Gannett strikes sports betting deal with Tipico
USA TODAY owner Gannett has announced an exclusive sports betting agreement with Tipico USA Technology.
This strategic alliance leverages the power and breadth of the USA TODAY NETWORK consisting of more than 250 daily local sites including The Indy Star and Detroit Free Press, and its USA TODAY Sports Media Group, including in-depth USA TODAY Sports coverage across the country with over 200 additional sports sites in the portfolio, such as For The Win, Golfweek, and MMA Junkie.
“Our highly engaged audience of more than 46 million sports fans crave analysis, betting insights, odds and unique features which we will provide with our Tipico alliance,” said Michael Reed, Gannett Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “Tipico adds incredible expertise from their European operations and next generation product capabilities, which offer our sports enthusiasts and local consumers a way to become even more invested in the games and sports they care about.”
“We are thrilled to gain exclusive access to Gannet’s portfolio of iconic brands and premium digital properties,” said Adrian Vella, Tipico U.S. Chief Executive Officer. “Integrating their leading media properties with Tipico Sportsbook marks an important moment as we begin our acceleration in the U.S. Gannett’s best-in-class editorial operations and massive local footprint, partnered with Tipico’s game changing technology, including end-to-end proprietary sports betting and iGaming products, will offer U.S. fans a slam dunk combination.”
Gannett is uniquely positioned to reach sports enthusiasts through its footprint in over 250 communities across the U.S., and with more than 500 respected sports journalists covering both professional and college sports and writing for dedicated NFL, NBA, and college football fan sites such as HoopsHype, Broncos Wire, Rockets Wire and Buckeyes Wire. The Company also plans to invest in talent across product and editorial divisions to develop new, innovative experiences and content for its sports readers. The Company plans to also leverage its live events and promotions division, USA TODAY NETWORK Ventures, to help drive awareness and activations during popular sports seasons.
“This historic agreement with Gannett, one of the most trusted names in global news, media and sports, will immediately bring additional credibility and trust to Tipico Sportsbook’s U.S. operations,” said Stephen Krombolz, Tipico Vice President of U.S. Business Development and Strategy. “These assets will serve as a key component of our North American marketing strategy, driving awareness of the Tipico brand and our products among Gannett’s millions of readers, viewers and listeners – ultimately delivering fantastic acquisition and retention opportunities as we prepare to scale rapidly in the U.S.”