Ready Set Bet Kicks Off This Football Season, Offers Fans Real-Time Sports Betting Experience
FlowPlay Launches New Social Sports Game Offering Players Live Gameplay During Their Favorite Sporting Events
SEATTLE, Sept. 13, 2016 -- FlowPlay, creator of the most powerful immersive gaming platform, today announced the launch of its first real-time sports betting game for the start of the 2016 professional football season. The free-to-play game, Ready Set Bet, allows players to get in on the action of their favorite sport and bet on plays in real-time, breaking the barriers of current daily fantasy sports (DFS) offerings. Available in FlowPlay's flagship social casino, Vegas World, players can place a bet on any drive in progress during all live professional football games, with the chance to win a virtual payout after each completed drive.
With 57.4 million North Americans projected to play fantasy sports this year (FSTA), fans are eager to become a part of the game and make predictions on the plays that lead their favorite teams to victory. While traditional fantasy sports experiences only allow fans to hand pick their 'perfect' team, there are very few legal alternatives that allow for more frequent bets and on more than just game outcomes. With live sports viewership and the popularity of fantasy play both growing (FSTA), fans are beginning to seek out these alternative options that allow them to place bets as the game unfolds.
"The current landscape of fantasy football in the U.S. allows for weekly, at most daily options to place sports bets. Armchair quarterbacks everywhere now have a third option to make proposition bets in real-time as they watch games live," said Derrick Morton, CEO of FlowPlay. "While the pay-off may not be real-money, Ready Set Bet does leave plenty of room for bragging rights and, for the first time, truly connects fantasy friends from around the world in one place online to also brag in real-time."
Ready Set Bet offers gameplay betting based on the current drive or play for professional sports leagues, currently including football and baseball. Players can join at any point during a live game to place their bet as innings or drives take place. Bets are paid out with virtual currency and points are determined throughout the game, with the player with the most points at the end of the game declared the winner. One feature that sets Ready Set Bet apart from other betting tools are 'lightning bets,' which encourage players to bet on rapid gameplay situations that pop up throughout a game such as a fourth and short ruling or a challenge on the field. Originally launched as an exclusive preview for the Richard Sherman Celebrity Softball Game, Ready Set Bet will expand to include all professional sports as they are in season.
To calculate the outcome of gameplay, FlowPlay created a proprietary algorithm determining odds based on hundreds of thousands of situational data points for each sport. Ready Set Bet is the latest example of FlowPlay's innovation in the social sport space, based on the company's industry leading suite of offerings including All Star Daily Fantasy, 5 Card Draft and Vegas World Sportsbook. All free-to-play sports betting games are playable at VegasWorld.com.
FlowPlay is the company behind the most powerful immersive gaming platform for casual and sports wagering games, virtual worlds and social casinos. A developer, operator and publisher, FlowPlay serves both consumers and businesses with engaging online and mobile free-to-play experiences. Partners turn to FlowPlay for its extensive multiplayer infrastructure, industry-leading monetization rates and proven track record helping businesses launch custom-branded online games. FlowPlay's consumer products include ourWorld, one of the most popular teen virtual worlds, and Vegas World, the industry's most engaging multiplayer social casino. Together, they have been played by a loyal community of more than 75 million users around the world. FlowPlay dominates a cross-section of industries including online and mobile games, fantasy sports and casinos – consistently creating opportunities in high-growth and emerging markets. Based in Seattle, FlowPlay was founded in 2006 and is primarily funded by Intel Capital and the creators of Skype. For more information, visit www.FlowPlay.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.