Good Morning. India’s online skill-based market continues to attract international interest, with most analysts predicting rapid growth. In this week’s Face-to-Face interview, Hussain Naqi, founder of Inside The Pocket and WonderWins, tells us how he has pivoted out of a successful career in the NFL to launch a Daily Fantasy Sports offering in India in partnership with ESPN’s Cricinfo. 

What you need to know

  • DFNN, a technology company that offers online gaming in the Philippines, said 4Q21 revenue rose 15%, boosted by its interactive businesses.
  • Macau has tightened its requirements for visitors from Zhuhai, while Shenzhen bordering Hong Kong is eyeing an “orderly” return to work after lockdowns.
  • A senior manager for Star Entertainment has admitted misleading one of Australia’s biggest banks over the use of China Union Pay within the group’s casinos.
  • Macau legislator Chan Chak Mo has supported the proposal that grants the CE discretionary powers to revoke gaming concessions should they breach national security, administrative sanctions, or other contractual obligations. 
  • Rodrigo Duterte has justified the continuation of e-sabong (online cockfighting) operations, despite calls from senators to suspend it as a result of 34 missing persons connected to the sport. 

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WonderWins teams with ESPN Cricinfo to explore India DFS growth

Inside The Pocket and WonderWins this week launched a major new initiative with ESPN’s Cricinfo to launch into India’s Daily Fantasy Sport space. In this week’s Face-to-Face, Inside The Pocket founder Hussain Naqi talks to us about the huge market potential he sees in India and how he aims to carve out a distinctive niche.

Industry Updates

  • Pragmatic Play launches Rainbow Gold in time for St. Patrick’s Day.
  • Esports Technologies nominated in SiGMA Asia awards for best esports product.
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