28 October 2021
Entain creates exclusive new McLaren Racing content for Formula 1 Fans
Entain, the leading global sports betting, gaming, and interactive entertainment group, is providing customers of its global gaming brands with unique new experiences and media content, promising special access which Formula 1 fans can only enjoy through its PartyCasino and partypoker brands.
This marks a further stage in the partnership between McLaren F1 and Entain’s Party brands, which began at the start of this year’s F1 season. International TV ads will run from now to the end of the season in mid-December, initially in the UK, promising customers special access to the McLaren F1 team through PartyCasino and partypoker.
In a similar way to the “Drummers” campaign ads launched ahead of the Euros earlier this year by Ladbrokes, Entain’s leading UK sports-betting brand, the new PartyCasino ads focus on mass entertainment experiences for customers and the thrill of big sports events.
“We want Party to be a destination for customers around the world who enjoy games and sharing experiences around the sports and activities they love,” said Paris Anatolitis, Managing Director of Party Brands and Commercial Director of Entain. “This is about creating recreational content which encourages people to take a look and explore new ways of enjoying themselves with our brands.”
The new campaign coincides with a range of new offers, available via the McLaren F1 access pages on the PartyCasino and partypoker websites. These include:
- Super Fan competitions. Inviting fans to answer questions that test their knowledge of F1. The latest Super Fan quiz invites customers to match pictures of F1 race cars with the date they raced. Fans can see how they score against others on a leaderboard, competing for a prize – on this occasion a McLaren F1 helmet.
- See the Unseen. A new video, lifting the lid on the people behind McLaren Racing, is also released this week featuring McLaren Racing CEO, Zak Brown. This is the second in a series of exclusive McLaren interviews, led by McLaren F1 driver Daniel Riccardo. Next month there will be further “See the Unseen” videos, featuring the McLaren F1 pit crew and its engineering team, ahead of a second featuring Daniel Riccardo expected in December.
- Exclusive free-to-play McLaren F1 games. Entain plans to launch a first exclusive free-to-play racing game built around McLaren F1 available only on its Party brands next month, which sees Grand Prix events taking place in Mexico and Brazil. Entain has itself built the new game, with design input from McLaren F1 on the cars, to put fans into the driving seat with challenges to overcome once on the track.
This is the first year in a multi-year partnership between Entain and McLaren F1, with both companies promising further exclusive content and experiences for fans in 2022.
About Entain plc
Entain plc (LSE: ENT) is a FTSE100 company and is one of the world’s largest sports-betting and gaming groups, operating both online and in the retail sector. The Group owns a comprehensive portfolio of established brands; Sports Brands include bwin, Bet.pt, Coral, Crystalbet, Eurobet, Ladbrokes, Neds and Sportingbet; Gaming Brands include CasinoClub, Foxy Bingo, Gala, Gioco Digitale, Ninja Casino, Optibet, partypoker and PartyCasino. The Group owns proprietary technology across all its core product verticals and in addition to its B2C operations provides services to a number of third-party customers on a B2B basis.
The Group has a joint-venture with MGM Resorts International creating a leader, BetMGM, in sports betting and iGaming in the US. Entain provides the technology which powers BetMGM and exclusive games and products, specially developed at its in-house gaming studios. The Group is tax resident in the UK with licenses in a total of 27 regulated markets. Entain is a leader in ESG, a member of FTSE4Good, the DJSI and is AA rated by MSCI. The Group has set a science-based target, committing to be carbon net zero by 2035 and through the Entain Foundation supports a variety of initiatives, focusing on safer gambling, grassroots sport, diversity in technology and community projects.
For more information see the Group’s website: www.entaingroup.com