Paddy Power First To Sign Up For Onionsack Chatbot

By Brian Cullingworth, Last updated May 26, 2017

Enables wagering through Facebook Messenger

Ireland-based bet messaging software platform developer, Onionsack, has taken its chatbot for Facebook Messenger live with Paddy Power.

Described as an industry-first, the product enables punters to log in to their betting account, check balances and place wagers via Facebook’s Messenger service.

The app also provides personalized sporting updates through push notifications and access to Paddy Power’s videos, blogs and podcasts.

“We know our customers love mobile messaging apps so having a ChatBot on Facebook Messenger is the obvious first step into the ChatBot marketplace,” Michael Healy, product director at Paddy Power, said.  “We’re delighted to be the first bookmaker to market in such an exciting area.”

Onionsack chief executive officer, Jonathan Power,  added: “With nearly the whole world connected to Facebook, the logical step is to allow customers to place a bet through the social media giant’s Messenger app.

“Our innovative transactional bot allows exactly that, providing punters with an even easier way of betting through instant messaging.

Brian Cullingworth

Infopowa news was a staple of Casinomeister’s news from 2000 until 2019. Brian Cullingworth was the main writer, contributor, and was one of the most knowledgeable persons I have ever known involved in the online casino industry.

We first met in January 2001 at the ICE in London where I observed him going booth to booth interviewing online casino, software, and licensing jurisdiction representatives. Brian was also heavily involved with our forum as “Jetset“, he was involved as an informal consultant to eCOGRA, the OPA, and was a player advocate who assisted countless aggrieved players with his connections to industry folks. He also published “Casino Cautions” via Infopowa news for quite a number of years. These can be found in our news archives.

His passing in February 2019 was a dark day for us. He will be forever missed.

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