Playtech launched a wearable sports betting App available to all licensees – including full Cash Out functionality – for the new Apple Watch which went on sale that day, with Coral the first operator to brand the groundbreaking product in an extension to its pioneering omni-channel ‘Connect’ solution.
A team of senior Playtech mobile developers built on the Company’s previous Android Wear sports betting release and worked intensively 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 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.