Former England and Sheffield Wednesday soccer star agrees to be patron
Former England and Sheffield Wednesday football pro Chris Waddle has teamed up with The Virtual Corporation — a Sheffield-based app development company with a new gambling app that could be used to raise money for grassroots football in the UK.
TVC managing director, Nathan Griffin, also hopes to develop an online betting company on the back of the app, which is titled Football Bingo.
Football Bingo players use their mobile phones to choose eight teams they believe will score a goal, from one day’s fixtures.
A further seven teams are added to the list randomly. Squares on the app’s electronic bingo card turn green as teams score and players whose 15 teams all score get a share of the payout.
Meanwhile, the first player to complete a card scoops a bonus pot.
A tenth of the profits from each game will go to The Chris Waddle Grassroots Football Trust Fund, which will support youth development.
Griffin said this week: "I have been really surprised with the viral nature of the interest in Football Bingo. People have signed up to play from Devon to Scotland."
He added that TVC has other developments on the drawing board that will expand Football Bingo, along with similar games devoted to other popular international sports like ice hockey.
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