Intertops Toasts 30 Years of Trustworthy Gambling at BAC
World’s first online gambling company to host three anniversary events at Barcelona Affiliates Conference

October 1, 2013 – Antigua (Press Release) – The world’s first online gambling company is celebrating the 30th birthday of its sports betting business, established in London in 1983. Intertops, which took the first online sports bet ever in 1996, this year also celebrates the 15th birthday of its online casino launched in 1998. Pioneering once again, the company accepted the first mobile bet in 2001 and added a world-class poker room in 2003. Over the years, by staying on top of trends and technology, and by paying players, partners and affiliates quickly, Intertops has earned a reputation for being exciting, innovative, trustworthy and reliable.

There are on-going 30th Anniversary offers for the massive player base to be found on the sports betting website: $30,000 Birthday Bonanza!

Intertops’ story began back in 1983 when the German founder of the company packed his bags, left for England to revolutionize the German sports betting scene. Using his British bookmaking license he offered German customers odds on sporting events under the name of “Intertops”. Up until then the market had been dominated by a state-run monopoly providing a highly unsatisfactory range of bets.

The World Wide Web, as we know it today, hadn’t even been imagined back when Intertops was born. The fledgling company began by sending weekly betting slips to customers in Germany who then placed their bets by phone or post. In the days before modern online payment processing, the first Intertops customers sent their stakes in cash by post. The company moved to Austria in 1992 to avoid British postal delays. By sending betting slips to Germany, 30 million mail boxes were potential remote betting shops.

After the unstoppable success of the online sports betting business, Intertops partnered with Microgaming to offer the best available online casino games to their customers as one of the first operators in 1998. In 2001, Intertops was the first to take a sports bet via mobile phone and in 2006 launched its mobile casino with online casino games adapted for cell phones.

The introduction of both online and mobile betting has played a major role in making the business more democratic. Every citizen can now decide what he wants to do and what not. He is no longer at the mercy of state regulation. Intertops has always been customer-centric. It has to be as convenient as possible for the customer.


Representatives of Intertops will be at the
Barcelona Affiliate Conference (BAC) October 3 – 6, stand F4.

Media and industry friends are welcome to join the celebrations:

Thursday October 3, 21:00
Suite 191, Calle Aribau, 19108021 Barcelona

Thursday, October 4, 11:00-11:30
Hall 2, Fira de Barcelona -- BAC conference venue
(Access is via Carrer de Lleida, 08004 Barcelona)

Sunday, October 6, 13:00
Santa Marta - Carrer de Guiter, 60, 08003 Barcelona

30th Anniversary background information: Intertops Sportsbook Casino and Poker - 30 Years

For more information about the history of the Internet’s first gambling site or the
monthly promotions that will celebrate Intertops´ 30th Anniversary, please contact:

Larry Colcy, +1 604 788 7957 or
Jodie Thind, +44 (0) 208 123 7184