A ‘key achievement’ lauded as IGT takes FanDuel partnership to Michigan


International Game Technology has documented the latest deployment of its PlaySports and PlayDigital solutions, with Michigan marking the ninth state that the group has teamed-up with FanDuel.

The PlaySports platform is powering the recently launched FanDuel Sportsbook mobile app in the Great Lakes State, which became the latest US state to introduce regulated online sports betting and igaming.

In addition, IGT PlayDigital PlayCasino games such as Fortune Coin, Cleopatra, Game King and IGT Blackjack can also be accessed by online players throughout the jurisdiction via FanDuel Casino. 

These deployments are designed to complement the FanDuel Sportsbook at MotorCity Casino in Detroit, which opened in March 2020.

“IGT’s PlaySports technology and experienced team have helped FanDuel Group continue to grow in the US and maintain its position as America’s #1 Sportsbook,” noted Niall Connell, senior vice president and general manager FanDuel Sportsbook

“With the launch of FanDuel Sportsbook app in Michigan, sports fans throughout the state have added choice and convenience for when and where they engage with their favourite sports teams and online casino games.”

In addition to becoming the ninth state where IGT and FanDuel have collaborated to deliver mobile sports betting, Michigan is also the sixth to receive an omnichannel sports betting solution, and the third where IGT PlayDigital casino games are featured on FanDuel Group-operated online casinos.

“Aiding FanDuel Group’s expansion in Michigan via our proven PlaySports platform and entertaining PlayCasino games that span slots, video poker and table games is an exciting start to 2021 and another key achievement in the IGT-FanDuel relationship,” said Enrico Drago, IGT PlayDigital senior vice president

“Michigan is projected to be one of the most lively sports betting and igaming markets in the US, and our retail and mobile PlaySports technology and world-renowned PlayCasino games will enable FanDuel Group to scale its offering for the opportunities of today and the future.”