Ohio: Kambi to power Miami Valley Gaming’s retail sportsbook in new multi-year deal

Sports betting services provider Kambi Group announced Wednesday it has signed a multi-year agreement to provide its on-property sportsbook technology to Ohio’s Miami Valley Gaming and Racing, a joint venture between Churchill Downs Incorporated and Delaware North.

The agreement will see Miami Valley Gaming leverage Kambi’s technology and services to power the launch of the racino’s new retail sportsbook. Miami Valley Gaming is positioned between Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio.

“Kambi’s high-performance sportsbook will complement Miami Valley Gaming’s existing gaming floor with a solution that includes state-of-the-art betting kiosks and Kambi’s unique Bet Builder technology,” the supplier said.

The partnership comes as Ohio, the seventh largest state in the US, launched regulated sports betting for the first time on January 1, 2023. The market has seen early success since going live, with an impressive number of transactions recorded during New Year’s weekend.

Kristian Nylén, Kambi Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, said: “We are pleased to sign this exciting partnership with Miami Valley Gaming and to further strengthen Kambi’s footprint in the US on-property space.

As one of the most populous states in the US, Ohio presents a significant opportunity for those operators committed to delivering high-quality sports betting experiences and we are thrilled to bring our world-class sports betting technology to Miami Valley Gaming,” Nylén added.

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Craig Robinson, President and General Manager of Miami Valley Gaming, said: “We have been working tirelessly to create a sports wagering offering that is convenient and easy to use; we are excited to soon launch our new sportsbook in the market by leveraging Kambi’s award-winning technology.

“We look forward to adding another great amenity to our property, offering Miami Valley Gaming’s loyal customers a state-of-the-art sports betting experience,” Robinson highlighted.

It’s been a busy few days for Kambi since the start of the new year. Earlier this month, the supplier also announced an extension to its sports betting technology partnership with Rush Street InteractiveKambi has supported RSI’s entry into online sports betting in 15 states, including New York, Pennsylvania and Illinois, as well as the operator’s expansion throughout the Americas following launches in Canada, Colombia and Mexico.

Under the terms of the deal, Kambi’s sportsbook engine, which is integrated into RSI’s online gaming platform, will support RSI’s continued growth in existing markets and expansion into further jurisdictions in the future.