MaximBet has announced that it will match all user donations made to support those affected by the catastrophic Colorado wildfires, in addition to detailing an initial contribution.

The sports betting and online casino brand owned and operated by Carousel Group has made an initial donation of $10,000 to the Boulder County Community Wildfire Fund, as well as also making a pledge to match the donation of any of its users to the fund.

“Watching the devastation unfold across Colorado was heart-breaking, and our hearts go out to all the families impacted by the wildfire,” stated Daniel Graetzer, CEO of MaximBet

“Since choosing Colorado as the first state to launch MaximBet, we have been overwhelmed by the community and support we received in just a short period of time. 

“We want to repay that kindness and call on all MaximBet users to give what they can to support those who need it most this holiday season.”

In addition to matching user donations, MaximBet will also reward all users with a bonus deposit equal to their donation amount (up to $100). The brand is also calling on the rest of the sports betting and gaming industry to come together in support of Colorado.

“Colorado welcomed the sports betting industry with open arms, introducing us to the incredible and passionate sports fans across the state,” Graetzer added. 

“It’s our hope that the entire industry comes together to support the people of this great state and help rebuild the communities hit hard by this catastrophe.”

Community Foundation Boulder County activated the Boulder County Wildfire Fund on December 30 in response to the devastation caused by wildfires across Denver and Boulder County. 

The foundation, in partnership with government and non-profit organisations, will support the more than 35,000 residents who were evacuated as hundreds of homes and businesses were lost to the wildfire.

MaximBet users can donate to the Boulder County Wildfire Fund via the Community Foundation’s website at commfound.org/grants/get-grant/Boulder-County-Wildfire-Fund. Following the donation, MaximBet asks users to share their donation via social media or email at [email protected]