Sports IQ, a US-based oddsmaker and technology company, has signed a multi-year deal with International Game Technology PLC (IGT) to make its odds and electronic trading offerings available on IGT’s PlaySports website.
Sports IQ will have extensive pre-game and live updates for the NFL, NBA, MLB, and NHL as part of the arrangement. Users will gamble on stuff like how many passing yards Tom Brady can throw in a game or whether the next-at-bat outcome will be using the company’s patented models and advanced technologies.
Sports IQ’s CEO, Omer Dor, said: “This is a transformative deal for Sports IQ, and we are proud to be working with a company with the history, heritage and calibre of IGT. The US sports betting audience is interacting with wagering in a way that is increasingly becoming an extension of their overall sports entertainment experience.
“They fundamentally deserve incredible products to engage with. And those products cannot be suspended for prolonged times throughout the game or it takes away from the overall experience of those users. We’re delighted to partner with IGT, who shares in our vision of delivering the highest level of excellence to operators.”
Maximised entertainment value
IGT PlayDigital Senior Vice President Enrico Drago stated: “Through IGT’s partnership with Sports IQ, PlaySports customers will be able to maximise the entertainment value that they deliver to their players through compelling pre-game and in-play bet menus across the top US professional sports leagues.
IGT’s in-house trading team is eager to incorporate Sports IQ’s services into our already widely leveraged turnkey services and position our customers for continued growth.”