Unibet operator Kindred has struck market access deals with regional casino operator Penn National Gaming to offer online betting and gaming in Illinois and Ohio.
It hopes to offer betting in Illinois, subject to it being licensed by the state Gaming Board, and both online betting and gaming in each state, provided legislation is passed.
In Illinois, Kindred’s Unibet brand will partner with Argosy Casino Alton in the greater St. Louis area to launch its online product. Currently, sports bettors in Illinois must register in person to place bets online, which means a journey of more than 250 miles for Chicago residents who would wish to register with Unibet.
In Ohio, meanwhile, the operator will partner with Penn National’s Hollywood Casino, which has facilities in Columbus and Toledo, as well as a site at Dayton Raceway.