Sans Girisim has signed a 10-year contract with the Turkish government to become the nation’s exclusive sports betting provider.
That position was previously held by Inteltek, a subsidiary of Intralot, but the company was ousted by a joint venture between Scientific Games and the Demirören Group.
The deal will see Sans Girisim handle all sports betting practices in Turkey, including both in-store wagering and mobile betting solutions.
“This important contract is evidence our efforts over the last several years to create a superior, all-inclusive sports betting offering are coming together through collaboration between Scientific Games’ lottery and digital groups,” said Barry Cottle, Scientific Games CEO.
BEST ONLINE BOOKMAKERS
|#1||Claim a 50% deposit bonus up to the value of USD $250||
||> Review||Bet Now|
|#2||50% matched deposit up to USD $5,000||
||> Review||Bet Now|
“We are honoured by the trust given to us by Sans Digital and the Government of Turkey.”
Turkey’s gambling scene is one of the largest in the world, ranking second for state-backed wagering industries and third for total betting sales.
“After evaluating many of the leading companies in the global sports betting industry, we selected Scientific Games as our ideal partner,” said Sinan Oktay, a Sans Girisim board member.
Yildirim Demirören, chairman of the Demirören Group, has stepped down from his position as head of the Turkish Football Federation so as to avoid any potential conflict of interest.
More gambling news
US sports betting update: New Hampshire legalises online gambling
BettingPlanet.com rounds up all the latest gambling news from the United States.
William Hill and Eldorado announce two new Iowa sportsbooks
Casinos in Bettendorf and Waterloo will have William Hill sportsbooks once Iowa approves new laws.
Washington DC awards sports betting contract to Intralot
Intralot was named DC's exclusive betting provider this week despite concerns of a conflict of interest.
UK betting firms pledge £100m to battle gambling addiction
Britain's biggest bookies have vowed to raise their voluntary levy from 0.1% to 1% by 2023.
Sweden fines eight gambling operators for bets on junior sports
Swedish regulators have dished out US $4.4m in fines over betting markets for events featuring children.
Latest betting tips
Central Bank of Kenya suspends services for betting firms
The CBK has halted business with all bookies that have failed to address ongoing licensing issues.
2019 AFCON final betting preview – Senegal vs Algeria
Sadio Mane's Senegal take on Riyad Mahrez's Algeria in a blockbuster AFCON final in Cairo.
2019 British Open betting preview – Rory McIlroy odds and tips
Can Rory McIlroy salute on home turf when the Open returns to Ireland for the first time since 1951?
AFCON 2019 semi-final betting preview – Algeria vs Nigeria
North will battle West when Algeria locks horns with Nigeria in the AFCON 2019 semi-finals.
2019 AFCON semi-final betting tips – Senegal vs Tunisia
A place in the AFCON final will be up for grabs when Senegal and Tunisia clash in Cairo.