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Uplink Studios Launches Esports Collegiate Scholarship Program

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Privately-funded scholarship to be awarded annually to a college-bound Uplink esports athlete

PHILADELPHIA (Newswire.com) – Uplink today announced the launch of the Uplink esports Scholarship for college-bound students who participate in Uplink Youth Leagues. This scholarship joins the more than $50 million already available for esports athletes.  Three hundred colleges and universities throughout the United States have esports programs today, and more programs are created each year.

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Uplink Studios Esports scholarship program

The $1,000/year four-year Uplink Scholarship will be awarded to one student each year who embodies the Uplink way – demonstrating sportsmanship and leadership while being an exemplary member of the Uplink community.  

“As we continue to grow Uplink, we wanted to look for ways to give back to our community,” said Derek Rodner, co-founder and CEO at Uplink Studios. “We believe that this scholarship is one way that we can continue to impact our students after they embark on their journey through life.”

Applications for this year’s scholarship are now open to any Uplink Youth League participant that is a senior in high school. Finalists will be notified in December, with the winner announced in January 2023.

For more information on the Uplink Scholarship and to apply, please visit Uplink Scholarships.

For more information on Uplink Studios, please visit www.uplink.gg.

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About Uplink Studios
Uplink Studios is building a physical network of community esports training centers and entertainment arenas coupled with a proprietary digital platform designed to enable players of all ages to train and compete in a professional environment that focuses on building better gamers and better humans through our virtuous gaming model. Our first location is in Glenmoore, PA, with new locations coming soon throughout the Delaware Valley and across the country.

Source: Uplink Studios, Inc.

   


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JAKE PAUL’S BETR OFFICIALLY LAUNCHES ITS REAL MONEY GAMING PRODUCT IN OHIO

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After a successful soft launch on January 1, Betr has activated account deposits and withdrawals widely across the state

Betr sets record with fastest launch from company founding to a fully licensed & regulated real money betting product in U.S. online sports betting history

Betr will offer a first of its kind $1 Million promotion for all users in Ohio through Super Bowl Sunday

MIAMI /PRNewswire/ — The world’s first microbetting app, Betr, officially launches its real money gaming product in Ohio. After a successful soft launch in the state beginning January 1 – Ohio’s first legal day of sports betting – Betr has activated account deposits and withdrawals statewide. The company set a U.S. online sports betting record for fastest launch from company founding to a fully licensed & regulated real money betting product. Betr comes to Ohio through their 10-year partnership with Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company (“HOFV”) as official mobile sports-betting partner. The app is available on both the iOS and Android stores with plans to launch the real money gaming product in additional states over the coming months. Paul celebrated the launch of the app with the release of a video, which can be found here.

Betr Officially Launched In Ohio and I’m Trying to Give Away A Million Dollars to Celebrate!

Betr, founded by sports betting veteran Joey Levy and Ohio native and entertainment mogul Jake Paul, is the world’s first microbetting focused app, featuring a user experience initially exclusively focused on enabling users to predict the outcomes of every moment of every sporting event. This includes but is not limited to every possession of an NBA game, every play and drive of all NFL and College Football games, and every pitch and at-bat of all MLB games. The app also features a reimagined user interface layer, depicting the betting markets as more intuitive multiple-choice questions, while odds are displayed in easy-to-understand payout multiples to simplify the sports user betting experience.

“We are thrilled to launch our real money betting business at Betr in Ohio,” said Joey Levy, Founder and CEO of Betr. “This launch marks the beginning of our gradual, methodical approach to state-by-state expansion where we will take the time necessary to discover and validate product-market-fit of our highly differentiated product experience to ensure we scale in a profitable manner. This launch also sets a U.S. online sports betting record for the fastest launch from company founding to a fully licensed & regulated real money betting product, speaking to the capabilities of the Betr team to execute quickly and efficiently.” 

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Starting today and ending on Super Bowl Sunday, Betr will offer a first of its kind $1 Million promotion for all users in Ohio. The first Ohio user to hit a winning streak of 30 qualifying microbets in a row will win $1 Million. If no one hits 30 qualifying microbets in a row, Betr will award $50,000 to the single longest winning streak of qualifying real money bets in Ohio. Additionally, the single longest free-to-play winning streak of qualifying bets, which is available in 48 U.S. states, will win $10,000. The contests will run from January 13, 2023, to February 12, 2023. A daily leaderboard showing the longest current winning streaks of qualifying bets and full terms and conditions of each contest will be available in the Betr app and on Betr social platforms.

“I couldn’t be happier that my home state of Ohio is the first to receive access to Betr’s real money gaming product,” said Jake Paul, Founder and President of Betr. “People are going to love watching and rooting for bets tied directly to their favorite players, whether it’s a Donovan Mitchell 3-pointer, a Ja’Marr Chase 50-yard bomb, or a Jose Ramirez home run. Betr makes every game more fun by adding these stakes throughout. Download today and bet responsibly!”

For the latest information on Betr, follow @betr on TikTok, YouTube, Instagram, and Twitter, and on LinkedIn and visit betr.app/.

