Mohegan Sun

Betting platform and systems provider Kambi has extended its roster of US-based customers, as the group branches out into Connecticut alongside Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment.

Inking a multi-channel sportsbook deal with MGE, who is in the process of constructing Project Inspire in South Korea, Kambi is to power online and on-property sportsbooks at the flagship Mohegan Sun, located in the firms home city of Uncasville.

This agreement comes ahead of potential legislation within the state, with Mohegan Sun stressing that it supports pending state legislation that could legalise the activity as early as this year.

During this process Kambi is to integrate its sportsbook into the property’s iPro gaming platform to power a free-to-play offering, allowing patrons to familiarise themselves with the product ahead of a regulated real-money launch.

Aviram Alroy, vice president of interactive gaming for Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, explained: “Mohegan Sun’s goal is to utilise our brand and strong presence in the state and after a long vetting process, we found that Kambi was best positioned to complement that, as they’re the most sophisticated and comprehensive sportsbook out there.

“That, along with a highly experienced and responsive team, placed Kambi well above the competition in the selection of a sports betting strategic partner in Connecticut.”

This becomes the latest in a number of agreements made by Kambi in the US, with DraftKings, Rush Street Interactive, Greenwood Gaming and Entertainment and 888 already offering the its sportsbook in New Jersey and/or Pennsylvania.

Kristian Nylén, Kambi chief executive officer, said of the latest US-based agreement for the company: “Kambi’s strategy in the US is to partner with the biggest and best gaming operators each state has to offer.

“In Mohegan Sun, not only have we partnered with one of the two largest casinos in Connecticut, but also one of the leading gaming and entertainment destinations across the whole of the country.”