Share Submit Sportito makes LatAm debut in Brazil October 30, 2019 Share Related Articles StumbleUpon Ecommpay’s Anthony Medica: How fast payouts are key to boosting customer loyalty April 22, 2020 SBC Awards: The key to an effective submission August 28, 2020 Oulala.com, the daily fantasy sports (DFS) operator and B2B provider, has announced the closing of a new funding round of €1.35m (£1.12m), coming from private investors.Benjamin Carlotti, OulalaOulala will use the raised funds to gain more traction on the B2B landscape, and to confirm its leading position as the first DFS network specialised in European football. Benjamin Carlotti, Managing Director of Oulala stated: ”The DFS market is currently experiencing a consistent and rapid growth in Europe, which was confirmed by the strong interest from investors during this latest funding round.” With developments in the DFS market, the Malta-based company has also restructured its sales and business development department by hiring two senior collaborators.Oliver Niner, formerly a business development manager at Marathonbet, will take on the role of Business Development Director, while Anthony Medica, previously linked with Summit of iGaming Malta (SIGMA) and Sports Betting Community (SBC), will serve as Sales Director.2016 has been a successful year for Oulala ‒ after winning the ‘Data and Business Intelligence 2016 Idol of the Year’ award at the iGaming Idol Awards, the company also won the award for ‘Best Fantasy Sports Product’ at the SBC Awards ceremony, while its co-founders Valery Bollier and Benjamin Carlotti were recognised as Tech Ambassadors for Malta by the Malta Communications Authority.During the next 12 months, Oulala will mainly focus on expanding its network with iGaming operators, and the company will actually officialise new partnerships in the first quarter of 2017.”We are very confident that DFS is poised for a solid growth next year. 2017 will be the year of Oulala,” added Carlotti.
Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Roberts acknowledged getting Puig to maintain that focus – even six years into his major-league career now – is more of a challenge than with most players.“Yes,” Roberts acknowledged. “His DNA, more than most, is results-driven. And so, he can square three balls up and not have any results and feel either he needs to change or he’s disappointed in a lack of results. As opposed to realizing you can’t control the result. It was ‘You put a good swing on a pitch.’“Some players are more results-driven. Some players like Justin Turner to the other extreme can trust a process and bet on the results on the back end by being consistent. Every player is different. But Yasiel is a guy who’s certainly all about results.”BIG APPLEBefore the series in Chicago, Roberts said he expected Chase Utley to be activated from the DL before one of the three games. When Monday’s rainout (and partial power outage) created a doubleheader Tuesday, that move was put on hold and now Roberts said Utley will be activated before Friday’s game at Citi Field – where Utley is among the most hated visiting players.“He’s healthy and ready to go,” Roberts said. “Playing a doubleheader, three games in 24 hours, it just made sense to let it play out. CHICAGO — Yasiel Puig does very few things quietly.Since returning from a brief trip to the DL in early May, however, he has – quietly – been one of the Dodgers’ more productive hitters, rebounding from a slow start.When Puig went to the DL with a bruised hip at the end of April, he was hitting .193 with a .500 OPS and no home runs in his first 22 games. In 36 games since returning, he has hit .297 (33 for 111) with a .980 OPS and eight home runs in his last 99 at-bats.“There’s more focus,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said when asked to explain the difference. “I think you can look back and since he came back, he’s in the strike zone. There are times where any hitter goes through spurts where they’re out of the strike zone. But before the DL that’s really what he was doing. Since the DL, he’s made a concerted effort to stay in the strike zone. He’s hitting some balls hard, getting some soft-contact hits – but he’s playing hard, playing good defense and helping us win baseball games.” “We have to give the people (in New York) what they want.”In his career, Utley has hit more home runs (39) against the Mets than any other opponent, including 14 at Citi Field, the most of at any ballpark that wasn’t his home stadium.TAKE FOURWith the decision to have Clayton Kershaw make a rehab start with Triple-A Oklahoma City on Saturday before rejoining the Dodgers’ rotation, rookie left-hander Caleb Ferguson stays in that rotation and will make a fourth start Saturday against the Mets.The 21-year-old Ferguson has shown improvement in each of his three starts, going deeper each time – from 1-2/3 innings in his debut to four and five in his next two starts. In his most recent start, he allowed just two hits in five innings – both of them two-run home runs.“We’re giving Caleb a nice little runway. I think that’s important,” Roberts said. “I think him being around our ballclub for a couple weeks in a row has helped him. … I think Caleb has gotten better in each of his starts. We expect him to continue to get better. The game has slowed down for him a little bit.”ALSORight-hander Brock Stewart was returned to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Wednesday. Stewart served as the Dodgers’ 26th man for the second game of Tuesday’s doubleheader and took the loss in the 10th inning.UP NEXTThe Dodgers are off Thursday.Dodgers (LHP Alex Wood, 2-5, 4.22 ERA) at Mets (RHP Zack Wheeler, 2-5, 4.82 ERA), Friday, 4:10 p.m., SportsNet LA (where available), MLB Network (out of market only)