Playtech launches Apple Watch sports betting app
Playtech, the industry’s leading Omni-Channel gaming software and
services supplier, has launched a wearable sports betting app available
to all licensees – including full Cash Out functionality – for the new
Apple Watch which goes on sale today.
In an extension to its multi-year ‘Coral Connect’ Omni-Channel
contract, the long-standing tier one Playtech licensee will be the first
customer to offer the highly innovative ‘iWatch’ app to its extensive
UK and European player base.
A team of senior Playtech mobile developers have built on the company’s
previous Android Wear sports betting release and worked intensively
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.
The app enables first adopters of the watch to initiate bets, browse
live and forthcoming sporting events, monitor promotions, and receive
alerts via technology linked to a user’s iOS mobile application.
Uniquely, and unlike other Apple Watch applications, once a bet is in
progress Coral Players will have access to Cash Out functionality
enabling them to instantly profit from winning positions in real-time.
A player simply touches the Coral app on the Apple Watch and is given
immediate access to a grid of eight initial sports including football
and tennis. After selecting a preferred sport they are able to view a
list of ongoing and upcoming games complete with a series of betting
options, as well as the choice of accessing ‘My Bets’ that displays
current bet status and betting history.
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.
Playtech’s pioneering ‘Coral Connect’ Omni-Channel solution enables a
seamless, one wallet and one account experience with content available
across all channels including 1,800 retail outlets, online and mobile
and all devices. Connect has been a huge success with Coral signing
close to 200,000 new Omni-Channel customers in just a year.
Mor Weizer, CEO, Playtech, said: “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
“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, said: “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