Arsenal Football Club to Promote iGaming Firm ICO

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Annaliese Milano
Jan 25, 2018 at 10:40 UTC  |  Updated  Jan 25, 2018 at 13:08 UTC

iGaming platform provider CashBet has partnered with Arsenal Football Club in a deal that will promote the firm's new crypto token.

The British Premier League team's sponsorship deal with the iGaming platform provider is claimed to be the first collaboration between a major sports team and a cryptocurrency provider.

The agreement will see the company's new token, CashBet Coin, being advertised at Arsenal's Premier League home games at the Emirates Stadium in London, while CashBet can use the Arsenal brand across its ICO promotions.

CashBet CEO and founder Dr. Mike Reaves said in a press release yesterday:

"With our ICO for CashBet Coin, we are actively targeting a global, multi-billion dollar marketplace of iGaming content providers, operators and players.We are delighted to do so in partnership with one of world football's true giants in Arsenal, enabling us to build our brand and engage this audience in a meaningful way."

CashBet Coin is intended for use across the company's gaming platform and the company hopes the sale will raise between $40 million–$70 million. The ICO presale kicked off yesterday and will end on Feb. 20 unless the hard cap is reached before that date. The public sale will be held from March 20 to April 27.

Reaves explained in a different release that the introduction of the token will enable operators to solve major problems facing cryptocurrency-based casinos: "speed, trust, and cost."

Integrating blockchain into the CashBet platform will open new markets by "democratizing access" for a new group of users currently underserved by the banks, he continued. Further, the addition of the token is expected to make the platform more scalable and cost-efficient.

Arsenal Stadium image via Shutterstock

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