Number Crunching - England, PokerStars and Ladbrokes

Number Crunching - England, PokerStars and Ladbrokes

Wednesday, July 4, 2018 Posted by Joseph Streeter
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Breaking down all the week's news into a set of easy to manage figures

15.5 million - Throughout the thrilling World Cup group stage, Onefootball has already detailed high levels of user engagement reporting more than 15.5 million match predictions.

The app has further outlined its belief that it can build on these levels of engagement and break the overall record for unique match predictions in a single month, as well as hitting the 1 million mark for unique predictions on a single match before the World Cup concludes on 15 July.

Caspar von Klot, VP Business Development of Onefootball, said: “Onefootball has great insight into what football fans around the world want, and this allows us to create an in-app experience that drives engagement and time spent in the app.

“As it becomes increasingly evident that sport fans are likely to engage with a product if there is an element of gamification, at Onefootball we have successfully prioritised the match-prediction feature as a key part of the user experience.”

$86 - PokerStars Ambassador and recent Poker Hall of Fame nominee Chris Moneymaker has formed a new multi-stop ‘Moneymaker PSPC Tour’ of the United States kicking off on Saturday, 4 August.

The tour is designed to give players the chance to emulate Chris’ win back in 2003 when he turned $86 into $2,500,000 by beating 838 players at the WSOP Main Event, sparking the famous ‘Moneymaker Effect’.

Players will have the chance to follow in his footsteps and win life-changing sums of money by parlaying their initial $86 Moneymaker PSPC Tour buy-in into a Platinum Pass, worth $30,000, to the PokerStars Players No Limit Hold’em Championship (PSPC).

The ‘Moneymaker PSPC Tour’, Chris’ brain-child, will hit card rooms across the United States and feature one online tournament on PokerStarsNJ in September. Each stop will run a live $86 tournament awarding cash prizes with the winner also receiving an added Platinum Pass.

Winning players will also receive support from Chris as they prepare for the PSPC felt in January 2019.

“It’s been 15 years since the big win and it only feels like yesterday. It was one of the most incredible experiences of my life and I want to give someone else the opportunity to feel that #winningmoment,” said Chris.

“I’ve played a lot of poker for years and during that time I’ve got to know lots of people at live events and meet-ups. Now U.S. fans will have the chance to win an amazing prize and have some fun along the way. Come join me to play, you never know, this could lead to a life-changing moment like I had. I am looking forward to playing with some familiar faces at every stop.”

50% - England’s penalty shootout victory over Colombia was the most popular Three Lions match ever with punters, according to Ladbrokes.

Prior to the game, bookies reported that more bets had been placed on the match than any England game in the past - with a staggering 1 in every 2 bets favouring Harry Kane to score.

Alex Apati of Ladbrokes revealed: "Patriotic punters have backed England since day one and tonight's game has already broken records in terms of bets placed, with 50% of all bets featuring Harry Kane."

6 - Red Tiger Gaming, the award-winning slots supplier, has launched its games with online operator Gamesys.

The partnership will see six games initially rolled out on the site, with more to follow in the near future, Gamesys operates a number of prestigious gaming brands, such as JPJ Group owned Jackpotjoy, Starspins, Botemania as well as Virgin Casino, Monopoly Casino, Tropicana Atlantic City and Heart Bingo.

Gavin Hamilton, managing director at Red Tiger Gaming, outlined: “Gamesys has a very strong footprint in the online casino games market, so we’re delighted to be distributing our games to their brands.

“We can provide players with an in-depth portfolio of games with exciting rewards and innovative bonus tools, and we are certain they will be well received.”

Simon Mizzie, Marketing Director at Gamesys, said: “The suite of games Red Tiger can provide will enhance our brands’ offerings, and we are excited about presenting their titles to our players.”

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