betinternet.com plc ("betinternet.com"), the AIM listed tax-free on-line and telephone betting service based in Douglas, today announces that it has signed an exclusive agreement with Eurosport to provide a bookmaking service on the television company’s Euro 2000 Live Score section of it’s web-site.
Under the terms of the agreement betinternet.com will offer Eurosport.com visitors the ability to bet throughout the forthcoming soccer tournament from the comfort of their own home. In addition Eurosport.com’s clients will, for the first time, be able to take advantage of live In-vision betting on Euro 2000.
The In-Vision service enables customers watching live games at home to view the latest betting odds on Page 595 on their TV screens via the remote control unit. Customers can then place a bet by either telephone or through the Internet from their personal computer.
Vincent Caldwell Chairman and Managing Director said:-
"We are absolutely delighted to offer Eurosport visitors the ability to bet throughout Euro 2000 with betinternet.com."
Based in the Isle of Man betinternet.com is fast becoming a leading provider of tax-free betting services to non-UK & Isle of Man residents both through the Internet and the Telephone. In preparation for Euro 2000 the company has established strong links with the lucrative Far East market where demand for betting on live soccer is high.
betinternet.com has launched a web site in Hong Kong enabling local customers to place bets via the Internet. The company has both Mandarin and Cantonese speakers at its operational base to provide a service to the Chinese communities throughout Europe.
To assist in promoting this latest Eurosport’s teletext pages which will direct new and existing customers to the betting service. betinternet.com will accompany this with extensive on-line marketing on Eurosport.com and is sponsoring Eurosport’s daily e-mail newsletter that reaches over 16,000 registered users.
Mark McGuinness Marketing Manager further added:
Eurosport.com is a huge brand name and is a fully multi-lingual Pan European Sports Portal and currently enjoys over 300,000 page impressions per day which is expected to treble during Euro 2000 and has over 700,000 unique viewers, which fits with bet internet’s European and Global appeal.
betinternet.com also revealed that they are one of the first Internet Betting Company’s to offer odds on the Annual TT races held on the Isle of Man, which has resulted in several bets being placed from around the globe.
betinternet.com is also sponsoring local TT rider Richard "Milky" Quayle of Colby on his betinternet.com Honda in this year’s 600cc race.
Notes to Editors
betinternet.com plc was established on the Isle of Man in 1998 to operate an international tax-free betting service for telephone account customers. In March 2000 it launched an on-line Internet betting service (www.betinternet.com).
In May 2000 the company was admitted to AIM and, through a Placing of 6.66m new ordinary shares at 45p,raised approximately £3m.
It is anticipated that as much as £2bn will be wagered during Euro 2000.The majority of total bets placed during the tournament will be from customers outside the UK, in particular Europe and the Far East.