IGT Technology Powers Sports Betting at Two Boyd Gaming Casinos in Mississippi
Boyd Gaming is latest U.S. casino operator to deploy IGT's sports betting platform for retail sports betting
LONDON, Aug. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) announced today that its world-class sports betting platform now powers retail sports betting at Boyd Gaming's (NYSE: BYD) two Mississippi casinos – IP Casino Resort and Spa in Biloxi, and Sam's Town Hotel & Gambling Hall in Tunica.
Guests of both Mississippi resort-casinos can now place pre-game and in-progress sports bets over the counter via IGT's sports betting technology. The casinos also plan to leverage IGT's self-service kiosks and other sports betting technologies in the future.
"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," said Vincent Schwartz, Boyd Gaming Senior Vice President of Operations.
"IGT is pleased to extend our long-standing relationship with Boyd Gaming to include sports betting technology for its Mississippi-based casinos," said Enrico Drago, IGT Senior Vice President PlayDigital. "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 and reinforces that we prioritize results for our customers over anything else."