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Fantasy Sports: Global Market Projected to Grow by More Than 11% Over 2018-2024, Led by CBS, DraftKings, ESPN, FanDuel, and Yahoo

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Dublin, Aug. 14, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The “Fantasy Sports Market – Global Outlook and Forecast 2019-2024” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

The fantasy sports market size is expected to reach more than $1.5 billion by 2024, growing at a CAGR of more than 11% during 2018-2024.

This research report on the fantasy sports market covers market sizing and forecast, market share, industry trends, growth drivers, and vendor analysis. The market study includes insights on segmentation by sports (football, soccer, basketball, baseball, hockey, golf, cricket, and other fantasy sports), gender (male and female), and geography (North America, APAC, Europe, Latin America, and MEA).

The study considers the present scenario of the fantasy sports market and its market dynamics for the period 2018-2024. It covers a detailed overview of several market growth enablers, restraints, and trends. The study covers both the demand and supply sides of the market. It also profiles and examines leading companies and other prominent companies operating in the market.

Increasing strategic collaborations and partnerships with diverse stakeholders, growing advertising and marketing spend, and rising interest of millennial are the major factors responsible for the increased growth of the fantasy sports market.

A major factor driving the growth of the fantasy sports business is the rise in the number of sporting events organized worldwide. The urge to participate in a sport event rather than view it has raised the bar of the market significantly. Technological advancements, coupled with the availability of streaming partners, are further driving the fantasy sports market.

The growing popularity of OTT platforms is expected to augur well for the fantasy sport segment. The OTT sports experience is set to observe innovation, which is mainly driven by fantasy sport business. Fantasy sport and OTT platforms have become an apt match for the overall entertainment business. With the growth in streaming service providers and digitalization, fantasy sport is expected to receive a major boost.

Market Segmentation

This market research report includes a detailed segmentation of the market by sports, gender, and geography. The worldwide popularity of football is a major reason for the highest share of the fantasy football segment. The segment captured around half of the fantasy sports market in 2018. The extensive fan engagement is another a major factor that is driving the fantasy football market segment. Strategic partnerships and the launch of supporting products across fantasy platforms have raised the standards of fantasy basketball in major playing countries.

As men have historically been receptive to sports and outdoor games, the male segment accounts for the highest share in the fantasy sports market by gender. However, over the last few years, the female population in fantasy sport has witnessed a reasonable surge. The growing number of women-centric sports events and the increasing awareness about games among womenfolk are the factors boosting market growth of female sports segment.

Geography

The growing affinity toward sports business and the increase in tech-savvy customers have contributed to the incremental growth of the industry in North America. Several states in the US -Arkansas, Colorado, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, New York, Virginia, and Vermont- have legalized the DFS format, which is likely to boost the sports in the US during the forecast period. Further, with the ease in regulation across the US, technological advancements backed by strategic partnerships are expected to increase the fantasy sports market value in the US.

The rising inclination toward diverse sports categories and the influx of global vendors with innovative offerings are driving the Europe fantasy sports market. The fantasy sports market in India, China, South Korea, Indonesia, and Japan is witnessing a high surge in demand due to the increasing millennial engagements in sports, growing digitization, and the rising number of sporting events in developing countries. The Latin American fantasy sports market offers reasonable opportunities for vendors. Vendors are opting for diverse marketing strategies by developing online platforms to cater to the untapped audience in the region, which will have significant market growth in the coming years.

Key Vendor Analysis

The global fantasy sports market is currently undergoing several transformations from being consolidated to fragmented. Vendors catering the market have a vast range of opportunities to capitalize upon. They are also focusing to maintain certain basic fan requirements such as security, transparency, fantasy insights, interactive user interface, and technological leverages. Further, vendors are looking forward to expanding in new regions and countries, depending upon demand growth and trying to utilize maximum digital fan-centric content creation to capitalize upon the exponentially growing market.

Key Market Insights

  • Offers market sizing and forecast and growth prospects.
  • Provides comprehensive insights on the latest industry trends, market forecast, and growth drivers in the market.
  • Includes a detailed analysis of market growth drivers, challenges, and investment opportunities.
  • Delivers a complete overview of market segments and the regional outlook of the market.
  • Offers an exhaustive summary of the vendor landscape, competitive analysis, and key market strategies to gain a competitive advantage in the market.

