Real Sports Global has secured a deal with Microgaming’s Quickfire which will see its 5050Sports casino games made available to operators on the Quickfire platform.
5050Sports enables players to wager on the outcome of exclusively-licensed archive sports footage. The game launched online with BetVictor in December and is a bonus feature in the forthcoming land-based slot game Mega Grandstand featuring 5050Sports from Novomatic subsidiary Astra Games.
“Partnering with Quickfire, powered by Microgaming, is a huge endorsement of the 5050Sports product,” said Stuart Carr, CEO of Real Sports Global and founder of 5050Sports. “Quickfire’s rapid integration, prolific games roll out and global distribution will significantly increase coverage of 5050Sports in what is a key time for the betting and gaming industry ahead of this summer’s carnival of football in Brazil.”
Each variant of 5050Sports is fronted by an international sports star. The football version, hosted by former England striker Michael Owen, allows players to wager on video highlights from England and Brazil internationals and the FA Cup.
Also being added to Quickfire are editions featuring former Ashes-winning England captain Michael Vaughan (cricket), multiple world title holder Ricky Hatton (boxing), 2010 Open champion Darren Clarke (golf), World Superbike legend Carl Fogarty (motorsports) and current No. 4 in the PDC Order of Merit, Simon Whitlock (darts).
“With the world’s biggest football event just months away, 5050Sports is a perfectly timed addition to the Quickfire platform,” said Ashley Sandyford-Sykes, head of Quickfire. “It will be a compelling offering for operators to have in their portfolio and a key differentiator when it comes to attracting new players before, during, and after the tournament.”
5050Sports will be offered in both full-game and mini-game formats, with multi-lingual and multi-currency options available to operators.