Norwegian gaming firm Norsk Tipping has announced that they've signed an agreement with Scout Gaming and will work to integrate the company's platform into their consumer end product.
Scout Gaming specializes in providing fantasy sports products to sites, and it appears that the group's full virtual library is headed to Norsk. The company provides full betting options on virtual football, basketball, American football, and other sports. Additionally, the platform includes a full suite of backend tools such as Betflex, where player behavior is analyzed to offer real sportsbetting odds as a result.
Commenting on the agreement Scout Gaming CEO Andreas Ternström said, "Norsk Tipping is a strategically very important customer to Scout Gaming. Norway is also a well-established country for Fantasy players. 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."
Norsk Tipping's Per Kristian Mengshoel added: "Norway is considered one of the largest Fantasy playing nations in Europe and therefore we aim to channel as much of the players as possible to a legally regulated and responsible environment. This agreement with Scout Gaming makes it possible for us to explore and iterate, ensuring the best possible solution to the Norwegian market. We are currently working on proposing game rules which need to be approved by the Norwegian gaming authorities.
"Scout Gaming came out as the leading competitor in the procurement and we are looking forward to working with them. This could prove to be an important future product category for us, where we hope to see long-term potential."
As of press time we don't have a timetable for the launch of the new fantasy sports product.