Combining our love of football with lived experience of gambling addiction, we're super proud to present Footrace, a new and exciting football predictor game. We offer a safe space away from gambling for fans to enjoy predicting on football.
The game was designed by real football fans, and we hope to engage a community of passionate supporters to join together with us. We supplement our site with insightful fan led content for, and by, fans.
Football predicting is intrinsic to any fan. We love to have an opinion (and the bragging rights that follow should we get a prediction right!).
But it’s fair to say this part of our game has been somewhat corrupted by the rise and saturation of the gambling industry. As a football fan we are encouraged at every opportunity to monetise our predictions and join the surge movement toward ‘having a bet on the football’.
The relationship between gambling and football is broken. The industry has intertwined itself to football through shirt sponsorship and partnerships with almost all our clubs and associations, and advertising campaigns that fill up our TV sets, radio stations, social media feeds and newspapers. It has tapped into our intrinsic love to predict, and normalised gambling as the way to do this. At best this in unhealthy, but at worst it’s extremely dangerous.
In a digital age where pretty much everything is gamified, we aim to provide a safe space away from gambling for fans to enjoy football predicting.
The current lanscape for football predicting is poor at best. If you do not want to gamble, you are basically limited to a few very restrictive platforms, normally only covering the Premier League, with preset games and rigid points tariffs.
We want to change that, and offer something that is safe, fun and engaging to fans of all teams.
Footrace has a risk and reward game format that allows you to be creative with your strategy. You will be rewarded for crazy predictions! We run two competition rounds per week. It doesn't matter if you forget to play one week, simply login and join in with the next round. Within the competition rounds, you can choose to predict on on your team, competing with your fellow fans.
We have teamed together with talented student writers, who want to share real insight about being a fan of their teams. Whether that be venting their frustrations, rejoicing in victory or most probably sharing a quirky in joke that is only relevant to their fan base you can be sure they’ll be honest and passionate, providing updates that will hopefully help you with your predictions.
Our written content team is headed up by Sam Ketch and Lewis Robinson. We have a team of over 15 writers covering their clubs/areas of expertise.
Please get in touch if you would like to join our team of writers;