4th August, 2014 – Leading online betting service and affiliate FREEBETS.com has launched a new interactive ‘Talking Mobile’ series with some of the biggest operators in the gambling industry.
The Q&A features are intended to give an insight into the development and success of bookmakers’ Apps in a competitive and fast-moving online environment.
Questions from the FREEBETS.com team, who between them have over 50 years’ experience in the betting industry, are pitched to leading names from some of the most well-recognised operators around and the finished document will be posted on www.freebets.com.
Raymond Doyle, Mobile Marketing Manager at Gala Coral Group, is the first name in the series. Interesting findings from the inaugural feature include:
The opening day of the 2014 World Cup saw Coral break their record for the most downloads of their app in one day
Push notifications are proving an excellent instrument for Coral ─ figures show a significant spike in turnover immediately after each push notification has been sent out
Win-draw-bet markets remain the most popular bets through their app but next goalscorer and correct score bets are on the rise – particularly for televised games
An in-play app punter in December 2012 had £1000 on Manchester United to beat Newcastle 4-3 at 125/1, scooping £125,000!
FREEBETS.com Managing Director Iain Coward said: “The idea behind this new ‘Talking Mobile’ series was to give both punters and those in the industry a behind the scenes look at how mobile applications are changing the face of mobile gaming.
“With mobile technology progressing at breath-taking pace, we were keen to speak with leading online bookmakers to find out more about the use of mobile betting apps and what the future holds for mobile betting. Together with our partners we’ll be making this a regular feature to go alongside our monthly money back offers analysis.”
David Archer established the affiliate business Biggerbet in 2009 and has developed a portfolio of leading websites including www.freebets.com and www.horseracingresults.co.uk. He was the joint-owner and managing director of North East bookmaking chain Reuben Page for almost two decades, before selling most of the business to Gala Coral. He then founded Pagebet, building up and managing a chain of over 50 betting shops, as well as a telephone betting service and online site.