Introducing Mate Multi

multimateyellowEDIT: APRIL FOOLS. If you are reading this article now, you might believe it is real. Once again I managed to fool my many readers. I heard from a lot that actually rang Sportsbet asking why they could not see this on their accounts. Sadly while this product idea is actually awesome, no bookmaker will go to any effort to create a product like this. 

I am so excited to announce that my first idea has been picked up by one of Australia’s biggest and best bookies. Just over a month ago I posted my idea of a cool feature that bookmakers could add to their site to not only make more money but also get new customers. The general idea was to allow anyone with an account to buy their friends a multi bet. Just like you would buy a friend a lotto ticket, instead you can now buy them a multi bet that is much more entertaining and has a much better chance of them actually winning something.

matemultibetslipLater this afternoon Sportsbet will be starting a big media campaign around this new feature. Yes, you are going to see even more Sportsbet ads on the television now. You may have noticed the cash out feature has been taken off their site. They found that no one was using it and have decided to replace it with a test run for the mate-multi. Now when you create a multi bet the mate-multi icon will pop up in the Multibet section. All you need to do is click the mate multi icon and you will be taken to a new page where you just need to put in the amount you wish to spend and the email address and name of your friend. Sportsbet will take care of the rest. They even send out a nice Birthday card on your behalf.

For the first 100 customers who send a Mate Multi to a friend (up to $100 max), Sportsbet will also give you a free multi to the same value. How amazing is that. It’s a buy one get one free offer. I’ve got to say, I’ve given sportsbet nothing but flack on this website over the years, but they are clearly the world leader in bookmaking to not only see the potential in this great new concept but to also get it to market so quickly.

As with any new feature, there are sure to be bugs, so if you log into your account and select a multi and can’t see the Mate Multi icon, just give Sportsbet a call on 1800 990 907 or head into live chat and their ever helpful staff will quickly get it sorted for you.

Do I get anything from this?

Always wanting to be upfront and honest, I do indeed get a cut of any profits generated from this feature. Sportsbet are giving me the general affiliate percentage of 30% of all money made from Mate Multi bets and new user acquisitions. Based on their predictions of the uptake of this feature, I could be sitting on a nice nest egg sooner rather than later.

Just goes to show, you put something out there and you get it back in spades. Head on over to Sportsbet and let me know how you find the new feature, I’d love to hear your thoughts on it.



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  • Rob

    What is today’s date Steve?

  • Francois

    I just want to say thank you for your honnesty 🙂 This is what I like most on you !

  • riverrat

    “You may have noticed the cash out feature has been taken off their site. They found that no one was using it”

    I am also an investor in the company that makes those cards and my understanding is that there has been significant uptake in the cards and the cash loaded on them. Would love to hear the contrary view if there is one. Thanks mate.

    PS congrats on the new idea getting traction, big fan of your blog

  • Hi Mate, sorry this was an April fools joke post.

  • riverrat

    🙂 Had me going (particularly when I had a quick look at the sportsbet site, card advertising is no where near as prominent as it was)

  • haha, i was actually referring to their cash out (live in-play) feature. Nice job being an investor in the card company, CC companies are like printing money.

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