The Malta-based gaming company Tipico Co. Ltd. has agreed to a deal with Caesars Entertainment that will allow the company to operate their sportsbook and gaming in casinos in both the Indiana and Iowa markets. The deal is believed to be an opener to possibly more collaborations with Caesars for Tipico to increase market share in the U.S.
It’s also possible that Tipico could launch online betting via an app in states where that is legal in the future.
The first two licenses that Tipico will work under via Caesars are via Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino in Indiana, and the Isle Casino Hotel Bettendorf in Iowa. Both casinos are operated under an agreement with Caesars and offer the Caesars Rewards and Loyalty program to customers. The resorts at both properties are managed under a partnership that Caesars has with Eldorado Resorts.
In a press release announcing the deal, Tipico indicated that they plan to start operations in Iowa in the fourth quarter of 2021, and in Indiana early in 2022. The only other state where Tipico is live is Colorado. The company has also signed an agreement NetEnt to launch a casino app in New Jersey before the end of 2021, according to Tipico.
Earlier in 2021, Tipico made a splash when they announced a deal with Gannett, the publisher of USA Today and other newspapers and news sites. Under that agreement, Tipico’s odds will appear across the Gannett network of media.
About the Isle Casino Hotel Bettendorf
The Isle Casino Hotel Bettendorf is located in the Bettendorf, Iowa. It features more than 1,000 slot machines and 20 table games, including live poker. It opened in 1995, and the hotel has more than 500 rooms.
About Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino
The Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino opened in 1994, and was purchased by Caesars Entertainment in 2018. The track is a seven-eighths of a mile dirt oval, and it hosts harness racing events such as The Dan Patch Stakes, Centaur Trotting Classic, and The Hoosier Park Pacing Derby. It’s located in Anderson, Indiana, about 30 miles northeast of Indianapolis.