EnergyBet & EnergyPartners Nominated for 2017 Global Gaming Awards

EnergyBet has been nominated for yet another important industry award, and this time it is one of the world’s most prestigious: Digital Operator of the Year, at the 2017 Global Gaming Awards!

Yes, that’s right, hot on the heels of winning the inaugural 2017 Malta iGaming Excellence in Customer Service Award, which itself followed the SBC Rising Star in Sports Betting award, EnergyBet has now been shortlisted for yet another award, by a panel made up of some of the industry’s most respected experts.

Needless to say, just being shortlisted is a huge achievement for the barely 1-year old EnergyBet, and demonstrates the incredible progress made in a very short time. But, things get even better for the Energy brand, because EnergyPartners has also been shortlisted in the highly competitive Digital Acquisition Program of the Year category – again, an astonishing achievement.

EnergyBet & EnergyPartners PR Manager, Simona Pinterova is extremely proud of the Energy team, saying “the iGaming industry is getting more competitive by the month, and standards are rising daily, so to be nominated for the 2017 Global Gaming Awards is absolutely wonderful, and reinforces what we already feel – that we have created something very special, and deliver something unique to our customers.”

What is behind Energy’s incredible success in such a saturated and competitive market? Is it the focus on putting customers first with first-class support? Is it the way that their marketing and communications are clear, honest, and never pushy? Is it that their product is cutting edge, easy to use, and offers great value? Of course, it is a combination of all of these things and more, and the 2017 Global Gaming Awards nominations confirm that these qualities are being recognised.

Winners will be chosen by a panel made up of sixty of the most influential industry experts, and will be announced at the 2017 Global Gaming Awards, on 2nd October at The Venetian in Las Vegas. For more information about the awards see http://www.globalgamingawards.com/

O’s Beat Billericay as they Debut New Kit

The O’s took to the pitch for their first match in their new 2017-18 season EnergyBet kits, at Billericay Town on the 29th July, and left the AGP Arena as 2-1 winners.

In an impressive performance, that bodes well for the rejuvenated Leyton Orient, Macauley Bonne opened the scoring, with a nice header in the seventh minute, whilst Jake Caprice whacked a second one into the Billericay net midway through the first half. Billericay weren’t about to take things lying down though, with Sam Deering scoring for the hosts with a header, before half time.

David Mooney took the armband for the O’s, with First Team Captain Charlie Lee out of action due to a knee injury, and the weather attempted to get in the way with rain starting just after kick-off. Still, it was a quick paced match.

Impressive team play was demonstrated from the outset, as Orient smoothly guided the ball from the left, over to Romuald Boco on the right, who then found a perfectly timed run from Caprice, who in turn produced a precise cross for Bonne to head past the Billericay keeper. Mooney, by way of Bonne, could have added another just four minutes later, but the shot sailed over the bar.

A confident Orient demonstrated they were in control throughout most of the first half, with Caprice, who had been pressing on the right, effortlessly teamed with Boco, to get into the area, doubling the O’s lead in the 27th minute.

Billericay, however, increased the pressure towards the end of the half, with Jermaine Pennant pushing a freekick behind Charlie Grainger. Then, with just six minutes until the break, Billericay equalised when midfielder Sam Deering, got a header past Grainger.

When the teams took to the pitch again, Orient went with the same XI, and nearly made it 3-1 courtesy of a low shot from Craig Clay that went just wide of the mark. Not long after that, Bonne failed to capitalise on a second chance, with a left-footed strike.

Grainger managed to push another attempt from Deering behind, and then Billericay came close again after a header diverted the ensuing corner into the post. Deering again saw a chance for an equaliser around the 60-minute mark, but his shot was deflected and went wide.

As the match neared the final 20 minutes, McAnuff had a free kick pushed over the bar, and Lawless saw a shot sent behind. In the 72nd minute, the substitute Jake Robinson, nearly saved the day for Billericay, when he planted a header out of Grainger’s reach – but it was returned by the post and cleared by the O’s defence.

Just seven minutes later, the O’s Trialist B saw his free-kick nick the post and go behind for a goal kick. In the 83rd minute, Orient defender Elokobi looked like he was going to seal the deal in style, but his shot was deflected by an Orient player on the line.

The action continued right until the final whistle, with the hosts still looking for that elusive equaliser, but Orient left the pitch as victors.

The O’s performance at Billericay will give confidence to the club, with under one week let until they travel to Sutton United, for their first match of the Vanarama National League. Head Coach Steve Davis’ decision to put Josh Coulson, their latest signing, with George Elokobi, in the centre of the defence, may give a hint of the tactics to expect in the coming league matches.

EnergyBet Scoops Another Award

On the 5th May, EnergyBet received the Excellence in Customer Service award at the inaugural Malta’s iGaming Excellence Awards, held at the Corinthia Palace, San Anton. The glamorous event saw the very best of Malta’s burgeoning iGaming industry come together to recognize the achievements made over the last exciting year.

