Gaming Innovation Group has announced the launch of virtual sports betting with 1X2 Network to further extend its sportsbook solution and offering to operators.

GiG’s new virtual portfolio includes instant horse racing, greyhound racing, trotting, Velodrome, speedway and football, as well as scheduled horse racing and tennis. 

This latest addition to the GiG product suite enables operators to offer its players the opportunity to engage on-demand and connect with their favourite sports virtually in a similar way they would with live sports, subsequently increasing betting options.

This continues a recent slurry of activity from 1X2 Network as it announced a deal with BGO becoming the latest online casino operator to deploy the firm’s titles.

With integration undertaken via the Playtech POP platform, following a partnership inked a few months ago, players can now access games from the developer’s Iron Dog Studio and 1X2gaming subsidiaries.

Chris Armes, chief information officer at GiG commented on its latest partnership: “Partnering with 1X2 Network allows us to offer a quality virtual sports portfolio with realistic 3D games for some of the most popular on-demand sports betting games. 

“This allows operators to increase their offering placing them at the forefront of sports betting.”

This latest announcement follows GiG’s update at the start of the month on its divestment agreement with Bettson Group, entered earlier this year, stating that completion is to be finalised by the midway point this month.

The share purchase agreement, which has been formally approved by antitrust regulators, was initially inked on February 14, with Betsson paying €33m on closing, including €2m for the cash deposit securing GiG’s Spanish casino license.