Crypto casino releases new esports-themed slot game
An esports-themed slot believed to be the first game of its kind on the planet has been released by one of the world’s top online crypto casino sites.
Users at Sportsbet.io, a fast-growing site which combines a sportsbook with a crypto casino, are being given the chance to play a new slot that has been inspired by leading esport CS:GO.
Brazilian developer Caleta Gaming has come up with the high volatility slot Imperial: Operation Rio as the latest stage in its partnership with both Sportsbet.io and Imperial Esports.
Imperial is among the most famous esports organisations in South America, having enjoyed huge success in games such as CS:GO, making the new slot a natural move for all parties.
Junior Gonçalves, Caleta Gaming’s product leader at Caleta Gaming, explained that the launch of the new slot game is “seeking to reach discerning and astute players”. In a statement, he added: “These are qualities that Imperial translates into its way of playing. Imperial: Operation Rio is made for the public of one of the best esport teams worldwide.”
Esports betting at crypto casinos is also becoming increasingly popular around the world. There was a huge spike in esports betting during the global COVID-19 pandemic when many sports fans were denied the chance to bet on typical action, creating a wealth of new opportunities.
In the slot Imperial: Operation Rio, players can win a maximum pay of 15000 times the total bet, while there is a bonus mechanic directly inspired by the CS:GO esport.
CEO of Imperial Esports Felippe Martins explained that the launch of Imperial: Operation Rio is the first “exclusive and really thematic” game for an esports organisation ever to be made.
Justin Le Brocque, Sportsbet.io’s head of marketing, added: “With the release of the Imperial: Operation Rio slot, we took our partnership with Imperial to another level, creating a unique entertainment experience for our users.”
Sportsbet.io has a reputation as being one of the most innovative crypto betting sites and casinos in the world, with the brand having a deal with Premier League club Southampton.
Earlier in 2022, Sportsbet.io announced a first-of-its-kind Crypto Fan Fund called Saints Social Club, with fans able to attend in-person events or show their face using virtual reality.
The move was a part of Sportsbet.io‘s ‘Believe the Hype’ campaign, designed to raise awareness of the site’s crypto casino offering to the wider public.