For EnergyBet it was a fantastic milestone, coming just months after winning the SBC Rising Star in Sports Betting award in London. It further underlines the incredible progress towards delivery a world-beating service made at EnergyBet – a sportsbook that still hasn’t reached its first birthday!

At EnergyBet we know that our product is of paramount importance, but we also believe that customers deserve the very best service and support. To be recognised by our local industry peers, who set a very high standard, really emphasises just how well regarded the EnergyBet customer service team is, and should give potential new customers a great deal of confidence when choosing to use our service.

All that remains to be said is another huge “congratulations and well done” to the entire EnergyBet customer service team, and a big “thank you” to all of our customers and those who helped make the award possible.

We’re going to need a bigger trophy shelf soon…

We’re Calling Chelsea Premier League Champs

At EnergyBet, we spend each day weighing up the odds covering every possible outcome for all kinds of sports but, sometimes, we like to take a punt ourselves and go out on a limb. And, that’s exactly what we’re doing for the English Premier League! We’re the very first sportsbook to call Chelsea FC as Premier League champions!

We’re putting our money where our mouth is and going with Chelsea FC as Premier League Champions. Yeah, we know it’s not the 21st May yet, but we’re feeling confident, and had a few drinks when we decided on this promo. So, we’ve closed the bets on Chelsea and are paying out to those of you who had already bet on them!

Obviously, since Tottenham suffered a defeat to West Ham on Friday, things are looking very, very good for Conte’s team, and they only need six points or two wins, to seal the deal no matter what Spurs manage to pull off. But, the fun isn’t over just yet, because it is still mathematically possible for Tottenham to take the title on the final day (it’s even theoretically possible that the two top teams could face a playoff – if points, goal difference, and goals scored were all equal – though it is extremely unlikely given Spurs goal difference).

But, the point is, that the show isn’t over just yet, and we’re still taking bets on Spurs! The question is; are you feeling lucky? If you’ve already bet on Chelsea, then you’ve already won, so why not live on the edge and take a punt on Spurs too?! Things could get very interesting!

 

2017 EnergyGirls Calendar Shoot

It’s what every EnergyCasino and EnergyBet player has been waiting for; the smoking hot new 2017 EnergyGirls Calendar! Soon you’ll be able to get your hands on our sexiest, most sophisticated creation yet. Yes, we know, we’re being a bit mean teasing you like this, so we’ve made a short video preview, and here it is.

We’re sure you’ll agree that the girls and the creative team have excelled themselves again; the gorgeous wardrobe, atmospheric lighting, and sensual poses all add to the girls’ natural beauty. One things for sure, Energy is nearly as good at picking girls as it is at choosing the best casino games and sporting offers.

Make sure you keep an eye on EnergyCasino and EnergyBet, and get your copy of the 2017 Energy Girls Calendar as soon as we make it available. If previous years are anything to go by, it’s going to go fast, so don’t hang about.

AVFC Gift Wrap Challenge – Round 1

Due to a walkout by the North Pole Elf and Reindeer Workers Union, Santa needs extra help wrapping the presents this year, so we thought we’d see if the Villa players were up to the task.

To find out, EnergyBet put three of Aston Villa FC’s finest through their paces in a festive gift wrapping challenge: watch as striker Gabriel Agbonlahor, defender Alan Hutton and midfielder Ashley Westwood give it their all to wrap a ball, and tackle each other for tape. The results were, well, let’s just say we think they’re best off sticking to football.

Enjoy the hilarious festive action and kudos to Gabriel, Alan and Ashley for being such merry sports.

Villa target away day victory against out-of-form Norwich

Aston Villa built up to this week’s match at Norwich by recording a fourth consecutive home victory against a dogged Wigan Athletic side.

Here on EnergyBet we correctly predicted a Villa clean sheet, but were denied our ‘Kodjia anytime’ bet by a key save from 41-year-old keeper Jussi Jaaskelainen. Instead, it was left to Jack Grealish to steal the show with a stunning strike just two minutes from time.

On Tuesday night, we take on a Canaries side with just one victory from their last eight matches. Whilst we have been climbing towards the promotion places over the last two months, Norwich have been sliding towards mid-table since holding top spot after 12 matches in mid-October.

Norwich manager Alex Neil is clinging on to the job he started in January 2015, and admitted that he ‘got it wrong’ by selecting a team that ‘got bullied’ in the first half at Barnsley. If he fails to get it right against Villa and Huddersfield this week, the Scotsman may not make it to two years at the club.

Villa should be confident of picking up an away win that would see us leapfrog the Canaries in the Championship table. It is time for Bruce to throw off the shackles against a side low on confidence and stick to the system that has been so successful at Villa Park.

The creative Grealish hasn’t started an away league game since the defeat at Preston on 1 October, which might explain why only Ipswich Town have scored fewer goals away from home. In fact, six out of our last seven away matches have returned under 2.5 goals, which is 1.81 on EnergyBet.

