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Southampton Football Club is announcing its first-ever immersive Bitcoin Hunt competition, in partnership with its Main Club Partner, Sportsbet.io.

The Premier League football club is calling on Saints fans and the local community to participate in a new Bitcoin Hunt-style competition to celebrate its ongoing partnership with Sportsbet.io, the leading bitcoin-led provider of sportsbook, casino, and virtual gaming services.

The innovative Bitcoin Hunt is due to officially launch on Wednesday 23rd February ahead of the Southampton vs. Norwich City match, offering participants the chance of winning a Bitcoin, which has been worth between £25k–35k in 2022.

Each round aims to incorporate a new and exciting element adding to the participant’s experience. This will include in-person QR code hunts, social media tasks, and quizzes on Southampton Football Club history, as well as the opportunity to collect limited edition QR cards and participate in the live final, which will take place at the home game against Crystal Palace on Saturday 30th April.

Announcing the competition, Charles Read, Head of Partnership Marketing at Southampton Football Club, said: “We are incredibly excited about the launch of Sportsbet.io’s Bitcoin Hunt competition. It is a project we have been really excited about, working alongside Sportsbet.io, our Creative Agency Formidable and tech build partners Unit 9, and we are delighted to see it go live.

“We believe this is the first competition of its kind and the first time a Football Club has given fans the chance to win a Bitcoin, which has been worth between £25k – 35k in 2022! We hope that everyone will enjoy taking part in the innovative competition, which incorporates virtual and real-life elements”.

Joe McCallum, Director of Sportsbook at Sportsbet.io, added: “The Bitcoin Hunt is an innovative way for Sportsbet.io and Southampton Football Club to enhance our partnership. This will help everyone understand the world of Bitcoin and Blockchain technology in a safe environment. It is a key part of our strategic vision to educate the wider world about crypto currencies and eliminate the myths whilst bringing it into our everyday life.”

During round one of the competition, participants will be encouraged to find a series of QR Codes placed at hotspots throughout the city and the stadium, alongside the opportunity to gather limited edition branded cards. The QR codes will take participants to a virtual microsite to sign up for the competition. Upon registration, all fans will receive a message from a Southampton Football Club legend wishing them good luck for the remainder of the hunt.

As participants progress into round two (week commencing Monday 14th March), they will need to complete a blockchain-style puzzle using historical Southampton jerseys.

Round three will commence on Monday 4th April. This round will involve answering a series of questions whereby the correct answer entails the participant keeping an eager eye on the football club’s social media channels to find a hidden Bitcoin.

The official final will see Southampton Football Club welcome three winners from each round along with one ‘lucky-dip’ winner to St Mary’s Stadium on Saturday 30th April – to take part in the half-time live Bitcoin hunt final.

The lucky dip winner will be chosen randomly from participants who have entered all three rounds.

The final Bitcoin Hunt winner will then be announced in front of a rapturous home crowd and crowned victor, taking home a Bitcoin, which so far in 2022 has been worth up to £35,000.

To find out more about the Bitcoin Hunt, visit: www.sportsbetio.uk/bitcoin-hunt

Author: Paula Allen