Word of Tweet - Sportsbet.io focusing on Twitter giveaways to grow

Word of Tweet - Sportsbet.io focusing on Twitter giveaways to grow

Thursday, March 9, 2017 Posted by Sam Cooke

Bitcoin betting firm Sportsbet.io is looking to Twitter to attract more attention and it has a number of prize giveaways planned in order to put this plan into action.

The first prize is a signed Lionel Messi Barcelona shirt but the company has promised far more over the next month with the NFL, tennis, NHL and basketball all covered. There will also be a “special grand prize” at the end of the month. The sportsbook gave away tickets to the Euro 2016 semi-finals last year and with its growth since then we’re expecting something quite special indeed.

When we asked whether competitions like this are a bid to evidence legitimacy, Chris Uren, Director of Sportsbook at Sportsbet.io, replied: “From our experience, yes. We had a ticket giveaway for Euro 2016 when we launched in May that went down really well, and placed us firmly in the minds of customers as a secure and fun place to wager.

“Helping to grow our social media accounts is another way of showing newcomers that we are an established brand, as well as building a strong relationship with these new users.”

With bitcoin still something the majority of the public are skeptical about and as a relatively new virtual currency, even in the hands of those in the know, a bitcoin sportsbook has a trust issue. Chris Uren replied that this is industry wide and not limited to bitcoin. He said: “Trust is everything when attracting new customers to any sportsbook. Sportsbet.io follows industry wide best practices.

“We want customers to know they can win with us, and be able to withdraw their winnings almost immediately; we can process withdrawals in around two and a half minutes. Bitcoin is fast entering the mainstream, and it is important that we continue to work hard to build trust with our users and continue this process.”

Sportsbet.io launched in 2016 and it offers over 350,000 pre-match events per year. It doesn’t currently have a UK licence but is licensed out of Curacao and accepts North American customers. With such a busy marketplace of operators globally it’s more important than ever to maintain a dialogue with customers. The company is dedicated to this and these competitions play an important role. Uren stated: “Building a relationship between yourself and potential punters is important – we want them to enjoy betting with us and keep returning to the site.”

Totally Gaming says: Bitcoin is increasingly a part of the gambling industry and it isn’t going away. Bitcoin only sportsbooks such as Sportsbet.io are a key part of ensuring a smooth transition and competitions such as this will help to achieve that end.


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