IGT expands PlaySports into North Dakota

International Game Technology has expanded its US sports betting footprint as it ventures into North Dakota with an IGT PlaySports agreement at two Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians casinos.

Under the terms of the agreement, IGT will power the retail sports betting division at the Grand Treasure Casino in Trenton,  and Sky Dancer Casino and Resort in Belcourt. Following the deal, both casinos will leverage IGT’s PlaySports platform, self-service kiosks and trading services.

“IGT is excited to expand our sports betting footprint to North Dakota through this agreement with Turtle Mountain, and we’re happy to continue delivering our superlative PlaySports platform technology and services to casinos and venues of all sizes,” said Enrico Drago, IGT PlayDigital senior vice president.

“Entering North Dakota is another significant milestone to add to IGT’s growing sports betting pedigree and reinforces our leadership as the principal B2B platform provider in the US.”

North Dakota will become the 15th US state where IGT powers sports wagering, joining Nevada, Illinois, Colorado, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Arkansas, Oregon, Indiana, Iowa, West Virginia, Mississippi and Rhode Island.

Commenting on the agreement, Jamie Azure, chairman of Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, added: “By leveraging IGT’s proven PlaySports solution, Turtle Mountain will launch an exciting sports betting operation at Grand Treasure and Sky Dancer casinos backed by best-in-class technology, services, and flexible self-service products,

“The addition of sports betting will expand our casino entertainment and offer our loyal patrons and sports fans alike new ways to play. IGT is the market leader in sports betting technology, and I am confident that with their proven experience and service, we will be able to implement and operate exciting and successful programs.”