Global lottery and gaming innovations developer, International Game Technology (IGT), has announced that it now holds a prominent position within the newly-regulated American sportsbetting market after having rolled out its PlaySports solution to venues in nine states.
The London-headquartered firm used an official Tuesday press release to detail that its business-to-business PlaySports advance is now being utilized by over 30 land-based sportsbooks spread across the states of Pennsylvania, New York, Iowa, West Virginia, Nevada, Indiana, New Jersey, Mississippi and Rhode Island and is expected to soon be introduced to properties in Illinois, Arkansas and Oregon.
IGT explained that PlaySports is an over-the-counter retail sportsbetting innovation that allows punters to place pre-match and in-play wagers on a multitude of sports including American football, ice hockey and basketball. The developer pronounced that the innovation is behind the sportsbooks of venues such as New York’s Resorts World Catskills Casino Resort and is even powering mobile sports wagering at properties in New Jersey, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Nevada, Rhode Island and Mississippi.
Legalized sportsbetting became more widespread across the United States following last year’s revocation of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), which was a piece of legislation that had largely been responsible for limiting sportsbooks to casinos in Nevada. Enrico Drago from IGT used the press release to declare that his firm had ‘put in the work’ ahead of this move to make sure that its PlaySports solution ‘was market-ready.’
Read a statement from Drago…
“We hit the ground running last summer and never looked back. IGT is a serious player in the United States sportsbetting market because we offer a superior product and we’re uniquely qualified to meet our customers’ needs, timelines and business objectives. There is no better representation of the flexibility and scalability of the PlaySports platform than the diversity of customers and venues that are currently leveraging it to power their sportsbooks.”