IGT to operate in Mississippi following Boyd agreement
Another Mississippi sports betting move occurred last Monday as IGT announced a deal to power two Boyd Gaming sportsbooks.
IGT will be providing the sports betting platform for IP Casino in Biloxi and Sam’s Town in Tunica. Boyd and IGT have had previous relations - as a result, this deal will be extending the partnership into legal sports betting’s latest market.
Vincent Schwartz, Boyd Senior VP of Operations commented: “The expansion of sports betting is an exciting growth opportunity for our company, and we are pleased to offer this new gaming entertainment product to our Mississippi customers via IGT’s proven, user-friendly technology.”
Mississippi sports betting kicked off last week when MGM Resorts properties (Beau Rivage and Gold Strike) opened operations. The two sportsbooks were the first to accept sports wagers under a 2017 law change that made sports betting legal in Mississippi. Boyd Gaming only recently hit the headlines as it partnered with FanDuel.
Enrico Drago, IGT Senior VP, PlayDigital, added: “IGT invested significant time and resources to ensure that our modular sports betting solution was market-ready for the rapidly evolving U.S. sports betting market, and that our customers in the various states could benefit from it as soon as regulation allows. IGT’s momentum in U.S. sports betting is exciting.”
This deal between IGT and Boyd will be placing IGT’s systems into IP and Sam’s Town to accept standard and in-play wagers. Like all Mississippi casinos, the Boyd properties will only accept wagers on their property — specifically sportsbook.
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