November 23, 2016 – We are delighted to announce that our brand new software client will be available in all markets on December 1, 2016. The release will see the second generation of our award-winning software, officially known as ‘Unibet Poker 2.0’, available on desktop, tablet and mobile from launch. To celebrate the launch, Unibet Poker are also running their biggest ever promotion – ‘Around the World’ – which will award over €250,000 in prizes, including the major prize of a 28-day trip for two, flying business class, to visit the Seven Wonders of the World.
PLAYER EXPERIENCE AT THE FOREFRONT
Unibet Poker 2.0 was built with the poker player as the main focus – from visible software features such as a new hand replayer, fully integrated missions and loyalty scheme, improved graphics and multi-tabling options on mobile and tablet, to non-visible improvements to the back-end functionality and overall stability of the client.
Andrew West, Unibet’s Head of Poker, said
“Unibet Poker 2.0 was built from the ground up and designed to provide us with a foundation upon which we can seamlessly add in-game features to continuously provide the best experience possible for all of our players.
“We’re looking forward to collecting feedback on the new software and hope that our players will see the potential for 2017 and beyond.”
On December 1st, when players open the Unibet Poker software, they will automatically be prompted to update their software.
RECORD GROWTH AND INVESTMENT
We have seen tremendous recent growth, highlighted by a staggering 65% year on year increase in Poker revenue in Q3 2016. Expectations are high for the impact of the new client, and we have made, and will continue to make, significant investment to grow our player base and the poker category. Unibet Poker 2.0 is just one piece of the puzzle.
‘AROUND THE WORLD’ PROMOTIONAL RAFFLE
Coinciding with the new software launch is our biggest ever poker promotion – Around the World. The aforementioned major prize of a business class 28-day trip for two, to visit the Seven Wonders of the World is valued at over €35,000, with 33 other players winning once-in-a-lifetime travel experiences and 1,000 players in total walking away with prizes including tournament and cash game tickets, laptops and Unibet Open packages. The entire promotion will see more than €250,000 awarded.
The major prize and all other prize winners will be announced via live stream on Unibet’s official Twitch.tv channel on January 7th at 16:00 CET.
Gold, silver and bronze raffle tickets will be awarded randomly to Unibet Poker cash game players from December 1st until December 31st. Each type of raffle ticket has corresponding prizes, and every ticket holder will be a winner.
Complete details of the Around the World promotion, including the full list of prizes, can be found at: https://www.unibet.com/promotions/poker-promotions/around-the-world
The Unibet Open takes place from 1-4 December. You can watch it live here.