DraftKings Bets On Virtual Sports In A Deal With Inspired Entertainment

Written By Bill Gelman on April 20, 2020

DraftKings Sportsbook‘s virtual sports offerings are growing in a big way.

A new deal with Inspired Entertainment Inc. provides the Boston-based company access to the V-Play Plug & Play solution.

Inspired Entertainment shared the specifics of the agreement via a press release.

The partnership brings 14 virtual sports variants to New Jersey customers.

The list includes:

  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Horse racing
  • Soccer
  • Car racing

They will be available via the DraftKings Sportsbook desktop and on its sportsbook app.

DraftKings bets on virtual sports

This deal is the latest example of how virtual sports betting is gaining popularity.

As long as there are limited live NJ sports betting markets, operators will likely continue down this path.

Call it an ideal time to roll out something new.

Brooks Pierce, the Inspired president and COO, commented on the excitement of teaming up with DraftKings:

“Not only do we have the largest and most advanced portfolio of virtual sports, we tailor our products to sports fanatics with a combination of fast-paced action, ultra-realistic player simulations and a tremendous breadth of bet types.

“We are looking forward to working with DraftKings on bringing a continual stream of betting content to their customer base, especially at this time when there is limited live sports content available.”

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V-Play football and basketball

The DraftKings-Inspired deal includes V-Play NFLA Legends football.

Its an officially licensed with the NFL alumni. Think of the all-time pro football legends who are returning to the gridiron, virtually speaking.

The 11 teams of alumni legends will play in head-to-head action and a single-game format.

But wait, there is more.

V-Play basketball is described as an “ultra-realistic basketball experience.”

The product features motion capture technology and state-of-the-art proprietary software. Customers who prefer wagering on live basketball will be familiar with the bet types.

According to the release, V-Play basketball is one of the best performing virtual sports offerings.

So, while we wait for real sports to return, virtual sports will have the spotlight. And with this deal, DraftKings is upping its virtual game.

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Bill Gelman is a veteran sports writer based just outside of Philadelphia and not too far from the Jersey Shore. Bill spends time in Atlantic City writing about casino openings and expansions, special events and now NJ sports betting and online gambling.

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