Paf Signs Agreement with Scout Gaming Group

Finish state-owned charitable gaming operator Paf has revealed that it has entered into an agreement with Malta-licensed platform provider Scout Gaming Group in terms of which it will expand its online offering by launching a Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) product.

The agreement signed between the parties will see the Aland Islands licensed operator incorporating the Scout Gaming DFS platform within its online betting services, enhancing its already vast product inventory which includes online casino, bingo and poker.

Paf reviewed a number of supplier services before making the decision to select the Scout Gaming DFS platform. Fully customizable DFS leagues are offered to industry stakeholders by Scout Gaming as well as extensive game reporting systems and exclusive player functionalities. Scout Gaming’s product will make Paf one of the first state-sponsored outlets in their region to offer Daily Fantasy Sports to customers.

Kim Johansson, Director of Games at Paf, commented on the new deal by saying that as a “good cause” company they choose their partners carefully and that in Scout Gaming Group they feel that they have found a good and flexible partner to take them into the Daily Fantasy Sports area. He also said that they strongly believe that DFS will see substantial growth in the years to come and they are happy to be ahead of their competitors and offer this product to their betting and sports-interested customers.

Andreas Ternstrom, Chief Executive Officer at Scout Gaming, said that there is a fast growing interest in fantasy sports betting and they are delighted that Paf has chosen Scout as their provider of a new Fantasy Sports platform.

Betway Enhances British Sponsorship Portfolio

Betway, one of the worlds’ leading betting and gaming companies, has revealed that it has renewed deals with Jockey Club Racecourse, York Racecourse and Arena Racing Company in an endeavor to retain its sponsorship of important events while extending its support to the Haydock and Newmarket race courses.

Betway will be sponsoring the Kingmaker Novice’s Chase at Warwick Racecourse on Saturday, 11th February 2017. The company will also sponsor the full race card at Wincanton Racecourse in Somerset on Saturday, 18th February 2017, the highlight of which is the Kingwell Hurdle – a Grade 2 race that will become the Betway Kingwell Hurdle.

Included in the new events are headline sponsor of the Listed Betway King Charles II Stakes due to take place in May 2017, the Group 3 John of Gaunt Stakes scheduled for 10th June 2017 and the Group 3 Betway Criterion Trophy in July of this year.

Betway has also announced that it has renewed its backing of the Group 2 Betway Yorkshire Cup and Group 2 Betway Great Voltigeur at York as well as the traditional season starter, the Betway Lincoln.

Anthony Werkman, Betway’s Marketing and Operations Director, said that they are totally committed to supporting British horse racing and are extremely excited to announce these new deals, as well as the extensions to a number of their flagship Flat sponsorships.

Werkman went on to say that their involvement in key races across York, Doncaster, Newmarket and Haydock means that they have got a calendar packed full of great sponsorships and they are eagerly looking forward to the Flat season ahead.

Jojobet to Sponsor World Snooker Gibraltar Open

Leading online sports betting site Jojobet is pleased to announce that they have signed a sponsorship deal with World Snooker, in terms of which it will sponsor this year’s Gibraltar Open tournament.

Jojobet, an online gaming site that is licensed through Montenegro, offers sports betting services, an online casino as well as a poker room for players. The Gibraltar Open tournament appears to be the group’s first major sponsorship.

The site caters primarily to the Eastern European, Russian and Turkish betting markets and also supports a variety of languages in order to maximize support.

Barry Hearn, Chairman of World Snooker, commented on the new deal between the parties by saying that the Gibraltar Open will be receiving extensive coverage across the continent on EuroSport. Hearn went on to say that it promises to be a top class event and that they are eagerly looking forward to working with the Jojobet team at this tournament as well as in the coming years.

The Gibraltar Open is a raking event and is scheduled to be held at the Tercentenary Sports Hall in Gibraltar between Friday, 3rd March and Sunday, 5th March 2017 and, subject to entries, will be preceded by the amateur pre-qualifying rounds on Wednesday, 1st March and Thursday, 2nd March 2017.

The tournament will be open to amateurs, subject to the number of entries.

The event is offering an amount of €125,000 with the winner being award an amount of €25,000 in prize money.

The deadline for entering the event is Wednesday, 1st February at 12 noon.

Ladbrokes Becomes New Title Sponsor of UK Gold Cup at Newbury Racecourse

LadbrokesLadbrokes has revealed that it has entered into a deal in terms of which it will become the new title sponsor of UK horse racing event the Gold Cup at Newbury Racecourse for a period of five years, from 2017 to 2021.

Ladbrokes will lend its name to the 2017 meeting, which is scheduled to run from 1st to 2nd December 2017 and will sponsor 13 of the 14 races during the two days.

The event this year will award prize money amounting to £700,000 (€812,900 / $872,900), which is an increase of almost £100,000 compared to last year, with the feature Gold Cup race being worth an amount of £250,000.

The previous title sponsor of the meeting, Cognac house Hennessy, served for a period stretching back 60 years, which was the longest in British racing.

Jim Mullen, Chief Executive at Ladbrokes Coral, commented on the new sponsorship by saying that horseracing is a vital part of the heritage of their business and they are passionate about maintaining their support of the sport. He also said that they have committed to work in partnership with Newbury Racecourse in order to build the two days of this fixture into one of the most compelling attractions not just in the racing calendar, but in that of sport as a whole.

Dominic Burke, Chairman of Newbury Racecourse, added that they are eagerly looking forward to working with the Ladbroke’s team on this exciting new partnership, especially given their proven track record of success in enhancing the profile of the major races that they have supported over the years.

New Upgrade Improves 1xBit’s Bitcoin Sports Betting Services

Leading Bitcon-based 1xBit sports betting platform has recently undergone a major upgrade with the new improvements offering its players an enhanced sports betting experience and ensuring smoother and quicker transactions while placing bets. The platform has also introduced a number of attractive promotions and bonuses.

The Bitcoin sports book covers a vast selection of sports such as basketball, tennis, volleyball, football and ice hockey and also provides odds for the major and minor leagues in local and international markets. The latest improvements see the platform extending its sports coverage to as many leagues as possible in every country.

A spokesperson for 1xBit commented on the latest upgrade by saying that one of their assets is their sports coverage and they believe that expanding it will give the platform a much bigger lead over the other online sports books. The spokesperson went on to say that they also offer great odds and are happy that they are able to combine these two elements and guarantee that their players enjoy an amazing service.

The upgrade has also seen the eSports section of 1xBit improving significantly to maintain an updated coverage of tournaments across the world.

1xBit also comes with fully integrated Bitcoin slots and casino games from leading game content providers which include Microgaming. The slots include live slots and 3D slots as well as well as other casino games.

The sports book platform provides user-friendly registration, quick and free deposits and withdrawals as well as competitive odds to all registered players.