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G’day to ESPN Footytips

Sunday, ESPN International announced the acquisition of ExtraCorp Pty. Ltd, the owners and operators of Australia’s largest sports tipping and fantasy games platform, footytips.com.au.

Fans of Australian Rules Football, National Rugby League and many other of Australia’s favorite sports can make their picks — or “tips” — on the website.

Social tipping in Australia is akin to fantasy “pick’em” games and tournament bracket contests in America.

In Australia, footytips.com.au has hundreds of thousands of registered users and the site hopes to grow its audience with ESPN’s push.

And which American sport will be added to the mix soon?

Listen to the co-founders of the website — who in the 1990s used $5,000 seed money to start their company — in this podcast.

Learn more about footytips.com.au. by clicking here.

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