Swedish mobile gaming company LeoVegas is back in Ireland after securing a “remote operator license” for sports betting from the Irish Revenue Commissioners.
The Stockholm-listed company announced that it will soon relaunch its betting services within the regulated Irish market. LeoVegas currently serves the market with its mobile casino and expects to roll out its Kambi-powered sports betting offering in the near future.
“LeoVegas continues to grow in regulated markets,” LeoVegas co-founder and CEO Gustaf Hagman said in a statement. “The fact that we have in a short time been granted licences in two regulated markets shows that we are delivering in accordance with our expansion strategy. But it also shows that we have high capacity and quality in our organisation and in the work we do. I am convinced that our market-leading sport product will contribute to strong growth in Ireland.”
Sky Betting signs with Worldpay
Meanwhile, UK betting operator Sky Betting and Gaming has teamed up with online payments provider Worldpay.
Under the deal, Worldpay will become Sky Betting’s lead payment system as part of the company’s effort to “optimize player experience and engagement” across its digital verticals. Sky Betting expects Worldpay to become its key partner on payment innovation as the operator ventures into allowing customers to use Apple Pay.
Sky Betting said it reviewed other payment providers but ultimately decided on Worldpay for its technology-first approach as well as “wealth of industry experience.”
“Providing customers with a sophisticated digital experience is an absolute priority for us, which means supporting a growing number of emerging payment options, including Apple Pay,” said Andrew Sacre, product owner for payments at Sky Betting and Gaming, in a statement. “The digital gambling and payments space continues to evolve, driven by changing consumer habits and innovative new technologies, and Worldpay’s unique insight into customer patterns will be key to delivering a market-leading service.”