Sports data provider Betradar has launched its latest virtual sports game, a dog racing product which is now live with Ghanian online bookmaker SafariBet.

Virtual Dog Racing (VDR) is a multi-platform product that provides round-the-clock betting on virtual dog races, featuring 3D graphics and unique race simulations. The launch further expands Betradar’s virtual sports portfolio, which includes the titles Virtual Football League (VFL) and horse racing product Virtual Horse Classics (VHC).

VDR has been developed using motion-capture technology, with each race coming with a series of dog specifications and performance parameters based on real dog characteristics and behaviour.

Each race day lasts for around 45 minutes, with six dogs competing, and a turnaround time of 2 minutes per race.

The launch coincides with the roll-out of Betradar’s new remote gaming server, allowing the product to be seamlessly integrated in any gaming platform.

“We all know that virtual sports betting has become an integral part of modern bookmaking. With Virtual Dog Racing, we extend our virtual sports betting portfolio with an entertaining and revenue-driving solution for all bookmaking operators,” Sportradar managing director of sales Erik Lorenz commented. “The fast-paced betting approach perfectly meets today's market needs and punters will enjoy the impulsive nature of virtual dog racing.”

The product has gone live with Ghanaian operator SafariBet, which has already launched the supplier’s VHC and VFL products.

The company’s chief executive Halit Karabasoglu said the launch had “once again sparked fresh interest and entertainment with [its] loyal customers.”

“We look forward to our continued cooperation and expansion working with Betradar in Africa,” Karabasoglu added.