Kambi inks sportsbook deal with Mohegan Sun

Sportsbook supplier Kambi has entered a deal with Mohegan Sun for sports betting in Connecticut.

Under the deal, Kambi will provide its online and land-based sportsbook technology to Mohegan Sun.

Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment, Mohegan Sun’s parent company, selected Kambi to supply its sportsbook technology due to the supplier’s track-record of “lawful and responsible delivery in the US” and “flexibility” of its sports betting products.

Aviram Alroy, VP of Interactive Gaming for Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, said: “Mohegan Sun’s goal is to utilize our brand and strong presence in the state and after a long vetting process, we found that Kambi was best positioned to complement that, as they’re the most sophisticated and comprehensive Sportsbook out there.”

In the meantime, the casino plans to integrate Kambi’s sportsbook into Mohegan Sun’s iPro gaming platform to power a free-to-play sportsbook. According to a press release this is to help Mohegan Sun patrons familiarize themselves with the platform prior to the launch of sports betting.

Although it’s still illegal to bet on sports in Connecticut, Mohegan Sun has voiced its support of state legislation to legalize activity.

Kambi currently provides sportsbook services to various US gambling companies in states where sports betting is legal such as Pennsylvania, Mississippi and New Jersey.

Kristian Nylén, Kambi Chief Executive Officer, said: “Kambi’s strategy in the US is to partner with the biggest and best gaming operators each state has to offer. In Mohegan Sun, not only have we partnered with one of the two largest casinos in Connecticut but also one of the leading gaming and entertainment destinations across the whole of the country.”

This news comes several weeks after Mohegan Sun announced that it had entered a partnership with Major League Soccer’s New York City FC.

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