If you are one of the early adopters who have gotten his hands (or hand rather) on an Apple Watch, then you already know you can answer or reject calls with a flick of the wrist, get in shape, buy stuff and take pictures, but did you know you can also place bets and instantly cash out your winnings?
With the release of Apple’s new wearable gadget, the Apple Watch, some 3000 new apps were developed and amongst them, Playtech/Coral’s new sports betting app, an app that promises users to have a seamless, one account and one wallet across a whole suite of gambling products (list of Playtech sites).
Playtech, the leader in the development of software platforms and content for the online gaming industry, has developed the very first sports betting app, including full cash-out functionality, which enables users to instantly profit from winning positions in real-time. The app was developed for long-time technology partner, British bookmaker Coral and made available to Apple Watch wearers.
Senior mobile developers at Playtech have worked intensively over the past few months to develop the app. The Apple watch betting app allows players to access a grid of eight initial sports including football, horse racing, tennis, basketball, hockey, rugby and baseball, by simply touching the app icon on the watch. Once the sport is selected, a list of ongoing and upcoming games is displayed together with a series of betting options. Betters are also able to access the status of their current bets and their betting history, view betting promotions and receive customizable alerts to keep them up-to-date on the latest scores and results. The functionality of the app is completely intuitive, which means users will have little to no learning curve.
Other top-tier bookmakers such as William Hill, Unibet, Landbrokers Australia and Bookmakers, launched customized apps into the Apple Watch eco-system upon release, however, it all indicates that Playtech and Coral are coming up on top.
“Innovation is part of our DNA at Playtech, an area we take very seriously and invest in heavily year-on-year”, said Mor Weizer, CEO of Playtech. He feels confident in the success of his product stating that no other competitor has the technology, expertise, resources and support to offer a solution such as Playtech’s.
Playtech has an extensive range of products including over 500 of the most innovative casino, poker and bingo games, sports betting, lottery and mobile-social gaming, which makes them pioneers in the industry. Furthermore, Playtech is currently working to further increase the Apple Watch betting app’s functionality. Stay tuned for what else Playtech has up their sleeve.