International Game Technology (IGT) announced Tuesday it has expanded its sports betting footprint in Mississippi by deploying its PlaySports technology at Treasure Bay Casino and Hotel in Biloxi. Under the terms of the agreement, Treasure Bay converted its former retail sportsbook platform to the gaming provider’s solution, including on-premise mobile technology and IGT’s PlaySports trading advisory services.
Jeff Prusinowski, Treasure Bay Casino and Hotel Biloxi, Corporate VP of Operations, said: “Converting to IGT’s high-performing PlaySports technology allows Treasure Bay Casino and Hotel to enhance our current sportsbook offering and engage players with new avenues for betting.”
“The addition of on-premise mobile betting provides superior player convenience, enabling patrons to place wagers from almost anywhere within our casino property, and establishes a first-rate platform from which to launch statewide mobile sports betting should it be legalized. We’re excited to partner with IGT PlaySports for the next generation of our sportsbook,” he added.
For his part, Joe Asher, IGT President of Sports Betting, commented: “The flexibility and high performance of IGT PlaySports’ proven platform, hardware, and tailored services allow Treasure Bay Casino and Hotel to grow its sportsbook operations with confidence.”
“We expect that the casino will maximize the potential of its sports betting offering and benefit from IGT PlaySports’ vast experience and leadership in the U.S. sports betting market,” he concluded.
Earlier this week, the company expanded its sports betting footprint in Nevada through a multi-year PlaySports technology agreement with Betfred.
Under the terms of the agreement, the UK-based sports betting operator is leveraging IGT PlaySports technology to power retail and mobile sports betting at the Mohegan Sun Sportsbook inside Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, part of the Curio Collection by Hilton.