Place/Date: Square in the Air Communications - July 9th, 2018 at 8:31 pm UTC · 3 min read
Contact: David Bartram, Source: Sportsbet
Sportsbet.io, the disruptive sports betting brand operated by the Coingaming Group, has launched its industry-first betting bot which allows players to place bets directly through popular instant messaging service Telegram.
By engaging customers via another popular channel – Telegram has around 200 million monthly active users – the bot delivers the next level of the Sportbet.io experience to both existing users and new signups.
Linked to a user’s existing Sportsbet.io account, players can now place bets using Bitcoin in a range of different languages including English, Russian, Chinese, Turkish and Portuguese with just a few simple touches
Built with the purpose to create a more accessible platform for players where mobile data is expensive or unreliable, the bot offers a simple solution and enables users to enjoy all the Sportsbet.io action, without the need to access the website.
Brought to life through an internal hackathon, the Sportsbet.io betting bot is the latest manifestation of the operator’s commitment to fun, fast and fair betting. Players can follow simple on-screen instructions, typing commands to view their balance, place bets and check on active bets.
Currently making its debut covering World Cup markets, the bot will also be rolled out in the coming months to cover more markets.
Gabriel Kolawole, the brains behind the betting bot and Developer at Sportsbet.io, said:
“Built with Elixir, the bot server takes advantage of all the features the open telecom platform (OTP) has to offer. We innovate to keep our customers at the centre of our universe and because we enjoy it! It’s great to think that a product which began life as an idea during a hackathon will now help take the Sportsbet.io experience to the next level.”
Joe McCallum, Director of Sportsbook at Sportsbet.io, said:
“Telegram is an immensely popular instant messaging service, particularly among the crypto community, and it is important we reach our customers wherever it easiest for them. Players can place their wager in just a few touches without the need to access our main website. It couldn’t be simpler and is already proving popular throughout the World Cup.”
Sportsbet.io is recently announced they are predicting record turnover of more than 20,000 Bitcoin (€100million) in World Cup bets after taking more than 9000 BTC (€46m) at the halfway stage of the tournament.
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.
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