New York-listed supplier Inspired Entertainment has signed a long-term extension to continue providing its online virtual sports portfolio to Gibraltar-based operator BetVictor.
BetVictor's virtual sports platform currently includes six individual sports, with the operator set to become one of Inspired’s first customers to launch Virtual Basketball later in the year, as well as the Virtual Grand National product.
“Basketball is the second most popular team sport, with avid fan bases around the world," said Steve Rogers, chief commercial officer of virtual sports at Inspired. "We knew basketball could be huge for the virtual sports category if it was done to the highest standard, so we consulted with professional players and invested in the latest motion-capture technology to create the most realistic and exciting product to date.
BetVictor director of product Eoin Ryan commented: "We have been working with Inspired since 2010 on a number of virtual sports and the Virtual Basketball product sets a new benchmark for graphics and animation in the industry."
"Live basketball is one of our customers' preferred sports, and for us to be one of the first operators to launch Virtual Basketball is really exciting. I am confident our customers will respond well to it.”