Gibraltar-based operator BetVictor has expanded its online casino content with the addition of Yggdrasil’s portfolio of slots, while also launching a new Guaranteed Bet on UK and Ireland horseracing.
The global agreement with Yggdrasil covers multiple regulated markets and sees BetVictor add the supplier’s video slots to its online casino, as well as the BOOST in-game promotional tool.
“We’re delighted to partner with BetVictor, one of the biggest brand names in the betting and gaming sector,” said Yggdrasil chief executive Fredrik Elmqvist. “There is significant demand from leading operators for our innovative content that keeps getting better and better, and we’re really looking forward to working with BetVictor.”
BetVictor has also unveiled its new guaranteed game this week, which allows customers to guarantee their bet for the chance to win up to £500 on the 'win' part of a single bet. The market will appear alongside existing 'extra markets' on any race.
Guaranteed Bet is available on 'win' and 'each way' single bets only from 11am on the day of the race until the race starts.
"We are pleased to launch Guaranteed Bet, which once again shows our commitment to giving horseracing bettors the best possible value,” said BetVictor director of sportsbook Matt Scarrott. "We entered dialogue with the Horseracing Bettors Forum (HBF) earlier this year and this project is something we have been keen to implement for a while. We believe our guarantee to include 'each way' bets and all race classes makes it a leading industry initiative.
"Once we have trialled Guaranteed Bet for a short time, our plan is to review it with the intention of increasing limits and extending the timescales going forward."
HBF chairman Matt Bisogno added: “For the first time with a major operator, punters will be able to back any horse to win a minimum of £500 regardless of the class of race. Having discussed a number of issues with the team at BetVictor earlier in the year, HBF was heartened by their commitment to a fairer betting environment.
“Of course, actions speak louder than words, and today's announcement is an extremely positive step forward for British and Irish racing bettors as well as a palpable demonstration of BetVictor's commitment. HBF believes the Guaranteed Bet provision represents a forward-thinking approach, and we further hope it encourages other operators to enhance their offering to horseracing bettors."