Pearl River Resort Through IGT To Create VIP Sports Betting Experience

Pearl River Resort is aiming to create a VIP sports betting experience through a strong partnership with International Game Technology at its two Mississippi properties.

Two of the facilities under the land-based company of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, the Golden Moon Casino and the Philadelphia Silver Star Casino, will see the opening of the CrystalBetting Terminal.

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

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

In an attempt to deliver a VIP sports betting experience beyond anything currently available on the US sports betting market, each terminal includes a 27-inch screen to show a variety of events and allow sports wagers.

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

“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.”

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