International Game Technology (IGT) has announced that it signed a multi-state sports betting agreement with Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment.
The deal will see Delaware North casinos leverage IGT PlaySports technology to power retail and mobile sports betting in West Virginia and retail sports betting in Arkansas.
Brian Hansberry, Delaware North’s Gaming Division president, stated: “Delaware North is confidently partnering with IGT to deliver sports betting to our customers and the many sports fans in West Virginia and Arkansas through world-class IGT PlaySports technology.
“IGT is a serious sports betting technology provider with a proven commitment to customer success, excellent global reputation, and a reliable, omni-channel sports betting solution for the U.S. market.
“We believe the IGT PlaySports solution will help us establish Delaware North as a preferred sports betting provider in West Virginia and Arkansas while enabling us to further reward our Lucky North Club members.”
Under the terms of the agreement, IGT will provide Delaware North’s West Virginia casinos, Mardi Gras Casino & Resort in Cross Lanes and Wheeling Island Casino-Hotel-Racetrack in Wheeling Island, with retail and mobile sports betting technology.
As well as this, IGT PlaySports technology will also power retail sports betting at Southland Casino Racing in West Memphis, Arkansas.
Enrico Drago, IGT PlayDigital senior vice president, added: “We’re proud to add Delaware North to our growing list of U.S.-based customers leveraging PlaySports technology to offer reliable, best-in-class sports betting experiences to their patrons.
“Delaware North can count on IGT’s experienced team and trusted technology to help build a sports betting business that can scale for the opportunities of today and the future.”
Aside from Arkansas and West Virginia, IGT PlaySports also provides its sports betting technology across nine other US states: Oregon, Indiana, Iowa, New York, Pennsylvania, Mississippi, Rhode Island, New Jersey, and Nevada.
Regarding Delaware North, the casino operator also owns gaming properties in New York, Illinois, Florida, Ohio, Arizona, and Australia, in addition to West Virginia and Arkansas.