The eSports market is the latest place that many casino operators and suppliers want to be playing. It’s actually the fastest growing sector in the industry right now, which is clearly why Scientific Games is making the move into it. They recently announced two important deals on both the technology side and the supply side of their business.
The first deal is with GameScoreKeeper – an automated data provider in the eSports sphere. They will provide information on games such as Dota2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and League of Legends. The stats and player information will feed directly into the Scientific Games platforms and allow players to use it to work out which odds they like on their bets. The second deal is with Betfred in Pennsylvania, USA. The operator was looking for a technology supplier to assist with their eSports and sports betting portfolio and found the match with their OpenSports product.
According to a statement made by Keith O’Loughlin, senior vice president of Sportsbook Digital for Scientific Games, this new partnership with GameScoreKeeper is critical to their latest move. In eSports, real-time data is essential as players use it to work out the odds and make informed betting choices on the outcome of the games.
The stream of data coming in will allow the developers to put a wide variety of statistics into the games. This will provide both players and the audience can get a full overview of elements such as player frags, round winners and headshots. Felix Klastrup, chief executive officer and founder of GameScoreKeeper, stated that are proud to be providing such a highly respected developer with their accurate, real-time information feed.
On the other end of the scale, Scientific Games will be expanding their sports betting platform OpenSports. They will be creating both online and retail solutions for Wind Creek Casino – an online and land-based casino that is based in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania in the USA. This deal will see the operator gain access to a range of betting technology, including retail kiosks and mobile solutions.
Chief operating officer for the Betfred group, Mark Stebbings, has said that they are very excited about the new partnership. With online sports betting only recently being legalised across the USA, now is a great time to be teaming up with a company like Scientific Games as they have a strong reputation for reliable technology and excellent service.