GAN has launched a simulated internet sports betting experience for Jack Entertainment in Ohio, in anticipation of the state legalizing real-money sports wagering.
The new free-to-play offering would be available via PlayJACK.com, the site powered by the supplier’s free-play Simulated Gaming solution. This was facilitated through a partnership agreed in September last year, which will see GAN power the operator’s expansion into real-money online verticals as regulation permits.
Customers can sign up and bet on a range of sports for entertainment purposes, with both pre-game and in-play wagering options available to users.
GAN’s simulated betting solution leverages the existing technical integration between its GameSTACK enterprise software platform and sports betting technology partner Kambi.
Tom Ustunel, vice president of gaming operations at GAN, said that the supplier expects to expand the simulated sports betting offering to retail casino operators in other states across the US.
“The addition of simulated internet sports betting is a natural extension of our existing product offering with key partners, as it offers sports bettors, in any state, the ability to participate in active sporting events with the added benefit of full integration with rewards program,” Ustunel said.
“We will continue to work closely with relevant partners on all aspects of our current and subsequent rollouts, including plans for the launch of real money Internet sports betting and casino gaming, pending regulation.”
Earlier this year, Ohio’s House of Representatives passed a bill to legalize retail and mobile sports wagering in the state, with the Ohio Lottery Commission to take responsibility for regulating the market.
However, the bill has not progressed since it was introduced the state Senate in June.
The deal comes after GAN last week signed a 10-year agreement with Wynn Resorts to provide its online betting and igaming platform to the operator for its Michigan operations.
GAN said it expects it will be ready to launch Wynn’s online betting and gaming products once the verticals are permitted in Michigan, which it anticipates to be in November 2020.