- Sky Ute Casino partnered with GameCo and FansUnite to launch an esports exclusive sportsbook.
- The sportsbook will be available exclusively in Colorado.
- The casino will also be launching a new esports league.
DENVER – Colorado sports bettors will have a new way to play soon as the Sky Ute Casino is working to launch an esports centric sportsbook.
The new sportsbook is a product of the partnership between Sky Ute Casino, FansUnite, and GameCo. This is the first US-based esports specific sportsbook.
The mobile sports betting app will be a fully integrated esports betting solution and Askott Entertainment will be providing the iGaming platform.
The shutdowns caused sports bettors to find new ways to wager and esports gaming became a big hit in the Centennial State.
Because of this success, Sky Ute Casino believes in the potential of the esports scene, so much so that they will be launching a new esports league in tandem with the sportsbook.
FansUnite is excited to be entering the Colorado market with the new online esports sportsbook. The online gaming technology provider recently entered into a multi-year partnership with GameCo back in September. This deal is a part of that initial partnership.
“We are delighted to be part of the first-ever real money esports sportsbook in the U.S. as it represents a major milestone for FansUnite and the entire betting community globally,” said Scott Burton, CEO of FansUnite Entertainment. “Entering the U.S. market has always been part of our growth roadmap and partnering with GameCo in September represented a channel for us to introduce our leading B2B esports betting solution to a sizable and growing market. This latest customer win has exceeded our own expectations and validates our technology, strategy, and legitimacy of our organization. With our first casino customer now in hand, we are eager to continue our collaboration with GameCo, GRID, and 10 Star to establish a larger presence in the U.S. market.”
No official launch has been set yet for the esports sportsbook but Colorado bettors shouldn’t be waiting too long. The sportsbook will be using GRID’S data platform, 10Stars odds feed and risk management services, and Askott Entertainments Chameleon iGaming platform.
The sportsbook will be a strong introduction for esports in the legal sports betting field. Betting on esports will get a lot easier for Colorado bettors in the near future.
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