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Echo Sports and OpenBet to launch fantasy sports offering

TAGs: Echo Sports, fantasy sports, openbet

openbetlogoOnline gaming software supplier OpenBet recently entered into the mobile gaming market by signing a deal with Bet Tracker to make OpenBet’s online sportsbook mobile. It was move intended to capitalize on the growing demand for mobile services, and as of late, OpenBet’s sportsbook is capitalizing on another trend in fantasy sports.

OpenBet announced in a press release that they have signed a partnership deal with Echo Sports Limited, the maker of Player Manager.
As indicated in the press release: OpenBet’s sportsbook customers will now be able to seamlessly integrate Player Manager into their existing product offering through OpenBet’s single account solution and tap into what CNN has called “the rise and rise of fantasy sports”.

For those who unfamiliar with the Player Manager OpenBet describes it in the release as: a new concept in sports betting, a player-auction game based on the English Premier League. Unique to fantasy football games, Player Manager maximises potential returns by allowing additional games to be played by simultaneously generating multiple teams for the player.

Most bettors that engage in sports wagering typically also have fantasy sports teams. It’s a phenomenon that is extremely popular in North America. In fact, it’s getting harder to find someone who doesn’t have a fantasy sport team in at least one sport. The Player Manager offering now allows OpenBet clients access to both fantasy sports and sportsbook markets.

“OpenBet is committed to providing a broad choice of the most innovative and compelling games to our customers,” said Max Francis, Commercial Partner Manager at OpenBet in the release. “Player Manager brings great features from the traditional fantasy sports domain and advances it to the sportsbook market.”

“We are proud to partner with the leading sportsbook software supplier”, said Jason Bryant, CEO and Founder of Echo Sports. “With an increasing appetite for fantasy sports worldwide, together we are confident this will be a hit with OpenBet’s customers as their players can continually enjoy and be rewarded by the Player Manager experience.”

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