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Scout Gaming enters into an agreement with vivagol.com (Bet Entertainment Technologies)

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Scout Gaming Group has entered into an agreement with vivagol.com to deliver the company’s Daily Fantasy Sports platform.

The agreement gives vivagol.tv and vivagol.com full access to Scout Gaming’s DFS platform enabling them to offer a complete Daily Fantasy Sports solution to all its customers in the international market. A free-to-play version will be integrated for the Brazilian market initially, with the target to integrate real money gambling at a later stage.

Scout Gaming’s platform is expected to be integrated into vivagol.tv and vivagol.com product offering during the first half of 2019. Bet Entertainment Technologies hold a b2c license in Malta awarded by MGA last year and has rapid growing operations in South America. The group is also active in Portugal with bet.pt, but currently the regulation doesn’t mention Fantasy Sports betting.

“I’m pleased to reach a deal with the group of the market leader in Portugal with Bet.pt, they have in very short time-frame been able to establish a leading position in the Portuguese market, and they will surely perform well in the whole South America”, commented Scout Gaming CEO, Andreas Ternström.

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Stokastic Welcomes Daniel Haight as New Chief Operating Officer

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Stokastic, the leader in sports betting and Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) tools, content, and analytics, has appointed Daniel Haight as its Chief Operating Officer.

Haight joins Stokastic from Yahoo Sports, where he spent the last eight years building their paid gaming products ecosystem from the ground up, overseeing all operational aspects, including product development, business strategy, and P&L management. He spearheaded the successful launches of Yahoo Daily Fantasy, Yahoo Best Ball, and Yahoo Sportsbook. His strategic vision and innovative approach significantly boosted user growth and engagement, solidifying Yahoo’s position as a powerhouse in the gaming industry. Haight’s extensive expertise in business operations and product development will be crucial in driving Stokastic to new heights.

“Adding Dan to our executive team is a game-changer. His unparalleled expertise and passion for DFS and sports betting align perfectly with our mission to deliver the ultimate experience for sports gamers. Haight’s deep understanding of the industry and his track record of driving growth and innovation make him the perfect fit for Stokastic as we continue to push boundaries and redefine what’s possible,” Tom Kennedy, CEO of Stokastic, said.

“I’m thrilled to join Stokastic and be part of a team that’s at the forefront of innovation in the DFS and sports betting space. Stokastic’s commitment to data-driven insights and creating unparalleled user experiences resonates with my own passion for the industry. I’m excited to leverage my experience to help Stokastic continue to lead and innovate, ensuring our users have the best tools and experiences available,” Haight added.

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PrizePicks Announces Responsible Gaming Collaboration with Kindbridge Behavioral Health

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PrizePicks, the largest daily fantasy sports operator in North America, and Kindbridge Behavioral Health, a pioneering mental health service provider dedicated to supporting individuals facing challenges related to problem gaming, announced a groundbreaking collaboration that will provide access to Kindbridge’s top-tier clinical services at no initial cost to PrizePicks players and customer-facing employees. The program will support problem gaming prevention, treatment and recovery efforts.

“We are proud to partner with Kindbridge and to be the first operator to cover program costs entirely, removing a significant barrier to access. It’s essential that the fantasy sports industry invests and innovates in the area of responsible gaming. This initiative not only helps players and employees but also strengthens PrizePicks’ role in promoting social responsibility within the industry. By addressing both prevention and treatment, we are paving the way for a healthier gaming community,” Adam Wexler, Co-founder and CEO of PrizePicks, said.

PrizePicks will incur all initial costs of Kindbridge’s comprehensive support services for its customer-facing employees and player community, setting a new benchmark in the DFS industry for responsible gaming and problem gaming support. Players on PrizePicks and customer support employees will have immediate access to an in-depth clinical assessment, clinical review and care plan development session, as well as access to educational and peer support groups.

“It is inspiring to see a DFS operator actively providing essential care resources to their audience. Many individuals struggling with gaming-related health issues face significant financial barriers, even with insurance, which hinders their ability to follow a comprehensive care plan. This collaboration is a pivotal step toward eliminating these barriers, ensuring people can access the support they need, regardless of their financial situation,” Daniel Umfleet, Founder and CEO of Kindbridge Behavioral Health, said.

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Phil Sherwood, Senior Director of Responsible Gaming at PrizePicks, said: “Many individuals face high out-of-pocket expenses for healthcare even with insurance, making it difficult to get the help they need. Partnering with Kindbridge allows us to help those individuals who wish to take preventative measures with a variety of world-class mental health services at no cost to them.”

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PrizePicks Announces New Chief People Officer and Key Responsible Gaming Hire

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PrizePicks, the largest daily fantasy sports operator in North America, announced the hiring of Renee White as its Chief People Officer (CPO), reporting to Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer Adam Wexler. The company also announced the appointment of Phil Sherwood as Senior Director of Responsible Gaming.

Renee White: White will build upon PrizePicks’ incredible people operations team to help lead the company through its next phase of growth and expansion, bringing decades of experience from blue chip organizations. Most recently, White spent nearly two decades at Warner Bros. Discovery in various leadership roles, delivering strategic guidance to senior-level management, demonstrating a deep understanding of complex organizational structure and operations. She last served as the Head of People & Culture for Turner Sports, Bleacher Report and Turner Studios, leading the HR function, guiding long-term strategy along with building a diverse and inclusive culture. White started her career with Turner Broadcasting supporting several divisions within the organization including the Atlanta Braves as their HR Manager. White will be based in Atlanta and serve as a member of PrizePicks’ executive leadership team.

Phil Sherwood: Sherwood will lead the evolution of PrizePicks’ responsible gaming initiatives to continue fostering a safe, responsible and secure daily fantasy sports experience. His unique perspective and strategic vision will help position PrizePicks as the gold standard in responsible gaming within the fantasy sports industry. Sherwood most recently served as Chief Communications Officer at the Massachusetts Council on Gaming and Health (MACGH) spearheading groundbreaking initiatives such as the first statewide Remote Voluntary Self-Exclusion (VSE) Program and led the creation of a 24/7 LiveChat platform. Prior to MACGH, Sherwood was the President of the Board of Directors for the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) where he drove significant advancement in responsible gaming on a national scale.

“Renee and Phil bring invaluable experience that will accelerate our growth as a company. Renee’s storied career as a people leader and her ties to the Atlanta community cannot be understated; having her join us at such a crucial phase for the company is pivotal. Combined with Phil expanding upon our responsible gaming initiatives, I’m excited to see both play a role in ensuring our business continues to prioritize its two most valued assets: our people and our players,” Adam Wexler, Co-founder & CEO of PrizePicks, said.

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