SIS Launches Pool Based Game For Football Matches

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UK based Satellite Information Services has announced that it has launched a new pool based game that will allow punters to bet into a pool of live football matches.

The game was developed by Contagious Sports and follows a format with each match split into 40 different 5 minute segments. Each segment is split for the home and away team and is assigned a number for a £1 stake. Players can choose three numbers.

The punter's first number is put into the One Goal Jackpot. If a goal is scored during that segment, the punter will win a share of the jackpot. If goals are scored during all three of the punter's segments, they will take a share of the Three Goal Jackpot.

SIS will keep live scores and statistics as well as provide marketing and game promotions for existing customers.

Commenting on the release of the new game, SIS Director of Sports Data Jack Davison said “We have worked closely with Contagious on getting this product to market. We believe it’s the first of its kind where you can bet into a pool during a football match. It’s also got a lottery element and it’s risk-free to the bookmaker and, taken all together, those factors make it an exciting product."

“We see excellent opportunities for e-gaming and retail customers at home and internationally and we are delighted to have concluded this agreement with Contagious.”

Contagious Sports CEO Peter Glancy also commented, saying “We believe it offers all the rewards of pool betting and all the excitement of in-running. Punters can buy as many tickets as they want and continue playing throughout the match. And obviously, the more people who play, the bigger the jackpot prizes will be."

“The product is truly ground-breaking and changes the whole dynamics of football pool betting. We have received outstanding feedback about the game from many lottery and gaming operators."

“We’re delighted to work with SIS given their position in football data and their expertise and experience in the market place.”