888 Holdings to leverage Nuvei’s Instant Bank Transfer for SI Sportsbook

888 Holdings to leverage Nuvei’s Instant Bank Transfer for SI Sportsbook

888 Holdings announced on Thursday, September 23, its partnership with Nuvei Corporation, equipping its newly-launched SI Sportsbook with the latter’s Instant Bank Transfer payment solution.

SI Sportsbook to level Nuvei’s payment solution technology

888 Holdings pulled off a major business move by launching the SI Sportsbook, a joint venture with Authentic Brands Group – the owner of Sports Illustrated.

SI Sportsbook aims to become an ideal sport betting app for casual and die-hard sports fans by leveraging the sports news, analysis, and betting information of Sports Illustrated.

To make customers’ transactions safer and faster, the Gibraltar-based operator taps Nuvei to accept consumer deposits on the SI Sportsbook platform and deliver real-time bank account funding via Bank Transfer Payment Solution.

Nuvei’s platform integration with Plaid allows SI Sportsbook consumers to secure access to approximately 11,000 financial institutions in the United States.

The solution provider is known for its state-of-the-art consumer transaction tracking system, assuring that fund deposits and withdrawals undergo sophisticated risk management checks. Moreover, Plaid provides additional authentication through its user-initiated bank account verification.

As for regular bettors, Nuvei’s proprietary platform makes transactions a lot faster for them with its conversion-boosting features, including one-click deposits for returning players.

After providing American sports fans with news and analysis across different media platforms for many years, Sports Illustrated ventured into the world of online sports betting and igaming for the first time.

The partnership plans to launch SI sportsbook in Colorado first before entering the state of Indiana, Iowa, and New Jersey later this year. 888 Holdings also intends to bring the sportsbook brand into additional states in years to come.

Quotes from the Press Release

Philip Fayer, Nuvei’s chair and CEO, commented on the Nuvei partnership:

“Providing customers with the most convenient, secure, and fast payment experience is at the core of what Nuvei does.”

“We are excited to partner with 888 to provide an iconic brand such as Sports Illustrated the ability to launch strong into the US sports betting and igaming market, improving its player acquisition strategy through our best-in-class user experience, state-of-the-art risk management, and instant payments.”

Yaniv Sherman, SVP head of US at 888, added:

“Following the announcement of our strategic partnership with Sports Illustrated, we are thrilled to offer Nuvei’s innovative services to sportsbook fans. With high-growth opportunities across the US, it’s important for us to deliver a first-class betting and gaming experience which includes a diverse suite of payment options.

“Partnering with Nuvei enables us to enhance the player experience and further the position of SI Sportsbook as a cutting-edge platform in the market.”


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