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White Hat Gaming seals exclusive US PAM deal with Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma





Leading iGaming platform provider, White Hat Gaming, has entered into an exclusive iGaming PAM deal in the US with Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, the third-largest Indian Nation in the United States.

Through the alliance with White Hat Gaming, Choctaw Nation will be supplied with the provider’s PAM platform solution, which includes its proprietary cashier, multiple RGS integrations, managed services and Traveling Wallet™, built end-to-end by White Hat for agility and flexibility in regulated US markets. White Hat’s PAM platform also provides sports betting and casino content via a mixture of direct supplier and aggregator integrations through its casino module.

This new collaboration with Choctaw Nation represents another key landmark for White Hat in the US, marking the latest in a series of high-profile moves that have seen the provider expand rapidly into new North American markets, while enabling Choctaw Nation to offer a world class iGaming product across multiple states.

The White Hat platform solution has received industry recognition on multiple occasions. Recently at the prestigious American Gambling Awards by, White Hat was honored as Platform Provider of the Year.

Phillip Gelvan, CEO, White Hat Gaming, said: “We are thrilled to partner with Choctaw Nation. Choctaw Casinos & Resorts already enjoys an amazing reputation, and we are honored to be able to help take their brand to the next level by offering iGaming to their players. We are confident that our core technology, including our best-in-class PAM solution, plus our managed service offering, will provide the necessary support for Choctaw Nation’s exciting expansion strategy. The agreement is another major development in the White Hat story and once again highlights the huge potential for iGaming in regulated states.”


Heidi Grant, Executive Officer of Gaming & Hospitality for Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, said: “We are delighted to have entered into a long-term agreement with White Hat – one of the world’s most established and trusted gaming technology companies. By combining White Hat’s unparalleled technology and player solutions with our brand and market positioning, Choctaw Nation will be optimally positioned to achieve significant scale and capture substantial market share in our markets, continuing our position as a premier, full-service, vertically integrated gaming operator.”

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Kambi Group plc Signs Landmark Sportsbook Partnership with Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma





One of the largest Indian nations in the United States to utilize Kambi’s market-leading turnkey sportsbook on property and online in exclusive nationwide partnership

Kambi Group plc (Kambi), the world’s trusted sports betting partner, has signed a landmark multi-state sportsbook agreement with the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma (Choctaw Nation), one of the largest Indian nations in the United States, to provide its sports betting technology and services to Choctaw Nation’s gaming entities.

Choctaw Nation, operator of Choctaw Casinos and Resorts, owns a selection of gaming and hospitality destinations throughout southeastern Oklahoma and is the official and exclusive casino and resort partner of the Texas Rangers, Major League Baseball’s World Series Champion. Choctaw Nation’s flagship resort is located near the Texas border and in close proximity to the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex with a population of more than eight million people.

The long-term deal will see Choctaw Nation combine its digital and ecommerce expertise with Kambi’s market-leading turnkey sportsbook with the ambition to become an online and retail sports betting powerhouse. Pending regulatory approvals, the agreement includes the scope to expand into multiple states.


The relationship with Choctaw Nation strengthens Kambi’s position as the sportsbook partner of choice for Indian nations across the United States, with Choctaw Nation selecting Kambi for its proven online and retail technology as well as its collaborative approach to delivering tailored sports betting solutions.

“This is a landmark partnership for Kambi with exciting long-term potential,” the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer for Kambi, Kristian Nylen, said. “Not only does Choctaw Nation have fantastic, well positioned gaming and entertainment facilities in Oklahoma, but its proven track record in developing successful digital businesses gives me every confidence that together we will create thrilling sports betting experiences for its players.

“Due to these exciting credentials, Choctaw Nation was an obvious partner, so I am therefore delighted it saw the benefits of Kambi’s proven technology and recognized our shared values. Trust remains paramount through each tribal partnership and we look forward to delivering a best-in-class sportsbook that generates long-term sustainable revenues for the Choctaw Nation.”

“We are thrilled to have entered into a long-term agreement with Kambi,” the Commerce Senior Executive Officer for Choctaw Nation, Heidi Grant, said. “Adding Kambi’s best-in-class technology and custom player offerings to Choctaw Nation’s brand and market positioning, Choctaw Nation is poised to remain well positioned as the premier, full-service, vertically integrated gaming operator throughout our region.”

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Choctaw Nation Brings More than $3.2 Billion Impact to Oklahoma in 2021





The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma announced today that the tribe had a significant $3,227,364,212 impact on the State of Oklahoma for 2021. Tribal officials made the announcement during an economic impact press conference for several tribal, state, county and local officials.

The economic impact report, prepared by Dr. Kyle Dean, Economist for the Center for Native American Studies at Oklahoma City University, show the Choctaw Nation is a driving force in southeastern Oklahoma, as well as the overall state. In 2021, the Tribe reported 20,142 Oklahoma jobs supported, representing $1 billion in wages and benefits paid to Oklahomans.

“With its remarkable $3.2 billion impact, the Choctaw Nation is one of the most significant contributors to economic prosperity in Oklahoma. Through innovative enterprises and steadfast commitment to community, the Nation not only fortifies its own future but also significantly contributes to the economic fabric of communities throughout southeastern Oklahoma and the state,” said Dr. Dean. “Continued partnerships between the Choctaw Nation and local communities are crucial for the survival and prosperity of rural areas in southeastern Oklahoma, serving as a cornerstone for sustainable development and mutual growth in the region.”

“The Choctaw Nation’s $3.2 billion (up from $2.5 billion in 2019) economic impact is helping improve lives across Oklahoma. These dollars extend beyond our tribal reservation to help educate students, fund infrastructure improvements, and provide needed healthcare coverage to the often underserved,” said Chief Gary Batton, Chief of the Choctaw Nation. “We are proud the Choctaw Nation is able to help fuel Oklahoma’s growth and economic prosperity.”



Choctaw Nation has paid more than $335 million in exclusivity fees to the State according to the Gaming compact, including $34.2 million in 2021. These funds go directly to support public education statewide. The Choctaw Nation funded over $61 million (beyond exclusivity fees) for educational programs. In addition to providing statewide education support, the Choctaw Nation funded 10,410 college education scholarships to the tune of $10.8 million, provided summer school education to 5,573 tribal and non-tribal students in 48 schools, and paid for 708 elementary-age children to attend Choctaw Head Start and Choctaw Childcare programs.


The Choctaw Nation is building a pathway to safe and affordable housing. In 2021, the Choctaw Nation invested $14.2 million to build 92 new homes across the reservation as part of the Lease-to-Purchase (LEAP) homeownership program, independent elder, and affordable rental programs. A total of 481 storm shelters were installed in 2021 to protect the lives of tribal members.


Providing access to quality healthcare to tribal members is a primary focus for the Choctaw Nation which operates a full-service hospital in Talihina, Okla., eight health clinics, three behavioral health clinics, five specialty clinics and 14 wellness centers. In 2021, the Choctaw Nation spent $282 million to support healthcare for Oklahomans and had more than 1 million patient encounters.


Through the Choctaw Community Partnership Fund and Choctaw Development Fund, the Choctaw Nation has provided $3,525,252 in contributions and community grants to cities, towns and counties to support economic development, infrastructure and sustainability.

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