Playtech Launches New Sports Betting App for Apple WatchPublished April 30, 2015 by Elana K
Playtech's sports betting app, iWatch, is the first of its kind to appear on the highly-anticipated Apple Watch.
Playtech, arguably the biggest name in online gaming software, has become the first such company to launch a wearable sports betting app for the new Apple Watch, which launched on April 24. Coral Connect Omni-Channel will be the first Playtech licensee to offer the ‘iWatch’ app, and it is meant to appeal to its vast UK and European player base.
Playtech had dedicated a team of senior mobile developers who were working on the new app, which is built on the company’s previous Android Wear sports betting release.
Mor Weizer, CEO of 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 significant licensees.”
He added, “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.”
Playtech’s app allows first adopters of the Apple Watch to place bets, browse live and upcoming sports events, monitor promotions and receive personal alerts via technology linked to their iOS mobile apps.
One of the especially unique aspects of the app is that once a bet has been made, Coral players will have access to Cash Out functionality; in other words, they will be able to instantly take in profit in real-time.
How it Works
When a player touches the Coral app on the Apple Watch, he or she will be given immediate access to a grid of eight initial sports, including football and tennis. Once the player chooses a sport, he or she will be able to see a list of ongoing and upcoming games, along with a series of betting options and the option of accessing ‘My Bets,’ which shows the player’s current bet status and betting history.