Mr Honkavaara placed a US$50 bet on the outcome of a football match between UK teams Tottenham and Hereford United, which won him US$52 – a profit of $2. Congratulations Intertops.com! ”
Michl Posch, Head of Marketing at Intertops.com said of this landmark celebration, “2006 may be our tenth anniversary, but it is as well the 10th anniversary of the whole online betting industry. Three years later, the company further cemented its inimitable presence in the online gaming world through its online poker operations as part of the PartyPoker Network. Intertops.com is licensed in Antigua and Barbuda, the Mohawk Territory of Kahnawake in Quebec, Canada and Malta, and is a member of the European Betting Association, the International Gaming Council and the Antigua Offshore Gaming Association
The early success of Intertops.com saw the company create one of the world’s first Microgaming powered casinos and became a leading player in the burgeoning online gaming world. It is also the beginning of a truly exciting future for the company – and for the Online Gaming industry as a whole.”
Today, Intertops.com, is a multi-million dollar business offering more than1,000 online betting options each day to sports fans just like Jukka Honkavaara. 16, 2005–Intertops.com (www.intertops.com) will proudly celebrate their 10th anniversary of the first ever online sports bet – which was placed on Intertops.com website – on January 17, 1996.
“These true pioneers are inviting all its customers and clients – past and present – to celebrate their marvellous achievement.
In 1996, the Internet was very much in its infancy and the notion of an ‘online gaming industry’ was merely a pipe dream. The first ever bet was a winner – though small it was!
Notes to Editor
In 2000, Intertops.com again proved itself as a true innovator with their in-house development team’s building of a WAP portal, giving Intertops.com the ability to accept the first mobile bet in the world. 1. However, against all odds, Intertops.com made the brave leap into the online world and accepted the first ever interactive bet on January 17 from Finnish gambling enthusiast Jukka Honkavaara.