People love to place bets on their favorite teams since as early as Roman times with gladiators in stadiums doing battle fans and visitors place bets on their favorites to be crowned winner and herein lies the magic for the fan in that he will then walk away with a winning bet and be rewarded. With the 21st century now upon us and technology replacing the old norms we at KT Group have developed a range of self-service betting terminals or commonly labeled SSBT to suit a suite of retail applications that fit a range of retail scenarios that sportsbook are launching to attract users to partake in.
The most common and readily available SSBT kiosk is the free-standing machine, these come in all forms and shapes and have common functions such as printing tickets, scanning tickets, taking cash and coins, and recognizing players through contactless or card interactions. Our Whizz XX and Whizz XX Duo are the latest offerings by KT it comes with either a large 32” touch monitor or a dual 21.5” touch monitor and these are both functional for users with hand shelf and also service friendly with built-in front door access.
Recent regulation changes with effect of PASPA law being enacted by US Supreme court to allow each state to legalize sports betting has been a parameter to adopt new technology rapidly in a fast growing market, since launch of KT Group first Whizz kiosks back in 2017 we have quickly reacted by developing several current generation self service betting terminals or commonly known as SSBT’s, there are notable models that are specifically launched to adopt to certain specific criteria, one such model launching in 2023 but already currently being tested in our high tec laboratories is the Whizz Bet a solution designed to meet the need to expand use with small footprints like sports bars.
Desktop kiosks for betting are seeing growth within retail the small footprint that a desk unit can offer allows retail bookmakers and sports betting sportsbook the expanse of increasing at a reduced economic cost their betting shops with these multi functional full self service betting terminals.
Future holds exciting opportunities for corporations that have a vision to create innovative platforms that customers can interact with to use these to place there wagers on their favourite teams and players. We continue to develop new ideas and creations, once such concept is to layer the solution into a more compact sized model that can offer same features as one of our grand standing whizz xx kiosks in a small footprint for smaller retail spaces such as convenience stores and supermarkets, the Whizz Arc and its sister model Arc Duo have one of smallest footprint pedestals available in market but as versatile as any of its larger brothers these terminals offer a cost efficiency in size.