Delaware North to become “a leader in the emerging sports wagering sector”

Delaware North has partnered with Miomni Gaming, as the gaming technology specialists get set to provide their turnkey retail and mobile sports wagering services to the casino operator.

A focus is first to be placed upon launching land-based and online operations later this year within West Virginia, where the global hospitality firm, who own and operate a portfolio of casinos, counts the Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack in Wheeling and Mardi Gras Casino & Resort near Charleston as part of its stable.

Following the repeal of PASPA in May of this year, the Mountain State has become one of only a handful of states to permit sports wagering, with all five of West Virginia’s casinos stating an intention to offer the service, and early indications predicting revenues of around $5.5m in the first year.

Brian Hansberry, president of Delaware North’s gaming business, explained: “In working with Miomni, a recognised expert firm on the technology side, Delaware North is uniquely positioned to become a leader in the emerging sports wagering sector in the United States.

“We are a hospitality business with operations in nearly 40 states. We have extensive regulated gaming expertise and experience, both through our own holdings and as a business-to-business services provider for our partners.

“Leaders in West Virginia were proactive in positioning the state for sports wagering, so Delaware North, with two casinos in West Virginia, is now very much part of a first wave of operators.

“We think that this unique positioning – combined with our professional sports relationships, our ownership and operation of TD Garden in Boston, and our significant hotel and restaurant holdings –will entice other casino companies to want to explore the opportunities this partnership can present them.”

Delaware North also states that it has created sportsbook spaces in both properties, with an aim of fostering a casual sports bar atmosphere, centred around a robust event calendar focused on major sports events.

Mike Venner, Miomni CEO, added: “We are proud and excited to be working in partnership with Delaware North. Miomni is the chosen technology provider behind many of Nevada’s leading online sportsbooks because we designed the platform to be flexible, easy to use and reliable, with innovative features designed specifically to engage and entertain US sports fans.

“This partnership is the perfect fit from our perspective, as we share a vision of delivering a world-class gaming experience.”

The link-up is set to “create the exclusive sportsbook technology platform for Delaware North’s gaming properties in states where sports wagering is or becomes legal”.

Both parties also state an intention to provide a turnkey sportsbook technology solution to other US casino operators.