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Kambi scores sports betting partnership with LiveScore Group

Sports betting solutions provider Kambi Group has entered into a long-term partnership with the LiveScore Group.

Kambi will provide its sportsbook to the LiveScore group of companies, replacing a third-party supplier. This includes its sports media platform and two online betting brands.

Both the LiveScore Bet and Virgin Bet brands will run the Kambi product suite. This offering includes a sports betting platform, managed services, AI-powered trading and Bet Builder.

LiveScore Bet and Virgin Bet are currently active in a number of markets including the UK. The deal also covers the group’s subsidiaries in Gibraltar, Malta and Nigeria.

In addition, the LiveScore in-house product teams will utilise Kambi’s open APIs, incentives tools and bespoke bet offer specials.

The new Kambi-powered sportsbook will launch across multiple markets from Q1 next year. Kambi expects the agreement to contribute material revenue from the second half of 2024.

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Kambi pens multichannel sportsbook deal with Svenska Spel

Sports betting solutions provider Kambi Group has entered into a long-term, multichannel sportsbook partnership with Swedish operator Svenska Spel Sport & Casino.

Under the deal, Kambi will use its Complete sports betting product to power Svenska Spel’s online and retail sportsbooks. Kambi subsidiary Shape Games will also power the front end of the operator’s new sportsbook.

Kambi says it expects the new agreement to have a meaningful financial impact from the second half of 2024.

Founded in 1997, state-owned Svenska Spel has both an online presence and runs a network of approximately 5,000 retail outlets. Svenska Spel selected Kambi as its new sports betting partner after the tender process.

“It has been an extensive process,” Svenska Spel’s head of product for sports betting, Dan Korhonen, said. “We have evaluated a number of different alternatives and we feel we have found the perfect partner in Kambi.

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Shape Games, operator margins lift Kambi Q2 results

Kambi Group CEO Kristian Nylén cited a high operator trading margin and the growing impact of the integration of Shape Games for driving a 24% rise in Q2 year-on-year revenue.

Kambi’s sales increased to €42.9m (£36.8m/$47.5m) from €34.7m in Q2 2022. This lifted H1 revenue to €86.9m, up from €71.5m last year.

“The second quarter of the year was another encouraging period for Kambi as we made significant strategic progress towards executing our long-term growth strategy, including a tier-one partner signing, key partner renewals and the continued development of our AI trading capability,” Nylén said.

Bally’s opportunities

The importance of a partnership with Bally’s Corporation in Q2 was also underlined.

“From a commercial perspective, we were delighted to welcome Bally’s Corporation to the Kambi network in Q2,” Nylén said. “As we further solidify our market leadership position, this partner win is a major milestone for the business and comes on the back of our flexible product str..

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Kambi and LeoVegas extend sportsbook partnership

Kambi and LeoVegas have agreed to a multi-year extension of their existing sportsbook partnership.

As part of the extended agreement, Kambi will continue to supply its sportsbook technology and services to LeoVegas.

This is the second renewal of the partnership, which first began in 2016. The first renewal took place in 2020.

Kristian Nylén, chief executive officer and co-founder of Kambi, said that the partnership renewal spoke to Kambi’s sportsbook capabilities.

“We are delighted to extend our sportsbook partnership with LeoVegas Group, a world-leading operator with a strong track record of success,” said Nylén.

“Renewing this partnership for a second time is a further testament to the strength of Kambi’s cutting-edge technology and services as we continue to pioneer next generation betting entertainment for players across the globe.”

Strategic developments

In this year alone, both Kambi and LeoVegas have made significant moves in the sports betting space.

In April, Kambi ext..

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Bally’s to outsource tech stack

Land-based and online gaming operator Bally’s Corporation has announced sports betting supplier Kambi and PAM platform solution provider White Hat Gaming will power its sports betting services.

The deal, which consists of both online and land-based offerings, will see the providers supply the technological capabilities for sports betting to the business, as well as support the relaunch of Bally’s online sports betting platform Bally Bet.

The operator said that it expects Bally Bet to roll out across seven states and at four retail gaming locations by the end of 2023. The company further hinted that this may represent only the first stage of a global expansion.

Variable cost structure model

Through these partnerships, Bally’s said it wants to leverage Kambi and White Hat’s “proven” technology integration, licensing across regulated jurisdictions end-to-end, as well as the companies’ track record of executing “quick launches”.

