18th May 2023 – Flexibility, customization and digitalization in the name of entertainment are the three key pillars that led the building of the new Planetwin365’s flagship store in Rome, the betting and gaming brand owned by the SKS365 group. On Wednesday the 17th of May, a B2B event dedicated to the industry was held in a historic location for the city entertainment. Right here, in fact, stood the Extraball arcade, a cult location in the 1990s. A landmark from which SKS365 started a complete restyling, resulting in over 300 square meters of a brand-new store that provides a complete and cutting-edge offer of entertainment, following the innovative “IN THE GAME” concept.
Technological innovation, automation and security distinguish the hardware inside the shore: 12 channels are dedicated to horse racing, including 4 for live racing and 8 for odds display. This extra-large format will allow analysts’ real-time updates to be shown during the whole horse races. Another highlight is a 136-inch HD video wall, consisting of 6 mosaic screens and the possibility of placing sports bets and playing Virtual Sports in full autonomy thanks to the Betting Terminals positioned near the video wall. Located in the gaming machine room there is a suite of slots and videolotteries. Finally, special attention is paid to automation: in addition to the classic counters, there are also two new-generation automatic cash machines from the supplier Cashlogic for money management, to ensure greater security and efficiency.
All this falls under a concept- ‘IN THE GAME’ – that puts the player at the center of the entertaining experience. In fact, the shop’s philosophy is focused on interactivity and to providing customers with a personalized experience based on their needs and fully integrated with the digital offer, following an omnichannel perspective. SKS365’s ambition is to take the simple usage of the products to a new level: the shop becomes a meeting point for immersive and multifunctional entertainment, and it is designed to maximize the social aspect of the game and to experience the passion for sport along with other people.
Special attention has also been paid to environmental sustainability: the shop’s activities will be almost entirely carried out in digital format, from posters to informative videos, to minimize paper usage. The massive use of LEDs will contribute to the low power consumption of the shop, which will also benefit from centralized and customized content management through the partner Net4Media.
“Planetwin365’s new flagship store is a fundamental step in SKS365’s mission, which is dedicated to all-round entertainment and the evolution of the player”, says Troy Cox, SKS365’s Chief Commercial Officer. “We are going towards a new dimension of gaming experience and it is important to provide our customers with an environment that meets their particular needs and encourages social interaction. The usability of the new shop and its technological efficiency are the starting point for achieving this goal, to which the architectural transparency of the shop will also contribute. We want our flagship store in Rome to become a reference point for all customers, a place to meet and socialize, as well as a place for entertainment”.
“Since many years we are investing in the retail network and it is fundamental to our omnichannel strategy that distinguishes all our activities”, continues Alexander Martin, CEO of SKS365. “In our vision, shops have to be comfortable and cosy places where people can meet and cultivate social relationships. Our customers are highly appreciating our entertaining shops and they enjoy football matches or other events with friends. In addition, we are offering a cutting-edge and engaging gaming experience. We have no doubt that the Planetwin365 flagship store will become not only a model for our future projects, but also a point of excellence for the whole industry.”