Official FIA WRC Sports Betting Partner OneBet and Pools Betting Pioneer Colossus Bets Announce Launch of WRC Pools
5th October 2017
- OneBet sets sights on motor sport fans with first ever WRC pools betting product
- Full Colossus pools portfolio to be delivered alongside exclusive motor sport pools
OneBet has announced the launch of WRC pools betting in the UK in collaboration with Colossus Bets. Although a newcomer to the sports betting space, OneBet is seeking to establish itself as the world’s premier motor sport betting house, powered by its credentials as the official sports betting partner of the FIA World Rally Championship.
Morten Østberg, CEO of OneBet and father of WRC driver Mads Østberg, said, “OneBet was started by a group of motor sport fans and professionals with the aim to bring even more excitement in the motor sport experience. Launching in the UK, the world ‘capital’ of motor sport is a big milestone. This will be a great adventure for both us and UK motor sports fans.”
The WRC product portfolio kicks off with pools on the Spanish round of the WRC, headlined by a pool requiring players to pick the top 7 of the overall rally with a minimum jackpot guarantee of £25,000, which according to Mr. Østberg “should spice things up a bit”. These are complemented by Colossus’ broader sports pools portfolio and life-changing football jackpots, while more products are already in the pipeline (see https://www.onebet.com/en/betting/colossus for the full current offering).
Colossus Bets’ CEO, Bernard Marantelli, commented, “It has been an exciting challenge to collaborate with OneBet to create the world’s first pools on motor sport. We think the end product will appeal to both WRC fans and sports bettors and look forward to running pools across the WRC series.”
There is still some work to do before UK fans get to experience OneBet’s complete sports book but the company is targeting a full release in the UK in the first quarter of 2018.
For further information please contact Christer Løvås ([email protected]).
OneBet’s mission is to provide a dose of healthy rush in the lives of its customers, working hard to deliver a great experience through a best in class gambling platform.
OneBet is the world’s first operator to offer large scale WRC betting and is proud to be the official sports betting partner of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC). WRC combines fast cars with beautiful sceneries, providing a unique sporting experience, which is shared with millions of spectators on-site and through digital media. This makes WRC a universal event for all motor sport enthusiasts.
OneBet is currently working on upgrading its sportsbook and will be bringing a number of enhancements and new betting products to the market in Q1 2018.
Find out more at onebet.com.
About Colossus Bets
Colossus Bets is a multi-award-winning pools betting operator that pioneered Cash Out and has been granted a series of patents in relation to the functionality across all forms of betting and gaming. The firm’s product range includes Colossus sports pools, the world’s largest sports jackpots; FreePlay+, an innovative ‘free bet’ marketing platform; and Colossus Syndicates, a crowdfunding extension of the core sports pools offering.
Since its launch in 2013, Colossus has distributed more than £80 million in prizes and has gone live with over forty B2B partners, including Betfair, Betclic and Betway Africa.
Find out more at corporate.colossusbets.com