Virtual sports betting software supplier Global Bet has signed a partnership with leading Nigerian sportsbook operator 1960bet to broadcast virtual sports over two exclusive satellite channels across its retail network.

Global Bet and 1960bet will broadcast customised content to more than 5,000 betting shops across Africa.

The launch will begin in Nigeria this month and is expected to be fully rolled out by the end of the first quarter of 2015.

Global Bet offers a range of virtual sports such as football, horse racing, greyhound racing, tennis and basketball.

1960bet chief executive Dotun Ajegbile commented that after an in-depth and comprehensive evaluation of all available virtual sports providers, the operator came to the conclusion that Global Bet could provide the perfect solution for his company’s needs.

“They’ve delivered our customized games and visions within a record time of only a few weeks, creating a high-end, innovative solution,“ Ajegbile said.

Global Bet chief executive Daniel Grabher added: “1960bet is the perfect partner for such an immense operation. We’ve known Dotun and his team of professionals for quite a while from our legacy platform operations, and can confidently rely on their excellent performance.”

The deal further strengthens Global Bet’s presence in Nigeria, where it has already launched its virtual sports and number games, including keno and Lucky6, for Nairabet.

Grabher said that after the release of its 3D virtual sports platform, the company had adjusted the solution to fit the specific needs of the African market.

“We’re proud to offer the broadest portfolio of virtual sports, pre-recorded races and lottery number games. Our launch includes a dozen games, with a new premium virtual game being added to our portfolio every 2-3 months,“ he explained. “However, it’s not just about quantity; quality is also of paramount importance to our customers, which is why we’re committed to delivering content of the highest calibre.”

Headquartered in Malta, Global Bet has also launched its products for Georgian operator Europe-Bet and in Belgium with GoldenPalace Group, while its serices have also been certified by Italian regulator AAMS.

Last year Inspired Gaming signed an exclusive deal to provide its portfolio of virtual sports games to 1960bet's online and mobile channel via