IGT sustains momentum of sports betting unit following Washington market entry

IGT sustains momentum of sports betting unit following Washington market entry

International Game Technology (IGT) improves its position in the US sports betting scene with its latest market entry into Washington.

IGT enters Washington

The Deal: IGT announced its team-up with Snoqualmie Casino on Wednesday, agreeing to provide the operator’s sports betting arm with technical assistance and PlaySports turnkey solution. 

The Services: The gaming giant has developed a bevy of helpful solutions and tools highlighted by its advisory services for retail and on-premise mobile sports betting.

The Objective: IGT, an industry leader that produces slot machines and other gambling technology, reaches another milestone in the US after penetrating Washington’s sports betting market. Snoqualmie Indian Tribe will benefit from IGT’s PlaySports turnkey solution, which has drawn positive reviews for its role in increasing the performance of sportsbook operators. 

Snoqualmie Indian Tribe secured last May the green light from the Washington State Gambling Commission to carry out sports betting transactions last May. Snoqualmie Casino and Kalispel Tribe of Indians became the latest operators to receive such authorization from the state’s gaming regulator after Tulalip Tribes and Suquamish Tribe.

Snoqualmie Casino offers around 1,700 slot machines and 55 classic table games, such as Blackjack, Roulette, and Baccarat. The property also comes with national entertainment and five dining venues to round out the gaming experience. 

Quotes from the Press Release

Enrico Drago, IGT PlayDigital senior vice president, said of its latest market entry and partnership with Snoqualmie.

“Extending our sports betting momentum to Washington state with Snoqualmie Casino is another significant milestone for the IGT PlaySports team,” 

“IGT looks forward to helping the casino establish a best-in-class sports betting program and expand gaming experiences for its patrons and sports fans through our proven PlaySports technology and services.”

Stanford Le, Snoqualmie Casino chief executive officer, added:

“As Seattle’s closest casino, Snoqualmie Casino is thrilled to offer our patrons new types of gaming experiences backed by IGT’s proven PlaySports solution.” 

“IGT’s leading sports betting platform, products, trading advisory services and on-premise mobile solution will allow us to quickly and easily deploy an exceptional localised sports betting program. 

“As the closest sportsbook to the Seahawks’ and Mariners’ stadiums, expanding our offering to include sports betting will enable us to further engage sports fans at our casino and complement the popular Seahawks Pit, our immersive Seahawks-branded table game experience.”

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Lou Aguila is a news and feature writer for Golden Casino News. For over a decade, Lou has published news and featured articles for some of the most reputable sports betting and online casino sites in the world, including BetNow.UK, VegasOdds, and BWin. Apart from being a hardcore live casino punter, he also covers sports stories in North American leagues from time to time.