In the US, International Game Technology (IGT) has extended its presence by announcing an IGT PlaySports agreement with the Grand Treasure Casino and Sky Dancer Casino & Resort facilities in North Dakota.
As a result of the agreement with the two casinos owned by the Chippewa Indians Turtle Mountain Band, IGT will power both entities’ retail sports betting, with casinos utilising the PlaySports network of IGT, self-service kiosks, and trading facilities.
Enrico Drago, IGT PlayDigital Senior Vice President said: “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.
“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 U.S.”
With North Dakota becoming the 15th United States state to incorporate the network into its casinos, IGT PlaySports is a sports betting option for the U.S. industry. In Nevada, Illinois, Colorado, Michigan, New Jersey, New York , Pennsylvania, Arkansas, Oregon, Indiana, Iowa, West Virginia, Mississippi and Rhode Island, IGT also regulates sports wagering for particular facilities.
Jamie Azure, Chairman of the Chippewa Indians’ Turtle Mountain Band, 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.”