Pearl River Resort is striving to develop a VIP sports betting experience at its two Mississippi properties via a deepened partnership with International Game Technology.

Two of the establishments under the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians’ land-based enterprise, the Golden Moon Casino and Silver Star Casino in Philadelphia, are to see the launch of the CrystalBetting Terminal.

Patrons at the two properties are to be the first sports fans in the world to place pre-match and in-game sports wagers through IGT’s new introduction.

The CrystalBetting Terminal is currently undergoing a 90-day field trial, and has already secured GLI Certification and Mississippi Choctaw Gaming Commission approval.

Striving to offer a “VIP sports betting experience unlike anything currently offered in the US sports betting market,” each terminal includes a 27-inch monitor to display a range of events and allow sports wagers.

“Pearl River Resort is proud to partner with IGT on the global launch of the CrystalBetting Terminal,” explained Neal Atkinson, Pearl River Resort director of table games

“We prioritise being on the forefront of sports betting innovation and providing our players choice and convenience for placing sports bets at our properties. 

“Extending our sports betting offering to include IGT’s CrystalBetting Terminals elevates the player experience, and gives our patrons yet another reason to choose Pearl River Resort for gaming entertainment.”

By leveraging the IGT PlaySports platform, Pearl River Resort made gaming history in 2018 when it became the first non-Nevada tribal casino to open a sportsbook post-PASPA repeal.

“By adding the CrystalBetting Terminal to its already impressive sports betting offering, Pearl River Resort is positioned to engage sports fans in new ways and to differentiate its offering,” noted Nick Khin, IGT’s chief commercial officer of gaming.

“IGT’s sports betting momentum in the US market, paired with the player insights that we gained while testing the CrystalBetting Terminal, reinforce our confidence in the product’s capacity to deliver a compelling player experience that complements the entire IGT sports betting technology ecosystem.”