William Hill Sportsbook Expand Virtual Racing Across Nevada


William Hill partners with Inspired Gaming Group to bring first Virtual Sports product to US

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA (DECEMBER 15, 2016) – William Hill, America’s leading Sports Book operator, is now taking bets on Virtual Racing at four of its Reno Sports Books.

Combining stunning graphics and the voice of legendary race caller Tom Durkin, William Hill Virtual Racing allows sports bettors to wager on an endless lineup of simulated horse races.  With a new race every five minutes, sports book patrons can bet Win, Place, Show, Exactas, and Trifectas on lineups that range from eight to twelve animated horses.

After a successful field trial of Virtual Racing at two Las Vegas locations, William Hill Sports Books at the Plaza Casino and Silver Sevens Casino, the Gaming Commission gave final approval for expansion of the product in November.   As of this week, Northern Nevada patrons can bet Virtual Racing for the first time at the William Hill Sports Books inside the Circus Circus Reno, Club Cal Neva, Grand Sierra Resort, and Silver Legacy.

William Hill plans to introduce Virtual Racing at additional Sports Book locations across the state in the upcoming weeks –  including William Hill Sports Books inside the following casinos: Skyline (Henderson), Downtown Grand (Las Vegas), The D (Las Vegas), SLS (Las Vegas), Hard Rock (Lake Tahoe), MontBleu (Lake Tahoe), Edgewater (Laughlin), Eureka (Mesquite), Silver Nugget (North Las Vegas), Pahrump Nugget (Pahrump), Primm Valley Resort (Primm), and Boomtown (Reno).

William Hill partnered with Inspired Gaming Group, the global leader of Virtual Sports, to develop the only approved Virtual Sports product in Nevada.  Inspired currently supplies its Virtual Sports products in more than 35,000 venues on over 100 websites in 30 countries, and has over fifteen years of experience in the industry.

“William Hill has worked diligently with regulators and Inspired over the past two years to bring Virtual Racing to Nevada.  Virtual Sports wagering is very popular with bettors across the globe and it fits with our commitment of bringing the most expansive and innovative wagering menu to our Nevada customers,” said Joe Asher, CEO of William Hill US.

“Inspired is delighted to be partnering with William Hill to bring its world-class Virtual Sports products to Nevada Sports Books for the first time. Following successful technical field trial, we look forward to expanding our product offering to further venues, with new market-specific products coming soon,” added Steve Rogers, COO Digital Games, Inspired.

To view a video demo of a William Hill Virtual Race featuring Tom Durkin visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAa6As31Lp8

About William Hill
William Hill currently operates 108 race and sports books in Nevada and the state’s leading mobile sports betting app and serves as the exclusive risk manager for the State of Delaware’s sports lottery. Founded in 1934, William Hill is the world’s leading bookmaker with 2,400 betting shops and operates one of the world’s leading online betting and gaming businesses.

Michael Grodsky, Vice President of Marketing & Public Relations, William Hill Race & Sports Book

Mobile: 702-378-7852 – e-mail: mgrodsky@williamhill.us

About Inspired

Inspired is a global games technology company, supplying Virtual Sports, Mobile Gaming and server-based gaming systems with associated terminals and digital content to regulated betting and gaming operators around the world.  Inspired currently operates more than 25,000 digital gaming terminals and supplies its Virtual Sports products in more than 35,000 venues and on over 100 websites in 30 countries. Inspired employs over 800 employees in the UK and elsewhere, developing and operating digital games and networks.  Additional information can be found at www.inspiredgaminggroup.com

Elinor Fewster, Director of Communications, Inspired Gaming Group

Mobile: +44 7973808951 – e-mail:  elinor.fewster@ingg.com