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MaximBet Exits United States Sports Betting Market

  • Written By Kevin Parker
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On Wednesday, MaximBet, an online sports betting operator that is owned by the Carousel Group, announced that it would no longer participate in the sports betting market in the United States. The operator said that “challenging macroeconomic conditions and an increasingly cost-prohibitive marketplace” were the primary reasons for the decision.

The online sportsbook operation recently started in Indiana just three weeks before the announcement. It had previously only launched in Colorado, so Indiana was a big deal. Before changing its name to MaximBet, a men’s lifestyle brand, it was known in Colorado as SportsBetting.com. The operator’s ownership, Carousel Group, signed a contract with Maxim in April 2021, prompting the rebranding.

Launched in 2021, MaximBet is a consumer-centric lifestyle brand that aims to unite sports and entertainment betting. They have come a long way toward providing their customers with a playing experience unlike any other. However, as a young business, they simply could compete in a field where operational expenses significantly outweigh income, not even for the most successful companies.

What Next?

According to the statement released by MaximBet, the company’s first goal at this time is to wind down operations and assist active clients in Colorado and Indiana in withdrawing their funds and closing their accounts. To make sure that everything goes as well as it possibly can, the corporation will be consulting with the respective state authorities.

MaximBet, which was already established in two states, had been looking to grow in the preceding weeks. It had even come to an agreement to become a mobile sports betting partner with the JACK Cleveland Casino in the state of Ohio.

Plans to enter domestic markets may now instead focus on expanding into foreign ones. With such a voracious drive for growth, the corporation is likely to announce and enter additional collaborations in the near future to tap into these potentially profitable markets.

Other US Exits

The sports betting business in the United States might lose more companies in the coming months. Primarily, this is because the overall economic climate is not favorable to raising capital and spending heavily on client acquisition. It might also be a result of the already cutthroat sports betting market that is starting to establish obvious market leaders.

TwinSpires, a division of Churchill Downs Inc., and FuboTV, another provider, have both left the US sports betting industry. It will be interesting to see which other companies get outcompeted and decide to take the same route.

Kevin was raised on sports since a young teen and following a (fortunate) injury pursued new hobbies in table games such as Blackjack and Poker. Since 2009 Kevin has been writing for casino sites for various big names in the industry and CasinoSites.us is but one of his latest passion projects.