10 Years of Online Sports Betting and Intertops.com is Still on Top!; Online Gaming Pioneer Celebrates 10th Anniversary.
By 2003 Intertops.com began online poker operations as part of the PartyPoker Network, progressing to online skill-based gaming in under a year. Intertops was founded in 1983 in London by German Bookmaker Detlef Train who holds a UK Bookmakers Licence. Even today in an age of off the shelf turnkey solutions this is a very short period of time to turn an idea into reality.”
–4. There was a huge demand from people to bet online and the business rocketed from the very start.
“I hope that all of our valued customers and industry colleagues alike will join us in raising a glass to Intertops.com, a true pioneer of the online gaming industry which has helped paved the way for what has grown to become an outstandingly exciting, fast-moving, multi-billion dollar global market.”
Michl Posch, Head of Marketing Intertops.com, said: “2006 may be our tenth anniversary, but it is just the beginning of a truly exciting future for the company and for the online gaming industry as a whole. Intertops relocated to Austria in 1992. Everything had to be developed and invented, Payment Gateways, Credit Card processing – Everything!”
–1. In 2000, Intertops.com showed its innovative muscle yet again when it developed a WAP portal in-house, enabling it to accept mobile bets. Intertops.com is licensed in Antigua and Barbuda, the Mohawk Territory of Kahnawake in Quebec, Canada and Malta, and is a member of the European Betting Association, the International Gaming Council and the Antigua Offshore Gaming Association. Quite appropriately, special guest at the 10th anniversary celebration was Finnish enthusiast Jukka Honkavaara who, on 17 January 1996, placed a US$50 bet on the outcome of a soccer match between UK teams Tottenham Hotspur and Hereford United – picking up a whopping US$52 in winnings as a result!
LONDON — A number of guests from the online gaming world gathered in London on Wednesday 25th Janauary to celebrate the 10th birthday of Intertops.com, (www.intertops.com), the world’s first online sports betting company.
–2. This was the magic number for Detlef Train.
Detlef Train founder of Intertops said, “There was no experience and nobody to learn from back in the day.
In 1994 as the internet was still in its infancy and nobody really thought about successful commercial use, Intertops head of technical Ian Sherington discussed this topic with Intertops founder Detlef Train. By 1999 the company added one of the world’s first Microgaming online casinos, but strict monopoly laws meant that the company was forced to relocate to operations from the beautiful Austrian city of Saltzburg to exotic Antigua in the Caribbean – where it continues to flourish today.
“It didn’t take long though as within little more than a year we had found a way.
Intertops.com is now a multi-million dollar operation handling over 1,000 online betting transactions daily and allowing sports fans to wager as much as they wish, whenever they wish – on whatever sporting opportunity!
Notes to Editor . After further investigations they found out that already 30 million people had access to the internet
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