Scout Gaming, a B2B fantasy sports software provider for regulated market incumbents, is partnering with the state-owned Norwegian wagering monopoly Norsk Tipping to create a licenced real-money fantasy sports plan.
As Norsk Tipping seeks to expand its regulated wagering services for Norwegian sports viewers, the partnership is established.
Norsk Tipping acts as the sole lottery, instant win, and sports betting operator for Norway, regulated by the Ministry of Culture of the country.
Scout Gaming reveals in its update that it is collaborating with Norsk Tipping Director of Development Per Kristian Mengshoel to build a sports fantasy network in line with the strictly responsible gambling framework in Norway.
“This agreement with Scout Gaming makes it possible for us to explore and iterate, ensuring the best possible solution to the Norwegian market,” said Mengshoel. “We are currently working on proposing game rules which need to be approved by the Norwegian gaming authorities.”
The alliance means Scout Gaming has secured as a client an additional European Tier-1 operator. To Betsson AB, Betway and Stoiximan Greece, the Stockholm-listed incumbent serves as the leading fantasy sports technology and services provider.
“Norway is also a well-established country for Fantasy players,” said Scout Gaming CEO Andreas Ternström. “With Norsk Tipping being able to offer the Scout Gaming portfolio, consumers will have access to a modern and regulated solution. We are convinced that Norsk Tipping will succeed with their commercial and regulatory ambitions.”