Maltese online wagering technologies innovator Kambi Group has announced the inking of a multi-year arrangement to start supplying its retail sportsbetting platform to eminent Canadian casino operator Great Canadian Entertainment.
The Valletta-headquartered firm used an official Thursday press release to declare that the deal is to see it provide ‘its leading on-property sportsbook’ to ten land-based casinos operated by Great Canadian Entertainment in the province of Ontario. The innovator also pronounced that the agreement will involve its latest partner benefitting from ‘a high-performance retail sportsbook solution’ encompassing self-service betting kiosks coming complete with ‘fully configurable digital signage functionality’.
Kambi Group recently signed an agreement that could see it spend upwards of €78.1 million ($77.8 million) so as to purchase award-winning front-end technologies specialist Shape Games with its latest alliance set to further exploit its already-prominent position within the embryonic Canadian sportsbetting market. The company detailed that its iGaming advances are moreover now utilized by over 40 iGaming operators in 17 North American jurisdictions including New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York.
Kristian Nylen serves as the Chief Executive Officer for Kambi Group and he used the press release to divulge that the new pact will see his firm launch sportsbooks within land-based casinos across the most populated province in Canada including the jurisdiction’s newest, the 330,000 sq ft Pickering Casino Resort. The experienced figure furthermore noted that this understanding follows his company’s recent signing of an analogous Ontario arrangement with Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment concerning the Fallsview Casino Resort and Casino Niagara properties.
Read a statement from Nylen…
“I am delighted to form this exciting sportsbetting partnership with Great Canadian Entertainment, which is rightly regarded as one of Canada’s premier gaming and entertainment companies with an unrivalled retail footprint. This underlines our position as the leading multi-channel sportsbook provider in North America and we are looking forward to working with the talented team at Great Canadian Entertainment to deliver a market-leading sportsbook experience for its patrons.”
For his part and the Chief Executive Officer for Toronto-headquartered Great Canadian Entertainment, Tony Rodio, disclosed that his enterprise is responsible for 25 gaming, entertainment and hospitality destinations across Canada including twelve Ontario casinos such as the 25,000 sq ft Great Blue Heron Casino and Hotel venue and the even larger Shorelines Casino Peterborough property.
A statement from Rodio read…
“The addition of sportsbetting at ten of our Ontario-based gaming destinations is an important new amenity that will elevate the gaming experience for our guests. As the first company to launch this type of product in Ontario, we are thankful for our partnership with Kambi Group throughout this new venture as well as the continued support from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario and Ontario’s provincial government.”