Regional sportsbook Tipico is expanding its footprint in Ohio, partnering with the minor league Dayton Dragons, the company announced late last week. Based in New Jersey, Tipico was among the digital sportsbooks to go live in Ohio on its Jan. 1 universal launch day, and the company is partnered for wagering with the MLS Columbus Crew.
As part of the new partnership with the Dragons, a Cincinnati Reds affiliate, Tipico will host groups at its Centerfield Party Deck at Day Air Ballpark, located in left-centerfield and offering a panoramic view of the field. The party deck includes seating for 50 at tables with catering available.
In addition, Tipico is the team’s exclusive fireworks series sponsor this season, and up to 1,000 new Ohio sportsbook users can get two game tickets and a $20 team store e-gift card.
“Baseball has long been America’s favorite pastime, and this is especially true in Dayton, the proud home of the Dragons,” Tipico Chief Commercial Officer David Paschkes said via press release. “We are thrilled to partner with one of the most successful teams in minor league baseball, one that has established a truly devoted fan base with the longest sellout streak in MiLB history. It is this level of fan dedication that we seek to build in the Ohio region and are ecstatic to provide Dragons fans with exclusive opportunities to enhance their love of the game.”
Tipico also in the music scene
Tipico last year announced a partnership with AEG Presents, a live music company with venues in Cleveland (Agora Theater and Ballroom) and Columbus (KEMBA Live!, Newport Music Hall, A&R Music Bar, The Basement).
The company has also made sponsorship deals with the 2023 Arnold Sports Festival at the Great Columbus Convention Center, which was held earlier this month, and is offering a March Madness fan contest.
Tipico launched its digital platform along with 15 others on Jan. 1, making Ohio the fourth state in which the sportsbook is operating. Tipico’s platform is also available for wagering in Colorado and Iowa and for both sports wagering and iCasino in New Jersey.
In January, Ohio’s first full month of wagering, Tipico took $10.7 million in bets and had $1.7 million in total revenue.