PHILADELPHIA, January 30, 2017 – The National Lacrosse League (NLL), the largest men’s professional indoor lacrosse league in North America, today announced a new partnership with Sports Interaction, the first online sportsbook and casino licensed and regulated in Canada, operated by Mohawk Online.
Through this partnership, Sports Interaction is introducing NLL into its online-gambling market, enabling Canadian sports-wagering enthusiasts to place bets on each of the NLL’s nine teams throughout the U.S. and Canada. Entering into the online-gambling market through this partnership is the latest in a string of digitally focused moves by the NLL to enrich the spectator experience.
“We’ve made a commitment to providing fans with full access to the NLL – offering a firsthand look at the sport via players’ wearable technology, airing live digital broadcasts on our newly launched NLL TV, and pursuing ongoing initiatives to upgrade the fan experience,” said Nick Sakiewicz, Commissioner of the National Lacrosse League. “Partnering with Sports Interaction and Mohawk Online enables us to continue making strides toward providing a fully immersive spectator experience.”
Through the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake, all revenue generated by Mohawk Online is invested back into the Kahnawake community. Through Sports Interaction, Mohawk Online offers a modern interpretation of ancient Mohawk gambling traditions – much like the historical roots of the sport of lacrosse itself, betting on games of skill and chance are an integral part of the community’s history, dating back before the European colonization of North America.
“We are proud to support the teams and the fans of the NLL because they bring so much spirit, passion and excitement to the national game,” said Dean Montour, CEO of Mohawk Online, operators of www.sportsinteraction.com. “Sports Interaction is a socioeconomic initiative of the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake designed to provide funding for our community, and nothing more perfectly encapsulates our right to do this than sponsoring the NLL whose sport lies in the very heart of our Mohawk heritage.”
“We thank the NLL and the teams of Calgary, Saskatchewan, Toronto, and Vancouver for this opportunity to support lacrosse across Canada,” said Joe Norton, Grand Chief of the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake. “As a former player and head coach I can appreciate the ways in which the NLL has masterfully packaged our great game for the modern age; they are true innovators and we are delighted to journey with them as they create the next major North American league. A First Nation business sponsoring sports at this level underlines the socioeconomic progress being made in Canada today and embodies the spirit of reconciliation and recognition that so many of us share.”
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About the National Lacrosse League
The National Lacrosse League (NLL) is North America’s premier professional indoor lacrosse league. Founded in 1986, the NLL ranks third in average attendance for pro indoor sports worldwide, behind only the NHL and NBA. The League is comprised of nine franchises across the United States and Canada: Buffalo Bandits, Calgary Roughnecks, Colorado Mammoth, Georgia Swarm, New England Black Wolves, Rochester Knighthawks, Saskatchewan Rush, Toronto Rock and Vancouver Stealth. The 2017 NLL regular season, commemorating the League’s 31st year, is underway. For more information, visit NLL.com and find the NLL on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
About Sports Interaction
Sports Interaction is a recreational egaming site operated by Mohawk Online Limited under the Kahnawake Gaming Law and aboriginal rights asserted under constitutional law since 1996. Mohawk Online is wholly owned by the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake with profits invested back into the community to build a better future for the indigenous people of Kahnawake. The Sports Interaction site is regulated by the Jersey Gambling Commission and the Kahnawake Gaming Commission and it is supervised for anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing control, policies and procedures by international financial regulators. Persons registering with Sports Interaction must be 19 or over. For more information about Sports Interaction, please visit: www.sportsinteraction.com. For more information about Mohawk Online, please visit: www.mohawkonline.ca.