Owners of the Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack and Mardi Gras Casino in West Virginia have decided to file a lawsuit against their sports betting technology partner. Delaware North offered sports betting at both properties as well as online via a partnership with Miomni Gaming. However, over the past few months, the properties and online options have been shutdown due to a disagreement between Miomni and a third party vendor, Entergaming. After being off-line for over two months, North has decided to take action against their former partner due to missing out on March Madness wagering.
It filed a suit late last week in Delaware against Miomni Gaming LTD, naming the company and the CEO, Michael P. Venner, in the filing. In the complaint, Delaware North is accusing the company and Venner of fraud as well as misrepresentation involving their assurance that they owned the technical rights regarding the platform to be used for sports betting.
According to weirtondailytimes.com…
The lawsuit states that because of the misinterpretation of their offering, Miomni was in breach of their joint venture agreement in operating the app known as Bet Lucky. North owns 51% of the Bet Lucky brand, which Miomni owns 49%.
In the suit, it is seeking the interest of the Bet Lucky brand owned by Miomni based on the agreement. They want to see any financial obligations that the company owes Miomni to be removed. In the filing, the company wants to receive damages as well as interest on the amount, with the figure set to be determined during a trial.
Since March 6th, the Bet Lucky app as well as sports betting services at the two casinos have been down. Since the shutdown, Miomni has acknowledged the issues between them and Entergaming, a third-party contractor. The company reportedly owned the rights to the source code connected to the Bet Lucky platform’s back end.
Miomni did not reveal that Entergaming was involved in their operations to North and they did not make the dispute known, which resulted in the shutdown that the company was not prepared for.