Key Topics Covered

1 Research Methodology

2 Research Objectives

3 Research Process

4 Scope & Coverage
4.1 Market Definition
4.1.1 Inclusions
4.1.2 Exclusions
4.2 Base Year
4.3 Scope of the study
4.4 Market Segments
4.4.1 Market Segmentation by Sports
4.4.2 Market Segmentation by Gender
4.4.3 Market Segmentation by Geography

5 Report Assumptions & Caveats
5.1 Key Caveats
5.2 Currency Conversion
5.3 Market Derivation

6 Market at a Glance

7 Introduction

7.1 Overview

8 Market Dynamics
8.1 Market Growth Enablers
8.1.1 Fan in the Fantasy
8.1.2 Aggressive Ad & Marketing Spending
8.1.3 Millennial-driven Fantasy Models
8.1.4 Growth Spurred by Increasing Sporting Events
8.2 Market Growth Restraints
8.2.1 Regulatory Restrictions Across Regions
8.2.2 Flooding Technicalities Hampering Growth
8.2.3 Stringent Regulations Against Betting
8.3 Market Opportunities & Trends
8.3.1 Leveraging Social Media Platforms
8.3.2 Embracing Blockchain for Service Enhancement
8.3.3 Capitalizing on OTT Platforms
8.3.4 Partnering with Diverse Stakeholders

9 Value Chain Analysis
9.1 Value Chain Analysis

10 Global Fantasy Sports Market
10.1 Market Size & Forecast
10.2 Five Forces Analysis
10.2.1 Threat of New Entrants
10.2.2 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
10.2.3 Bargaining Power of Buyers
10.2.4 Threat of Substitutes
10.2.5 Competitive Rivalry

11 By Sports
11.1 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine
11.2 Market Overview
11.3 Fantasy Football
11.4 Fantasy Soccer
11.5 Fantasy Basketball
11.6 Fantasy Baseball
11.7 Fantasy Hockey
11.8 Fantasy Golf
11.9 Fantasy Cricket
11.10 Other Fantasy Sports

12 By Gender
12.1 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine
12.2 Market Overview
12.3 Male
12.4 Female
12.5 Market by End-users

13 By Geography
13.1 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine
13.2 Overview

14 North America

15 Europe

16 APAC

17 Latin America

18 Middle-East & Africa

19 Competitive Landscape
19.1 Competition Overview

20 Key Company Profiles
20.1 CBS Corporation
20.2 DraftKings
20.3 ESPN
20.4 FanDuel
20.5 Yahoo

21 Other Prominent Vendors
21.1 Ballr
21.2 BalleBaazi
21.3 Boom Fantasy
21.4 Binoba 11
21.5 Daily Fantasy Cricket
21.6 Draftstars
21.7 DraftTeam Fantasy Sports
21.8 Dream11
21.9 Eksab
21.1 Fanamana
21.11 FanFight
21.12 FanMojo
21.13 Fantain
21.14 FantasyDraft
21.15 Fantrax
21.16 HalaPlay
21.17 Jiyo11
21.18 My11Circle
21.19 MoneyBall
21.20 MyTeam11
21.21 PlayOn
21.22 Sportito
21.23 StarsDraft
21.24 StarPick
21.25 Swoopt Fantasy Sports
21.26 11Wickets (Ability Games)

For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/ysvbs2

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Stan Group Launched Buy-a-Brick to Reward Staff Members Through Revenue Sharing

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An innovative staff incentive programme leveraging blockchain and real estate tokenization technology

Stan Group (Holdings) Limited (“Stan Group”) announced the launch of Buy-a-Brick, an innovative employee incentive and recognition programme that applies blockchain technology and real estate tokenization to enable Stan Group employees to generate wealth alongside Stan Group.

