Scientific Games Corporation has reported an update in its deal alongside the Oneida Indian Nation, first announced earlier this year relating to the potential New York sports betting market.
The agreement, that would see potential sportsbook launches at a number of properties, has received a favourable determination from the National Indian Gaming Commission, amid further updates within the state.
Ray Halbritter, Oneida Indian Nation representative and Nation Enterprises CEO, commented: “We are proud that we will be among the first Indian nations nationally to offer sports betting, and we appreciate NIGC’s review and approval of our partnership with Scientific Games.
“Our partnership with Scientific Games and SG Digital will give our guests an incredible sports betting experience, while providing our properties a strong foundation to grow this market in New York.”
Under the terms of the partnership Scientific Games is to provide its OpenSports technology to the Oneida Indian Nation’s three properties, Turning Stone Resort Casino, Yellow Brick Road Casino and Point Place Casino, upon the launch of the New York’s sports betting market, which is anticipated later this year.
Jordan Levin, group chief executive of SG Digital, added: “We’re making great strides in preparing for the New York market to go live with sports betting, and we’re honoured to work with the Oneida Indian Nation to activate our proven sports betting solution.
“Being part of the first sports betting partnership to receive a favourable NIGC determination is a significant milestone that will set both Scientific Games and Oneida up for ongoing success. We look forward to implementing our OpenSports solution for Oneida as we gear up for expansion into New York.”
Online sports wagering took a tentative step forward within the state last week, as Assemblyman Gary Pretlow pushed his bill through his own committee, as bill A 6113 proceeded through the Assembly’s racing and wagering committee, with it now set to be reviewed by the codes committee.