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1960Bet and NairaBET become the first African operators live with the ₦1,000,000,000 Colossus

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COLOSSUS BETS, home of the world’s biggest football and sports jackpots, today announced that its products, including the flagship Pick 7 Colossus, have gone live in Africa with Nigerian-based operators 1960Bet and NairaBET.

1960Bet and NairaBET become the first African operators  live with the ₦1,000,000,000 ColossusBernard Marantelli, founder and CEO of Colossus Bets said: “We are delighted to be live with two of the premier betting brands in Africa’s most populous country. As a localised Nigerian product our headline weekly Colossus pool will be presented as the ₦1,000,000,000 Colossus (one billion Nigerian Naira), making it by some distance Africa’s biggest bet.”

“With partners now live in 3 continents, soon to be 4, betting firms everywhere are realising the massive potential of lottery-sized sports betting pools, together with the hugely engaging partial cash-out feature which we have developed and patented.”

Dotun Ajegbile, founder and CEO of 1960Bet said: “Our players are passionate about European football and with partial cash-out and global liquidity, this product is a great fit for the African market. Now that we are live with Colossus pools on-line we look forward to extending the offer to our retail estate and in time we look forward to being able to offer Colossus pools on African football competitions.”

Akin Alabi, founder and CEO of NairaBET said: “African punters love shooting for a big win from small spend accumulator bets. This product fits ideally with our client base across web and mobile and we are pleased to be introducing the Colossus product portfolio to Africa.”

About Colossus Bets

Colossus Bets is a multi award-winning pool betting operator, offering the world’s biggest sports jackpot bets including the £10,000,000 Colossus. The company’s B2C offering launched in 2013 and since then Colossus Bets has signed over twenty B2B agreements for the distribution of its pools, with live partners including Betfair, Betdaq, Ladbrokes Australia, Matchbook, Tote Ireland and BoyleSports.

Colossus Bets has pioneered partial cash-out and has been granted a series of patents in relation to the functionality across all forms of betting and gaming. This technology has been used to build the world’s first cash-out slot game, the ‘Colossus Fracpot’, which went live on Sky Vegas in September 2015 and is the first of a number of ‘Fracpot’ slots which will be rolled out to a series of other operators in early 2016.

For further information, please contact:

Bernard Marantelli (CEO and Founder)

bernard.marantelli@colossusbets.com +44 20 3393 3662

For African-specific enquiries, please contact:

Gregg Mandy

gregg.mandy@colossusbets.com +27 8345 81076

About 1960Bet

1960Bet is licensed by the Lagos State Lotteries Board and is the trading name of Winners Bookmaker Nigeria Limited.

1960Bet.com is one of Africa’s leading bookmakers and also one of the most recognized and trusted brands in the sports betting industry, providing gaming and betting services across several thousand betting shops in Nigeria alone. The firm is also establishing a presence in other African countries including Ghana, Benin Republic, Togo and Cameroon.

1960Bet.com is currently one of the fastest growing online betting services in Africa, having achieved a strong synergy with retail and online operations, improving the potential for increased revenues across its ever-filled retail shops, online and customers’ mobile experience.

For further information, please contact:

Dotun Ajegbile (CEO and Founder)

dotun.ajegbile@1960bet.com

About NairaBET

NairaBET is Nigeria’s first sports betting company. After NairaBET’s trail blazing debut in Nigeria, dozens of other sports betting companies have emerged. NairaBET, however, through their continuous innovation and with a team dedicated to re-invention, have stayed ahead by leaps and bounds in the sports betting industry in Nigeria.

One thing that stands NairaBET out among other betting companies in Africa’s most populous country, Nigeria, is its utmost dedication to its customers through a robust 24-hour customer service centre which caters to immediate challenges of punters. Credible website traffic measuring portals rate NairaBET.com as the most visited sports betting website in Africa and one of the top 10 in the world.

For further information, please contact:

Akin Alabi (CEO and Founder)

akin@akinalabi.com

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