We’re pleased to announce our first operator in RakeTheRake, the market-leading poker rakeback affiliate.

The partnership represents a key milestone on our roadmap as we look to provide a world of fair, secure and efficient gaming using the power of the blockchain.

Going live with RakeTheRake will occur after the closed beta of the FunFair platform has been completed and will be the first example of how we will empower a new generation of casino operator.

Affiliates are just one example of this new generation of operator that can take advantage of our expertise in the blockchain and casino sector, while also accessing a new audience who enjoy gambling and come with significant crypto-wealth.

Existing internet operators can also diversify revenue streams via the platform and benefit from first-mover advantages as blockchain enters the mainstream.

The deal represents RakeTheRake’s first move as an operator, made possible due to the light touch integration process and lower headcount required by using our cost-effective platform.

David Greyling, COO at FunFair Technologies, commented: “We are delighted to welcome RakeTheRake who will be our first live operator on our platform. This innovative move by a progressive affiliate is an ideal fit for us, and we look forward to providing them and their players with our best-in-class products and services.

“Developing a platform on the blockchain allows for integration lead times far shorter than current industry benchmarks, lower headcount and server requirements, and combined with these reduced costs, our solution empowers those who were previously not able to host a casino, to do so.”

Karim Wilkins, CEO at RakeTheRake said: “FunFair’s promise to revolutionise the gaming industry has enabled us to open our very own casino using the power of the blockchain, which greatly streamlines the process of going live.

“With FunFair’s secure, and user-friendly platform, coupled with our established marketing expertise, we’re confident of a successful launch when we go live with our very own operation later this year.”

RakeTheRake’s consumer facing brand name will be released in due course along with other details including territories and go-live dates.