bwin.party announced its latest venture into the social gaming market with the launch of social sports betting game, “Sportster – Bet and Win”.
The Facebook based social game was developed in a collaboration between social games developer Nordeus and bwin.party’s social gaming development studio Win.
At present the game does not allow for real money transactions, as players compete for social rewards and virtual currency.
Sportster lets its users place virtual currency bets on live soccer matches being played in the English Premier League, German Bundesliga and Spain’s Primera División.
Nordeus announced the game would debut on Facebook, with a view to test football fans game intuition and knowledge.
Sportster represents social gaming developer Nordeus first steps into the social betting market.The Serbian developer has created popular sports themed games for Facebook users such as top performing title Top Eleven, which has garnered more than 12 million active users on mobile and Facebook platforms.
Barak Rabinowitz, CEO of Win commented on the launch of Sportster: “Together with Win Studios, we’ve created the ultimate fan experience in Sportster — Bet and Win where football fans from all over the world can bet on real and virtual matches in an entirely new way.
“Sportster — Bet and Win is one of the first and most unique social sports-betting games. Virtual match-betting with interactive features like ‘Bet Race’ keep the heart-pumping action going even when there are no real-world matches happening.”
Sporster is currently available to Facebook users under beta testing (product available in 15 languages)