It recently rolled out its World Cup promo, and in a snap, the spotlight is on Anonibet once again. Instead of focusing more on what the promo is, though, I took on a different route and unearthed the interesting effects World Cup betting has on the oldest Bitcoin sportsbook and casino, as well as the platform’s future plans, when I had the chance to chat with its affiliate manager, John Barnes, who even shared the top four teams he thinks will earn a podium finish.
We all know that Anonibet is giving away 22 BTC for its World Cup promo. How has it affected the platform as a whole?
We believe our brand has significantly grown with the World Cup and we have witnessed an increase of more than 100% in bet stakes that are placed. So overall, we are happy with how we have performed. Since we also realized that World Cup betting requires more attention, we finally launched our live customer support service so that the customers who may have problems while betting can get immediate support and have the problem solved. The live customer support will be continued after the tournament, nonetheless.
Anonibet isn’t the only Bitcoin sportsbook that integrated World Cup betting. What do you think is your edge; was it the prize pool or, say, the inclusive deals if any?
We have placed a 22 BTC prize pool, but on top of that, our prizes are guaranteed and they are available for immediate withdrawal without the need to place any bets. Also, we significantly raised our bet limits to enable players to have the freedom to bet their desired stakes on their favorite lines. We have also added several special bets on the World Cup like ‘What brand will the team be from?”
It seems that this promo is doing well for your platform. Can you share with us any interesting stories, bets, or even your top four teams for this year’s World Cup?
Well, the most interesting thing is that the most popular bet for this World Cup is for the host country to win the tournament. Despite some shaky displays from the host, the bet has continued to rise in popularity. As to my top four teams, in my opinion, Argentina will win. I believe Lionel Messi has played well this far into his career, and he is regarded among the best ever with Pele and Maradona. What he lacks, though, is the World Cup. Although I have not looked at the permutations, Netherlands, France, and Algeria will complete my list.
We’re almost halfway through the World Cup, what other sports can we expect in your sportsbook in the coming months?
Anonibet comprehensively covers all major tournaments. We currently have Wimbledon and will definitely cover FIBA World Basketball. We go as far as offering events like Pesapallo, NASCAR, and Golf Majors; therefore, we can assure you that we have all upcoming major tournaments covered.
Are there any Bitcoin sports betting or casino games that are exclusively offered on Anonibet, though?
None at the moment, but we plan to introduce one or two in the future.
Things are looking great for Anonibet. What can we expect from your platform that will further improve Bitcoin gambling?
We have plans of revamping our site. We have also recently launched our affiliate program, which will definitely broaden our service to cater for the network of customers. When it comes to our Bitcoin gambling services, we are reviewing options such as introducing e-sports and having live betting available for all the sports we cover. There are also plans to improve our casino. In fact, we may introduce our live dealer casino toward the end of the year.