The business said that another factor in why it has chos..

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Kambi agrees deal extension with BetPlay operator

Sports betting supplier Kambi Group announced an extension of its sportsbook deal with Colombian BetPlay operator Corredor Empresarial SA.

The deal is the second renewal of the initial agreement that the two parties first signed in 2017, since which BetPlay has become the Colombian market leader.

The provider said that the Latin American has become a “key market” for the supplier, with BetPlay utilising a number of Kambi’s technology and services, including its Bet Builder product.

“We are pleased to agree a long-term extension to our successful partnership with Corredor Empresarial, providing its customers with next generation betting entertainment,” said Kambi CEO and co-founder Kristian Nylén.

“The Latin American market continues to hold great promise for Kambi and we look forward to aiding Corredor Empresarial as it expands across the region with Kambi’s cutting-edge complete sportsbook.”

As part of the renewal contract, the provider will continue to power BetPlay’s sportsbook..

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Kambi scores multi-channel sports betting deal with Wisconsin tribal operator

Sports betting technology supplier Kambi Group has agreed a new multi-channel sportsbook partnership with tribal operator Potawatomi Casinos & Hotels in Wisconsin.

Under the deal, Kambi will support Potawatomi Casino Hotel in Milwaukee with the opening of the first land-based sportsbook in the state. The new facility will feature 20 self-service kiosks, while additional kiosks will also open at the Carter Hotel & Casino in Carter.

Kambi’s full suite of sports betting technology and services will be available to customers for Potawatomi Casino Hotel’s initial retail sportsbook launch, with an on-premises mobile roll out, including live odds boards and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) technology, to follow.

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Kambi scores retail sportsbook deal with New York’s del Lago Resort & Casino

Sports betting supplier Kambi Group has entered into a retail sportsbook partnership with del Lago Resort & Casino in Waterloo, New York.

Under the deal, Kambi will provide the Churchill Downs Incorporated-operated casino with an on-property sportsbook solution.

The new sportsbook will complement the property’s casino gaming floor, which features more than 1,000 square feet of LED video screens.

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Kambi extends sportsbook deal with South Africa’s Sun International

Sports betting supplier Kambi Group has signed an extension to its multi-channel sportsbook partnership with South African operator Sun International.

Under the multi-year deal, Kambi will continue to provide Sun International with its sports betting technology and services across online and retail.

Kambi and Sun International have been working together across both channels in the South African market since November 2017.

Listed on the Johannesburg stock exchange, Sun International operates online betting brand SunBet and also owns a number of major casinos and hotel resorts.

“Sun International is delighted to continue its successful sports betting partnership with Kambi and to continue leveraging the company’s award-winning technology and services,” SunBet chief executive Simon Gregory said.

“We have ambitious plans for the SunBet brand over the coming years and I am thrilled we will continue to do this with the support of a world-leading B2B sportsbook like Kambi.”

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Kambi and Rush Street Interactive extend sports betting deal

Kambi Group has signed an extension to its North America-facing partnership with online sports betting and casino operator and Rush Street Interactive (RSI).

Under the deal, Kambi will continue to provide its sportsbook engine to RSI in 15 states across the US, as well as in Canada, Colombia and Mexico.

Kambi initially partnered with RSI in 2018 following the repeal of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) in the US and has supported the operator with its expansion across a range of markets.

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Kambi agrees terms for Penn Entertainment sportsbook migration

Sports betting solutions supplier Kambi Group and Penn Entertainment have reached an agreement over the migration of the operator’s online and retail sportsbooks from Kambi to Penn’s proprietary technology.

Under the arrangement, Penn, previously known as Penn National Gaming, will migrate its online sportsbook in the third quarter of 2023, with the retail switch expected to take pace in 2024.

The two parties also agreed to cooperate on additional US state launches for the Barstool sportsbook during the transition period.

In August, Penn exercised its option to acquire all remaining shares of media brand Barstool Sports, having in February announced it would take full control of the business by early 2023.

The agreement provides for ongoing revenue share payments related to online and retail sports betting services for the duration of the provision of each respective service.

In addition, Kambi will receive one-time fees of $12.5m (£11.0m/€12.6m) for the early termination of the o..

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