Elys Game Technology accumulates 100 host sportsbook locations ahead of Ohio launch

October 25, 2022
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Sports wagering in Ohio is scheduled to go live next January.

Elys Game Technology and its partner, Wright Bet, have gained more than 100 host locations in the state of Ohio for the company’s retail sportsbook. The company anticipates its retail sportsbook launch as the state opens for regulated sports wagering.

Ohio is scheduled to introduce legalized sports betting in January 2023, pending regulatory approval. Elys will launch soon after statewide, once the Ohio Casino Control Commission approves all required licenses.

Elys Executive Chairman Michele Ciavarella said the company is happy with the current situation and looks forward to offering its 'build-your-bet' technology to Ohio sports bettors.

Ciavarella commented: “We are extremely pleased with the momentum that we are experiencing among retail establishments looking to provide their customers with our proven, best-in-class, end-to-end sportsbook solution.”

Ciavarella went on to add that the company demonstrated its new technology during an Ohio Bar Owners Association tradeshow and said mobile betting access has been a key focus of appealing to the Ohio market.

“Our solution offers hosts the added edge of providing mobile access for players to compare markets and prepare their wagers off-site before coming into the host location to place their bet,” Ciavarella said.

“We believe that the bet velocity advantage of this feature could be a win-win for the hosts and players, as it could generate a new stream of revenue while providing an engaging product and service for their current customers, and potentially helping to build their businesses by drawing new customers interested in the sportsbook solution to their venue.”

Elys is an interactive gaming and sports betting technology company. It operates in multiple countries worldwide and currently has operations in six US states.

The company recently signed a sportsbook partnership deal with District Hospitality, with an initial three-year term from the license issuance date, further expanding its presence throughout the East Coast.


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