to Acquire TopBetta (ASX:TBH) and Mad Bookie
- Retail bookmaking assets to form integral part of PlayUp's expanding Australian wagering operations
- PlayUp will engage TBH for ongoing software and services
- The PlayChip to be integrated into TopBetta and Mad Bookie following completion of sale
TBH is an ASX-listed company and a global provider of online wholesale and retail wagering products and services. The TopBetta and Mad Bookie brands form TBH's retail wagering, fantasy tournament and content business and, once the sale is completed, will complement PlayUp's rapidly growing wagering operations.
The acquisition is an important part of PlayUp's corporate growth strategy as it seeks to list on both the ASX and NASDAQ through a merger with Mission NewEnergy Limited (ASX:MBT) (OTCMKTS:MNELF) (see below).
PlayUp is seeking acquisitions of cash-based fantasy sports betting platforms as well as other wagering operators globally recognizing the opportunity that is emerging within the global online sports and gaming sector. PlayUp will then integrate a new turnkey universal gaming 'token' cryptocurrency solution known as the 'PlayChip' into these and other independent gaming platforms. PlayChip will be the world's largest fully integrated blockchain enabled cryptocurrency for gaming and wagering.
PlayUp CEO Daniel Simic commented: "TBH has aggressively grown its Australian retail and wholesale businesses. Following the acquisition, PlayUp will be engaging TBH to provide PlayUp with a range of ongoing technology, software and services and we're excited to be working with them in this way."
"Once TopBetta and Mad Bookie are part of PlayUp's ecosystem they will deliver significant incremental gross gaming revenue to PlayUp as well as grow our local user base. We will also be integrating the PlayChip into TopBetta and Mad Bookie, providing users with an additional universal currency option."
* Please refer to TBH's announcement filed on the ASX
About Mission NewEnergy Limited
Mission NewEnergy Ltd (ASX:MBT) (OTCMKTS:MNELF) is an Australian Securities Exchange ("ASX") listed company.
PlayUp is a Universal Gaming Platform offering Daily Fantasy Sports, sports and race betting, fantasy stables, eSports, and casino table games. PlayUp Limited is the creator of the PlayChip and operates PlayUp.com, ClassicBet, Draftstars, Betting.Club, TopBetta, MadBookie and 123Gaming. PlayUp Limited will deliver the world's first fully-integrated, blockchain enabled global fantasy sports, online sports betting and gaming ecosystem.
As announced on 09 April 2018, PlayUp agreed to merge with Mission NewEnergy Limited (ASX:MBT) (OTCMKTS:MNELF), subject to the approval of the ASX and NASDAQ and regulatory approval requirements. Upon the completion of the merger it is anticipated that the company's securities will seek to re-comply with both ASX and NASDAQ listing rules resulting in the trading of shares on the NASDAQ stock exchange and the ASX.
About The Betmakers Holdings Limited
The Betmakers Holdings Limited (ASX:TBH), (OTCMKTS:TPBTF) (FRA:T07) formerly TopBetta Holdings Limited, is an ASX-listed holding company and a global provider of online wagering products and services to both wholesale and retail markets through its various wholly owned subsidiaries. The Company operates a retail wagering business, offering consumers wagering, fantasy tournament and content products and services. Global Tote Australia Pty Ltd conducts TBH's Wholesale Business, which includes operating and licensing its wholesale tote product which enables licensed wagering operators, including corporate bookmakers and tote operators from all over the world, to participate in global pools. The Wholesale Business is conducted under a B2B licence granted by the UK Gambling Commission to Global Tote Limited, a company incorporated in Alderney, UK.
The Betmakers Holdings Limited
Mission NewEnergy Limited