The Mohegan Sun Casino Resort in Connecticut has rivaled the best gaming properties in the world ever since its debut in 1996. More than twenty years later they remain among the top casino destinations in the world. They’re now in the process of preparing for the eventual offering of sports betting in Connecticut by partnering with Stockholm based Kambi to provide the technology they need to power their bookmaking operation.
Kambi is well known in international gaming markets and is now starting to create a presence in North America. They are the technology partner for a growing list of US based gaming businesses including DraftKings, Rush Street Interactive, Greenwood Gaming and 888 which uses Kambi technology in their sportsbooks in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. In a deal signed with the Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut, Kambi will provide integrated technology for both an on-property and online sportsbook. Until the Pennsylvania legislation is finalized, Kambi will power a ‘free to play’ sportsbook. This will allow Mohegan Sun players to become conversant with the Kambi software prior to an official launch.
Kambi CEO Kristian Nylén expressed pleasure at partnering with a ‘marquee name’ in the United States gaming industry:
“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.”
For Mohegan Sun’s part they were impressed not only by Kambi’s technology but by their people said Aviram Alroy, VP of Interactive Gaming for Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment:
“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.”
The Mohegan Sun is located on 240 acres of reservation land in the foothills of Southeastern Connecticut. The property has 1,563 rooms and 364,000 square feet of gaming space. Legislation has been introduced to create the framework for sports betting regulation in Connecticut with hopes that it can go online later this year.