ggCircuit nears completion on Indiana esports arena buildout

first_img Topics: Esports M&A Read the full story on iGB North America. ggCircuit nears completion on Indiana esports arena buildout “We look forward to completing the acquisitions of ggCircuit, Helix, and other exciting, high-growth businesses in the coming months and quarters as we continue to execute on our vision of building the leading global brand in esports,” Esports Entertainment chief executive Grant Johnson said. The contract win came just a matter of weeks before Esports Entertainment revealed that it had struck a deal to acquire both ggCircuit and esports center operator Helix eSports for an estimated $43.0m. Email Address Esports 5th November 2020 | By Robert Fletcher Esports Entertainment Group has announced that ggCircuit, the B2B software business it agreed to acquire last month, is set to complete the buildout of the Century Center Esports Arena in Indiana by December. Regions: US ggCircuit won a six-figure contract for the semi-permanent installation via a competitive public bidding process in late September, and expects to complete the project by the middle of December this year. Tags: Esports Esports Entertainment Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter The Century Center Esports Arena will serve as a destination for esports and gaming enthusiasts, offering visitors the chance to participate in or watch a range of live esports events. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterlast_img read more

Forest Green Rovers call for ban on gambling ads in football

first_imgSponsorship The Big Step aims to see the end of all gambling sponsorship and advertising in football, where currently there are thought to be 55 different gambling sponsorship or partnership deals with 44 football clubs in the top two divisions in England. The campaign was created by the Gambling With Lives charity, established to support those bereaved by gambling-related harm. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Social responsibility Marketing Marketing regulation Sponsorship Problem gambling Responsible gambling Big Step founder James Grimes said: “We’re delighted to have the support of Forest Green Rovers. This is a vital moment to secure meaningful gambling reform in the UK. As a recovering gambling addict and massive football fan, I’m passionate about ensuring the game is part of the solution to gambling harms. League Two football team Forest Green Rovers has thrown its support behind the Big Step campaign, which is calling for an end to all gambling promotion in football. The campaign aims to tackle the issue through the delivery of community education and awareness programmes, in an attempt to bring the problem to light. Tags: Forest Green Rovers Gambling With Lives Email Address Forest Green Rovers chairman Dale Vince OBE added: “It’s like gambling has taken over football.  If you watch a game on TV you are inundated with ads – gambling logos are on almost half of Premier League shirts, and constantly flash up on pitch side boards. For me, the fun already stopped.  This is an abuse of football and of football fans.”  Forest Green Rovers call for ban on gambling ads in football “Our outdated gambling laws need to change, especially with the exponential rise of online gambling.  Sponsorship of sporting events by tobacco companies is banned and we believe gambling should be the same. To be truly effective, shirt sponsorship, stadium promotions and other branding should not be visible during matches.” Regions: UK & Ireland The desire to end gambling advertising extends beyond football; Mayor of London Sadiq Khan pledged to ban gambling ads on the London Underground if re-elected, and the Irish Labour Party recently introduced a bill to ban all gambling advertising. 6th May 2021 | By Nosa Omoiguilast_img read more