Toronto, Ontario – July 2, 2020 – i3 Interactive Inc. (“i3 Interactive” or the “Company”) (CSE: BETS), is pleased to announce the unveiling of BLITZBET, the Company’s first global brand of online sports betting, casino and poker products and services. BLITZBET is a collaboration with internationally renowned and respected social media celebrity Dan Bilzerian, and marks the Company’s first brand, which targets the regulated online and mobile gaming industry. The Company intends to leverage its management, intellectual property and industry knowledge to launch its products and offering under the BLITZBET brand in legal jurisdictions. BLITZBET is the first of many anticipated brands that the Company intends to operate to provide customized online sports betting, casino and poker platform, each with specific target audiences and players.
i3 Interactive plans to launch its proprietary sportsbook and casino platform via BLITZBET prior to the restart of North American sports (NBA, MLB, NHL) at the end of July 2020. The Company is currently evaluating multiple countries in which Dan Bilzerian has a strong following, intending to launch a fully legal product in those jurisdictions in the coming months. Online gambling worldwide is a USD$59.6 Billion industry, and still growing. The industry is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 11.5%, forecasting worldwide revenue of USD$127.3 Billion by 2027.
Mr. Bilzerian is an internationally recognized and social media celebrity and is a part-owner of i3 Interactive. Dan Bilzerian has over 50 million followers across 5 of the most prominent social media platforms, making him one of the largest social media followings of any celebrity and ranks one of the highest for social media engagement with followers. Mr. Bilzerian became one of the world’s most successful professional poker players, earning upwards of USD$50 million per year. Mr. Bilzerian has stated that i3 Interactive is his biggest and most anticipated project yet. He commented: “I like playing for winning teams, and as a brand, I am always looking at ways to improve and stay ahead of the curve. After the United States legalized online gaming I thought this was the perfect time for me to launch a gambling brand with seasoned management who can take this to the next level.”
Mr. Bilzerian’s appeal and reach is truly global. Mr. Bilzerian will be promoting BLITZBET in international advertising campaigns and is slated to make special appearances at major live poker events and online poker tournaments. One event planned for later this year will give his millions of fans the chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime meeting with their hero – and challenge him at the poker table.
Chris Neville, the CEO of i3 Interactive, said: “We are extremely happy to have Dan as an owner and partner of our public company and the face of our gambling brand. Dan is an international celebrity with one of the largest followings worldwide and this allows i3 Interactive to convert customers with a return on investment much higher than traditional gambling brands. We will also be focused on free to enter contests where our members can win experiences with Dan, experiences which frankly money can’t buy.”
ABOUT I3 INTERACTIVE INC.
The Company is in the business of providing customers with an online and mobile gaming platform that will provide sports fans worldwide with a unique and highly-engaging social gaming product, and sports betting and casino product offering. In an effort to break into the various emerging global markets, i3 has secured partnerships with key industry contacts, including Dan Bilzerian, an internationally renowned and widely respected social media celebrity with over 50 million social media followers.
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