Betradar unveil new product: Virtual Dog Racing
Betradar, the world’s leading supplier of sports and betting related data, is proud to announce the release of its new virtual sports betting product, “Virtual Dog Racing”. The first customer, Ghanaian online bookmaker SafariBet, has now successfully launched the new virtual sports betting product.
After the recent success of “Virtual Horse Classics”, Betradar is proud to present yet another innovative virtual sports betting solution that celebrates the world of dog racing – a multi-platform virtual sport that will prove the perfect addition to any product portfolio. The new virtual product provides real money 24/7/365 betting on virtual dog races with outstanding 3D graphics and unique race simulations, guaranteeing a state-of-the-art and fun betting experience. With the launch of the new Virtual Dog Racing, Betradar is further extending its virtual sports betting portfolio and is thereby on its way to providing a diversified virtual sports betting channel for the betting industry. Furthermore, the latest product launch coincides with the launch of Betradar’s new Remote Gaming Server (RGS) which allows a seamless integration of the product in any gaming platform.
The hosted front-end and fully customisable Virtual Dog Racing solution incorporates the latest in Motion Capture technology coupled with magnificent looking new tracks. Each of the races in Betradar’s latest racing concept features a series of dog specifications and performance parameters that are inspired by real dog characteristics and behaviour. In a similar way to “Virtual Horse Classics”, this new concept also offers multi “channels” running in parallel, where each “meeting” (race-day) contains a vast amount of races and various race distances. Each race day has an average total duration of 45 minutes with a fixed number of 6 participating dogs and a turnaround time of 2 minutes per race on average. As found across Betradar’s virtual portfolio, Virtual Dog Racing will also offer broad levels of statistical coverage for each race so that punters can assess their chances ahead of any race and enjoy virtual racing as if it were a real experience. Best of all, Virtual Dog Racing is not just available as an online solution - its unique simulation and visualisation technology have also been optimised for retail operations and are suitable for betting shops. The product is available for terminals or as a flat screen solution (full HD resolution), including all online features.
“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. The fast-paced betting approach perfectly meets today’s market needs and punters will enjoy the impulsive nature of virtual dog racing”, says Erik Lorenz, Managing Director Sales of Sportradar.
The Virtual Dog Racing is already available in the market, as the Ghanaian online bookmaker SafariBet has recently launched the product on its website. “We are very pleased to announce that SafariBet has become the first beneficiary of Virtual Dog Racing launched with Betradar, a pioneer in the industry. By adding Virtual Dog Racing to our Virtual Football League and Virtual Horse Classic services in Ghana, we have once again sparked fresh interest and entertainment with our loyal customers. We look forward to our continued cooperation and expansion working with Betradar in Africa”, declares Safaribet’s CEO, Halit Karabasoglu. Further customer implementations will be released within the next weeks.
Completion of the “Malta FA Integrity Tour 2014 – SAY NO TO MATCH-FIXING”
Thursday, 20th February saw the completion of the ‘Say No To Match-fixing’ Integrity Tour held in Malta. This integrity program conducted workshops with each of the clubs in the top two leagues in Malta, as well as two workshops with the match officials. For the past six weeks, players and referees across the country have been educated about the problems that the sport of football faces today, related to betting and match-fixing.
Over 1,000 individuals have attended the 27 workshops held by Sportradar, on behalf of the Maltese Football Association. All of this would not have been possible without the foresight of Italian bookmaker, Betaland, who by sponsoring this unique program were able to give something back to the local game in the country they are now based.
The workshops were a great success and will help repair the damage inflicted on the reputation of Maltese football in the wake of recent match-fixing scandals. Sportradar’s Integrity Manager, Ben Paterson, who ran these workshops, said: “The problems here in Malta have been well documented. This integrity program has really helped raise the awareness of the current issues. The clubs have welcomed us and seem to be embracing the opportunity to protect their sport. The people here love their football and I think we have made a considerable difference.”
Franz Tabone, Malta FA Integrity Officer, said: “Through our recent experience and after having seen what betting related match-fixing has done to football, we felt that we are at a disadvantage as to how we can tackle this huge problem. We consider that education is our strongest and probably the only tool at our disposal, to avoid further destruction. It is with this in mind that we collaborated with Sportradar and embarked on the Integrity Tour – “Say NO to MATCH-FIXING”. We identified the strategy to go to the clubs and show the players and administrators how to be aware of the dangers and associated pitfalls. The response from all the participants was positive and we hope that we will be seeing some improvement to the situation in the near future.”
Australian Rugby Union signs Integrity Partnership with Sportradar
Sportradar is pleased to announce the Australian Rugby Union (ARU) as its latest Integrity Partner. Under the agreement, Sportradar’s Fraud Detection System (FDS) will monitor Super Rugby fixtures involving Australian teams and international test matches held in Australia for signs of betting-related corruption and fraudulent activity.
