DFS

Betsson launches DFS in Brazil with Scout Gaming

| By Conor Mulheir
Fantasy sports and betting supplier Scout Gaming has launched its fantasy sports product in Brazil with Betsson Group.

Betsson’s Brazil-based customers will be given access to two types of daily fantasy sports game, free-to-play, and fixed buy-in, offering larger prize pools.

“In order to provide the largest network of pooled DFS operators we must ensure that we partner with the biggest names in the business and we undoubtedly count Betsson Group among these must-have operators,” said Joakim Renman, chief commercial officer at Scout Gaming Group.

“We are thrilled to see our games go live with its flagship brand and for its players in Brazil to be able to enjoy the fun and entertaining experience our games provide while also giving them the chance to win some truly incredible prizes.”

Ciara Nic Liam, commercial director for gaming at Betsson Group, added: “We go to great lengths to offer players at our brands the best possible experience and a major part of this is the content and games we stock in our lobbies. Fantasy sports and daily fantasy sports are tremendously popular and something our players are seeking.

“Of course, we wanted to be able to offer them the best Fantasy experience in the world and that is why partnering with the Scout Gaming Group was an absolute must. Its fantasy platform is undoubtedly the best and will prove to be hugely popular with our players in Brazil.”

Results published last month showed that Betsson posted a net profit of almost SEK1bn (£86.8m/€98.9m/$119.6m) in 2020, following an increase in year-on-year revenue driven by a series of new acquisitions.

Scout, meanwhile, reported a total loss of SEK54.6m in 2020, despite an 82.5% year-on-year increase in revenue. Overall revenue for the 12 months through to 31 December 2020 amounted to SEK46.9m, up from SEK25.7m in the previous financial year.

The companies have worked together since 2017, when they formed an agreement under which Scout Gaming would deliver a DFS platform, with Betsson able to offer the complete solution across its subsidiaries and to all customers.

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