International Game Technology PLC (IGT) announced that the company extended its sports betting leadership to tribal gaming with a signed agreement with the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. Under the agreement, IGT will provide its PlayDigital sports betting solution, PlayShot, at Pearl River Resorts' Golden Moon Hotel & Casino and Silver Star Hotel & Casino in Choctaw, MS., and at Bok Homa Casino in Sandersville, MS. By leveraging IGT sports betting technology, Golden Moon Hotel & Casino made gaming history last month when it became the first non-Nevada tribal casino to open a sports book post-PASPA repeal.
IGT technology and services will enable casino patrons to place pre-match and in-play wagers over-the-counter at the three Mississippi casinos. The casinos agreed to add IGT kiosks and other essential sports betting peripherals to their offerings in the future.
"IGT's leading entry into the tribal gaming sports betting space demonstrates how a wide variety of casino operators can benefit from our flexible, market-ready PlayShot sports betting solution, today," said Enrico Drago, IGT senior vice president PlayDigital. "With IGT PlayDigital's technology and expertise, the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians introduced sports betting to players with confidence, knowing that PlayShot is already the trusted sports betting platform provider at more than 15 U.S. casinos across multiple states."