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Finnplay Expands FansBet’s Network of Sports Betting Sites

George Miller

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HELSINKI, 31st May 2018Finnplay, the Finland-based open gaming platform provider, confirmed that it has expanded its platform agreement with FansBet, a growing network of sports betting websites, focusing on delivering betting entertainment for British football’s most loyal patrons, its fans.

The FansBet network, which has grown quickly over the last twelve months, and nearing one hundred fan sites, actively seeks to partner with supporters to give back half of their profits to supporter-chosen causes and initiatives, using accredited, trusted and respected supporter committees to decide where the money can best be utilised.

Erkki Nikunen, Partner & CMO of Finnplay, commented: “FansBet is an innovative and fresh approach to a sports betting brand. It is founded by a successful management team with years of sector experience, dedicated to putting the passion and loyalty of the ‘fan’ at the centre of the experience, to support their chosen club. We are therefore delighted that Finnplay is continuing to power the brand’s turnkey sports betting technology stack.

Steve Armstrong, CEO of FansBet, said: “Finnplay allowed us to launch the licensed and regulated FansBet sports betting brand network very quickly, with Redarmybet our Manchester United fan site being live for some time. Their solution allows our business to offer an array of gaming products that today’s football and sports fans demand. As part of our continued network expansion strategy, we will continue to develop specific betting propositions for different fanbases, and likewise, the fans can be assured of total transparency, with profits dispersed to supporter-driven causes.

 

About Finnplay:

Founded in 2008, Finnplay provides a handcrafted open iGaming platform with the option to own the source code for the iGaming industry. The gaming platform is compliant in the regulated gaming jurisdictions of Malta, UK, Belgium, Denmark, Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, Mexico and Curacao.

The platform caters to start-ups, SME’s as well as large established companies looking to replace existing legacy gaming systems or improve them, and includes a huge range of casino games (4000+) from major gaming studios as well as numerous global and localized 40+ payment integrations for operators.

For more information please visit: www.finnplay.com

 

About FansBet:

Fansbet is an online gaming platform which seeks to build strong lasting partnerships that enable them to share 50% of net profits generated from bets to be used specifically for fan causes and other initiatives that matter to fans of all sports. During registration of a new account players are asked to identify the club they support. They can also nominate a specific trust or supporter group to be the beneficiary of funds. On a quarterly basis the accrued net profit is communicated to the relevant groups and they then have the empowerment to use those funds to make a difference in areas that matter most. Already under the Fansbet brand are Redarmybet, dedicated to creating the same for Manchester United Fans and Redsbet the equivalent for supporters of Liverpool Football Club. They are closing in on their 100th partnership with fans spread across many countries and are truly focused on being ‘about fans, by fans, for fans’.

George Miller started his career in content marketing and has started working as an Editor/Content Manager for our company in 2016. George has acquired many experiences when it comes to interviews and newsworthy content becoming Head of Content in 2017. He is responsible for the news being shared on multiple websites that are part of the European Gaming Media Network.

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BetConstruct attained a partnership with SA Gaming

Zoltan Tundik

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BetConstruct announces a new strategic partnership with an online entertainment platform provider in Asia – SA Gaming.

As a result of the agreement, SA Gaming’s various slots and live casino solutions will be integrated into BetConstruct’s platform. Around 30 slots such as The Guard, World Cup Fever, Red Dragon, Saint of Mahjong, Indiana’s Quest, Dragon Tiger, and others currently fulfill their gaming catalog.

“This is an important partnership for us, as a result of which our gaming portfolio will be enhanced with more Asian themed slots and live casino games, ” says BetConstruct regional director Lusine Khudaverdyan.

 

Apart from the slots, SA Gaming has a wide portfolio of live casino games famous in Asia. Following the partnership, we already support such games as Baccarat, Roulette, Sic Bo, Fan Tan and Speed Baccarat from our new Asian 3rd party provider. Together with SA Gaming we believe to provide premium gaming solutions for all our partner operators.

