MIAMI, May 3, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – BetOnline.ag, a sports betting, poker and casino website that has been running for over 25 years, is set to make history in the gaming industry by becoming is the first company to accept bets around a coin toss from space.
BetOnline worked with Sent Into Space, a high-altitude balloon operator led by Dr. Alex Baker and Dr. Chris Rose, to execute the launch of the first bet from beyond the Earth’s atmosphere. Sent Into Space has more than 500 successful flights in its portfolio, collaborating with high-profile brands such as eBay, Pixar, Barbie and Burger King.
“When BetOnline approached Sent Into Space last year with the idea of making the first bet on space, everything went hand in hand to make this new concept a reality,” said Dr. . Rose. “Not only did they manage to conceptualize this incredible feat, but they also achieved a world record in the process.”
The world’s first bet from open space was a two-pronged approach that required months of research and preparation.
The first of the two launches sent a revolving coin with the BetOnline logo 20 miles above the atmosphere, stopping only once the spacecraft returned to Earth a few hours after launch.
The second launch shot a spaceship with an iPad and a robotic arm. The iPad provided a live stream of the BetOnline.ag website into space via a two-way network bridge. The final innovation was a very clever mechanical arm accompanied by a pencil, which bet on tossing the coin into outer space in real time.
The coin toss bet, head or tail, was called at random using a random number generator with unpredictable inputs from the environmental sensor readings, ensuring that the result was impossible to predict in advance.
“This collaboration was our most ambitious project to date,” said Sent Into Space co-founder Dr. Baker. “BetOnline’s creativity was another world, and the development of our team’s highly complex technologies allows BetOnline to continue to be a pioneer in the betting space and beyond.”
The result of the flip has already been recorded privately, but BetOnline customers have been betting on the 50-50 proposal for the past month. Coin bets will be available until the “landing” is revealed, which the company has said will coincide with National Space Day on Friday, May 6th.
“We set the standard for accessory betting and wanted to record our brand in history with a record attempt,” said Adam Burns, director of props at BetOnline. “In honor of Space Day, we want customers to celebrate space along with the timeless tradition of choosing ‘heads or tails’.”
The “first bet on space” initiative is currently being presented at Guinness World Records.
BetOnline.ag is known for its innovative approaches to putting its brand on the map, previously betting from the summit of Everest.
Earlier this year, BetOnline became the first operator to add the popular ApeCoin cryptocurrency to its cryptocurrency ATM.
Founded over 25 years ago, BetOnline (www.betonline.ag) has become a world leader in providing safe, legal and secure online gaming. The guiding principle of the company is to establish positive and lasting relationships with its customers and with the gaming community. BetOnline has the most innovative technology and online gaming solutions for its customers in sports betting, poker, casino and horse racing.
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BetOnline aims to set the Guinness World Record with the first bet from outer space.
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