June 21, 2021

Premier League football club enters VR partnership with crypto betting site

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Premier League football club Southampton FC has entered into a partnership with cryptocurrency betting website Sportsbet.io. The new venture will give Southampton fans the chance to take in the matchday experience during the COVID-19 lockdown via virtual reality headsets, while influencers will reportedly be granted sums of Bitcoin (BTC) to create unique VR experiences.

Sportsbet.io became the main club partner of Southampton FC at the beginning of the 2020–2021 season, and the United Kingdom-based betting site now aims to utilize its matchday rights in the virtual realm. Sportsbet.io also signed a three-year partnership with Arsenal at the start of the season, becoming the club’s official betting partner in the process.

The betting site has at various times accepted deposits in the form of Bitcoin, Ethereum (ETH), Litecoin (LTC), XRP, Tron TRX), Tether (USDT), and more.

Tim Heath, founder of Coingaming Group, which operates Sportsbet, said he foresaw a growing relationship emerging between football and cryptocurrency. 

“We think cryptocurrency has a big future in football and we’re right behind it. Alongside fan experiences like this, we’ve just seen theTitle: Premier League football club enters VR partnership with crypto betting site
Sourced From: cointelegraph.com/news/premier-league-football-club-enters-vr-partnership-with-crypto-betting-site
Published Date: Wed, 10 Feb 2021 09:48:07 +0000