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ST. GALLEN, Switzerland, Aug. 02, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sportradar (NASDAQ: SRAD), as a part of its multiyear partnership with the NBA, today launched Virtual NBA, a computer-generated betting solution that uses the newest artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies to enable gaming operators to extend engagement with the world’s estimated 2.2 billion basketball fans.

The addition of Virtual NBA provides operators with 3,000 games per day, with each contest featuring 12 betting markets. Eight games can be found to look at at anyone time, meaning gaming operators can offer their customers significant alternative and create multiple engagement opportunities. Using actual NBA data to simulate a ‘real game’ basketball experience, the answer is offered to gaming operators globally in jurisdictions licenced for virtual sports betting.

Frank Wenzig, Managing Director, Gaming at Sportradar said: “Virtual sports betting is growing in popularity with greater than 200 million betting tickets accepted across Sportradar’s portfolio of virtual betting products to this point this yr. Through the introduction of Virtual NBA, featuring the names and logos of NBA teams, Sportradar is providing operators with dynamic recent basketball content to drive engagement with the game and supply fans with access to NBA betting markets, even within the off season.”   

Virtual NBA leverages the complete power of Sportradar’s historic database, with a team of engineers having processed thousands and thousands of knowledge points from previously played NBA contests to generate 480,000 unique, ‘real game’ basketball simulations leading to unparalleled realism that puts fans at the center of the virtual motion.

The fan experience is further enhanced by the high-quality game presentation, where hyper-realistic images have been generated through the newest motion capture technology using lots of of cameras and sensors. Data points from half-a-million games and events, including player positioning and movement, have then been analysed using artificial intelligence and integrated to create the dynamic moves and shots featured within the Virtual NBA product.

Virtual NBA is offered to gaming operators via Sportradar’s eWallet Distant Game Server, or via the Betradar Unified Odds Feed, allowing for straightforward integration right into a client’s current operations. It follows Virtual Baseball In-Play featuring Major League Baseball (MLB) and Virtual Sports Bundesliga, in addition to the recently announced Virtual Cricket In-Play inside Sportradar’s portfolio of virtual sports offerings.

Sportradar is the leading global sports technology company creating immersive experiences for sports fans and bettors. Established in 2001, the corporate is well-positioned on the intersection of the sports, media and betting industries, providing sports federations, news media, consumer platforms and sports betting operators with a variety of solutions to assist grow their business. Sportradar employs greater than 3,000 full time employees in 20 countries, world-wide. It’s our commitment to excellent service, quality and reliability that makes Sportradar the trusted partner of greater than 1,700 customers in over 120 countries and an official partner of the NBA, NHL, MLB, NASCAR, UEFA, FIFA, ICC and ITF.  Sportradar covers over 890,000 events annually across 92 sports. With deep industry relationships, Sportradar isn’t just redefining the sports fan experience; it also safeguards sports through its Integrity Services offerings internationally. www.sportradar.com 

Sandra Lee   

Investor Relations:   
Christin Armacost 

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