IGT PlaySports will debut at Coushatta Casino Resort in Louisiana, while the proven technology will also power sports retail betting at Dakota Magic Casino and Hotel in North Dakota.
International Game Technology will power sports betting at Coushatta Casino Resort in Kinder, Louisiana, expanding the company’s market leadership position in the US. As part of this agreement, IGT will deliver its proven PlaySports turnkey solution, including its trading advisory services.
“We’re very excited to be one of the first casinos in Louisiana to secure a sports betting agreement, allowing us to offer our patrons new types of gaming experiences backed by IGT’s reliable sports betting solution,” said Jonathan Cernek, chairman of the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana. “IGT’s bundled solution, consisting of its leading sports betting platform and products will allow us to quickly and easily deploy an exceptional localised sports betting program.”
Enrico Drago, IGT’s PlayDigital SVP, said the deal “represents another significant milestone for IGT as we continue to drive our US sports betting momentum”. “We look forward to helping the casino establish a best-in-class sports betting program, leveraging IGT’s proven technology and services to expand gaming experiences for its patrons,” he stated.
Meanwhile, the company recently expanded its sports betting footprint in North Dakota with the recent IGT PlaySports agreement to power retail sports betting at the Dakota Magic Casino and Hotel in Hankinson,
“Dakota Magic Casino and Hotel is one of the largest tribal casinos in North Dakota and represents another opportunity for IGT to expand our sports betting footprint within the state,” Drago continued.
N.D. Dakota Magic Casino and Hotel is an entity of the Dakota Nation Gaming Enterprise, which is owned and operated by the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Tribe.
“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,” said Wanda Varns, general manager and Dakota Magic Casino and Hotel.
The casino will leverage the IGT PlaySports platform, self-service betting kiosks and trading advisory services.
“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,” said Weston Quinn, CFO of Dakota Nation Gaming Enterprise.