Fantasy sports trace its roots back to the late 50s and is today a $10bn industry withover 60 million practitioners in North America alone. Fantasy sports are online games where end-users compile virtual teams of professional players for a particularsport. Having a good mix of skill and chance, fantasy sports are regarded as skill games, where users get to show off their skills in a particular sport. For the most part, users play against other users, competing for common prize pools backed up by guarantees.
The majority of sports are now available as fantasy sports from Scout Gaming Group, such as football (soccer), hockey, tennis, cricket, basketball, baseball and American Football. We even offer fantasy for esports like CS:GO.
The fantasy sports market has enjoyed double digit growth for some time and it is driven by several factors: The emergence of new game formats within daily fantasy combined with the increasing mobile penetration, which today account for close to 50% of all gameplay. Another driver is the social element, where end-users get to ‘show off’ their skills and compete with their friends in an open and welcoming environment. Additionally, marketing via social media is easy with fantasy sports, as there is a lot of relevant content available. The simple fact is that fantasy sports enjoy longer player lifetime and more engagement than any other online gaming products.