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GiG reveals Betsson as first Colombia sportsbook partner

GiG reveals Betsson as first Colombia sportsbook partner

Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has revealed Betsson Group as its first sportsbook partner in Colombia, after only initially releasing partial details of the deal.

In June, GiG said its Sportnco subsidiary had signed its first Colombia-facing sportsbook deal with an unnamed ‘tier-one’ operator.

GiG has now revealed it has been working with Betsson in Colombia for the past year, with the country the third regulated market in which GiG provides both software and services to this client.

The deal, GiG said, ratifies a partnership that was initiated more than 12 months ago when Betsson completed the takeover of regional operator Colbet.co in June 2021, shortly after which it agreed to migrate onto GiG’s Sportnco’s platform.

Betsson, which operates both online and via retail in Colombia, said that its presence in the country increased significantly over the past year as a result of using GAN’s player account manager.

“As part of our rebranding in Colombia, we migrated to GiG’s platform ..

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DIY or third-party: the sportsbook technology debate

DIY or third-party: the sportsbook technology debate

The debate over whether operators should build their own technology or use a third-party solution has raged for decades, but it appears to have grown more intense as the US market opens. However, as Daniel O’Boyle reports, it may not be a question with a clear answer

It’s said that if you want something done well, you should do it yourself.

That appears to be an adage many sports betting operators have taken to heart.

Hop on any earnings call for a US operator, and there will no doubt be plenty of mentions of “proprietary sportsbook technology”.

The demand among operators for in-house solutions is backed up by their money. In 2020, DraftKings merged with SBTech, valuing the supplier at $634.1m. Last year, Caesars acquired William Hill for $3.7bn, mostly for its proprietary technology.

Meanwhile, theScore announced a long process to build its own sportsbook technology, which surely played a major part in Penn National Gaming acquiring it for $2bn.

“I don’t want to get distracted b..

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