(PRESS RELEASE) -- IGT Global Solutions Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of International Game Technology PLC, and William Hill U.S., a subsidiary of William Hill PLC, today announced the release of enhanced versions of both the Sportsbook Rhode Island mobile app and website.
The new app, available for iOS and Android devices, and website provides sports fans in the Ocean State a more streamlined experience featuring an elevated interface, an expanded wagering menu, and an additional way for patrons to fund their accounts.
The elevated user interface, powered by IGT PlaySports technology, offers an improved navigation design for both live and upcoming sporting events and a more efficient wagering process with significantly fewer steps, from start to finish, to place a bet.
"Recent IGT PlaySports technology updates for the Rhode Island Lottery provide Sportsbook Rhode Island users an elevated player experience," said Enrico Drago, IGT PlayDigital Senior Vice President. "These updates also position the Rhode Island Lottery for success when professional sports return in full force."
Sportsbook Rhode Island users can now wager on a wider selection of futures and prop bet options on popular sporting events. For example, pro football fans can pick "Which team will have more regular season wins in 2020 – New England or Tampa Bay?" The expanded wagering menu, powered by William Hill Sports Book, has been adjusted with the pause of US sports. The menu now features new international sports including Russian Table Tennis, Taiwanese Basketball, and Nicaraguan and Belarusian Premier League Soccer.
"We are excited to continue to innovate with the Rhode Island Lottery and IGT. We are adding alternative sports and additional prop bets to our wagering menu now and look forward to supporting Rhode Island even more when sports return to the U.S.," added Ken Fuchs, William Hill US President of Digital.
In addition to E-Check, users of the Sportsbook Rhode Island app and website now have the option to fund their accounts electronically with Debit Cards.
In November of 2018, IGT and William Hill partnered with the Rhode Island Lottery to open New England's first sports books at Twin River Casino Hotel
and Tiverton Casino Hotel
. The debut version of the Sportsbook Rhode Island mobile app went live in September of 2019.