Choctaw Nation agree deal to use Kambi’s turnkey sportsbook

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Kambi has agreed a deal to provide its turnkey sportsbook to the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.

The Choctaw Nation will utilize Kambi’s sports betting technology for sports betting on property and online.

The Choctaw Nation operates Choctaw Casinos and Resorts and owns a selection of gaming destinations throughout southeastern Oklahoma, including its flagship location, which is located a short drive from the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. It is also the official casino and resort partner of the MLB’s Texas Rangers.

“This is a landmark partnership for Kambi with exciting long-term potential. Not only does Choctaw Nation have fantastic, well-positioned gaming and entertainment facilities in Oklahoma, but its proven track record in developing successful digital businesses gives me every confidence that together we will create thrilling sports betting experiences for its players,” said Kambi CEO and Co-founder Kristian Nylén.

According to Kambi, the deal will combine Choctaw Nation’s digital and e-commerce expertise with Kambi’s sportsbook technology in a bid to become an online and retail sports betting “powerhouse”.

Last month the Choctaw Nation agreed a deal with White Hat Gaming to use its player account management system which included its proprietary cashier, multiple RGS integrations, and its traveling wallet.

“We are thrilled to have entered into a long-term agreement with Kambi. Adding Kambi’s best-in-class technology and custom player offerings to Choctaw Nation’s brand and market positioning, Choctaw Nation is poised to remain well positioned as the premier, full-service, vertically integrated gaming operator throughout our region,” added Choctaw Nation Senior Executive Officer of Commerce Heidi Grant.

Pending regulatory approval, the deal includes scope to expand into multiple states.

Kambi tribal partners post improved betting handle

At the beginning of the month, Kambi released a report that revealed its tribal partners experienced a 128% year-on-year uptick in total handle.

The annual Tribal Sports Betting Report also found that wagers on basketball made up 44% of the total handle for tribal partners, with football the next closest sport at 19%

Kambi, which launched in 2010, has a portfolio of partners that include Seneca Gaming Corporation, Desert Diamond Casinos, Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment and Prairie Band Casino & Resort.