Microgaming is one of the lead sponsors of the Triathlon Festival Weekend that is held at Mooragh Park in Ramsey on the Isle of Man. The online casino games developer works closely with the Isle of Man Commonwealth Games Association (IOMCGA) to organize the event each year.
This year’s event will extend beyond the norm as it will be held over two days instead of the usual one day timeframe. The individual event will occur on Saturday May 10, while teams of athletes will compete on Sunday May 11.
According to both Microgaming and IOMCGA, the individual event is already full as 100 athletes have officially registered for the event. There are 100 spots available in the team event as well, consisting of between two or three athletes on each team.
Currently, 40 teams paid the £48 ($89) registration fee to participate in the event – all revenues raised from the team event will be used to support the Isle of Man’s athletic team at the 2014 Commonwealth Games this summer. Microgaming’s headquarters are also on the Isle of Man, the location where many designs and developments for new online slots games are created.
Roger Raatgever, CEO of Microgaming, says he has participated in many of the events promoted by the Manx Tri Club committee – the organizers of the Triathlon Festival Weekend. Raatgever encourages many athletes to group into teams, and register for the event.
“It’s wonderful that the individual triathlon has sold out, but for those of you who would still like to get involved, why not enter as a team? There are still places up for grabs, so make sure you enter soon to avoid disappointment.”