Online betting community goes live - 7th May 2008
a community-based online betting game has been
launched with the financial backing of Virgin
game, which is similar to pool or an office sweepstake,
pits friends against each other to determine who
comes out on top when predicting the results of
major sporting fixtures such as Premier League
lets players stake cash or just play for fun by
using the site’s currency, known as ‘Pikles’.
are able to invite friends to join their game-
the more people playing the larger the prize pool,
and every game has at least one winner, which
means that players play each other rather than
Richard Branson, founder and president of Virgin,
and sports presenter Helen Chamberlain, are some
of the first to test drive the online game.
is a completely new way to make bets, it’s
web-based and innovative; you can have fun making
bets against your social network, not just the
house” commented Branson.
its launch, the online betting game will be open
to a select number of individuals who have been
hand picked to participate.