Internet Vikings expands US hosting presence with NY and MS launch

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Internet Vikings has expanded its presence in the US online gaming industry, taking its cloud hosting services in both New York and Mississippi

Responding to the “rapidly growing US online sports betting market”, Internet Vikings has doubled down on its commitment to provide web cloud hosting solutions for the industry across the country. 

The company explained that it prioritized states and markets with higher demand for sports betting solutions, but has now gone back to serve in areas such as Mississippi.

Rickard Vikström, Founder and CEO of Internet Vikings, explained: “Despite being one of the pioneering states to open its doors to online sports betting as early as 2018, Internet Vikings only recently expanded its services to Mississippi. 

“Having fulfilled the requests of our clients in these markets, we have since shifted our focus to exploring new opportunities.”

Meanwhile, New York quickly established itself as one of the biggest markets for US online sports betting when it opened up last January. 

Having taken $16bn in wagers during 2022, a US record for annual handle, New York has become a key market to enter for Internet Vikings. 

“Our presence in every destination that represents interest to all industry-related businesses is of great importance,” said Kristoffer Ottosson, COO of Internet Vikings. “To ensure that our clients, old and new, are able to continue their growth without any delays or interruptions.”

The company has now entered the Empire State but is anticipating the launch of online casino in the years to come. This does not look likely for 2023, however, despite the best efforts of Senator Joseph Addabbo. 

Online casino did not make it into Gov Kathy Hochul’s annual budget for the financial year, hinting that it is not part of her plans.

“We look forward to the day when New York embraces other forms of igaming,” Vikström added. “As for now, Internet Vikings will concentrate on newly launched markets such as Ohio and Massachusetts.”