Southampton FC’s match rights acquired by Sportsbet may even be exercised in the event of a lockdown and COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. All thanks to BTC and virtual reality technology. What is going on? We already translate!
Southampton FC joins forces with Sportsbet.io
Southampton FC football club has established cooperation with Sportsbet.io bookmaker. The latter deals with cryptocurrencies. The new venture will give fans of the ball experience a chance to survive the match during the lockdown. How? This will enable a virtual reality headset.
Sportsbet.io became the main partner of Southampton FC at the start of the 2020-2021 season. The company now intends to use its rights to show matches in virtual reality.
It is worth adding that Sportsbet.io has also signed a three-year partnership agreement with Arsenal. Thus, it became the official partner of the club.
Cryptocurrencies and football
The company has repeatedly accepted deposits in the form of Bitcoin, Ethereum (ETH), Litecoin (LTC), XRP, Tron TRX, Tether (USDT) and other digital currencies.
Tim Heath, founder of the Coingaming Group, which manages Sportsbet, said he sees some relationship between football and cryptocurrencies.
– We believe that cryptocurrencies have a great future in the soccer market. In addition to such fan experiences [jak mecz w VR], we just saw the first Bitcoin transfer where a footballer was bought with cryptocurrency. He has signed a contract with DUX Internacional de Madrid. Earlier this year, professional NFL footballer Russell Okung said he was receiving a salary in Bitcoin Heath said. – We’ll likely see more of the same – from clubs looking for new ways to interact with fans on match day to business issues – added.
The link between cryptocurrencies and the soccer market has flourished in the last few years. Sportsbet has concluded, among others sponsorship contracts with Championship Watford FC, as well as with the main Brazilian team, Flamengo.
In 2020, the players also released their own tokens. More and more large clubs are somehow getting involved in the blockchain or cryptocurrency market. This group includes German giants – Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund, but also Italian S. S. Lazio and Spanish FC Barcelona.
David Thomas, commercial director for Southampton FC, said the club is excited to be part of such an important process.