Sportradar’s technologically advanced FDS tracks betting odds movements across hundreds of different betting operators around the world in real-time. It has successfully monitored a range of sports since 2004 and uses core features such as a comprehensive betting database; a scientific alerting system; a fraud scoring database of individuals; vast professional analytical experience; an unrivalled level of coverage; and a proven ability to detect suspicious betting practices.
Sportradar CEO, Carsten Koerl said, “We are delighted to sign this agreement with Australian Rugby and further strengthen our commitment to support Australian sports in countering betting-related corruption. The ARU’s forward thinking approach to protecting the integrity of Rugby is highly commendable and our revolutionary Fraud Detection System will greatly assist in this.”
ARU CEO, Bill Pulver, said, “Integrity is one of Rugby’s core values and we want to ensure our sport operates in a way that aligns with our values. We’re looking forward to working closely with Sportradar to use their expertise in addition to our existing integrity policies.”
Sportradar and Football Federation Australia extend integrity and data partnership
Sportradar is pleased to announce the extension of its partnership with Football Federation Australia (FFA). Sportradar already provides its industry leading Fraud Detection System (FDS) to the FFA to cover the A-League and FFA Cup competitions. Under this extended agreement the FDS will monitor betting patterns on the state National Premier Leagues (NPLs) for the 2014 season. In addition Sportradar has become the “Official Sports Data Partner of the National Premier Leagues”.
Since 2004, Sportradar’s FDS has successfully monitored a range of sports and has unrivalled experience and expertise in the identification of suspicious betting practices around world.
Sportradar CEO, Carsten Koerl said, “We are delighted to extend our cooperation with Football Federation Australia and look forward to continuing our excellent working relationship with them.”
FFA CEO, David Gallop, said, “Football Federation Australia is pleased to extend our partnership with Sportradar, a global leader in the provision of sports data and integrity services. Safeguarding the integrity of football in Australia is at the core of everything we do and this agreement is an important extension of our robust and forward thinking integrity programme.”
Resounding success at ICE 2014
ICE Totally Gaming 2014 – the largest, most comprehensive and international B2B gaming exhibition in the world – was a huge success for Betradar. At its biggest ever stand, Betradar presented visitors not only with its market leading live betting solutions, but also showcased its new and cutting edge developments, such as the company’s innovative gaming solutions, the Live Channel and the brand new Betting Software.
Erik Lorenz, Managing Director of Sales, drew many positives from last week’s ICE Totally Gaming 2014: “As a leading provider for sports betting and gaming solutions, the event was perfect for us to meet with great people from across the industry and to showcase our new and superior products. One big trend is still live betting, where we have by far the biggest offer and we have more and more clients signing up for our comprehensive live betting solutions. Our other products have also enjoyed great popularity, such as the exciting Live Channel with live sports transmissions for retail outlets or our highly entertaining and revenue-driving virtual gaming solutions.”
On a state-of-the-art, two-storey stand, featuring around 300 m² of exhibition space, including a lounge area, Betradar surprised the trade visitors from the gaming industry with not just one but several new innovations. One highlight, which was presented on several terminals, is the new Betting Software – a fully automated turnkey-solution that simplifies the daily businesses of retail betting operators. Based on the full integration of Betradar's pre-match and live betting offers, in combination with the exciting Gaming Solutions and Live Channel, it provides retail customers everything needed to offer their clients a new level of betting and gaming experience.
Furthermore, Betradar’s entertaining and revenue-driving virtual gaming solutions were a real crowd-puller. The new gaming area had been specially designed and presented visitors with interactive information about Betradar’s revamped Virtual Football League, which now provides an even more authentic and entertaining experience. A further highlight that drew visitor’s attention was Betradar’s latest virtual sports development – Virtual Dog Racing. Combining state-of-the-art motion capture technology with outstanding 3D graphics, it provides a 24/7/365 real-money fun betting experience on virtual dog races.
During 2013, Betradar has further extended its Live Betting Services and now also provides comprehensive live data for Darts, Snooker and Rugby Union. As the Official Data Partner of the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC), the absolute highlight in those whirlwind few days at Betradar’s stand was the visit by 16-Time Darts World Champion Phil “The Power” Taylor. After a clients’ competition, the best three players got the chance to compete against “The Power”. Supported by gravel-voiced legend Russ “The Voice” Bray, the finalists tried everything to beat the champion. At the end it happened, which no one had expected. Scott “The Alchemist” MacKenzie, an investor relations manager and professional darts player from Hong Kong, did successfully prevail against Phil “The Power” Taylor and won the challenge.