IGT extends sports betting contract with Rhode Island Lottery

April 10, 2023
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The two have agreed to partner for another three years.

Supplier IGT has signed a three-year agreement extension with the Rhode Island Lottery.

The amended deal will allow IGT to continue offering sports bettors statewide access to the Sportsbook Rhode Island app, as well as to its retail sportsbook locations in both Bally's Twin River Lincoln Casino Resort and Bally's Tiverton Casino & Hotel.

The mobile sportsbook app is powered by IGT and William Hill US, the company’s commercial partner. Players can access the Sportsbook Rhode Island app through IGT’s PlaySports.

Rhode Island Lottery Director Mark Furcolo commented on the extended partnership by saying: "As one of the first US lotteries to launch sports betting, Rhode Island Lottery is very pleased with the successful program we have built over the last five years, backed by IGT's technology and William Hill's operator experience.

"IGT recently invested significant resources to enhance our sports betting platform and mobile app. These upgrades will enable us to maximize revenue and offer a solution that remains competitive among neighboring states in this dynamic, regional sports betting market."

More than 80 gaming venues throughout Canada and the US have implemented IGT PlaySports at their locations.

IGT President of Sports Betting Joe Asher discussed the state’s sports betting history and said the company looks forward to continuing its relationship with the lottery.

He said: "The Rhode Island Lottery championed sports betting in 2018 as one of the early adopters in the post-PASPA era, and IGT is excited to continue driving Rhode Island's sports betting growth.

"Rhode Island is home to very loyal sports fans who love following their New England-based teams. The enhancements IGT has made to the lottery's sports betting platform and app provide fans with a convenient and intuitive player experience and yield strong returns that support the lottery's commitment to generating revenue for good causes."

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