GameOn Launches Sports Betting Alternative for Casual Fans
AG Barr faces Senate in contentious Mueller report hearing
Thursday May 02, 2019
William Barr’s first of two hearings on the Mueller report have him facing the Senate Judiciary, chaired by Republican Lindsey Graham. Barr’s interactions with Senate Democrats will likely set the stage for his grilling in front of the Democrat-led House Judiciary on Thursday. FOX News operates the FOX News Channel (FNC), FOX Business Network (FBN),
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Free sports gaming app GameOn recently launched in the U.S. to target casual fans by offering free-to-play games that are legal in all 50 states, but which still offer cash prizes. GameOn functions like a betting platform, only without a monetary stake from the user. Players are prompted to answer a few questions to predict the action and accumulate points, which can lead to prizes from $100 up to $100,000.
GameOn has support from Sportradar, investment from soon-to-launch Pacific Atlantic Ventures, and national campaigns with Burger King and Motorola. It also participated in last spring’s Next Gen Arena, a sports tech showcase hosted by TPG Sports Group. Sportradar has selected GameOn for its Acceleradar program and will allow the start-up to use its stats and score data.
GameOn app interface examples. (Courtesy of GameOn)
Matt Bailey, the founder and CEO of GameOn, reported that the beta version included more than 600 entries and 4,000 picks with one-third of the user base using the app to make picks daily. The company is emphasizing social play with built-in chat features.
“There’s a significant opportunity in the way GameOn enables brands to reach a massive unserved audience in sports and entertainment,” Pacific Atlantic Ventures’ Jock Percy said in a statement. “The app’s clean and intuitive interface makes it fun and simple for anyone to sign on, start playing, and bet on sports for free. It’s a compelling socially acceptable platform and perfectly coincides with Americans’ fast growing appetite for sports betting.”
For as much hullabaloo as sports betting has generated in the U.S., wagering is still only legal in a few states and, in many cases, only in a few physical locations within those states. A casual gaming app with no financial risk could piggyback on the excitement of betting, but with wider appeal. GameOn’s early studies found that only nine percent of beta users reported that their favorite team was a factor in using the app, a fact that speaks well of its potential success.
On a Roll: Jernej Graduates Program and Has Big Plans for Future
Monday November 05, 2018
Some things don’t come easy. Good things come in time. But with enough perseverance, persistence, and hard work major achievements can happen. That’s the case with 36-year-old “Jernej,” who recently finished the NL Heads-Up Soldier program with a target of €60,000. It was much-deserved after so much effort. “It took me quite a long time,
Serena Williams Reveals VC Firm on Instagram After Five Years in Stealth Mode
Thursday April 18, 2019
Tennis superstar Serena Williams has been quietly building a venture capital portfolio since 2014, amassing investments in more than 30 startups with an accumulated market cap of $12 billion. On Wednesday, she finally announced her business to the public. Williams chose to reveal five-year-old Serena Ventures on Instagram, where she has 11 million followers. In
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MGM GVC Interactive Partners With Sportradar on Sports Betting Data
Thursday November 08, 2018
Sportradar will be the exclusive provider of sports betting data to MGM GVC Interactive for the half-dozen leagues and federations for which it is the official provider: the NBA, the NFL, the NHL, NASCAR, FIFA, and UEFA. MGM Resorts partnered with U.K.-based betting platform GVC Holdings this summer on a joint venture in the U.S.
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