Live bookmaker PointsBet has announced the integration of the IMG ARENA Golf Events Center into its app, offering players an enhanced golf betting experience.
The IMG ARENA Golf Events Center offers over 35,000 betting markets per tournament and allows fans to enjoy every shot, hole and player in a tournament. As part of the integration, punters will have access to an exciting range of new betting markets on major golf tours and tournaments, including the PGA TOUR and DP World Tour.
“Since our entry into the US market, we have seen golf betting grow immensely and there continues to be a growing appetite from punters to move beyond traditional betting types and explore the live markets,” said Eric Foote, Director of Strategy at PointsBet USA.
“Live betting is undoubtedly the future of sports betting and the interest from the golf community is there. With the addition of the IMG ARENA Golf Events Center, we are meeting that demand while introducing a new viewing experience for fans that brings them closer to the greens.”
Max Wright, Chief Commercial Officer at IMG ARENA, said: “PointsBet is focused on providing its customers with a first class betting experience. The Golf Events Center is an incredible product that allows operators the ability to genuinely differentiate their sports betting offering on one of the most popular sports in the world.”
Golf betting has grown since PointsBet entered the US
At PointsBet, golf betting has grown significantly since entering the US market, experiencing a 23% year-on-year increase in golf performance and a 25% year-on-year increase in live golf betting.
“The Golf Events Center is a world-class product that will significantly diversify the betting options for golf fans around the world,” said Scott Warfield, Vice President of Gaming for the PGA TOUR. “PointsBet USA is an official PGA TOUR betting operator and the acquisition of the Golf Events Center will be a dynamic addition to their golf offering that will allow them to grow and stand out in the marketplace.”
To further meet demand from the golf betting community, PointsBet users will have access to a player leaderboard, updated in real time.
In addition, bettors can utilize live data and statistics, including course and hole maps and shot-by-shot data for each player on the course, to better inform their betting selections for major professional golf events such as Majors, THE PLAYERS Championship, Presidents Cup, FedExCup Playoffs and Ryder Cup.
PointsBet players will also have the option to watch live streaming of two holes for three per tournament all within the app. The group is currently operating in Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, Kansas, Louisiana and Maryland, with online casinos in Michigan, New Jersey, West Virginia and Pennsylvania .