Bookmakers Technology Consortium

VIP Virtual Channels

BTC are please to announce that the service offering virtual content from Inspired Gaming Group is to be upgraded in May 2019. It is now available for independent bookmakers in the UK and Ireland. This service uses the internet connection which all betting shops now have to provide Virtuals over IP, hence the name VIP.

VIP Racing Channel
A channel offering a virtual racing event every 3 minutes during the day. Events consist primarily of virtual horseracing with greyhounds programmed at appropriate times of the day. A new product, the Virtual Grand National, will be introduced in May 2019. This will run every hour, on the hour from 10am until 9pm. Continual analysis of betting trends will take place and we will alter the programme to ensure maximum interest from customers.

  • Excellent presentation with the very latest graphics in full HD.
  • Cards are delivered to tills and all bets can be translated in the usual way.
  • Show pages for the VIP racing can be displayed on the main gantry alongside the horse and greyhound racing.
  • Familiar betting options are available including each-way, forecast and tricast bets.
  • A website with cards and results is available for in-shop display and customers use. Check it out at

VIP Bingo
A channel offering a Bingo game every 3 minutes throughout the day. The Bingo game is a standard 35 from 49 numbers game where the quicker the numbers are drawn the higher the prize. Bingo is one of the most popular betting pastimes with the general public and this product allows a betting office to take advantage of that interest.

  • Regular small wins with the possibility of a Jackpot if they select the first 6 numbers to tempt customers.
  • Two versions are available; a version showing Sterling for the UK and a version showing Euros for Ireland.
  • The bookmakers logo can be added to the presentation.
  • Marksense slips are available to enable bets to be taken via MM2 tills.
  • No need for a separate ‘back office’ PC. Slips are accepted by the EPOS tills.
  • Cash control via the EPOS system for greater security.

VIP Roulette
A channel for the Irish market which offers a ‘double zero’ version of Roulette every 3 minutes throughout the day.

  • The bookmakers logo can be added to the presentation.
  • 8 different bets; A Single Number, Odds & Evens, Black & Red, Columns, Dozens, High & Low, Streets and Lines are settled automatically by the till system.
  • Marksense slips available to enable these 8 bets to be taken quickly and efficiently via MM2 tills.
  • No need for a separate ‘back office’ PC.
  • Cash control via the EPOS system for greater security.

About The Service

How It Works
A Player PC is installed in the shop and connected via a network cable to the local network. A suitable PC will be recommended based on the number of virtual channels to which a shop is subscribing. In addition to the Player PC a TV will be required for displaying each channel together with associated brackets and cabling. BTC will supply the Player PC and can arrange installation if required.

Revised Cost of The Service from 2nd March 2020
The cost for the supply of a 2 screen PC Player is £340+VAT, this is required when the subscription includes a virtual racing channel. The cost of a single screen PC Player is £150+VAT, this can be used for either VIP Bingo or VIP Roulette.
BTC is pleased to announce a reduction in costs for this service from 2nd March 2020. If a shop takes more than one channel from the virtual service then discounts apply as follows;

  • £18+VAT per week for one channel (£1 reduction)
  • £26+VAT per week for two channels (£2 reduction)
  • £32+VAT per week for three channels (£4 reduction)
  • £37+VAT per week for four channels (£5 reduction)

This service can be supplied to any UK or Irish betting shop. Please note that VIP Roulette is presently only available in the Republic of Ireland. Arrangements for supply of data to different EPOS or tills systems can be investigated. For further information please contact: