DraftKings Partners with Inspired Entertainment to Launch Virtual Sports

  • DraftKings has gained access to Inspired Entertainment's V-Play Plug & Play product
  • Football, soccer, and basketball among the 14 virtual sports that can be wagered on
  • V-Play Basketball, V-Play NFLA Legends Football bring legends back to the court and field
man playing basketball using VR glasses
DraftKings has partnered with Inspired Entertainment to offer 14 virtual sports in an attempt to fill the void left by the cancellation of sporting events. [Image: Shutterstock.com]

Filling the void caused by COVID-19

DraftKings is set to launch virtual sports after announcing a new partnership deal with Inspired Entertainment. The new wagering option will fill the void left by sporting events being canceled around the world due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

new wagering option will fill the void left by sporting events being canceled

Inspired Entertainment’s V-Play Plug & Play product will allow DraftKings to integrate their virtual sports products for wagering. Players will have 14 virtual sports to wager on. Categories include football, soccer, and basketball, with wagers accepted on mobile and desktop platforms.

Cutting-edge technology creates a realistic experience

Inspired’s V-Play NFLA Legends Football is one of the new products that will be available to DraftKings players. Another popular title in Inspired’s portfolio is NFLA Legends Football, which sees legends from 11 teams return to the field to score as many touchdowns as possible.

Another virtual sports product that will be offered is V-Play Basketball. This title provides a realistic experience through the use of motion capture technology and proprietary software. Similar bet types to live basketball are offered via this product.

Inspired Entertainment boasts that it has the largest and most advanced virtual sports portfolio on the market. The company tailors products to sports fans using a combination of realistic player simulations, rapid action, and quality betting types.

Brooks Pierce, the president and chief operating officer of Inspired, said that the company is looking forward to working with DraftKings to provide a continual stream of content that players can wager on.

DraftKings determined to go public

In addition to signing this new partnership deal, DraftKings is continuing its efforts to go public with the US Nasdaq Exchange this month through a reverse merger. As we reported earlier this week, DraftKings will proceed with going public despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

DraftKings chief financial officer Jason Park sent an email recently detailing the latest step of the merger. The company saw its registration statement declared effective by the US Securities and Exchange Commission. The approval brings the company one step closer to going public this month.