Betgenius and IGT to power first tribal gaming sports betting offer

News on 28 Nov 2018

US Sports betting deals abound with Betgenius the latest in an agreement with the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians for the delivery of a complete sportsbook management system including live sports data feeds, price management for pre-game and in-play odds across all major U.S. sports, and a bespoke, end-to-end price and risk management service.

Betgenius’ sportsbook trading console is integrated into IGT’s PlayShot sports betting platform, which is live at two of Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians’ resorts in Mississippi.

The casino operator recently launched the sportsbook at its Pearl River Resort in Mississippi, where patrons can place wagers over the counter at the recently opened Timeout Lounge at Gold Moon Casino and also at its satellite sportsbook located at the Bok Homa Casino near Laurel, Mississippi. Mobile and online wagering is also planned as part of the deal.

Jack Davison, Chief Commercial Officer of Genius Sports Group, the parent company of Betgenius, said: “By leveraging Betgenius’ expertise in sportsbook management and breadth of high quality content, Pearl River Resorts has established a premium sports betting offering.

“The legalisation of sports betting presents tribal casinos with a major opportunity to diversify their revenue streams and take a leading role in the fast-moving, tech-driven sector of sports betting. Through this partnership, we are extremely proud to play a role in enabling the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians to be the first tribal casino to do just that.”

Enrico Drago, Senior Vice President PlayDigital at IGT, said: “IGT’s collaboration with Betgenius resulted in a history-making sports betting solution for Pearl River Resorts. Betgenius’ odds making and risk management expertise and technology were the ideal complements to IGT’s market-ready PlayShot sports betting platform and our position as the leading end-to-end gaming supplier.”

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