ABOUT BETR:
Founded in 2022 by Joey Levy and Jake Paul, Betr is the first direct-to-consumer microbetting focused sports betting company. Betr has also launched a new media venture for the next generation of sports fans. Betr is setting out to disrupt legacy gambling and legacy media, with a mission of making sports and betting betr. You can find Betr on @betr on TikTok, YouTube, Instagram, and Twitter, and on LinkedIn and at betr.app. To learn more about responsible play, please visit betr.app/responsibility.

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PointsBet and Hawthorne Race Course Unveil Newest Off-Track Sports Betting Destination in Chicago Suburbs

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PointsBet Retail Sportsbook at Club Hawthorne in Villa Park Marks Fourth Location in Illinois, Features Over 160 Big Screen TVs and a 26-Foot HD Display

DENVER /PRNewswire/ — PointsBet, the leader in live betting, announced today the opening of its newest retail sportsbook in Villa Park, Illinois, offering sports fans in and around Chicago a new entertainment destination to watch and wager on games. The PointsBet Sportsbook, located at Club Hawthorne, marks the fourth retail location for the company in the state as part of its partnership with Hawthorne Race Course, which hosts the largest network of off-track betting bars for horse racing in Illinois.

“With a full roster of NFL playoffs, NBA, and NHL games, we couldn’t be more excited to be offering a new destination for Illinois sports fans to enjoy and bet on their favorite sports,” said PointsBet USA CEO Johnny Aitken. “The PointsBet Retail Sportsbook is part of PointsBet’s continued efforts to expand our footprint in a key state like Illinois, and we’re thrilled to be able to provide the Illinois sports community with another premier location that caters to both sports fans and bettors – and everyone in between.”

The PointsBet Retail Sportsbook was designed to offer sports fans and bettors in the Villa Park area an immersive online and in-person betting experience. The retail sportsbook will be located inside the Crazy Pour Sports Bar at Club Hawthorne (105 E North Ave, Villa Park, IL), a 15,000 square foot, full-service bar and restaurant that features more than 160 high-resolution TVs, including a 26-foot-wide HD display, five 160″ jumbo displays, an LED sports ticker, a private party and VIP room, and fully covered heated patio. The 400-person capacity sports and horse betting bar is already a renowned suburban destination for watching major sports including football bowl games, NCAA basketball, UFC fights, and the Kentucky Derby.

“There’s nowhere else in Chicagoland where you can bet on sports, horse racing and video slots,” said Tim Carey, CEO of Hawthorne Race Course. “Only Club Hawthorne betting bars have it all. We’re building an integrated on-site entertainment experience with great food and drinks, and excellent service for the next generation of sports fans.”

Sports bettors can place cash wagers directly with cashiers at three betting windows or at eight self-service kiosks. Patrons will also have access to Crazy Pour’s full-service beverage and dining options, which includes over 150 different whiskeys, seasonal craft beers, pizzas, burgers, “The Legendary Beef Roll” and more.

Sports betting is available in the PointsBet Retail Sportsbook Monday – Thursday from 10am to 9pm and on the weekends from 9am to 9pm. Wagering on horse racing is available daily from 10AM until 10PM, and until 11PM on Fridays and Saturdays. 

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FANDUEL BECOMES FIRST US SPORTS BOOK TO OFFER SINGLE ACCOUNT FOR SPORTS AND HORSE RACING WAGERING

FanDuel, the premier online gaming company in North America, announced that its customers can access both parimutuel wagering on horse racing and traditional sports book wagering with a single account after a successful soft launch last week.

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NEW YORK /PRNewswire/ — FanDuel, the premier online gaming company in North America, announced that its customers can access both parimutuel wagering on horse racing and traditional sports book wagering with a single account after a successful soft launch last week. With this launch, FanDuel Sportsbook becomes the first US sportsbook to offer this feature. The measure is part of FanDuel’s ongoing investment in customer experience and its continuing commitment to introduce a new generation of audiences to horse racing.

Users will be able to wager on and stream racing coverage from FanDuel TV and other racing content for which FanDuel has wagering rights. In addition to live horse racing throughout the year from top tracks across the country, FanDuel Sportsbook customers will also be able to wager on the Kentucky Derby for the first time through the integrated platform in 2023.

Prior to this innovation, sportsbook customers were required to open a separate account and maintain a separate wallet for parimutuel wagering on horse racing, at FanDuel Racing or TVG.com. The merged wallet/single account feature is currently available for FanDuel customers in New York, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, West Virginia, Wyoming, Michigan, Colorado, and Virginia. FanDuel plans to expand it to additional states early next year. 

“Horse racing is a big part of our DNA” said Amy Howe the CEO of FanDuel Group. “This is a significant opportunity to expose a broader, engaged audience to the sport in a familiar environment.”

Horse racing is a popular offering for Flutter Entertainment, FanDuel Group’s parent company, across its sportsbooks in the United Kingdom and Australia. 

Earlier this year, the FanDuel launched FanDuel TV, re-branding its TVG network, which focused almost exclusively on horse racing, and adding more sports and sports betting content, including NFL-focused “Up & Adams” with Kay Adams, “Run It Back” with Michele Beadle and Shams Charania, along with “More Ways To Win” featuring Lisa Kerney. FanDuel TV broadcasts racing from Churchill Downs, Santa Anita, Del Mar, Keeneland, Gulfstream Park and several other major US and international racing venues. 

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