(PRESS RELEASE) -- International Game Technology announced today that it signed a multi-state sports betting agreement with Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment, Inc. ("Delaware North") to power retail and mobile sports betting in West Virginia and retail sports betting in Arkansas.
"Delaware North is confidently partnering with IGT to deliver sports betting to our customers and the many sports fans in West Virginia and Arkansas through world-class IGT PlaySports technology," said Brian Hansberry, Delaware North's Gaming Division President. "IGT is a serious sports betting technology provider with a proven commitment to customer success, excellent global reputation, and a reliable, omni-channel sports betting solution for the U.S. market. We believe the IGT PlaySports solution will help us establish Delaware North as a preferred sports betting provider in West Virginia and Arkansas while enabling us to further reward our Lucky North Club members."
"We're proud to add Delaware North to our growing list of U.S.-based customers leveraging PlaySports technology to offer reliable, best-in-class sports betting experiences to their patrons," said Enrico Drago, IGT PlayDigital Senior Vice President. "Delaware North can count on IGT's experienced team and trusted technology to help build a sports betting business that can scale for the opportunities of today and the future."
Under the terms of the agreement, IGT will provide Delaware North's West Virginia casinos Mardi Gras Casino & Resort
in Cross Lanes and Wheeling Island Racetrack and Gaming Center
in Wheeling Island with retail and mobile sports betting technology. IGT PlaySports technology will also power retail sports betting at Southland Casino and Racing
in West Memphis, Ark.
In addition to West Virginia and Arkansas, Delaware North operates casinos and other gaming properties in New York, Illinois, Florida, Ohio, Arizona, and Australia.
IGT PlaySports is currently powering sports betting in 11 U.S. states: Oregon, Arkansas, Indiana, Iowa, New York, Pennsylvania, Mississippi, West Virginia, Rhode Island, New Jersey, and Nevada.