IGT to Expand PlaySports Footprint by Launching Wisconsin's First Casino Sports Betting Offering
September 8, 2021
International Game Technology (IGT) has announced in a news release that it is expanding its PlaySports platform into Wisconsin through an agreement to power sports betting at Oneida Casino, on the Oneida Nation Reservation.
Operated by the Oneida Nation, Oneida Casino, located at 2020 Airport Drive in Green Bay, will leverage IGT's turnkey PlaySports solution for retail and mobile sports betting. The Oneida Nation is the first tribe in Wisconsin to receive approval from the state's government to operate a sports betting program at a casino.
"We look forward to partnering with IGT to introduce sports betting to our loyal patrons and becoming the first casino in Wisconsin to operate a sportsbook," said Louise Cornelius, Oneida Casino Gaming General Manager. "Implementing IGT's proven PlaySports platform and trading advisory services will strongly enhance Oneida Casino as a premier gaming destination."
"IGT applauds the Oneida Nation for being the first tribe in Wisconsin to re-negotiate its compact with the State and position themselves to reap the long-term benefits of deploying IGT's world-class PlaySports solution," said Enrico Drago, IGT PlayDigital Senior Vice President. "We're committed to supporting Oneida's sports betting vision and producing the highest quality technology, solutions, and services to successfully launch and sustain its sports betting operations."
Sports betting at Oneida Casino was made legal via an amendment to a gaming compact between the state and the Oneida Nation in late August, reports Covers. The casino said in July it intended to offer sports betting “using kiosks and retail stations with mobile wagering available at select Oneida-owned properties." It aims to have its operations up and running by November.