Global gaming giant Aristocrat has unveiled plans to develop a new virtual NFL (National Football League) simulation game to players in regulated markets around the world.
Aristocrat Gaming announced Friday that it has partnered with Inspired Entertainment Inc to develop the game via its multi-year, global licensing agreement with the NFL. The NFL-themed virtual sports simulations will provide fans the ability to wager on teams as they go head-to-head in “fast-paced, ultra-realistic simulated matchups,” Aristocrat said, with users to be provided with many of the same wagering options as a standard sportsbook including money line bets, over/under total score and total touchdowns.
“Through Inspired, this NFL license expansion into virtual sports presents a ground-breaking entertainment option that’s never been done before,” said Aristocrat Gaming CEO, Hector Fernandez.
“As part of our overall NFL strategy, we are thrilled to tap into the global appeal the NFL offers to current and new fans and casino, sports betting, and lottery players.”
Aristocrat has been actively looking to expand its Real Money Gaming (RMG) assets in recent months, including via the acquisition of B2B online supplier Roxor Gaming in February. The company was previously engaged in a failed attempt to acquire UK-based platform provider Playtech plc.