Committed to driving corporate innovation, Stan Group has pioneered the application of real estate tokenization to employee incentive and recognition. Buy-a-Brick is designed to motivate staff engagement in innovation, cultivate intrapreneurship and recognize staff for the efforts. Unlike other conventional revenue-sharing models, Buy-a-Brick provides employees with the opportunity to share the future capital gain of a building, without making any monetary contribution. A “Brick” is a digital token stored on the blockchain, which represents a smart contract for a selected building. By participating in Buy-a-Brick, if the property selected is sold and profit is made on the sale of that property, the brick holders will be entitled to share the profit made.

“We are thrilled to launch Buy-a-Brick for internal staff as it redefines staff appreciation. I believe every one of our staff members plays an integral role in the Group’s success and should be able to reap the reward and share the value created,” said Stan Tang, Chairman of Stan Group. “The launch of Buy-a-Brick has cemented the leading position of Stan Group in corporate innovation and entrepreneurship. Buy-a-Brick started with a dream, through matching the idea with resources within our business ecosystem, it is now a reality. I hope to ignite innovation and initiate change within and outside the Group, and shape a better future for entrepreneurs and all.”

Buy-a-Brick is the newest addition to the existing Stan Group credit system, where employees earn points with innovative business pitches, business referral, attending design thinking and other talent development workshops, etc. There are two types of points, namely Credit Point and Shared Value Point. With Credit Point, employees can redeem vouchers, hotel stay, and even an extra day off. On the other hand, the new Shared Value Points can be used to redeem a “Brick” at Buy-a-Brick.

About Stan Group

Stan Group (Holdings) Limited (“Stan Group” or “the Group”) is a leading conglomerate rooted in property with a wide array of diverse businesses. Committed to sustainable business development and social investment, the Group manages a HK$60 billion real estate portfolio in strategic partnership with the Tang Shing-bor family and operates more than 40 respected brands across five business pillars: property, hospitality, communication services, financial services and The STILE, innovative businesses with social purposes. Dedicated to innovation, collaboration, human focus and entrepreneurship, the Group’s core values empower it to achieve the vision of driving the vibrancy of society, and the mission of creating shared value (CSV) for shareholders, business partners, customers, employees and the community at large.

 

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Malta AIBC Summit secures largest crowd for 2019

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6000+ to attend Europe’s premier event for blockchain, AI, and emerging tech

 

Malta AI & Blockchain Summit will be Europe’s largest event for the blockchain, AI, and emerging tech sectors, it was today confirmed by events company SiGMA Group – the team behind the forward-looking business technology expo.  More than 6000 are expected to attend the show, taking place on 7th and 8th November at the Intercontinental Hotel in St Julian’s, Malta.

Many delegates will likely be attending the various conferences and workshops at AIBC Summit, which have always been extremely popular.  Headline topics will include the Future of Fintech, Business and Emerging Tech, Innovation, and of course, Regulation. Leading the discussions will be Joseph Muscat (Malta Prime Minister), Silvio Schembri (Malta Financial Services, Digital Economy and Innovation), Anthony Pompliano, AKON, Ian Balina, Matt Greenspan, Yorick Wilks, David Orban, Miko Matsumura, Grace Rachman, Tim Draper, Virgil Griffith, and Alfio Bardolla.

In addition to this enviable schedule of engaging content, the AI Start-up pitch will highlight 10 of the best Start-ups at the conference (there will be 100 or more in the Start-up village).   Each of these 10 companies will pitch their concepts and services to a panel of judges, with one set to win a business-supporting package for the year.

The AIBC Awards on 7th November will be a glittering celebration of the best of the best in the worlds of AI, blockchain, tokenisation, robotics, IoT, and more.  A charity event will wrap up the evening, with the intention of raising a 5 figure sum for the SiGMA Foundation’s global activities to help those in need.

Finally, this year’s show also adds glitz and glamour to the proceedings, courtesy of Grammy Awards-winning artist Akon, who will be delivering a keynote on the main stage about his West African AKOIN project, as well as performing at the extravagant closing night on Friday 8th November.

