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Eventus International announces third edition of SPiCE from 25-27 March 2020

After the successful culmination of the second edition of the Strategic Partnership for iGaming Conference & Exhibition (SPiCE) in Goa in February this year, Hong Kong-based events specialist, Eventus International has announced that the third edition of SPiCE will be held from 25th-27th March, 2020 at the Goa Marriott Resort & Spa at Miramar near Panaji.

IndiaBet, one of the largest affiliate sites in India, has signed an agreement as strategic partner to support content creation and drive traffic in order to gather all the Indian affiliates under the same roof, creating major opportunities for operators to crack valuable deals on Day One (25 March).

The agenda will focus on networking and meetings amongst operators and key affiliates, digital marketing channels for local and international gaming operators, and trends in affiliate marketing.

Eventus has announced a SP”iCE” BREAKER drinks and registration pre-event on the evening of Day One (25 March) to welcome all delegates, sponsors, exhibitors and speakers.

The remaining two days of the event will focus on discussion and presentation on various issues relating to sports betting, esports, real money skill gaming (poker, rummy, fantasy sports) and the casino industry in India.

Like the previous editions, there will also be a special SPiCE It Up poker tournament onboard an offshore casino in Goa on the evening of Day Two (26th March).

Day Three of the conference will see an award ceremony being hosted to honour Indian companies that have excelled in various fields within the gaming industry. The award ceremony will be followed by a scintillating SPiCE after party to celebrate the successes of the last year.

Commenting on the announcement, Yudi Soetjiptadi, Managing Director of Eventus International, said, “It won’t be an exaggeration to say that SPiCE has become one of the most eagerly anticipated gaming events in the Indian subcontinent. We are happy and excited to present the third edition of SPiCE in March 2020.

This time, we are going to host a three-day event instead of a two-day one, with the first day focused on facilitating a discussion of affiliates and digital marketing companies with gaming operators, and the remaining two days to focus on challenges and opportunities in various verticals within the gaming industry. We have also added a lot of networking events and parties to allow all stakeholders to interact in a relaxed and casual atmosphere.

The feedback received from the two previous editions of the event has been overwhelmingly positive. We promise that SPiCE 2020 will be an event that will surpass all expectations and not to be easily forgotten by participating stakeholders.”

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India Bet parent company invests in new fantasy sports startup Scoring11

Sports Gaming UK, the parent company of free to play betting website India Bet has made an investment of an undisclosed amount in PlaySafe Games Pvt. Ltd., the parent company of new fantasy gaming portal Scoring11.

The deal will entitle Sports Gaming to hold around 20% stake in PlaySafe Games according to those familiar with the transaction details. The remaining 80% shares in the company will be held by India Bet Head of Operations and Scoring11 CEO, Harshit Mehta.

Norwegian B2B fantasy sports provider Scout Gaming has signed a licensing agreement through which it will be providing a white-label platform and software for Scoring11.

This will be the third Indian fantasy gaming website that will have a white label solution provided by Scout Gaming. Apart from Scoring11, Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament (MP) Rajeev Chandrasekhar’s aide Trigam Mukherjee promoted StarPick is the other major fantasy sports portal that has availed the white-label solution from Scout Gaming.

All three Scout Gaming websites will be part of a shared liquidity network, with tournament and prize pools of all the three platforms being added and combined.

Commenting on the announcement, Harshit Mehta, CEO of Scoring11 noted, “We see how fantasy Sports has had a strong growth in the country in the last couple of years. With players like Dream11 who are extremely popular at the forefront, we have explored the possibilities of expanding our value chain to operator business focusing exclusively on fantasy sports.

After that scan of the market, Scout Gaming came across as the most competitive player, having established a global liquidity network with access to both popular local sports such as Cricket and Kabaddi, but also international leagues such as English Premier League are something we believe will be winning in the long run.”

Andreas Ternström, CEO of Scout Gaming added, “This is the third customer agreement we sign where the counter-party is expected to have a significant presence in the Indian market that is growing strongly. Cricket is a huge sport locally and I am excited about continuing to grow the liquidity network we have established. Further on this means larger prize pools and a more attractive product.”