Betiply Brings Daily Fantasy Sports to Mexico
- Betiply is the first truly international Daily Fantasy Sports platform, offering fantasy sports contests throughout both North and South America
- Widely popular in the United States, Betiply will allow Mexicans to join the fun with more sports, in more languages, than any other fantasy platform
- There is no doubt; Mexico is home to Latin America’s most knowledgeable and passionate sports fans
July 27, 2016 – Betiply, a pioneering international Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) platform with offices in the United States and Colombia, announced today that it plans to make the platform available in Mexico starting in July 2016.
Daily Fantasy Sports, wildly popular in the United States, has until now been only available in the US and Canadian markets. Betiply not only will allow Mexicans to participate in fantasy sports contests, they will be able to do so with their brethren in other nations across both North and South America.
Michael Puscar, co-founder and CEO of Betiply, indicated that the platform will be available in Mexico in both Spanish and English.
“Mexico is home to Latin America’s most passionate sports fans,” said Puscar, “The country is a natural market for DFS and we hope to make our platform accessible across the country on both desktop and mobile devices.”
In a recent interview with France Football, Tigres striker Andre-Pierre Gignac proclaimed Mexico’s fans to be the world’s most passionate.
“Here there is more passion, more identification with the club, more respect for the players and the colors”, Gignac said. “You play all the time in stadiums with capacities of 40,000 to more than 100,000 and that are often full.”
Betiply COO Bob Reisenweber was not surprised by Gignac’s comments.
“His comments are not a surprise to me, having lived over a year in Mexico”, said Reisenweber, the other co-founder of Betiply. “Now Mexicans will have a chance to showcase their sports IQ against other users in the United States and Canada, and additional Latin American countries as we continue to expand in 2016.”
In Mexico, participants will be able to use their sports knowledge to compete in contests of various sizes. Betiply offers contests covering local leagues such as the Liga MX as well as international soccer leagues including the English Premier League, German Bundesliga, Italian Series A, and the Spanish La Liga. The platform also covers Copa Liberadores, the Euro 2016, the Argentinian league as well as sports outside of soccer such as the National Football League (NFL), National Basketball Association (NBA), Major League Baseball (MLB) and the National Hockey League (NHL). Puscar indicated that these leagues are only the start.
“As we continue to expand into Mexico and beyond, we will continue to add more leagues and make the platform available in more languages,” said Puscar, “Our goal is a truly international platform. If you are passionate about a sport, we want that sport to be covered within Betiply.”
“We will find out soon enough what country has the most passionate sports fans”, Reisenweber added. “Based on my experience living in Monterrey, if you had to ask me right now, my money is on Mexico.”
Reisenweber emphasized the international nature of the platform and indicated that Betiply will immediately enter the Mexican and Colombian markets in July and August 2016, respectively.
Betiply is backed by GITP Ventures, a Panama-based early-stage venture fund and Ruta-N, the center of innovation and business in Medellín, Colombia. It has also received backing from various angel investors from both Colombia and the United States.
Founded by serial entrepreneurs Michael Puscar and Robert Reisenweber, Betiply is the world’s first international fantasy sports platform, covering more leagues, in more languages, than any other Daily Fantasy Sports web site or mobile application.
For more information about Betiply, please visit www.betiply.com/
About GITP Ventures
Founded in 2012, Grupo Internacional de Tecnología de Punta S.A. (GITP Ventures) is an early stage investment group that invests in dynamic, scalable companies with an international focus. GITP’s portfolio spans a wide array of verticals including technology, media, retail and fashion. GITP’s companies are challenging the paradigms of their respective industries by embracing and deploying adaptive, innovative technologies.
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