#Social Gaming

Former Barstool Sports and FanDuel Executives Launch $200m SPAC

Former Barstool Sports and FanDuel executives have launched a $200m special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) on the Nasdaq. Bullpen Parlay Acquisition Company started trading Friday, raising a total of $200m by selling 20 million shares at $10 each in its IPO. Former FanDuel board member Paul Martino and former Barstool...
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Sense raises $50M to bolster recruitment efforts with AI

Recruiting is a top concern for enterprises in 2021. In a survey by XpertHR, roughly one-half of responding employers plan to increase their workforce in 2021, but expect that hurdles will stand in the way. A high volume of low-quality applicants is stymying the search for the ideal candidates, with one source pegging the average number of unqualified applicants at 75%. Even among those that do make it through the recruiting funnel, a significant portion ultimately change their minds — exacerbating the recruiting challenge.
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Social gaming platform Zepeto bags a $150 million investment from Soft Bank after rediscovering metaverse

Zepeto, the popular metaverse platform from South Korea recently landed a jackpot $150 million investment from Soft Bank, a Japanese multinational conglomerate holding company. Additionally, the company also received a $41 million investment from HYBE, the manager of the worldwide famous K-Pop group BTS. Read on to know more details about this latest business development.
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The FORD government has announced a free social gaming licence for certain groups

Local services clubs including the Port Hope, Cobourg and Brighton legions, have taken a huge fundraising hit during the pandemic. Now there’s an opportunity to get additional cash through licenced gaming. The FORD government has announced a free social gaming licence for certain groups to host games like bridge, euchre...

Niantic boosts social gaming play with Lowkey buy

Niantic struck a deal to acquire social gaming app Lowkey, pitching the move on its ability to boost players’ connectivity options. In a blog, Niantic’s head of product Ivan Zhou explained it was tapping Lowkey’s platform to provide new ways for users to communicate and play. The platform allows users...

OTB Group Sets Up BVX, a Company Aimed at the Metaverse

Click here to read the full article. MILAN — The OTB Group is ready to hit the metaverse. The parent company of Diesel, Maison Margiela and Jil Sander, among other brands, said Tuesday it has established a company called Brave Virtual Xperience, or BVX, to help brands across its portfolio develop projects, products and initiatives intended for the metaverse.More from WWDBackstage at Jil Sander RTW Spring 2022Jil Sander RTW Spring 2022Jil Sander Resort 2022 Stefano Rosso, son of Diesel and OTB founder Renzo Rosso and a member of the OTB board, has been named chief executive officer of BVX. “This is one of...

Sporty Social Gaming Platforms

PickGuru is a new social gaming platform that is designed to combine the most popular elements of online fantasy sports, sports prediction and online betting to allow sports fans and gaming enthusiasts to enjoy a whole new degree of interaction between different modalities of engagement. This particular social gaming platform...

The Future of Online Casinos

The world of online casinos has grown beyond belief. Game developers are creating new casino games that blur the lines between traditional casino machines and modern-day video games. The gamification trend began with stunning graphics and gameplay that brought a whole new community of gamers to the slot scene. The...

Gameloft partners with Indian social gaming platform WinZO

Gameloft, the creator of the popular games like Asphalt 9, has reportedly announced a partnership deal with India-based social gaming platform WinZO to utilize the country’s high potential market. According to Paavan Nanda, CEO of WinZO, their company has a strong presence in the vernacular market, and it will help...

Social gaming platform PickGuru secures £2.6m in funding

A new social gaming platform, PickGuru, has secured £2.6m ($3.47m) in seed funding in its quest to revolutionise the interaction between real-money wagering and live sport. The new platform allows fans to challenge one another in a wide variety of sports prediction games. The concept, which was built and refined by several sports entrepreneurs in the UK, allows users to test their knowledge to win cash pots in nationwide leagues or compete with their friends in mini-leagues.

French gaming major Gameloft partners with WinZO

French gaming major Gameloft has partnered with Delhi-based social gaming platform WinZO to expand its reach and monetise its games in regional markets. Gameloft will gain access to several of WinZO’s platform capabilities such as streaming, gaming formats and in-app marketplace WinZO store to drive revenues of its popular racing title Asphalt 9, the company said.

Former Stats Perform and DAZN execs secure £2.6m social gaming platform funding

Stats Perform and DAZN co-founder Oliver Slipper has secured £2.6m in seed funding from a number of high-profile angel investors for a new social gaming platform, PickGuru. Investors included UK and Ireland sports betting personality Paddy Power, video production platform Grabyo founder Will Neale, Global Cycling Network founder and chairman Simon Wear and Oliver and…

Social Gaming and Coconuts - Season 2 #12

So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, adieu. We’re saying goodbye to 2021 and taking a moment to reflect on the good games we met along the way, plus what we can look forward to in 2022. We chat to an amazing guest who is all about stories being told and also get excited about anime in our culture byte. It might be the last episode but it’s certainly not the least...

Stats Perform Co-Founder Launches Social Gaming Disruptor PickGuru With £2.6m Investment Round Back By Leading Angels Including Paddy Power

PickGuru, a brand new social gaming platform, has secured £2.6m in seed funding in their quest to revolutionize the interaction between real-money wagering and live sport. The new platform will allow friends and fans to challenge each other in a wide variety of exciting sports prediction games. With a concept...

How the Mobile Gambling Payments Permit Influenced the iGaming Market

The iGaming industry has changed a lot since its humble beginnings in the middle 1990s. While the first online gambling site became operational in 1994, the iGaming term was coined a couple of years later or more specifically in the early years of the 2000s. A couple of years after...