Fantasy sports platform Mondogoal announced today that it has signed an agreement with Italian gaming giants, SISAL Group SpA and Lottomatica Scommesse S.r.l, to create a partnership which’ll mean theirs is the largest DFS network in the country.
Rome-based Lottomatica is the world’s largest lottery operator. Its portfolio includes the Italian National Lottery as well as various other gaming services and related technologies.
The company is one of the world’s leading gaming solutions providers, with significant global market share and the broadest portfolio of technology, services, and content solutions.
Milan-based Sisal is the second largest gaming company in the Italian market, and the number one provider of payments services. The group operates in the gaming and betting market with a full spectrum of products in retail and online channels, with over 1,900 employees and a network of more than 45,000 points of sale.
Fans can begin playing customized white-label versions of Mondogoal directly on the Lottomatica and Sisal websites right away.
Shergul Arshad, CEO and Founder of Mondogoal, said: “This is a truly unique opportunity that we have been working diligently toward executing for quite some time also thanks to our Official Dealer Ikepono. The Italian market for daily fantasy is growing rapidly and we are well positioned by partnering with the biggest gaming providers in the country – among the largest in the world.”
He continued: “To have massive global companies like Sisal and Lottomatica recognize the quality of the Mondogoal product and eagerly integrate it with their leading platforms is a big step for Mondogoal, daily fantasy, and global gaming.”
Marco Tiso, Sisal Online Gaming Business Manager, stated: “We are extremely satisfied to complete Sisal Online gaming offer with this new product. FantaMister will allow Sisal to attract a wide range of customers, which will have a fun gaming experience with an innovative mechanic and the right mix of skill and luck. Together with Lottomatica, we are setting up the first and largest DFS network in Italy. Sisal is pleased to enter into a solid partnership with Mondogoal, one of the daily fantasy football leaders worldwide.”
Mondogoal is licensed to operate globally, and is available for cash play in multiple major markets around the world, with specific emphasis on Italy, the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Ireland, and Brazil. It recently signed its latest club deal with Aston Villa and released its first Mondogoal app for iOS with the Android version due in the near future.
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