Working in tandem with the in-form Jonathan Kodjia, Grealish is the man to take Neil to the brink and put Villa in position for an assault on the play-off positions over the Christmas period.

EnergyBet Match Odds:

Norwich 2.35 | Draw 3.30 | Villa 2.85

EnergyBet Expects:

  • Under 2.5 Goals @ 1.81
  • Away or Draw (Double Chance) @ 1.55
  • Grealish Anytime @ 3.45

AVFC Gift Wrap Challenge

The EnergyBet elves have been hanging out at Villa Park again and, because it’s nearly Christmas, we put three of Aston Villa FC’s finest through their paces in a festive gift wrapping challenge. Watch as striker Gabriel Agbonlahor, defender Alan Hutton and midfielder Ashley Westwood give it their all to wrap a ball, and tackle each other for tape. Perhaps let the girlfriends wrap the real pressies, lads.

This is only a teaser video to get you in the Christmas mood, the full video is coming soon. Now, that reminds me, where did I put the scissors and tape?

Nigel vs Alex, Club Badges

We’ve got another Club Badge Challenge video for you! This time it’s the turn of Leyton Orient FC’s midfielder Nigel Atangana and goalkeeper Alex Cisak. Watch as they go head-to-head in a quiz that gives Mastermind a run for its money. Alex started off with confidence, but we threw a few tricky ones in and Nigel made a late comeback.

It’s always a blast hanging out with the O’s at their training ground, and we’ve got loads more funny videos on the way, featuring more of the Orient all-stars! How will you fare against Nigel and Alex? See if you can name the badges before they can! Make sure you follow us for more exclusive insights into the wonderful world of the O’s. Enjoy!

Robbie and Nicky vs Club Badges

EnergyBet caught up with the Leyton Orient players at their training ground again, and this time we put their knowledge of football club badges to the test.

Our first ‘victims’ were cheeky duo Robbie Weir and Nicky Hunt, and we think they did rather well. We were pretty kind to them, but did throw in a few difficult ones too, with some lesser known badges like Crewe. To be honest, badges and crests are one of those things that we all think we know, but even those of big clubs can go fuzzy in the memory, so it’s not as easy as it sounds.

Watch the video and see if you get can the clubs before Robbie and Nicky – and check out just how hard Nicky is concentrating! We’ll be back with the O’s very soon to pick the brains of more players, so make sure you follow us.

Well done Robbie and Nicky!

 

Taking Penalties with the O’s

It really can pay off to get involved with EnergyBet on social media because we give away some truly amazing experiences and prizes. Recently we gave five of our Twitter followers the chance take penalties against the Leyton Orient FC goalkeeper, during half-time, at the match with Blackpool FC on Saturday 19th November.

Yes, just for retweeting a post, Twitter followers Les, Phil, Darren, Jamie and Lewis won a pair of tickets each, and got to take to the pitch at the Matchroom Stadium to test their skills against Orient’s goalie. Super Kudos goes out to all of our winners, and especially to those who managed to find the back of the net (they also landed balls signed by the Orient team).

It just goes to show, next time you see one of our promos, give it a go and we may well be writing about you next! Follow us on Twitter @energybet_com

 

 

Improving Villa target home victory over Cardiff

We’re back at Villa Park this weekend, and looking to stretch our unbeaten start under new manager Steve Bruce to seven league matches.

After recording a 10th draw in just 17 league matches at Brighton on Friday, it’s important that we start to translate improved performances into victories. Having faced three of the league’s current top five in the last month, our next two home matches are against sides in trouble at the bottom of the Championship table.

However, Saturday’s opponents Cardiff City have enjoyed their own upturn in form after changing managers in early October. Neil Warnock took over with the club in 23rd place, but has taken the Bluebirds out of the drop zone after picking up 10 points from his first six matches.

Despite a torrent of draws, we have managed to stay unbeaten at home in the league. The frustration is that we have led in four of the five drawn matches at Villa Park, and surrendered the lead inside the final five minutes against Huddersfield, Nottingham Forest and Brentford. An eighth 1-1 draw of the season against Cardiff is priced at 6.30 on EnergyBet.

Jack Grealish should return to the side in place of either Gary Gardner or Ashley Westwood, as we can afford to be much more attack minded against a side that has enjoyed just 33% possession in their last two away matches. Grealish is 2.90 on EnergyBet to score at any time.

Bruce lauded last week’s display at Brighton as ‘the best we’ve produced’ under his stewardship, and will be confident that a repeat performance against Cardiff will herald a much needed three points. These are the matches we need to be winning if we are to mount a promotion challenge.

EnergyBet Match Odds:

Villa 1.90 | Draw 3.40 | Cardiff 4.00

EnergyBet Expects:

  • Villa first team to score @ 1.59
  • Grealish to score at any time @ 2.90


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