Amelco inks tribal sports betting deal with Atlantis Gaming

With its latest deal, Amelco could expand its presence across 28 US states.

Earlier this week, the sports betting software and trading services provider Amelco announced a partnership with Atlantis Gaming Corporation (AGC) for sports betting in the US.

What’s covered in the deal

Under the deal, Amelco will provide AGC with a fully serviced sportsbook offering for 450 tribal casinos across 28 US states. The agreement covers the creation of a turnkey solution for land-based, online, mobile and self-service sportsbook operations, provided the Tribal Gaming Network approves the deal.

Amelco will also use its sportsbook technology to power AGC’s Pro Football Hall of Fame, allowing it to offer sports wagering for the first time.

Leon Wynne, Amelco COO said: “We’re delighted to announce our partnership with AGC in what we see as a very exciting opportunity to continue revolutionising the US’ approach to sports betting. With approval to operate across tribal jurisdictions in 28 states, as well as the combination of AGC’s Hall of Fame brand and our technology, I am sure we have the makings for a powerful synergy between us both.”

Donald L. Bailey, President and CEO of Atlantis Gaming added: “We’re proud to add leading sportsbook provider Amelco to our Tribal Gaming Network team. As the sportsbook supplier to some of the biggest names in gaming, they’re perfectly matched to utilise one of the most iconic brands in US football, the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

“I am confident that with their market-leading tech and the power of our brand, we’re set to revolutionise the way sports betting is delivered across the gaming and sports communities.”

Tribal sports betting

Several Native American tribes across the country have signalled an interest to get involved with sports betting.

In New Mexico, a handful of tribes offer land-based sports betting under their existing compacts with the state. In October 2018, the Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel near Albuquerque, which is owned and operated by the Tamaya Nation in the Pueblo of Santa Ana, became the first sportsbook to launch in New Mexico.

In 2019, the Hilton Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino in Santa Fe and the Isleta Resort and Casino near Albuquerque also launched sports betting in New Mexico.

In August, the Chinook Winds Casino Resort in Lincoln City, Oregon launched its land-based sportsbook and was the first venue in the state to offer sports wagering.

In New York, the Oneida Indian Nation offers sports betting at several venues including the Turning Stone Resort Casino and Point Place Casino in Bridgeport.

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