Neil Spence
David Gatehouse

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Yorkshire technology firm bets on global success

A Harrogate technology firm that was incorporated last year by a consortium of businessmen and now includes former News International CTO, Xenophin Lategan, corporate finance expert Fred Parkes and local entrepreneur Neil Spence, has unveiled its first product for Iphone gamers.

Small-bet has developed an app that can be incorporated into skills based online games to allow players over the age of 18 to compete against their friends for limited amounts of money.

Managing director, Neil Spence, claims that the software is the first of its kind in the UK and will be rolled out globally over the coming months. “The concept is an online evolution of the traditional pub wager where friends challenge each other to a small bet on quizzes, darts matches, table football and pool.

“Gamers can only bet with people in their phone contacts list, which restricts play to between friends. Other features that differentiate Small-bet include the fact that it will be available only on games of skill rather than those based on chance and players will be limited to a daily spend of £25.”

The privately funded venture is now in talks with game studios and mobile device companies as it prepares the next phase of its launch in France and the US.

Neil Spence added: “Over the past year we have worked hard to bring together a talented team of software developers, marketing professionals and industry experts all of whom have helped us reach this point.”

Development work is now underway to create versions of Small-bet for other platforms, including PCs, tablets and other smart phones. The company expects these to be available in the near future.

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by David Gatehouse .

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