players.

The sponsorship period between the parties is scheduled to begin when the current sponsorship agreement, with, ends in the year 2018.

Viktgoria Plzen was the winner of last season’s Czech First League. The men’s national team, however, disappointed at this summer’s UEFA European Championship and finished bottom of their group after failing to win a game.

Coral to launch Betradar’s virtual products on its platform

To make its online position stronger with newest and happening offerings in town, Coral Group has tied up with Sportradar to offer its range of virtual offerings on its platform.

This is essentially a notable initiative from the Coral who would now be offering virtual sports titles from Sportradar subsidiary Betradar across its online and mobile channels along with hosts of its own betting products.

The rising demand of virtual sports betting is the key which if forcing almost every betting operator to bend its portfolio and accommodate the new kind of sports betting into it thanks to the changing climate of its legitimacy in the US which is provoking every operator to make an attempt to secure a primary space in fast growing virtual sports betting market. The latest tie up will strengthen Coral’s virtual portfolio with the inclusion of Betradar‘s tennis, basketball, horse, and dog racing games.

Alongside, there is also a plan to design virtual competitions in line with real world popular soccer events like Premier League, Champions League, and Euro Cup event which is supposed to be a major breakthrough in online virtual sports betting. Talking about new partnership with Betradar, Coral sportsbook director Keith O’Loughlin said, “Betradar have really impressed us with their rapid growth and continuing innovation across their suite of virtual products, while at the same time remaining fully focused on ensuring the most realistic user experience possible. We are excited to now be able to offer this to our customers.”

Likewise, Betradar managing director of virtual gaming Neale Deeley also added few optimistic words about the success of their maiden attempt and said, “Coral is a household brand and is widely accepted as one of the best operators in the business. We are delighted that all Coral’s customers will now be able to experience and enjoy our range of virtual sports and competitions.”

This is not the first of its kind offering from Coral den as they are already in contract with Inspired Gaming and offering their virtual products through their platform, although, this latest deal is much comprehensive and promising than earlier one.

Unibet and Commologic tie together to launch a new BetUP Instant product

Unibet has been one of the few online sports betting operators who do not shy signing with new partners to improve its offerings and its latest association with Commologic is something that can stand it in line among the popular betting operators.

Yes, you guessed it right; Unibet has now added BetUP Instant, the latest product from Commologic, into its offerings which enables players to place instant bets on every BetUP round and boost winnings. The additional service combines the features of BetUP in-play tournaments with an instant-win moment and is helpful for bettors who are behind on the core game or missed the start. The newest addition will actually decorate the offerings Unibet has in its portfolio as it will now be able to offer up to 30 additional betting opportunities in every football match, while players can join a BetUP instant game without a BetUP ticket. Moreover, BetUP Instant will be made available through all operating partners on the Commologic B2B network and support most operating platforms including mobile, tablet, and desktop for all of Unibet’s core markets and company expects to get a positive feedback in short span of time.

Talking about it and how it will satisfy the demand being made by customers for a long time, Unibet head of sports Erik Bäcklund said, “BetUP Instant satisfies customer demand for an instant gaming experience within the longer engagement of the game. We have seen BetUP work well in parallel to our in-play product and we hope BetUP Instant should make the product stickier, increase revenues, and educate the mores casual customers to bet in-play.”

Likewise, Tamir Berler – chief executive of Commologic – also added about the new product and said, “We are always trying to innovate the in-play experience for sports fans. BetUP Instant now allows for a fan engagement experience at any time of the game. We are learning together with our partners and delighted they are backing the evolutions of our products. We are looking forward to rolling out more innovations together.”

Tempobet Becomes Regional Betting Partner for Arsenal FC

English Premier League’s Arsenal FC has announced that Tempobet, a leading online sports betting operator, has become its newest Regional Betting Partner.

In terms of the new partnership, Arsenal and its fan base will benefit from exclusive betting offering and related initiatives and supporting Tempobet’s expansion into Oceania.

The agreement between the parties will also see Tempobet being offered branding during all Premier League fixtures that are scheduled to take place at Arsenal’s host venue – Emirates Stadium. Tempobet will also be permitted to use first-team players of its choice in order to promote its offering on its official website.

Gambling customers at Tempobet and fans of the Arsenal football club will be provided with an opportunity to win club-related non-monetary prizes which include branded merchandise and match tickets.

Arsenal Chief Commercial Officer commented on the partnership agreement by saying that they are eagerly looking forward to working together with the gambling operator as their new commercial partner and to support it in engaging with fans and promoting its products.

Mark Clayton, Tempobet Managing Director, added that their collaboration with a club with such a huge and engaged international fan base will provide them with excellent opportunities to showcase its product offering.

Tempobet entered into two other betting partnership agreements this summer with Premier League clubs that sees it being an Official Betting Partner of Manchester City and Middlesbrough. As an Official Betting Partner for both these clubs, Tempobet is entitled to use their crest on its official website and is allowed advertising presence at their host venues.