 

About BetConstruct

BetConstruct is an award-winning developer and provider of online and land-based gaming solutions with development, sales, and service centers around the globe.

BetConstruct’s innovative and proven offerings include an extensive range of products and services, including Sportsbook, Sports Data Solutions, Retail Solutions, RNG & Live Dealer Casino, VR Casino, Poker, Skill Games, Fantasy Sports, Social Platform and more. The latest addition is the industry-first complete management infrastructure, SpringBME (Business Management Environment).

All partners benefit from the BetConstruct Spring platform with its powerful back-office tools and all-inclusive services that empower operators’ growth and help contain their costs. From stand-alone set up to turn-key and white label solutions, BetConstruct offers its partners unfettered opportunity to succeed.

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BK8.com ropes in John Terry as Brand Ambassador

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BK8.com, a premier online gaming company in Asia, has appointed John Terry, former Chelsea captain and England football player, as the first brand ambassador of the company.

With this BK8 has the rights to promote their products using John Terry as Brand Ambassador. Terry will appear in the group’s marketing campaigns and advertising platforms throughout Asia.

John Terry said: “I’m excited to begin this partnership with BK8.com! They share my great passion for football and I’m looking forward to playing a role in their many plans to promote the brand to new and existing players throughout Asia.”

Mr. Lawrence Wayneson, General Manager of BK8.com, said: “We are delighted to welcome John Terry to BK8.com; a man who shares many of the same values as our brand and who is always looking for opportunities to reach greatness. One of the most influential and successful captains to compete at the highest level of club football, John Terry is a true sport icon who inspires fans worldwide to strive to reach the ultimate standards of excellence. John Terry will help engage our target audience in Asia and working with him as a brand ambassador is just one of the many exciting, upcoming projects BK8.com have planned for 2019!”

The agreement is a result of a collaboration between Samson Sport Consultancy and Entourage Sport & Entertainment, the commercial agents for John Terry.

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Danish fantasy game breaks all records

George Miller

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With the football World Cup as the climax Holdet.dk, a Danish seasonal fantasy game, broke all records in 2018. More than 200.000 fans made 515.000 fantasy teams.

That means more than 3.5 % of the Danish population played the game, and a new team was created almost every minute of every day for the whole of 2018.

“With more than 160.000 participants our fantasy game for the 2018 football World Cup broke all records and contributed to a magnificent year. 3.7 % of all Danes playing the game in 2018 shows us, that we are top of mind of all Danish sports fans.” – says Ole Christensen, partner i Swush.com.

A battle for bragging rights
Friends, colleagues and families all join together in mini-leagues competing in a social challenge. For the 2018 World Cup more than 80 % of users played in mini-leagues and there were more than 4.000 company mini-leagues.

“Our users has their own way to celebrate their leagues. Whether it’s the loser that buys a round of beer, puts on a dress or they throw a celebration for the winner, it’s the social aspect of Holdet.dk that captivates Danish sports fans.” – says Ole Christensen.

In total, Danish fans spend more than 250 years with fantasy sports on Holdet.dk in 2018.

“Our mission is to make sport fun, so with this many participating we look to expand beyond the Danish borders. There is a demand from fans, media and sports organizations, and at the moment we are building a more lean and agile game so we can provide engaging fantasy games to partners in Europe.” – Ole Christensen, Swush.com

Swush.com is Scandinavia’s oldest fantasy provider, and the market leader in Denmark with Holdet.dk, as well as the manager game provider for Scandinavians biggest sports newspaper Aftonbladet.

Holdet.dk i 2018
Users: 210.000
Teams: 515.000
Avg. Time-on-site: 7 min.
Total time spend: 250 years.
User profile: 82 % men // Mobil: 70 %
Danish population: 5.7 mio. (3.7 % of all Danes played fantasy at Holdet.dk)
Games: 23 (Football, Cycling, Handball, NFL, Ice hockey, Formel 1 etc.)
Danish bookmaker Danske Spil owns 60 % of Swush.com

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