Gamer Wager announces joint venture with SCCG for US expansion

UK-based peer-to-peer esports betting platform Gamer Wager has announced a partnership with SCCG Management to support its growth in the US.

The UK-based peer-to-peer esports betting platform Gamer Wager has inked an agreement with the Nevada-based SCCG Management to help support the operator’s US growth plans.

The partnership

According to the announcement, the companies will enter into a joint venture which will see SCCG support and advise Gamer Wager as it launches its product in the US online gambling market.

Game Wager chief executive Mark Goddard said: “We have been developing and refining our wagering platform in the UK for the past five years; now is the time to take our software to the ever-expanding US esports market.

“We aim to connect millions of passionate gamers, in regulated markets, from around the world.”

SCCG founder Stephen Crystal added: “We have been interested in this platform and its capabilities for years, with our mutual teams, waiting for the right moment to bring it to the massive and growing, US regulated igaming and casino industry.”

What is Gamer Wager?

Founded in 2016, Gamer Wager is a peer-to-peer esports betting platform that allows its users to connect and wager with one another.

The company currently allows players to wager on a variety of games including Call of Duty, FIFA and Fortnite. There are also plans to launch a tournament in the near future.

Gamer Wager’s online and mobile product is currently licensed by the UK Gambling Commission and is available on the Google Play and Apple App Store in the UK.

Esports betting in the US

Although several states have legalised sports wagering since 2018, esports betting is not yet widely permitted in the US gambling space.

At the time of writing esports betting is permitted in just two US states, New Jersey and Nevada.

In Nevada and New Jersey, sports betting regulators must approve an esports event before a sportsbook operator can take bets on the event in question.

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