The Olympic Games shine a light on athletes engaged in competition, whilst viewers, bettors and a new audience are becoming increasingly interested in mobile proposals and second-screen apps.
Malta.- More than 200 member nations of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) are expected to compete in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro that will take place from August 5 to August 21, 2016 and will be followed by the Paralympic Games from September 7-28.
A lot has changed in the gaming industry since the last Olympics: the London Olympics in 2012 showed a strong digital interest with over 60 percent of traffic to the official London Olympics website having come from a mobile device. Over the last 4 years, technology has advanced significantly and in the 2016 Games, the role of mobile and social media seems to have become even stronger. In fact, statistics indicate that 30 percent of online time for Olympics fans this year will be spent on a mobile device, with 40 percent of that time spent reading news, blogs, social networks and event updates.
Moreover, studies are showing that around 80 percent of casual bettors could be attracted by second-screen offers, which have already started to change the nature of sportsbooks and placed mobile at the heart of live betting. With the Olympics around the corner and mobile playing a significant role in the daily lives of its fans, brands can easily take advantage of this situation, as a second-screen engagement using social media and apps holds great potential.
BtoBet’s Head of Sportsbook, Davide Ruggeri stated: “The Olympic Games in Rio’s mobile channels can create great opportunity of betting, fun and revenues. To attract potential bettors, young players and a new audience, a successful offer can come out of mobile apps. Betting, simple fun games, sporting games, multi-player battles, virtual reality and competitions are essential ingredients for a younger target. Betting apps that enable users to bet on anything that is related to the Olympics can be very successful for brands.”
In reference to traditional betters, Ruggeri highlighted that BtoBet provides operators with the essential tools to attract and retain bettors through clever software and delivering fitting tools to manage their business with flexibility. “With BtoBet’s AI and advanced technology, for example, operators are allowed to enjoy the possibility of registering players, monitoring the behaviour of each registered user, and verifying their preferences while they play in order to provide automatic and personalised suggestions and rewards in line with every player’s wish.” They also provide an Omnichannel connection to give players the possibility to use the product wherever they want and at any time; their most advanced Sportsbook enables the automation and customisation of offers, rewards, and bonuses.
BtoBet is a pioneer in new technologies for iGaming operators and the betting industry by using technological intelligence as its main base for its products. It offers unique, customisable, secure and flexible cloud based systems delivering unprecedented capabilities to drive sportsbook and iGaming business. BtoBet has 13 offices. The Technical team of the company is in Skopje and has an ever growing team of developers. BtoBet’s dynamic Sportsbook team operates from Rome, whilst Malta hosts the commercial and marketing centre.