Asian games distributor QTech Games has enhanced its portfolio of games during the lack of live sports offerings by agreeing a new virtuals deal with Kiron Interactive.

As part of the deal, Kiron’s portfolio will now be available to QTech Games clients and its players which include lottery and keno games alongside classic sports betting virtuals such as horse racing, football and motor racing.

QTech Games CCO, Ulf Norder, said: “Clearly, the demand for credible gaming alternatives to mainstream sport, and even live-dealer, shows no sign of abating. Therefore, it’s great to see the virtuals vertical stepping up to the plate in this new partnership with Kiron.

“At QTech games, we pride ourselves on offering our clients and their players a premium cross-vertical gaming experience, allowing customers the ability to pivot wherever regional demand dictates, always safe in the knowledge that they can draw from a dazzling array of gaming options. 

“Kiron’s stunning virtuals, whose graphics rival the best video games, are raising the virtual bar across an ever-evolving landscape.”

Through QTech Games, Kiron’s elite sports and instant-win virtuals will now serve as a complementary, cross-vertical offering which, according to QTech, can “co-exist in the space between traditional casino and sportsbook.”

Steven Spartinos, co-CEO of Kiron, added: “Virtual games are always on. They are also easy to integrate or deploy, while virtual sports require none of the onerous risk management of real sports.

“And while virtual numbers games like keno and lottery have become an increasingly important vertical in recent years, sitting neatly between casino and sports betting, the current crisis has only accelerated their relevance. 

“New audiences are familiarising themselves with these engaging products that are fair-margin, flexible in format, and can be pressed into any gap in a fragmented timetable.

“QTech Games’ expansive platform was naturally the perfect vehicle with which we could capitalise on this trend across emerging Asian markets and beyond, particularly on mobile.”