Last week, International Game Technology (IGT) signed a big multi-year contract with sports betting and igaming company FanDuel Group. Under the terms of the deal, until September 2024, the former PlaySports network will control all of the latter’s new and existing FanDuel Sportsbooks stores throughout the US.
However, FanDuel Group has agreed to sell PlayCasino games for IGT PlayDigital in states where its online casinos run.
The major multi-year deal builds on the established technology relationship between the two companies that currently stretches across nine U.S. states and includes the FanDuel Sportsbook at Meadowlands, New Jersey, the highest-volume sportsbook in the nation today.
The deal also extends the distribution of PlayCasino games by IGT PlayDigital which span slots, blackjack , roulette and more. FanDuel Group is now using IGT PlayCasino games such as Triple Extreme Spin Wheel of Fortune, Triple Red Hot 7s Free Games, and Red Hot Tamales! Inside the New Jersey and Pennsylvania mobile wagering applications and Websites.
Matt King, CEO of FanDuel Group, commented: “IGT’s PlaySports platform has been integral to FanDuel Sportsbook’s expansion in the US, as we currently leverage it to power America’s #1 Sportsbook.
“IGT is the strategic partner that we will lean on to help us expand our retail footprint across the US. IGT’s PlaySports platform enables us to create an intuitive, technologically driven customer experience at our world-class retail sportsbooks for our customers, while its PlayCasino content enables FanDuel to deliver premium mobile casino entertainment in new and existing markets.”
Enrico Drago, IGT PlayDigital Senior Vice President, said: “IGT’s multi-faceted, multi-year PlaySports platform technology and igaming content agreement with FanDuel Group pairs the leading content and B2B sports betting provider with one of America’s most respected sports betting operators to propel an already winning partnership to new levels and create an abundance of opportunity for both parties.
“IGT and FanDuel Group are positioned for continued success in the US and we are committed to fueling FanDuel Sportsbooks’ sustained growth through our proven, market-ready platform, player-preferred game content and self-service betting technologies.”
Since 2018, a variety of major success achievements have been reached by IGT and FanDuel party together. In eight US states , including New Jersey, New York , Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Iowa, Indiana, Michigan, and Mississippi, they have FanDuel Retail sportsbooks in between.
They have already opened online sportsbooks in five U.S. states , including New York, Ohio, West Virginia, Indiana and Colorado, and are installing over 200 IGT PlaySports self-service kiosks throughout the U.S. at FanDuel Sportsbooks.