Sportingbet strikes social gambling deal with Wikibetting

26 November 2014

Online betting operator Sportingbet has entered into a partnership with social betting provider Wikibetting.

Under the agreement, Sportingbet has gone live with Wikibetting’s official application on social networking website Facebook that allows users to bet on a peer-to-peer level using fake currency.

Players can challenge friends within Facebook based on various football events, apply the odds and propose the wagered amount.

In a statement, Wikibetting said the new partnership is “a great way for Sportingbet to tap into a new demographic of players via one of the largest social networks in the world, and convert them into real players or even educate users on the sports betting process in a risk free environment”.

Mark Hothersall, business development manager at Wikibetting, added: “It is great to have the likes of Sportingbet taking an interest so early with our social betting platform range, and helping us during our beta testing stage to further develop the products.

“Wikibetting offers a range of different platforms which can be Facebook-based or directly integrated into the operators interface.”

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