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Sportsbet.io set for record 20,000 Bitcoin World Cup turnover

George Miller

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€100 million tournament turnover would be biggest return in crypto betting history

 

28th June, 2018 – Sportsbet.io is predicting record turnover of more than 20,000 Bitcoin (€100 million) in World Cup bets on its leading Bitcoin-led sportsbook after taking more than 9000 BTC (€46m) at the halfway stage of the tournament.

With the tournament on the verge of the knockout stages with 44 games played and 20 to go including several crunch group fixtures, Sportsbet.io continues to be a hive of activity with crypto punters backing their respective nations in their droves.

This year’s tournament is the first to allow global customers to bet on football using both cryptocurrency and fiat money on the site across several denominations including euros.  Sportsbet.io customers are relishing the opportunity with the sportsbook offering a huge selection of markets to suit every player’s tastes, plus the extensive World Cup offering which includes daily bet boosts, outright and casino offers.

Sportsbet.io has multiple winners Brazil and Spain, the silky-skilled masters of tiki-taka soccer, down as joint favourites to lift the coveted gold trophy in two weeks’ time.

Brazil, Spain and Germany dominate the outrights market and are the three best backed nations with crypto punters. Almost 50% of the money has so far been placed on the joint favourites with Germany in third place with just under 10% of total outright bets.

Pre-live singles bets have been the most popular according to Sportsbet.io traders, with Germany versus Sweden, Brazil versus Switzerland and this week’s controversial VAR Group B decider pitting Iran against Portugal, the three most backed matches in the tournament so far.

Sportsbet.io’s Asian handicap markets and new cash out function have also proven extremely popular among bettors. Belgium versus Tunisia saw the biggest World Cup win so far, the lucky bettor seized the opportunity with a handicap bet of -1.5 and came away with a cool win of €178,749.

Joe McCallum, Director of sportsbook at Sportsbet.io, said: “This tournament has been way above our expectations both in terms of the nail-biting action and VAR controversy on the pitch and how quickly customers are taking to betting in Bitcoin across the site.

“This is the first crypto betting World Cup, and if the first half of the tournament is anything to go by then we are expecting even more pulse-racing excitement in the weeks to come.”

 

 

About Sportsbet.io:

Founded in 2016 as part of the Coingaming Group, Sportsbet.io is a leading bitcoin-led sportsbook operator.

Sportsbet.io has an expansive, quality betting product across all major sports and eSports, offering more than 350,000 pre-match events per year, as well as comprehensive in-play content. It also provides innovative markets such as player prop bets for soccer, American football and basketball, and is the only bitcoin-led sportsbook to provide live streaming across all major sports.

Sportsbet.io prides itself on its secure and trustworthy betting service, with withdrawal times of around 1.5 minutes amongst the fastest in the industry.

For more information about Sportsbet.io, please visit https://sportsbet.io

 

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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CashBet appoints Ed Brennan as Company President

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iGaming platform provider CashBet has moved to bolster its senior team by installing advisory board member Ed Brennan as company President.

Ed Brennan will lead CashBet in the next period of its development, following one of the world’s largest casino gaming ICOs, with the goal of establishing it as the leading blockchain-powered platform.

He brings a wealth of experience to the position after 25 years in the internet, software, hardware and financial services industries, working with a host of Fortune 500 companies such as Merrill Lynch, Seagate, Adobe, Microsoft and NexTag.

Commenting on his appointment, Brennan said: “I have enjoyed serving as an advisor to CashBet and am confident that my understanding of the business and its position in the iGaming market will help me step up to this new position as we look to grow even further.”

Even with the unforeseen challenges presented by the crypto bear market, CashBet has never been in a better position to achieve its full potential. I am honoured to begin serving as the company’s new President with guidance from the Board.”

Brennan’s appointment follows the Board of Director’s decision to begin search for a new CEO to replace Co-founder Mike Reaves.

Reaves co-founded CashBet in 2012 following a long career in online gambling. The platform he helped create is designed to encapsulate everything an operator needs to run a modern iGaming business.

Over the past five years, it has developed patented technologies and built the world’s first-crypto enabled iGaming platform, as well as becoming the first cryptocurrency partner in English Premier League history when it agreed to sponsor Arsenal Football Club.

 

About CashBet

CashBet is a leading mobile-first iGaming platform provider and turnkey operator. CashBet’s platform empowers real-money, social, and skill-based gaming apps and websites worldwide. By integrating CashBet’s software, game developers can legally launch online gambling games without needing to be licensed. With CashBet’s feature-rich platform, operators gain access to player segmentation, bonusing, campaign management, and other patent-pending features to enable a profitable iGaming operation from day one. CashBet is licensed by the Alderney Gambling Control Commission and the UK Gambling Commission. For more information, please visit www.cashbet.com.

