Unibet launch proves an instant success for ramping retention rates and improving CRM at the group’s leading brand.
SportCaller, the free-to-play (FTP) sports-game specialist, has rolled out its latest innovative game, Streakr, with leading Kindred Group brand Unibet to instant acclaim.
Through SportCaller’s market-leading platform, Kindred has become the first operator to harness FTP as a central marketing tool with a long-term strategy at both group and local levels. Streakr is just the latest manifestation of these plans, focusing on driving deeper engagement and reliable retention among active customers at Unibet, as the brand bids to grow its international footprint.
Streakr is a free-to-play game which enables users to win free bets and cash prizes for accurately predicting consecutive correct results. The player with the longest winning streak scoops a jackpot-sized prize, but the game’s underlying premise embraces a softer marketing function to improve customer dwell time and repeat visits.
Early results have already surpassed Unibet projections in the first week after launch. Over 60% of those customers have since returned to play on a daily basis, while 15% of them have already been awarded a prize from playing. This intuitive and accessible FTP format offers highly attainable prizes, ranging from £2 to a £30.000 jackpot, and is tailored to assist Unibet in driving and retaining active customers.
Streakr is just the latest original sportsbook offering to market off the SportCaller production rank, delivering low-cost acquisition levels with a trademark flair for innovation, coupled to trackable and provable results. These traits led to SportCaller being named as Best Acquisition & Retention Partner and Sports Betting Innovator of the Year at the prestigious EGR B2B Awards 2019.
More broadly, SportCaller’s burgeoning partnership with Kindred’s stable of global brands has seen the group roll out a total of 15 games across 14 countries and in 14 different languages over the past few months, running games from local leagues to international tournaments, with at least 20 different sports scheduled to feature by Q1 2020.
SportCaller’s game-changing, light-to-deploy platform empowers now partners to easily press “predictor” games, like Streakr, into the service of any sport or event. This new mechanic allows both operator partners and media owners to launch their own branded games with speed and flexibility to capture the enthusiasms of fans across the sporting calendar’s mass-market events.
Johannes Nijboer Sportsbook Business Portfolio Manager at Kindred Group, said: “At Unibet, as with all Kindred Group brands, our cornerstone aim is to improve the user experience with customised, local solutions on the international stage. Which is why this company wide alliance with SportCaller makes so much sense for driving retention in a responsible manner Above all, it provides the elasticity and peace of mind for us to grow a regulated and sustainable sports betting market across our markets.
“The unique platform developed by SportCaller frees up our local teams to deploy games based on their territorial strategies in addition to catering for worldwide needs. Their proven track record, industry knowledge, and 24/7 support readily made them our preferred partner, while their rapid concept-to-actualisation game creation and fully-compliant deployment mean we can target and plan with precision, no matter what the territory.”
SportCaller MD Cillian Barry added: “We like to think that our FTP platform’s speed of integration and scalability set SportCaller apart. And Streakr is the latest incarnation in this ongoing evolution, demonstrating the varied benefits of our wide-ranging games, and promoting the sportsbook proposition via softer marketing techniques aimed at consolidating retention.
“Given that FTP has become a significant marketing function for Kindred as they look to enhance the customer experience through innovation, this is a partnership of which we’re particularly proud. We look forward to working in close collaboration with their family of brands over the years to come.”
In a standardised marketplace running out of ideas and regulatory rope for sign-up offers and bonuses, SportCaller is transforming free-to-play games into a standalone vertical for enhanced recruitment strategy, reactivation and retention through consequential engagement and organic gameplay across the sporting spectrum.