Sportech and Sportradar partner for US push

31 May 2018

Sportech and Sportradar have entered into a new commercial betting deal with a focus on the US market.

Under the agreement, Sportech will be able to offer Sportradar’s trading and risk management services for sports betting to licensed operators in the country.

The link-up comes in the wake of last month’s Supreme Court ruling on the federal 1992 Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA).

The decision to overturn PASPA will enable states in which sports betting is not currently legal to pass legislation and regulate such activities.

Sportech will provide Sportradar services to its network of 90 licensed operator business clients and other eligible firms in states where sports betting becomes, or already is, legal.

In addition, Sportech has plans to deploy Sportradar’s turnkey sports betting platform in Connecticut, should the state pass legislation.

Andrew Gaughan, chief executive of Sportech, said: “We are thrilled to expand our product line to include Sportradar’s globally recognised sports betting capability, and we are poised to deliver a world class sports betting experience to our business clients across the US and within our 16 Connecticut locations and through our online and mobile channels, when legislation permits.”

Neale Deeley, vice-president of gaming sales at Sportradar, added: “We’re excited to partner with Sportech, a company that shares our vision of how the US betting market will unfold and who are well positioned to capitalise on that market with existing gaming licenses and a strong customer base.

“Our turnkey solutions and market leading bookmaker services will accelerate their sportsbook offering and provide them with a strong advantage as other states pass sports betting legislation.”

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