An upstart sportsbook said it is set to introduce its sports betting offering to customers in Puerto Rico under a partnership with sports technology company Sportradar.
Ballers Sportsbook announced that it has entered into a multi-year partnership with Sportradar “for the provision of its robust and integrated all-in-one sportsbook platform.”
The gambling site expects to make its online offering available to players in Puerto Rico during the second quarter of 2023. Regulated sports betting was launched last year on the island.
In early 2022, a sports betting product from MGM became the first operation in Puerto Rico under a partnership with the Casino del Mar.
“As we prepare to launch our unique online sports betting offering and experience throughout Puerto Rico in the next few months, we are tremendously pleased and excited to count one of the world’s most prestigious sports-betting and gaming platform providers as our partners,” said Daniel de Ontanon, founder, Ballers Sportsbook. “We are proud to be the local sportsbook operator and look forward to offering a unique and tailored experience to our players, full of great content and a true local flavor.”
Jacob Lopez Curciel, Managing Director, Managed Sportsbook Services, Sportradar, said in a statement: “The region of Puerto Rico as part of the Americas represents a unique and growing opportunity for Sportradar. We are pleased to power Ballers Sportsbook through our ORAKO solution and use the breadth of Sportradar’s technical capabilities to cover the full scale of the sports betting spectrum.”
Sports betting is live and legal in 33 states plus the District of Columbia. More jurisdictions are in the pipeline, including potentially Minnesota, Texas, and Georgia.
In the U.S., $93.2 billion was bet on sports in calendar year 2022, according to figures from the American Gaming Association. Revenue for sports gambling was $7.5 billion. Those figures don’t include tribal sports betting that isn’t subjected to state taxation.