PointsBet Named Finalist for Inaugural Hashtag Sports Awards

Premier online bookmaker PointsBet announced today that it has been honored as a finalist in the inaugural Hashtag Sports Awards Presented by Budweiser. PointsBet’s Good Karma Payout initiative, which provides bettors relief in the event of unlikely circumstances that sway the fate of the game, is shortlisted in the Best Integrated Campaign category. Additional finalists include FIFA, Bose, and Los Angeles Galaxy with the winner being announced on June 25, 2019 at The TimesCenter in New York City.

In 2019, PointsBet’s Good Karma Kommittee has rewarded customers on the unfair side of losses including:

New Orleans Saints loss in the NFC Championship Game after the missed pass interference penalty against the Los Angeles Rams
San Jose Sharks Game 3 victory over the St. Louis Blues on an uncalled hand pass
North Carolina’s win against Duke when Zion Williamson left injured 33 seconds into the game
UCF’s dramatic loss in the second round of the NCAA Tournament to Duke
“When PointsBet launched in the US in January, we wanted to foster a new way of operating where we have the back of our clients,” said PointsBet USA CEO, Johnny Aitken. “Our Karma Kommittee who meet each morning at 7am to discuss the previous day’s sporting events and rule on ‘Good Karma Payouts’ are one of the many ways we look out for our customers and receiving a Hashtag Sports nomination is fantastic recognition for our team as we continue to grow our business.”

According to Hashtag Sports, the finalists were selected by a prestigious group of CMOs, executives, athletes, and other experts from across the global media and marketing community. Noteworthy members of the committee include NHL CMO, Heidi Browning, Portland Trail Blazers Guard and Pull Up Host, CJ McCollum, Spartan Race CMO, Carola Jain, NBC Sports CMO, Jennifer Storms, Cleveland Browns QB and Camwood Ventures Partner, Baker Mayfield, Take It There Host, Taylor Rooks, OBB Pictures CEO & Founder, Michael D. Ratner, LA Rams CMO, Ronalee Zarate-Bayani, Complex CEO, Rich Antoniello, and Philadelphia 76ers CMO, Katie O’Reilly.

This bettor-first initiative is just one of many seen by PointsBet customers, including their most recent NBA Early Payout, where all customers that bet on the Golden State Warriors to win the NBA title received payouts before the final round began. PointsBet also offers an exclusive $10,000 gameday guarantee for all NBA and NHL playoff games, as well as the entire MLB and NFL seasons.

For more information on PointsBet, Points Betting and how to sign up visit www.PointsBet.com.

Authored by: Jerry Milani

Jerry Milani is a freelance writer and public relations executive living in Bloomfield, N.J. He has worked in P.R. for more than 25 years in college and conference sports media relations, two agencies and for the International Fight League, a team-based mixed martial arts league, and now is the PR manager for Wizard World, which runs pop culture and celebrity conventions across North America. Milani is also the play-by-play announcer for Caldwell University football and basketball broadcasts. He is a proud graduate of Fordham University and when not attending a Yankees, Rams or Cougars game can be reached at Jerry (at) JerryMilani (dot) com.

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