IGT expands Iowa presence via PlaySports technology deal with Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel

International Game Technology PLC (IGT) announced Thursday that its PlaySports technology and trading advisory services team are now powering retail sports betting at Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel in Tama, Iowa.

Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel guests may now place a range of bets at the property’s walk-up betting window or via the sportsbook’s self-service PlaySports QuickBet Kiosks, noted IGT.

Scott Sirois Meskwaki, Bingo Casino Hotel General Manager, said: “With the support of the IGT PlaySports team and technology, Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel created a magnificent sportsbook that delivers incremental value to our guests and added excitement and visitation to our property.”

“IGT has proven its skill and versatility in helping tribal casinos across the U.S. build high-performing sportsbooks. We are confident that IGT will aid us in maximizing this opportunity. Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel went with an industry leader that would deliver a turnkey solution to expedite, with confidence, the entire implementation, and that is what we received,” he added.

Joe Asher

For his part, Joe Asher, IGT President of Sports Betting, commented: “It’s great to see Meskwaki Bingo Hotel Casino engaging new players and reaping the many benefits of an IGT-powered retail sportsbook.”

“The scalability of IGT’s PlaySports solution will enable Meskwaki to evolve its offering in line with player demand and market opportunity while continuing to provide localized offers, pricing, and promotions,” he concluded.

Earlier this month, Reno saw a record-breaking slot machine jackpot as a result of just a $10 bet. A player won a $14 million IGT Megabucks jackpot at Atlantis Casino Resort Spa, making it the largest slot machine jackpot in the city’s history. This was also the first Megabucks jackpot to hit in Nevada in two years. 

Additionally, earlier this week, IGT announced that its Wheel of Fortune and Megabucks slots awarded two jackpots totaling more than $4.5 million in March.