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Bitgames Launches the World’s First Free Bitcoin Lotto

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Bitgames Ltd offers online games and free lotteries.

BERGEN, NorwayAug. 28, 2018 – Bitgames Ltd, a Norwegian company that offers free cryptocurrency games and lotteries, has announced their global launch of the world’s first entirely free Bitcoin lotto. The absence of a legitimate and free Bitcoin lotto on the global market inspired Bitgames to create the BTC Free Lotto.

“We have set ourselves some high goals in terms of building an immense user-base of active players and producing many new Bitcoin millionaires,” says Pål Sverre Lokøen founder and CEO of Bitgames. “Our free lotto concept is developed with the novice users in mind, and everyone aged 18 and older can easily register and join our free Bitcoin lotto.”

 

Players from all countries can register and play for free for a chance to win millions in Bitcoin. Also, Bitgames offers a progressive mega jackpot that grows daily. BTC Free Lotto is easy to set up, and registration just takes a few minutes. All players need to do is register their free account and download the free mining software and enter Bitgames mining address. Players then pick their lotto numbers for instant lotto play. They can play anytime they want.

To learn more about Bitgames and to play the free lotto, visit BTCFreeLotto.com

About Bitgames Ltd

Launched in 2017, Bitgames, a family-run business headquartered in Bergen, Norway, offers free cryptocurrency games and lotteries. The Bitgames team has more than 40 years of experience in domestic and international business. For more information, visit BTCFreeLotto.com.

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The PlayChip Ecosystem Hits One Million Global Users as Online Gamers Seek to Embrace Cryptocurrency

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The world’s first true universal gaming token will be used by over one million sports betting and gaming enthusiasts on seven platforms in the PlayChip Ecosystem.

SYDNEYAug. 28, 2018 – PlayChip, the Universal Gaming Token, is cementing its status as one of the most promising token sales of 2018. The PlayChip Foundation, whose token is in pre-sale until October 31, today announced that its combined user count has hit 1 million, a milestone they had initially forecasted surpassing in December.

The PlayChip Ecosystem’s one million users are located across over 70 countries, with particularly high traction in IndiaAustraliaUnited Kingdom, and USAWhen the blockchain-enabled platform goes live on December 19, each of these users will be able to easily participate in seven different online gaming platforms that include sports betting, casino games, eSports and Daily Fantasy Sports.

The success of the PlayChip is indicative of a new trend of reverse ICOs in the cryptocurrency market. Reverse-ICOs refers to existing businesses who tokenize the economy of their user base, unlike traditional token offerings that generally lack a working product and users. Following the success of the Telegram ICO, the PlayChip represents one of the first in this new wave of reverse token offerings.

“PlayChip is truly a unique token offering because while others write white papers about potential audiences and hypothetical use cases, PlayChip is well positioned with a very active global audience on multiple platforms that are already part of the PlayChip family,” Luke Lombe, Head of Blockchain with PlayChip said.

“The team at PlayChip are thrilled about hitting the million-user mark earlier than expected, and we look forward to continued strong growth. We are in the middle of our pre-sale and very much focussed on delivering a quality product that surpasses the expectations of our loyal following.”

The seven gaming platforms in the PlayChip ecosystem include PlayUp, DraftStars, Betting.Club, ClassicBet, TopBetta, MadBookie, and 123Bet. All players will be able to seamlessly move between platforms via the integrated PlayWallet and instantly cash out via the PlayXchange. In FY2018, these platforms are on track to exceed a turnover of US$430 million.

For more information, please visit: https://www.playchip.global/ or read the PlayChip Whitepaper: https://www.playchip.global/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/PlayChip-Technical-Whitepaper.pdf

About PlayChip

PlayChip is the Universal Gaming Token for sports betting, gaming, fantasy sports, and eSports, at the centre of an incentivised, blockchain-enabled sports community and gaming ecosystem. The PlayChip Ecosystem consists of seven independent partner platforms with more than a million users across over 70 countries. The PlayChip ecosystem is designed to be secure, scalable, simple to use, and fun, as well as include features to incorporate provable fairness into PlayChip transactions and the partnered gaming platforms, making it the gaming token of choice around the globe.

Media contact:

Justin Roberti
+1 610 203 2631
justn.r@webprofits.com.au

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