A football tournament, the Blexr Cup, which was made up of teams from the iGaming community has raised €4,000 for a Maltese cancer charity.
After taking place on Saturday 21 September at the Luxol football grounds in Pembroke, it saw a collection of five-a-side teams from ten companies across the local iGaming industry who battled it out for the trophy in aid of Hospice Malta.
The hospice is based in Balzan and offers palliative care for patients who are dealing with terminal cancer.
The tournament was organised by Blexr, a performance marketing agency based in Sliema which provides lead generation for companies who are operating in iGaming, forex and sports book. It employs more than 70 people, both Maltese and also those from overseas.
This latest fundraising event is part of the company’s ongoing support for charitable causes in Malta. The money which is raised came from the teams’ entry fees, as well as donations and extra in-house fundraising which was carried out by these companies from the iGaming community.
The companies who entered the tournament were Blexr, Raketech, Poker Stars, BetClic, Kindred, ComeOn!, Broadwing, LeoVegas, Socios powered by Chilliz and Broadwing.
Winners were Tipico, who beat BetClic 2-0 in the final, and a cheque for the amount raised was then handed over the Marisa Camilleri from Hospice Malta.
Blexr’s CEO, Ian McDonnell said: “We’re delighted to support Hospice Malta and promote health and fitness through our Blexr Cup tournament.
“The hospice does really important work and it’s great to see the iGaming community come together to raise money for them, while at the same time playing out our friendly rivalry on the football pitch.”
Kenneth Delia, General Manager of Hospice Malta added: “I wish to thank Blexr for organising this football tournament, and also all the companies who took part.
“For the past 30 years, Hospice Malta’s primary role has been the provision and promotion of palliative care services to patients suffering from cancer, motor-neuron disease, and other serious illnesses.
“As a voluntary non-profit organisation, Hospice Malta relies on such support to continue delivering free of charge, professional palliative care services to over 1,200 patients and their families every year.”