Paddy Power's New ChatBot App Now On Facebook

Published Monday, May 22, 2017 -
Paddy Power's New ChatBot App Now On Facebook

The use of social media to gain attention to a particular field of interest is growing as more and more people expand their horizons with Facebook, Instagram and other sources. The use of social media has never been more important to the online community which offers vast amounts of entertainment of every sort.

Iconic Irish online gambling operator Paddy Power has recently announced it will introduce a ChatBot that allows consumers to place bets directly through a Facebook Messenger mobile application. Facebook Messenger is an instant messaging service provided by the Facebook platform.

The application was created by bet messaging platform provider Onionsack which lets punters to log in to their Paddy Power betting account as well as check balances and place wagers. Onionsack interprets the messaged bet and delivers the transaction directly to Paddy Power. Other aspects of this application allows customers to get personalised sporting updates and other media presentations pertaining to Paddy Power products.

Product director at Paddy Power, Michael Healy, commented on the new app., “We know our customers love mobile messaging apps so having a ChatBot on Facebook Messenger is the obvious first step into the ChatBot marketplace. Nearly all of Paddy Power’s customers are on Facebook, and now they can actually place a bet through the Facebook Messenger app with ease.”

“Our customers will be able to request odds and receive push notifications tailored to their own betting interests, plus enjoy a daily serving of Paddy Power mischief and entertainment.”

CEO of Onionsack, Jonathan Power also commented, “With nearly the whole world connected to Facebook, the logical step is to allow customers to place a bet through the social media giant’s Messenger app.

“Our innovative transactional bot allows exactly that, providing punters with an even easier way of betting through instant messaging.

“We expect more bookmakers to launch their chatbots in the near future, as it provides a simple and more personalised way of betting.”



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