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NEWS 20 March 2017
i-pools partners with the Telegraph to launch real-money social betting games
By Tom Lewis
Industry operator and B2B platform provider i-pools has announced the launch of Telegraph Predictor.

Launched in partnership with Telegraph Media Group, Telegraph Predictor is the first white label partner signed up to i-pools’ proprietary network of real-money, multi-sports social betting games.

The "infinitely configurable" i-pools platform allows punters to pit their sporting knowledge against each other across three different game types – classic, fantasy, and last longest – and currently offers 19 sports, including football, horse racing and golf.

Tristan McDonald, Founder of i-pools, commented: “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 and Gaming, Telegraph Media Group, said: “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.”

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