Betradar prepares tools for post-PASPA US

Betradar has revealed plans to launch sports betting services in the US, should the country scrap or amend the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act 1992 (PASPA).

The state of New Jersey wants to overturn PASPA which makes it unlawful for governmental entities to sponsor, operate, advertise, promote, licence or authorise betting, gambling or wagering schemes based on games played by amateur or professional athletes.

Nevada currently is the only US state in which gambling on sports is legal.

The Supreme Court hosted an opening hearing for the case, although a decision is not expected until June.

Betradar has moved to get ahead of the market by this week announcing that it will be able to provide solutions to US-facing operators should the ruling go in favour of New Jersey.

Neale Deeley, new vice-president sales for Betradar in the US, said: “For months now we have been approached by existing clients and prospects, asking us to evaluate their needs and offer a solution fit for the current and future US market.

“Of course there has been a good deal of uncertainty, and that uncertainty still remains.

“But we have a very modular approach that is robust enough to support any of the various scenarios, which is giving operators the confidence to plan the next steps with us now so they can be assured of being ready on time.

“We have also extended our data coverage so that we are the clear market leader in terms of US and US relevant sports and competitions, and this in turn means that our data-driven tools, trackers and visualisations will set new benchmarks.”

Deeley added: “ We have developed unique risk management and trading services that sit at the heart of our new offering and will deliver peace of mind and value to anyone wanting a ready-made sportsbook solution.

“Finally, it is worth highlighting that we already supply services to many of the Nevada sports books and of course are ready to roll these out across the US as and when.

“Ultimately, we are confident that we have the assets in place to deliver immediate roll out and value if and when the landscape changes”.

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