One Of World's Largest Sports Clubs Opens Online Casino
The English soccer club Manchester United, one of the biggest sporting franchises on the planet, has announced the opening of it's own online casino this week.
In conjunction with Marathonbet, the sports betting company that Manchester United is partnered with, fans will be able to have access to club-themed online table games such as live roulette and blackjack. The online casino will be accessible through links from the team's own official website and also through Marathonbet's websites. It's seen as another way for the club to receive revenue and for gamblers to play with and against like-minded people - other Manchester United fans - with whom they can banter about the ups and downs of their team while gambling.
Indeed, in his statement announcing the move, Richard Arnold, Manchester United's group managing director, said that the new site would “give United fans who like to play casino games the chance to interact among kindred spirits”.
As well as being able to gamble online, fans and visitors will also be able to enter themed competitions and get the chance to win various Manchester United merchandise and game tickets.
Christian Melin from Marathonbet said today, “Our aim is to offer an immersive environment where players can enjoy online Live Roulette while having the feel of being part of Manchester United. It’s also a chance for fans to mix with like-minded players. The co-branded environment is truly one of a kind in the industry and offers players a unique gaming experience.”