Saracen Casino strengthens Arkansas sports betting position with Global Payments and Amelco

Saracen Casino has strengthened its position in the Arkansas online sports betting market by signing deals with Global Payments Gaming Solutions and Amelco.
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Saracen Casino has strengthened its position in the Arkansas online sports betting market by signing agreements with Global Payments Gaming Solutions and Amelco.

The casino has selected Global Payments’ iGaming solutions for BetSaracen, its new sports betting app which will be powered by Amelco and its sports betting platform services.

Global Payments’ iGaming solutions allow casinos to utilize a multi-channel approach to connect online and brick-and-mortar gaming. Its VIP Lightspeed platform supports igaming funding and withdrawals, while the VIP Preferred e-check network allows users to access funds from their checking accounts.

Carlton Saffa, CMO at Saracen Casino resort, commented: “As we enter the mobile gaming space, we wanted to offer the best possible gaming experience. With Global Payment’s iGaming solutions, we can provide our patrons with a broad assortment of gaming and payment options.”

“As an industry leader, Global Payments Gaming Solutions strives to provide patrons with the flexibility to game from any location,” added Christopher Justice, President of Global Payments Gaming Solutions.

“We are excited to work with Saracen Casino Resort and help them launch Arkansas’ first mobile sports betting app.”

As previously mentioned, Amelco will power the BetSaracen mobile app with its end-to-end sports betting solution, helping the casino become one of the first operators to establish state-wide sports wagering in Arkansas.

The sports betting and platform provider’s in-house team will also ensure its services meet the casino’s bespoke requirements.

Commenting on the deal, Brandon Walker, Head of Amelco USA, said: “It’s great to be out of the blocks as one of the first suppliers in the state to go live with state-wide mobile. Arkansas is a very exciting state to go live in and Saracen Casino holds plenty of growth potential as one of the first operators to debut in the state.

“We’re all about delivering solutions for our partners that exactly fit their needs. We see this as a great example of making that happen, delivering to Saracen’s unique requirements for homegrown market conditions.”

Saffa added: “We are delighted to integrate Amelco’s platform for this landmark deal, which sees sports betting go live in Arkansas for the first time.

“Establishing an online presence is clear evidence of Saracen’s ambition in the online sports betting space, and choosing Amelco’s high-quality platform is representative of our commitment to providing the best possible offering for the state’s players.”