London, UK – i-pools today announces, in partnership with Telegraph Media Group, the successful launch of “Telegraph Predictor,” the inaugural partner on its proprietary network of multi-sports social betting games.
Telegraph Predictor is based on i-pools infinitely configurable platform, which allows players to create and share their own tournaments as well as join any of the network’s simple to play betting games. The platform currently serves 19 sports, including football, horse racing, UFC, golf and darts, across a range of Last Man Standing, Tipping, Daily Fantasy and Predictor formats, available for both free-play and real-money games at any stake level.
The i-pools network is set to grow throughout 2017 with the development of new proprietary game formats, the addition of further sports and with the integration of more partners ranging from fully managed White Labels to integrating with existing operator platforms.
Tristan McDonald, founder of i-pools: “Telegraph Fantasy Football is a national institution, and we are really excited to partner with one of the most innovative operators in that space. We have designed i-pools to offer partners a suite of games, tournaments and competitions that bridge the gap between their traditional fantasy games and fixed odds sports betting. The integration of a network of play-for-money games provides daily revenue generating promotions, as well as the opportunity to deliver audience engagement via free-to-play games for the Telegraph as well as their advertisers and brand partners.”
Steve Stiles, Head of Interactive Sport & Gaming, Telegraph Media Group: “Telegraph Predictor is a key strategic launch in our plans for developing our range of betting and gaming services. By teaming up with i-pools, the only B2B provider offering a multi-sport and multi-game format network, we are providing our players with a unique, user-friendly, series of games with real-time updates which are tailored to meet the demands our audience.”
“We love the fact that i-pools have already developed a loyalty programme providing users with meaningful bonusing based on activity, Halls of Fame and Achievements to unlock, as well as having a deep understanding of social sharing, which we anticipate will enhance our players’ in-play tournament experience and drive increased engagement.”
Telegraph Predictor is live at www.telegraph.co.uk/predictor
For more information contact:
Matt Steer, Business Development
[email protected], 07508 707662
Steve Stiles, Head of Interactive Sport & Gaming
[email protected], 020 7931 2000
About Telegraph Media Group.
The Telegraph Media Group (TMG) is the proprietor of The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Telegraph newspapers and the publisher of www.telegraph.co.uk.
Daily Telegraph have more than 25 years heritage in operating fantasy games. Telegraph Fantasy Football (TFF) was awarded the Grand Prix of media promotions, the highest honour achievable for newspapers and with over 12million fantasy teams having competed, it is the longest running fantasy football game in the world.
i-pools is the UK’s first dedicated business-to-business social betting games platform provider. Launched in beta in late 2014, i-pools have settled nearly 11,000 real-money games with in excess of
£1m in stakes placed. Based in Camden, North London i-pools provides a unique mix of innovative product for sports book operators; turnkey, white-label solutions for media organisations looking for ways to monetise their existing users while retaining full ownership of their customers, as well as an audience engagement platform for sports sponsors and rights holders. For more information please see www.i-pools.co.uk