Gianfranco Capozzi

Gianfranco is an Editor-in-Chief and works as Head of Esports at Catena Media. Specializing in growth hacking and digital marketing areas, he has been working in relation to iGaming and financial services for the last 10 years. Follow him GFCapozzi

Further delays to the launch of Ireland’s gambling regulator

Last year saw Ireland’s government announced plans to establish the nation’s own gambling regulator. But setbacks have meant that the regulatory body won’t be set up until at least 2021. The delays were announced by the Justice Minister Helen McEntee. The then-Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said that the gambling regulator would take 18 months to set […] Read More
Posted on: September 22, 2020 | Virtual Sports News | Gianfranco Capozzi

Ladbrokes’ Belgian virtual sports under EC investigation

The European Commission has launched an investigation into whether Ladbrokes has been allowed a monopoly in virtual sports betting in Belgium. Other operators have claimed that the Belgian Gaming Commission had given Ladbrokes an unfair advantage. This is because the commission refused requests from Belgium’s other operators to feature virtual sports. As a result, the […] Read More
Posted on: September 22, 2020 | Virtual Sports News | Gianfranco Capozzi
Skillz going public

Skillz Mobile-Game Company Going Public to Bring Competitive Mobile Gaming to Everyone

The mobile gaming platform Skillz announced that it would be the first mobile Esports platform to go public with an IPO raising an estimated $849 million from investors with a $3.5 billion pre-money valuation. Skillz goes public this fall through a merger with Flying Eagle Acquisition Corp (FEAC), a special public acquisition company (SPAC). SPACs […] Read More
Posted on: September 4, 2020 | Virtual Sports News | Gianfranco Capozzi
Legends Horse racing

Scientific Games Extends Virtual Sports Content Through Racecourse Media Group Partnership

Scientific Games has announced that they will be adding Legends Racing Series from Quantum Leap Solutions (QLS) to their OpenMarket sports content platform. The addition is made possible thanks to a new partnership with Racecourse Media Group (RMG), a leading sports company that focuses primarily on horse racing in the UK and Ireland. A Single […] Read More
Posted on: August 3, 2020 | Virtual Sports News | Gianfranco Capozzi
Unikrn microgaming partnership

Microgaming Set To Add Unikrn’s Esports Aggregation Platform

Microgaming has recently announced that it will be adding Unikrn’s Esports betting portal to its aggregation platform after finalizing a distribution agreement with the Esports operator; a move that sees Microgaming entering the Esports world for the first time. According to the report put out by Microgaming, the deal will see Unikrn’s Esports betting product […] Read More
Posted on: July 23, 2020 | Virtual Sports News | Gianfranco Capozzi
Playtech BGT Sports

Virtual Sports for SSBTs Rolled Out Playtech BGT

Playtech BGT Sports (PBS), currently one of the world’s leading providers of omnichannel sports betting technology has announced that it will shortly be releasing brand-new, proprietary technology which will allow for betting on virtual sports on self-service betting terminals (SSBTs) which have become increasingly common at bookmakers and casinos over the past few years. SSBTs […] Read More
Posted on: July 10, 2020 | Virtual Sports News | Gianfranco Capozzi
Serie A ISG Virtual media

ISG Approved By Serie A To Be Exclusive Virtual Media Provider For Crowd-Free Stadiums

It’s been recently announced that the Italian league Serie A assembly has officially approved Interregional Sports Group’s (ISG) virtual graphics solution for football match stadiums that are now empty due to the implications caused by COVID-19. The announcement was made after a lengthy testing phase; the aim of the test was to determine the most […] Read More
Posted on: July 10, 2020 | Virtual Sports News | Gianfranco Capozzi
Virtual Inspired Entertainment

Scientific Games and Inspired Entertainment Enter Licensing Deal for Virtual Sports

Over the last five years or so, virtual football betting has become more popular than ever before – and online sportsbooks, casinos, and land-based betting establishments are keen to offer their punters the best virtual games possible. Indeed, if you’ve read any of our sportsbook reviews or esports betting guides you’ll probably have noticed virtual […] Read More
Posted on: June 23, 2020 | Virtual Sports News | Gianfranco Capozzi
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