IGT Expands North Dakota Sports Betting Presence

With the latest IGT PlaySports agreement to power retail sports betting at the Dakota Magic Casino and Hotel in Hankinson, International Game Technology PLC has expanded its sports betting footprint in North Dakota.

The Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Tribe owns and operates the Dakota Nation Gaming Enterprise, which includes the Dakota Magic Casino and Hotel. The IGT PlaySports platform, self-service betting kiosks, and trading advising services will all be used by the casino.

Compelling new element of gaming

Dakota Magic Casino and Hotel General Manager Wanda Varns stated: “IGT’s proven PlaySports sports betting solution gives us the opportunity to bring a compelling new element of gaming to our patrons and expands our gaming offerings to attract additional players and sports fans.”

Dakota Nation Gaming Enterprise’s CFO, Weston Quinn, added: “We’re excited to partner with IGT and leverage the company’s leading sports betting platform and solutions, along with its deep-rooted expertise that will help Dakota Magic Casino and Hotel establish a successful sports betting offering.”

IGT PlayDigital Senior Vice President Enrico Drago praised the arrangement with Dakota Magic Casino and Hotel, one of North Dakota’s major tribal casinos, as another potential for the company to extend its sports betting presence in the state.

He said: “We look forward to bringing our world-class service to Dakota Magic Casino and Hotel and its patrons, and we’re happy to deploy our leading PlaySports platform, services, and vast knowledge to help establish and grow its sports betting program.”

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