Sky Bet Launches Football Prediction app on Facebook
LONDON, October 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ –
Sky Bet has launched a new Facebook app for football betting
[http://www.skybet.com ] fans, where hundreds of fans can share videos of
themselves predicting weekend football results.
Each week, match predictions made by more than 300 football fans are
uploaded by the online betting company via their ‘Call of the Nation’
app, which is hosted on Sky Bet’s Facebook fan page.
One key Premier League match is selected every week and fans of both
teams are captured on camera at matches making predictions about the clash.
Fans are asked to make a call on the scoreline, first goalscorer and
man-of-the-match and can also check out the video predictions of Sky Bet’s
panel of experts, which includes Sky Sports pundit, Jamie Redknapp.
Once their individual prediction video has been uploaded to Facebook,
football fans can share it with their friends and check out what fellow
fans, or the opposition, are predicting.
Sky Bet’s PR Manager, Helen Jacob, said: “Social media is the best way
of interacting with our customers, who love to tell us and their mates how
they’re calling the weekend’s big matches. The video element adds an extra
dimension and acts as a kind of visual fan forum, allowing fans to find out
their mates’ views as well as having a laugh at their dodgy on-camera
All the scoreline predictions are collated to give the consensus of the
nation and links to the latest football betting odds from Sky Bet are
This week, the featured match is Sunday’s Manchester derby and anyone
who successfully predicts the scoreline will be entered into a draw to win a
VIP matchday experience for two at Old Trafford. 33.6% of fans have
predicted a 2-1 victory to Manchester City, who haven’t won at Old Trafford
since February 2008.
About Sky Bet
Sky Bet [http://www.skybet.com ] primarily offer an online sports
betting service although our customers can also use the service on their
mobiles, through their TV and over the phone. To bet with Sky Bet you need
to open a free account and register a debit card, credit card or e-wallet.
Sky Bet does not accept customers from the USA and operates fully within UK
law under a licence issued by the Alderney Gambling Control Commission.
For more information, please contact: Helen Jacob, Sky Bet PR Manager Helen.firstname.lastname@example.org +44(0)113-389-5941 +44(0)7866-442167
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