Kambi Group PLC has signed long-term partnerships to provide its online and on-property sportsbook to two tribal casinos: Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment, an enterprise of the Tohono O’odham Nation, which operates three casino properties in Arizona; and Saginaw Chippewa Gaming Enterprises, owned by the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe, to offer sports betting at the Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort in Mount Pleasant and Saganing Eagles Landing Casino and Hotel in Standish. Both casinos will offer retail and online sportsbooks.
The largest tribal operator in the Grand Canyon State, the Tohono O’odham Nation was one of 10 Arizona Indian tribes in August to receive a license from the Arizona Department of Gaming to offer sports wagering in the state.
The multi-channel agreement will see Kambi provide its full suite of high-performance sports betting technology, initially rolling out on-property across the operator’s West Valley, Sahuarita and Tucson, Arizona properties in Q4 with an online sportsbook to follow shortly under the newly created entity of Desert Diamond Mobile LLC.
Desert Diamond Casinos will benefit from Kambi’s proven on-property offering, including the Kambi kiosk and Bring Your Own Device technology, as well as harnessing Kambi’s enhanced in-event combinability product, launched in September for the start of the NFL season.
Mike Bean, CEO, Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment, said, “We are delighted to sign this multi-year agreement with Kambi, which has a proven track record in sportsbook provision across the globe. This exciting partnership provides Desert Diamond with the ability to leverage its longstanding, well-regarded brand to provide our guests with a leading sports betting product across multiple channels.”
In Michigan, Saginaw Chippewa Gaming Enterprises Chief Executive Officer Melinda Coffin added, “Our loyal guests and Soaring Eagle team have been anxiously looking forward to sports betting at our casinos. We look forward to working with Kambi Group and providing a great experience for our guests.”