- The Pokerist app is powered by KamaGames, a social casino operator based in Europe.
- The social sports betting feature allows players to bet with virtual chips already in their Pokerist account.
- The sports betting feature allows you to bet on professional sports across the globe as well as eSports.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – KamaGames, a European-based social casino operator, has introduced social sports betting to their flagship app known as Pokerist. The update will allow Pokerist players to use virtual chips from their account to bet on both professional sports and eSports.
“We strongly contend that social sports betting will appeal to players in the same way our social casino games do, allowing them to enjoy the thrill of wagering on live events but without the stress or risk associated with real money betting,” said Andrey Kuznetsov, CEO of KamaGames.
Quite possibly the most innovative feature associated with the update is the ability to bet on eSports. Even though mobile sports wagering apps have begun to dominate the market in states with legal sports betting, none of them allow putting money down on these types of events.
Esports has proven to be a growing market, with the Overwatch League Grand Finals having awarded $1.1 million to the winning team of the tournament just this past weekend.
The Pokerist update will have betting opportunities for games such as Overwatch, Counter-Strike, Dota 2, StarCraft 2, and League of Legends.
“The inclusion of eSports in our Social Sports Betting feature was very important to us. No one could have failed to notice the impact that the genre has on gaming in recent years and there’s significant overlap between those with an interest in traditional sports and eSports. We think our players will be very excited by the addition and this is an area we hope to expand on in the future,” said Kuznetsov.
When it comes to betting on traditional sports, app users will have a number of choices for how they want to use their virtual chips.
According to the press release, “at launch, players will have several options when it comes to how they want to wager their chips through the availability of pre-odds as well as live odds, along with other betting options that include accumulator bets and single bets.”
Other updates include a new referral program, a revamped lottery scratch card, a new slot game, and a casino guide to take players through each one of the virtual casino’s offerings in an interactive way.
Many gamblers are still waiting for mobile U.S. online sportsbooks and casinos to reach their state. For now, Pokerist is filling that void in a safe and legal way.
Hasan began his career working in local and state government offices while studying marketing at Florida State University. After graduating, he began to write on the sports betting industry as a whole. This includes online gambling in the U.S. as well as news regarding the latest happenings in sports. In his free time, Hasan is both a creative writer and a life-long fan of the Florida State Seminoles football team. He also produces music, plays soccer, and travels.