25 years after it became the first company to embrace an online bet, Interlops launch its latest, redesigned in-play sportsbook, in celebration.
Jukka Honkavaara, now an SBC Hall of Fame inductee, set a $50 wager with Intertops on Tottenham Hotspur on January 17, 1996, to defeat Hereford United in a fourth round tie in the FA Cup. With odds of 1.04, after the Premier League side defeated their lower-league opponents 5-1, Honkavaara is said to have only pocketed a profit of $2.
Unique place in gambling
An Intertops spokesperson said: “We remain proud of our unique place in gambling history.
“Gambling in one form or another had been around for millennia, yet Intertops brought it into the digital world in January 1996 thanks to our foresight and pioneering spirit, which remains the same today.
“In the years since that historic day, we have striven to stay at the head of the gambling sector, offering entertainment to millions of players each year through our comprehensive Sportsbook, Poker and Casino platforms.
“We will always be the first, but the introduction of our new Sportsbook will also ensure that we remain the best.”
Intertops has celebrated its success as a betting company after taking the first online bet, having launched “the first mobile betting site ever, and two years later introduced live betting.”
The spokesperson continued: “After all the years of success in the past, we remain committed to the future and providing players with the games they love to play.
“Here’s to 25 more years of fun in a safe gaming environment.”