The Favourit App: The Facebook of Sports Betting?Published April 6, 2013 by OCR Editor
What the new iOS app can offer sports fans, bettors and online casinos alike.
This week Australian entrepreneurs Josh and Toby Simmons launched their new social sports betting application Favourit, worldwide, sending ripples across the entire industry. Is Favourit the new social hub for sports fans, bettors, sports experts and licensed betting operators that aims to revolutionise the sports bet experience.
What does the Favourit app actually do?
Download the Favourit app to wager virtual or real currency on sports bets. The app is fully integrated with partner online sportsbooks Paddy Power, Sportsbet.com.au, Luxbet and others, so you place your bets from existing accounts with established bookies. From AFL, NFL, NBA, soccer, tennis, it's all there.
But that's not all that Favourit does: Get live scores, read expert insights as well as peer comments: track leaderboard rankings and use the Favourit "TipTracker" feature to get a overview of global betting trends in real-time, as the action unfolds.
Favourit aims to provide the comprehensive second-screen experience. Favourit will also calculate your "Bet IQ" based on past performances and rank you alongside other players - a new way of gamifying the betting experience and bringing together the sports bet community. In the words of 26 year-old Favourit founder Toby Simmons, he hopes his app will become "the Facebook of sports betting."
The product is customized for different markets, so in the US, for example, where sports betting is prohibited, only virtual bets can be placed.
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