Sports betting data API provider LSports has introduced a new simulated tennis product to enable sportsbooks to continue to offer betting services due to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) during the shutdown of traditional sports.
Tennis Betting Simulator leverages the historic tennis database of LSports which includes data collected from over one million tennis matches and related statistics.
Will match features its original pre-match and in-play odds, allowing users to see a simulation that represents the exact court action. Visualisation tools include movement of the ball, heatmaps and placements of the shot.
The names of the team, the date and time of the match, and the event in which it took place, have all been changed, with each match now using skewed names of top current players and hall of fame players. However, after the simulation has finished, the actual details about the match is exposed.
LSports will hold up to 500 simulated events every day, with matches including a variety of different formats including best-of-five, best-of-seven, best-of-nine and full-sets.
LSports co-founder and chief executive Shaul Lazar said: “Sports fans around the world are starved with nearly every league shutting down operations indefinitely.
“Our Tennis Betting Simulator can help satiate that hunger and allow sports gambling enthusiasts to partake in the hobby while leagues’ doors remain closed.
“We’ve created a system that precisely redevelops historical tennis matches while maintaining their integrity, providing sportsbooks a solution that will reopen tennis revenues.”
Tennis is one of several sports which the current coronavirus pandemic has disrupted. Last month the All England Lawn Tennis Club announced that the outbreak would result in the Wimbledon Championships being cancelled this year.
The Championships had been expected to run in London from 29 June to 12 July, but was postponed for the first time since 1945, when the tournament was about to end a six-year hiatus due to World War II.