Thanks to one online casino, we will be able to place bets via social messaging app. Why so? Because Paddy Power Casino has launched a new innovative transactional Facebook messenger chatbot. We, at AskGamblers are bringing you the scoop so you can know what to expect from this cool app.
Betting Messaging Platform
On May 22, 2017 the app was launched, and it is powered by Onionsack. This bot is the industry-first chatbot that will allow players to place bets directly through the app, and Paddy Power is the first bookmaker to go live with this product.
With the Onionsack Saas, customers will be able to login to their betting account, check balances and place wagers using nothing but the Facebook Messenger app.
Once connected to Paddy Power Facebook Messenger bot, players can compose a message detailing the bet they wish to place and execute the transaction which they expressed as desired, because Onionsack platform is able to understand it.
Also, customers will be able to receive personalized sporting updates through push notifications designed to provide more tailored user experience. To boot, you will be able to see Paddy Power’s entertaining videos, blogs and podcasts via this app with only one click.
Michael Healy, Product Director at Paddy Power, said: "We know our customers love mobile messaging apps so having a ChatBot on Facebook Messenger is the obvious first step into the ChatBot marketplace. We’re delighted to be the first bookmaker to market in such an exciting area. Our customers will be able to request odds and receive push notifications tailored to their own betting interests, plus enjoy a daily serving of Paddy Power mischief and entertainment."
Onionsack CEO said that since nearly the whole world is connected to Facebook, this bot was the only logical step to make. According to him this innovative transactional bot will provide punters with an even easier way of betting through instant messaging.
To boot, they expect more bookmakers to launch their chatbots in the near future, as it provides a simple and more personalized way of betting.
What is Onionsack?
Onionsack was founded in 2005 by Jonathan Power. It is a bet messaging software platform delivered as a Software as a Service for the Sports Betting and Media sectors. This technology can understand customer’s messages in their own natural language, and convert messages into betting transactions.
This is definitely something new and innovative to keep an eye on. Heck, if you have account in one of the online casinos using this technology and still did not get the chance to test it, now is the time!