In-game betting during live sports events is the new sports tech enhanced craze making the 2020 U.S. Open Championship at Winged Foot, PGA Tour tournament launch for Chirp, a new and free golf wagering app developed by 8AM Golf and the app’s sponsor, Cisco, well-timed. The owner of GOLF Magazine/Golf.com and GolfLogix (the most downloaded app in golf history), enters into the gaming space with real-time games ready to play as you watch the second Major golfing event of the year beginning Thursday. As viewers watch each PGA Tour broadcast, live in-round odds are pushed out to the app allowing users 30 seconds to bet (or not) on live scenarios. Can Rory McIlroy reach the green on a three-par with his tee shot? Will Tiger Woods make his eagle putt? Will Jon Rahm beat Dustin Johnson on this challenging five par hole? User data complied before the app’s launch indicts engagement levels are high. Since the bets are no-risk it means fans pay nothing to play. I encourage the Sports Techie community blog readers and followers to download Chirp and give yourself a chance to compete for complimentary prizes and swag, and place wagers on game-changing shots while viewing live TV coverage of the upcoming US Open tomorrow. Golf gamification will never be the same.
PGA Tour Gaming With Chirp
To begin, download the Chirp gaming platform by 8AM Golf in the Apple App Store and Google Play by searching for ‘chirp golf’.
Every tournament, entered players are granted $10,000 in Chirp credits in addition to a $5,000 bonus each round. Then wager on all outcomes of Tour tournaments, rounds and shots, with friends and against global competition. Tap “Live Bet” to see the daily schedule.
The app uses an algorithm to calculate PGA Tour data, historic trends and player momentum. Chirp generates instant betting lines used for real-time bets, and when wagering on traditional full-tournament, single-round, match-up, and prop bets.
By entering you are automatically placed into the “global league” competing against all other Chirp users in a given moment. There is also the option to form smaller leagues with interested friends. Allowing Chirp users the option to launch custom smaller leagues gives Chirpers the unique experience of battling for global-league prizes while competing with friends in your small league.
During the US Open, users can play to win select prizes and experiences for the top finishers that include a golf-cation consisting of two-nights and four-rounds of golfing experience at Cabot Cliffs for two people, a custom True Spec club fitting and a full set of clubs, a trip to Mandalay Bay, hundreds of dollars of spending credit at the GOLF.com Pro Shop, and more.
“Chirp is the future of golf gaming,” said Charlie Grace, President of Chirp. “For the first time ever, you and your friends can play alongside the pros in real time. Chirp brings the thrill of PGA tournament viewing to a new level, as you test your ability to predict outcomes on live shots. We are excited to bring this app to life and truly believe we have created golf’s new virtual clubhouse!”
One month before the public launch of Chirp, beta testing uncovered highly satisfactory engagement metrics suggesting users may find the digital product’s interactive component almost addictive.
- The average user is making 48 bets per tournament
- 41% of users bet on 3+ days per tournament
- 8% of users bet on all 4 days per tournament
- The top 10% of users are making 134 bets per tournament
- Live bets are the most popular bet type
Cisco Sports & Entertainment
Cisco has a long history of involvement with the sports industry and has partnered with sporting organizations like the United States Golf Association (USGA), events that include the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, and a team of eight PGA TOUR and LPGA players to help develop innovations in the sport of golf. They are the Official Technology Partner of the USGA. Cisco’s video collaboration and networking solutions are central to powering the 2020 U.S. Open, as they deliver a COVID tainted, one-of-a-kind, virtual experience for all players, fans and media.
“Cisco is a technology company built on innovation, and we are continually looking for ways to partner with organizations, individuals and products that build interest in the game of golf,” said Brian Eaton, Director of Global Sports Marketing, Cisco. “We continue to see an opportunity to use technology to offer no-risk gamification for golf fans, and we look forward to seeing Chirp do just that.”
About 8AM Golf
The 8AM Golf company was inspired by golf entrepreneur and philanthropist Howard Milstein and is dedicated to assisting every level of golfer enjoy the game.
It also operates as the holding company overseeing his golf empire. It consists of GOLF and GOLF.com, the Nicklaus Companies (in partnership with Jack Nicklaus); legendary club maker Miura Golf; True Spec Golf, a brand-agnostic club-fitting company that has fit more than 30,000 golfers worldwide; GolfLogix, the most-downloaded GPS app in golf; and Club Conex, a global leader in the design and manufacturing of adjustable golf club adapter systems.
Sports Techie, I was in the Cisco Champions program in 2017/18, and was a Cisco SESG TweetChat co-host as an industry influencer and subject matter expert for the “How Digital is Enhancing the Fan Experience” Cisco Chat event on Twitter in 2016. You can read all my previous Cisco blogs dating back ten years and find out about some of their sports technology history.
Make full tournament picks, single round daily picks and live picks on Chirp using your credits to wager and win prizes. The PGA leaderboard function is useful to see who is surging.
I will see you inside the Chirp Golf app, user name is – SportsTechie.
US Open and PGA Tour live bet options are available on Chirp thanks to 8AM Golf and Cisco.
See you later sportstechie in Seattle, Atlanta and around the world!
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