Remember our story Apple Watch Could Be New Platform for Online Gambling? Well, it didn’t take long for the story to become reality! The recent launch of the fabulous Apple Watch was followed by Playtech’s wearable sports betting app. This amazing app is already available at four well-known Playtech Casinos. How amazing is that?! Take a moment to read our story and find out more.
What is the iWatch app?
The iWatch app is an extension of the Coral Connect omni-channel solution. The team of mobile developers built on the Playtech's previous Android Wear sports betting app and worked hard over the course of the last few months to develop the Apple Watch betting app, submitting it as soon as Apple opened its submission window at the beginning of April.
From now on, players can place bets, browse live sporting events, follow promotions and offers and also receive alerts via technology that is linked to players' iOS app.
There are eight sports to choose from including tennis and football. After players select the sport, they can see the list on ongoing and upcoming games with a number of betting options. And in the “My Bet” section players can check their current bet status and betting history. The app also features a cash-out function with enables players to cash out what they win.
Which Playtech Casinos have launched the app, already?
The first to release the app are William Hill, Coral, Unibet and Ladbrokes online casinos and by this they are supporting Playtech's plan for new online gambling projects. Ladbrokes Australia launched their app for Australian players, while the other three operators are present in the UK and European market.
Playtech is currently working with a number of other key licensees to launch further Apple Watch functionality, allowing hundreds of thousands more players in regulated markets to bet instantly from their wrists using the industry’s only true Omni-Channel solution.
What do people about the app?
Mor Weizer, CEO, Playtech, explained: “Innovation is part of our DNA at Playtech, an area we take very seriously and invest in heavily year-on-year. We are well ahead of any of our competitors on not just this development, but also the entire Omni-Channel offering as we have shown with Coral and as we are about to embark on with a number of other significant licensees.”
“The Apple Watch is a natural extension to this and no other supplier has the technology, global expertise, resource, and support to offer such an all-encompassing solution,” Weizer added.
Keith O’Loughlin, Sportsbook Director, Coral, also commented on this amazing event: “This is a fantastic, industry-first development that allows us to immediately engage with our customers on an entirely new level and significantly enhances our Omni-Channel solution with Playtech, our principal technology partner.”
Online gaming industry is keeping pace with the development of new technologies and Playtech is well ahead. We here at AskGamblers are extremely excited and looking forward to see what Playtech has in store for us next. Aren’t you?