Resorts World Catskills Casino Resort will become New York State’s newest location to launch retail sports betting on Thursday.
The destination of the Sportsbook 360 is driven by the IGT PlaySports platform, with Betgenius offering content and risk management services for sportsbooks.
The opening event will take place this evening ahead of the NFL season opening game bet-ween Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears with former NY Jets wide recipient Santana Moss and former New York Knicks players Larry Johnson and John Starks will place the first bets.
After the opening, clients can place pre-match and in-play betting wagers over the counter or through the 14 self-service betting kiosks of the venue.
Enrico Drago, IGT PlayDigital senior vice president said: “Adding Resorts World Catskills to the growing list of operators leveraging the IGT PlaySports platform reinforces the quality, versatility and market readiness of our omni-channel solution.”
“The continued expansion of IGT PlaySports’ footprint validates that we are serious about sports betting, and our ’50-state solution’ can service a diverse range of IGT customers spanning commercial and tribal casinos, lotteries and racetracks.”
IGT’s sports betting technology has now been implemented in eight US states – New York, Nevada, Iowa, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Mississippi, Rhode Island and West Virginia.
The new sportsbook benefits from the inclusion of Betgenius ‘ sportsbook trading console with IGT’s PlaySports platform, providing live sports data feeds, pre-game and in-play cost management assistance across all main US and global sports, as well as an end-to-end price and risk management consulting service.
We are proud to play a key role in Resorts World Catskills’ new sportsbook offering,” said Jack Davison, chief commercial officer of Genius Sports Group, parent company of Betgenius. “Utilizing Betgenius’ premium sports betting content in sportsbook management, Resorts World Catskills will offer its customers the most extensive and engaging sports betting experience.”
Resorts World Catskills chief operating officer and general manager Kevin Kline added: “Resorts World Catskills is excited to partner with Betgenius and IGT PlaySports who are recognised as world leaders in sports betting technology and services.
“This partnership with Sportsbook 360 further positions us as the newest and closest fully integrated gaming resort destination to Manhattan.”