ringit! is Now Available for Gameplay by Football Fans Everywhere; Penn National Gaming Provides Investment in iPro and Co-Markets to Penn National's Customers
SEATTLE, Oct. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Are you a sideline signal caller? Do you rule your fantasy league? Do opposing coaches accuse you of stealing signals? If so, your Sundays are about to get a lot more exciting.
ringit!, the world's first mobile sports prediction game based on dynamic odds is now available for iOS and Android. Created by iPro, Inc., ringit! challenges players to compete in real time, by predicting the next play, drive or game while watching live NFL® football games. Exclusive, patented technology makes it possible to choose from more than 15,000 pick opportunities in every NFL® game, each with dynamically changing odds based on game status, team tendencies, players on the field and more.
"ringit! is unlike anything you've ever experienced. No matter where you watch football, ringit! brings an unprecedented level of excitement to the game as you feel the second-counting pressure of play calling, just like an NFL coach," said Robert Melendres, founder & CEO of iPro. "Now, every play is a chance to call your shot, talk smack to your friends, and highlight your football knowledge as you predict what will happen next on every play, in every NFL® football game, as it happens live. Never before have you been able to engage in sports on this level, and for iPro, football is only the beginning."
ringit! covers football aficionados and casual fans alike with two versions, so players can get in the game with the level of intensity that suits them.
- ringit! Pro delivers the ultimate experience with more than 15,000 pick options for players to choose from, including predicting whether a team will run or pass next, the players involved, and the result of each play. Players can also challenge others with prop picks or custom side selections. ringit! Pro can be played for social play (virtual coin) starting today, and in the future, will support both fantasy play and full sports betting for cash (in territories where authorized).
- ringit! is for fans who want to get in on the action quickly. Players can choose from a few popular quick pick options, including whether a team opts to run or pass on the next play, which player will receive or carry the ball, and whether the play will result in a touchdown or turnover. ringit! is exclusively social play. Coming soon.
Both versions leverage extensive interactive social features, including in-app messaging that lets players email or text friends and invite them to get in the game, and posting directly to Facebook and Twitter. Building rivalries or even competing with friends by making different play picks for the team you are cheering on has never been so easy and fun.
Investment by Penn National Gaming
iPro also announced that it has received a strategic minority investment from Penn Interactive Ventures LLC ("PVI"), the interactive arm of Penn National Gaming, Inc. (Nasdaq: PENN) ("Penn National"). The companies have agreed to co-market ringit! to Penn National's nearly 3 million active customer Marquee Rewards database across their network of 27 properties across North America.
"The popularity of fantasy sports and social gaming continues to grow at phenomenal rates and our analysis indicates that there is a significant overlap between these players and casino players," said Chris Sheffield, President of Penn Interactive Ventures and Senior Vice President and Managing Director of I-Gaming for Penn National Gaming. "We believe iPro's new ringit! sports prediction platform offers a unique, real-time, social and fantasy sports game, capable of packing a weekend of action into every game, and that our customers will really enjoy. At this stage, Penn National is focused solely on marketing the social version of ringit!, which enables customers to play for fun with no prize incentives, to our Marquee Rewards database, and very much see this product as a great way to further engage with our customers at our properties and beyond."
About iPro, Inc.
iPro is a mobile gaming technology company that develops new and innovative mobile prediction products that converge social, fantasy and sports betting game play into a single, seamless player experience. iPro's first product, ringit!, provides live NFL® football competition anywhere and everywhere, expanding the way sports fans engage in the game and compete with each other via play-by-play, in-game predictions. Visit us at www.ringitgames.com, Facebook, or Twitter.
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About Penn National Gaming
Penn National Gaming owns, operates or has ownership interests in gaming and racing facilities and video gaming terminal operations with a focus on slot machine entertainment. At September 1, 2015, the Company operated twenty-seven facilities in seventeen jurisdictions, including Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, West Virginia, and Ontario. At September 1, 2015, in aggregate, Penn National Gaming operated approximately 34,000 gaming machines, 800 table games and 4,600 hotel rooms.
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