To help fill the void of sporting content during the COVID-19 pandemic, RPM Gaming has launched a new simulated cricket product which aims to deliver a ‘realistic, engaging’ alternative for operators.
‘CricketSim’ offers a variety of match formats, including Test, ODI and T20, for operators to integrate into their offerings. Each game will be based on existing teams and players, and ‘fuses the latest algorithms with a deep database of real-world cricket stats’ to represent the live-traded cricket currently available.
Richard Thorp, Director of RPM Gaming, said: “As most operators pivot their attention to developing vertical-spread during these unparalleled times, virtual sports are emerging as a go-to product for plugging the gaps after this live sports suspension which has followed the outbreak of COVID-19.
“Historically, virtuals have already surprised many with their ability to prize double-digit market share away from real sports betting. So, this trend will naturally extend in the current climate where their convenience is unmatched.
“In-play was the missing piece in that virtual jigsaw, but now CricketSim can fill the void with accurate in-play odds and innovative content that affords fans the chance to still enjoy their favourite sport in a familiar live betting environment.”
The virtual product will offer a host of short-form betting opportunities (e.g. over-by-over runs and next man out), coupled with ball-by-ball text commentary and live scoreboards.
CricketSim is the first virtual product offered by RPM Gaming, and will utilise statistical modelling as well as information from RPM Data, the bespoke pricing and data-feeds wing of RPM Gaming.
Thorp continued: “RPM Data was set up to provide zero-latency cricket trading feeds on the biggest range of matches and markets to serve the voracious appetite for live cricket betting across the planet.
“While we can’t wait to roll out this unique feed when the real cricket action resumes, CricketSim was a logical stepping-stone product that we could create in the meantime for all our interested partners. It showcases our precise pricing ball-by-ball, and elevates in the in-play UX on virtuals too.”
Partners now can offer these industry-leading API data solutions – designed for pricing precision, comprehensive coverage and ease of integration – both pre-game and in-game.