Sportsbook operator Tipico has set out plans to open a new sportsbook technology hub in Colorado, just weeks after launching online sports betting in the state.
Tipico said that the facility could create up to 441 jobs over the next eight years, including positions in technology roles in areas such as software development, cloud infrastructure, native and mobile app development, product management and data engineering.
Operations, marketing, finance and customer service positions will also be available at the new hub, Tipico said.
“Colorado voters voted to make Colorado one of the first states to legalize sports betting and use the revenue generated to protect our way of life and precious water resources that support our outdoor recreation economy and agricultural community,” Colorado Governor Jared Polis said.
“This move proves what we already know: Colorado is the best place to live and work and 441 new jobs will be created in Colorado thanks to this voter-driven decision.”
The announcement comes after Tipico last month launched its mobile sportsbook app in Colorado, following the issue of an online sports betting license by the Colorado Division of Gaming.
The Colorado expansion was aided by casino entertainment company Century Casinos, with which Tipico has a strategic relationship.
“We are thrilled to announce, in partnership with Governor Polis, our intention to establish a Tipico sportsbook technology hub in Denver,” Tipico US chief executive Adrian Vella said. “From the world-class universities and collaborative technology community, down to the well documented high quality of life in the state, every metric during our nation-wide search pointed us right to Colorado.
“Now that football season is here and our sportsbook is live in the state, we’re confident that the deep pool of technology talent in Colorado will help us take the Tipico brand to the next level in the US.”
Tipico launched the app in Colorado eight months after it first went live in New Jersey.