Bwin has released an update to its sports betting app that is said to be more intuitive and responsive to mobile users than ever before. It features a multitude of gesture-based controls, data-rich features and a brand new version of mini-blackjack known as Slider Blackjack. Bwin’s new betting app is available for iOS and Android powered mobile devices and tablets.
Slider Blackjack is said to be an “industry-first” in the genre of mobile betting. Due to the dynamic new software, players can now ‘slide’ their way to 21, placing bets and paying hands with a simple swipe of their finger. The new blackjack variation also includes a live scoreboard that will allow players to track their bets and wins throughout gameplay.
When the new mobile update was released, bwin explained that its app is the very first mobile sports betting product devised to accommodate their bettors’ fingertips. It features a perceptive interface that facilitates actions based on a player’s touch-screen gestures.
Designed specifically for bettors ‘on the go’, users will now be able to quickly access the full range of mobile sports bets, odds and other features, which include various forms of statistical data like head-to-head history, individual player stats and team performance data. The app also gives users access to live feeds of sporting events from all corners of the globe.
“We are very excited about the launch of the new bwin sports app,” said an enthusiastic Sam Sadi, Director of Sports Label for bwin. “Our customers demand the very best betting experience from us and with this update that is exactly what we are delivering. But more than that,” Sadi continued, “the app’s dynamic navigation, clean design and ground breaking features such as Slider Blackjack, mean that bwin is once more at the leading edge of mobile development.”
Like all other blackjack variants, the object in Slider Blackjack is to reach a total as close to 21 as possible without going over. The mini-blackjack game uses a single deck of 52 cards, reshuffled after every completed hand. The rules state that the dealer must draw a card on a Soft 17, and a natural blackjack – when the first two cards dealt are an Ace and a 10/Face Card – is paid at the standard rate of 3:2 (except in the case of a tie).
A trial test of the new mobile betting app and Slider Blackjack game was released in Spain prior to the recent pan-European launch. Having received phenomenal feedback from its beta testing members, Bwin chose to go ahead with the full launch across all supported European regions. The mobile betting app can be accessed directly through the bwin.com website, as well as its regional websites in Belgium, France and Italy. The company assured it global sports betting customers that the app will be integrated across all other viable jurisdictions in the coming months.
Bwin was originally established in 1997 as “betandwin”, rebranding itself to “bwin” in 2006. The Gibraltar-based online sports betting company later merged with Party Gaming PLC (also established in 1997) in 2011 to become Bwin.Party Digital Entertainment Plc. The company has since become the world’s largest publicly traded online gambling firm, listed on the London Stock Exchange as BPTY.