Pacer ETFs Launches New ETF Targeting Opportunities in Online Gambling, Video Game and eSports Industries
April 11, 2022 at 10:21 AM EDT
The firm prepares for rapid consumer demand for online media and entertainment with the launch of a new exchange-traded fund
Pacer ETFs (“Pacer”), an ETF provider that offers strategy-driven, rules-based ETFs, launches the Pacer BlueStar Digital Entertainment ETF (ticker: ODDS), which aims to follow the BlueStar Global Online Gambling, Video Gaming, and eSports Index. The rules-based index consists of globally listed stocks and depositary receipts of companies that derive at least 50% of their revenues from online gambling, video game development, eSports events and streaming services, and related hardware manufacturers.
“It’s undeniable that consumers across the globe are spending more time consuming media, playing online video games and gambling across generations, and businesses are adapting to improve revenue streams from these trends,” says Sean O’Hara, president of Pacer ETF Distributors. “As leaders in the thematic ETF space, we believe a passive, rules-based approach providing online exposure to both, online gambling operations and gaming or eSports through one ETF can be beneficial to offer at this time. These industries are flourishing with the help of many tailwinds, which were catalyzed by the COVID-19 pandemic as every generation grew their digital footprint.”
The Pacer BlueStar Digital Entertainment ETF is a one-stop shop for investors seeking exposure to online casinos, sports books, video game providers and eSports streaming services. Holdings will include both hardware and software manufacturers that develop computer and graphics processors, peripherals and consoles. From the adoption of augmented/virtual reality to reduced restrictions on the gambling market, this ETF is positioned to grow with consumer interest and budding areas of select online industries.
“Pacer ETFs has built a solid track record of launching opportune funds that capture trends and shifts in the marketplace,” says Joe Thomson, president and founder of Pacer Financial. “We expect consumers across the board, especially those in Generation Z, to continue spending significant leisure time online. In order to capitalize on this societal trend, we evaluated possible future directions of online activity and believe this ETF could capture them.”
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About Pacer ETFs
Pacer ETFs is a strategy-driven exchange-traded fund provider with 42 ETFs and over $12.6 billion in assets under management, as of 3/31/22. Pacer ETFs is focused on addressing investors’ needs through its six fund families, the Pacer Trendpilot® Series, Pacer Cash Cows Index® Series, Pacer Custom ETF Series, Pacer Leaders ETF Series, Pacer Factor ETF Series and Pacer Swan SOS ETF Series. Pacer ETFs employs a rules-based, passive management approach to track S&P, NASDAQ, FTSE Russell, and Custom Indexes.
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BlueStar Global Online Gambling, Video Gaming and eSports Index (the “Index”) is the exclusive property of MV Index Solutions GmbH, which has contracted with Solactive AG to maintain and calculate the Index. Solactive AG uses its best efforts to ensure that the Index is calculated correctly. Irrespective of its obligations towards the MV Index Solutions GmbH, Solactive AG has no obligation to point out errors in the Index to third parties including but not limited to investors and/or financial intermediaries of the financial instrument. In particular, MVIS is not responsible for the Licensee and/or for Licensee’s legality or suitability and/or for Licensee’s business offerings. Offerings by Licensee, may they be based on the Pacer BlueStar Digital Entertainment ETF (“Product”) or not, are not sponsored, endorsed, sold, or promoted by MVIS, Van Eck Associates Corporation or its affiliates (collectively, “VanEck”), and MVIS and VanEck make no representation regarding the advisability of investing in Licensee and/or in Licensee’s business offerings. MVIS, VANECK AND ITS AFFILIATES MAKE NO WARRANTIES AND BEAR NO LIABILITY WITH RESPECT TO LICENSEE.
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