Scout Gaming Group was founded in 2014 in response to the growing Fantasy Sports market. We are today a team of 55 people in four countries and we provide the only B2B solution for network based Fantasy Sports in Europe. We have today some of the largest European operators on our client list which makes us very proud.
Fantasy Sports has its roots back in the 50’s and is today a $10Bn industry with over 60 million practitioners in North America. In Europe Fantasy Sports is still a relatively new phenomenon but it’s growing steadily and hold significant revenue potential going forward for online operators and e.g. media companies.
The growth of the fantasy sports market is driven by several factors, a key one being the increasing smartphone penetration and 39% of all fantasy sports gameplay in North America 2016 was conducted on a mobile device. Another driver is the social element where users get to show off their skills and compete with others in an open friendly and environment. Fact is, that fantasy sport display longer player lifetime and engagement and higher ARPU than other online gaming products.
In light of this it is imperative to offer a solution which not only is flexible, customizable and support all sports, it also need to be “mobile first” and offer an intuitive and user friendly user interface. Scout has invested huge resources into building a cutting edge solution based on the latest technology and the result speaks for itself. We support most major sports out of the box and local events can be provided upon request.
In recent years Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) has become the most popular form of fantasy sports which unlike traditional seasonal based Fantasy Sports is more interactive, giving players the possibility to change e.g. players- or line-up based on actual game-play, current form or injuries. A key ingredient to deliver a first class DFS experience is to real time information and to cater for this we have an in-house StatCenter which is unrivalled in the market. Fantasy sports is by many believed to be the next era in online gaming. The social nature aligns well with the society development in large, and the ability to market on social media is very powerful.
Fantasy sports is a great acquisition product for online operators to attract new players and introduces a brand-new product vertical and revenue stream with high stickiness. By networking operators are able to pool liquidity which benefits all - operators and players alike. I am very proud of my company, the team and our offering and we would be delighted to enter into a dialogue to tell you more about what we can do for you.
CEO Scout Gaming Group AB