Sportradar receives sports betting license in Kansas

Sportradar has received a ‘Provisional Sports Betting Service Provider Certification’ for the US state of Kansas. The sports betting and data provider now has 40 licenses or similar regulatory approval documents in the US and Canada, in places where it is legal to provide betting services.

Kansas became the latest state to open up to sports betting and several sports bookmakers launched to consumers on September 1, including DraftKings, BetMGM, FanDuel, Caesars and Penn Entertainment, when it officially became legal.

Following the legalization of sports betting in Kansas, Governor Laura Kelly commented, “Legalizing sports betting is a commonsense solution that keeps Kansas money in Kansas and boosts sporting events, casinos, restaurants and other entertainment venues. I want to thank all of our partners for working with us to make this in time for the NFL season.”

Massachusetts to be the next state to allow sports betting in the US

In the meantime, the state of Massachusetts is set to become the next to regulate the market and open up sports betting to its citizens, following recent approval by the state’s House and Senate.

After the deal was closed, politician Ronald Mariano took to social media: “I am proud to announce that the Conference Sports Betting Committee has reached an agreement on legislation that will liberalize betting on professional and college sports in Massachusetts, bringing the immense economic benefits of a legal sports betting game”.

About Sportradar

Sportradar is a leading global sports technology company that reinvents immersive experiences for sports fans and bettors. Founded in 2001, the company is well positioned at the intersection of the sports, media and betting industries, providing sports federations, media groups, consumer platforms and betting operators with a variety of solutions to help grow their businesses.

The group employs more than 2,950 employees in 20 countries around the world. The company has 1,700 customers in more than 120 countries and is an official partner of the NBA, NHL, MLB, NASCAR, FIFA and UEFA. In addition, Sportradar covers over 890,000 events annually in over 90 sports.