DFS and pool betting firm Scout Gaming and Swedish start-up Jogajà have entered into a new partnership that will see the pair enter the Brazilian fantasy sports space. Under the terms of the agreement Jogajà will gain full access to Scout Gaming’s fantasy sports platform.

Scout Gaming’s products are expected to be launched during the first half of 2019. As part of the Brazilian launch, the product range will be supplemented by local leagues. Jogajà, meanwhile, has recruited a team with wide experience from the gambling industry, led by Jacob Lindorff with backing from Expekt, Betway and Bonnier Gaming. The firm is supported by Swedish venture capitalists with previous experience from successful launches in Brazil.

Scout Gaming CEO Andreas Ternström explained: “We continue to build our global network and are excited about entering South America. We are experiencing a global increasing interest in Fantasy Sports gradually.”

Speaking on behalf of Jogajà, the firm’s Jacob Lindorff commented: “Fantasy Sports has experienced a strong global growth with US as a leading market. The Brazilian sports betting market is the largest in South America therefore we see great potential for daily fantasy sports. Together with our partners, media companies and influencers, we will launch the coming spring and have high ambitions for the product.”