Free-to-play specialist enters into JV with Australian outfit targeting the U.S.
SportCaller, the leading free-to-play (F2P) sports-game provider, has entered into a joint-venture agreement with breakout sports-betting affiliate brand Dimers.com, as the pair bid to drive user engagement and customer acquisition for sportsbooks across the rapidly unfolding North American landscape.
Dimers.com is the flagship offering from digital dynamo, iRival Media, whose content-driven mission is to equip US sports fans with the latest news, tools, analysis and live odds with which to comprehensively understand and enjoy sports betting. After all, in this greenfield U.S. environment, educating players as to the various intricacies of gambling terminology is of paramount importance.
Accordingly, this new venture aims to deliver informative content and innovative free-to-play games whose gameplay, and clearly-articulated language, cut through the jargon and remove any barriers to engagement. As an award-winning specialist in the key domains of acquisition and retention, SportCaller’s F2P expertise and flexible proprietary platform provide a proven path for operators to acquire and retain loyal players at low cost while also staying fully compliant in both regulated and non-regulated states.
The pioneering PointsBet sportsbook has been confirmed as the first operator partner for this progressive affiliate which will draw on SportCaller’s unique channeling capabilities to ensure players are served with intuitive, contextual bet-prompts which deliver reliable convert-to-bet rates, premised on each customer’s unique game selections with PointsBet, or any other platform partner.
This partnership’s initial launch will focus around the NBA Finals, with the rollout of two new games, The Dimers Dozen (12 simple prediction questions for a jackpot of $12k across the NBA Finals) and Sweet Six (six questions for $1k on each game of the concluding championship series. In turn, these games will naturally evolve into monthly and weekly editions across other mainstream U.S. sports, where they will be joined by Lock N Roll – an easy-trigger, streak-style game featuring highly-winnable daily prizes.
The past year has seen SportCaller bolster its presence and influence in the US, launching double-digit games for new clients including CBS, BetMGM and leading sportsbook-DFS operator FanDuel. As a result, the F2P specialist is bridging the gap between operators, affiliates, media companies and sports franchises, establishing F2P as a standalone vertical in its own right.
Cillian Barry, MD at SportCaller, said: “It’s great to see U.S. sports back in full swing, even behind closed doors, from the NBA Finals to the renewed NFL season and the recent US Opens in both tennis and golf. However, with this COVID-19-induced daylight between fans and the sports they love, creative content has never been more vital, reconnecting fans with the action they crave.
“Consequently, this partnership with Dimers was a no-brainer – allying our own F2P smarts with a very successful affiliate site boasting a proven pedigree in leveraging the betting revolution in the States. Our compelling and diverse game formats are primed to deliver unrivalled conversion levels, from recreational visitors to registration, and on to fully-completed entries. It’s an exciting time.”
Adam Fiske, Co-Founder at iRival Media / Dimers.com, added: “We’re naturally delighted to team up with SportCaller as Dimers goes through the gears stateside. As the definitive F2P platform, they offer elastic formats for affiliates and operators to acquire and engage repeat players whose long-term value is far greater than those customers who might typically populate a standard CPA scheme.
“SportCaller’s versatile range of F2Ps is now ramping up engagement through a series of games, targeting sportsbook and DFS-reared audiences with player-education and augmented activity at their heart. This matches up perfectly with Dimers’ mission statement: free, fun and accessible for all – regardless of whether you bet on sports or not. That sense of responsible community informs everything we do.”