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Aspire secures Irish sports betting licence

| By iGB Editorial Team
iGaming platform provider also expects to obtain a licence in re-regulated Swedish market

iGaming platform provider and white label operator Aspire Global has been awarded an online sports betting licence in Ireland.

Stockholm-listed Aspire has been awarded the licence by the Irish Office of the Revenue Commissioners, the Tax and Customs Office department that oversees the country's iGaming market.

It can now offer its sports betting solution to licensed operators in Ireland, as well as powering the launch of existing clients in the country. The deal also expands the supplier's regulated market footprint, with Aspire having already been awarded licences in the UK, Denmark, Malta, Italy, Belgium and Portugal.

“We are excited to add an Irish sports license to our portfolio, expanding the sports vertical to yet another regulated market and enabling our partners to target new audiences through a wider offering,” Aspire chief executive Tsachi Maimon (pictured) said.

“Our consistent focus on regulated markets enables exciting business opportunities, increased competitive advantages and sustainable growth.”

Aspire's sports betting product went live in January this year, and has been rolled out for clients in a number of territories, including Portugal, as part of a joint venture with B2B partner Cofina Media. Nordic operator BetRegal ended its relationship with a competing sportsbook platform provider to migrate to to Aspire's offering in October this year, the first time a sports-focused business had selected the solution. 

The supplier expects to further strengthen its regulated market presence by securing a licence in Sweden's re-regulated iGaming market in the coming weeks.

Today (November 30), Swedish regulator Lotteriinspektionen issued the first online gaming licences ahead of the country’s re-regulated market opening on January 1, 2019.

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