Eman Pulis, CEO & founder of SiGMA Group and AIBC Summit, said, “We’re so excited to bring this third edition of AIBC Summit to fruition in November.   Alongside the latest government initiatives to further establish Malta as Europe’s leading hub for technology, our wider Malta Week activity will develop the synergy between the blockchain and medical cannabis sectors, offering a profitable new direction for smart DLT investors.  It’s set to be a busy but successful week for everyone!”

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About AIBC:

Malta AI & Blockchain Summit is a bi-annual expo covering topics relating to the global sectors for blockchain, AI, Big Data, IoT, and Quantum technologies.  The event includes conferences hosted by globally renowned speakers, workshops for industry learning and discussion, an exhibit space accommodating more than 400 brands and much more.

The first Malta Blockchain Summit took place in November 2018 at the Intercontinental Hotel in St Julians, Malta, attracting 8,500 attendees from over 80 countries worldwide, with 300 sponsors and exhibitors, 200 speakers, and No. 1 AI VIP (Sophia the world’s first robot citizen). With strong support from the Maltese government, the event has quickly established itself as one of the world’s leading destinations for the growing sectors of AI, Blockchain and DLT, IoT, and other vertical industries. At the 2018 event the Maltese government introduced 3 new bills to support the growth of the sector and promoting Malta as the “Blockchain Island”.

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ChainPoint 19 Conference | Connecting people, making future visible.

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ChainPoint 19 Conference – commenced in Yerevan, Armenia for the second time, on the 14th of October, 2019. The conference was hosted by Nooor Blockchain Armenia and suffice as the opening partner event for the Aurora Forum.

About five hundred attendees gathered in the beautiful Dvin Hall to discuss the current state of blockchain and future tech, where it is headed, and the true potential that lies within the Armenian ecosystem. Speeches by Vigen Arushanyan, President of Nooor Blockchain Armenia, Tigran Khachatryan, the Minister of Economy of the Republic of Armenia, and Noubar Afeyan, Co-Founder of Aurora Forum, opened the ceremony.

Over the fulfilled two-days-program, there were 16 presentations, 7 panel discussions and a whole lot of networking!  The key speakers included Global Crypto Leader and FinTech Leader for Asia at PwC Henri Arslanian, the Minister of Economy of the Republic of Armenia, Tigran Khachatryan, the Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Armenia, Vakhtang Abrahamyan, the Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Armenia, Chris Emms, the Business development manager at Bitcoin.com.

Topics of the the hottest panel discussions centered around:

  • the regulatory aspects of crypto-assets
  • Armenia as a home to future tech companies
  • investments opportunities in blockchain
  • the latest crypto trends and the rise of exchanges
  • the merging of FinTech with blockchain.

The conference was an exceptional way to converge Nooor’s international blockchain community and local enthusiasts of the technology. ChainPoint became a cornerstone of opportunity, investment, and new beginnings. Without a doubt, Armenia established itself on the world blockchain map, showcasing the untapped resources that the region can offer.

In the scope of the ChainPoint 19 Conference, we had a networking event at the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU), flavoured with Henri Arslanian’s book presentation “The Future of Finance: The Impact of FinTech, AI, and Crypto on Financial Services”. In the framework of AGBU’s Bridge for CSO’s program Henri Arslanian was appointed  as the Goodwill Ambassador for Nooor Blockchain Armenia. With this there are a number of projects coming.

Additionally, during the conference we had witnessed the most outstanding speeches delivered from all the stakeholders involved in the development of blockchain in Armenia. Vakhtang Abrahamyan, the Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Armenia, proposed his own vision towards the regulatory issues and stated that they are open to discussions and are looking at the market demand.

Parallel to the conference there was an Expo area where local and international businesses and organizations had the opportunity to present their offerings and receive feedback from the community.

One of the most noteworthy moments of the conference was the startup battle, which included a $350,000 prize fund raised by, CV VC labs, AE ventures, SmartGateVC, x10 Agency, ECOS and InnMind. The Prizes were granted to four lucky startups: CoinStats – the official portfolio tracking app of ChainPoint, To the Moon, Creatr and GeBeCert/SmartCheck.

ChainPoint 19 Conference is officially a part of the history now. See you at ChainPoint 2020 and let’s #thinkthefuture together!

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