Kiron launches first virtual sports games in Spain with Wanabet

29 November 2019

Kiron Interactive has become the first provider to launch virtual sports games in the Spanish market after it entered into a partnership with online gambling operator Wanabet.

Under the deal, Kiron will utilise its BetMan RGS platform to supply R. Franco Digital-owned Wanabet with virtual games such as football and both horse and greyhound racing.

The agreement also covers the provision of racing roulette and other numbers games.

“This landmark deal with Wanabet is a fantastic development for Kiron, allowing us to cement our presence in Europe and unlock a world of new opportunities in the Spanish market,” Kiron’s co-chief executive Steven Spartinos said.

“The partnership is a testament to the quality of our BetMan Online portfolio, which has a proven track record of delivering new levels of player engagement and game enhancements through a quick-fire, diverse betting experience.”

Cecilio Santiago Alcalde, head of brand at Wanabet, added: “Kiron’s comprehensive fixed-odds betting on a vast array of virtual sports complements our core online offering perfectly, providing our customers with a unique selection of popular gaming options.

“We’re impressed with the BetMan platform’s level of customisation, as well as its innovative player interface, and are looking forward to seamlessly integrating an even greater range of games as they become available.”

This week, Spanish regulator Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego (DGOJ) revealed the country’s gambling market produced €7.77bn (£6.57bn/$8.48bn) in gross gaming revenue (GGR) in 2018 with the online sector rising 22.5% to bring in GGR of €812.0m.

Online gambling revenue was up 22.5% year-on-year on €17.82bn worth of stakes. Revenue of €365.3m was produced from online betting, leading to a total of €850.6m in betting revenue, up 13.4%, on €9.31bn worth of bets.