Operating as www.colbet.co, Colbet was one of the first operators to obtain an online gambling license in Colombia. The company’s operations will now migrate to Betsson’s platform, which will enable them to deliver a state-of-the-art offering with a wider range of payment options.
Pontus Lindwall, CEO of Betsson, commented that in the first quarter of 2020, the company made a "major step in strengthening its presence in the region by purchasing a 70% stake in Colbet. This move will enable us to access the online casino and sports betting markets in Colombia."
The transaction comes after the company acquired Gaming Innovation Group’s B2C operations and its landmark deal with the Dostal Alley Casino in Colorado, under which Betsson launched in the U.S. sports betting market.
The operator has also taken its first steps in Kenya, with its Betsafe brand, in partnership with two local football teams. "During this quarter, we continued executing our strategic plan for the period," Lindwall added.