Michigan, US-based casino operator Four Winds has announced the selection of Malta-based sports betting services provider Kambi Group PLC to operate sportsbook as well as mobile application for its gaming facilities in the Great Lakes State.
Headquartered in Malta and listed on First North at Nasdaq Stockholm, Kambi Group PLC is a B2B provider of sports betting services to gaming operators in regulated markets.
Referring to winning of contract to provide sports betting services at Four Winds tribal casinos in the Great Lake State, Kambi’s chief executive Kristian Nylen said the deal proved that the Maltese tech company has successfully established itself as a trusted brand for tribal gaming facilities. Nylen also claimed that tribal operators of the Four Winds casinos selected Kambi Group through a highly competitive bidding process.
Frank Kennedy, senior vice president of gaming operations at Four Winds, said they were excited to partner with the Maltese firm as the partnership would help them take the gaming experience for gaming enthusiasts to the next level.
Commenting on the deal, Kennedy said, “We are excited to partner with Kambi to bring sports betting to Four Winds Casinos and take the gaming experience we offer guests to the next level. We look forward to announcing the details of the sports betting options we will offer at our Michigan locations in the near future.”
Under the terms of the deal, the Maltese tech company will provide its sports betting technology to operate sportsbook and mobile app at Four Winds’ properties at Dowagiac, Hartford and New Buffalo in the southwest part of Michigan. The New Buffalo resort casino is the tribal casino company’s flagship property.
It may be noted here that all of Four Winds’ gambling and entertainment facilities are owned and operated by the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, which is a Native American tribe. It is also interesting to note here that Native American tribes are not bound to comply with the state governor’s orders regarding operations of their facilities as they enjoy special sovereign status under an agreement with the federal government.
The newly-signed agreement with the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians is the third deal that Kambi has reached with a tribal casino operator since January last year. The Maltese sports betting services provider already has agreements with Mohegan Gaming and Seneca Gaming Corp.