Online sports betting And iGaming Online Casino Expansion On The State Of Michigan?
The new year has brought some excellent news for Michigan bettors and casino players. The state’s betting and gambling scene just got a bit more exciting. International Game Technology has extended its partnership with FanDuel to include the casino’s Michigan operations. IGT’s PlaySports platform is powering the recently released FanDuel Sportsbook app. This will significantly improve the existing gaming offer in Michigan. The Great Lake State is the latest to regulate and legalize online betting and iGaming.
Extension of the Long-Standing Partnership
Online customers in Michigan can also now enjoy IGT’s PlayDigital products via FanDuel Casino. The platform features IGT PlayCasino hits such as Cleopatra, Fortune Coin, GameKing, or IGT BlackJack. These games perfectly complement FanDuel Sportsbook offerings at the Motor City Casino in Detroit.
The deal is the continuation of the long-standing collaboration between companies. FanDuel uses IGT’s PlaySports platform since 2018. They also distribute PlayCasino games. The partnership now extends over nine states. This includes FanDuel’s operation in New Jersey. It’s the highest-volume sportsbook in the country. Two companies also cooperate in New York, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Iowa, West Virginia, Mississippi, and Colorado.
Michigan is now the 9th state to see IGT and Fan Duel partnering to deliver state-of-the-art mobile sports betting through PlaySports platform. It’s also the sixth to have an omnichannel betting solution developed by these two companies. And, only the third where IGT’s PlayCasino is featured on FanDuel’s online casino platform.
Words from Companies
Niall Connell, General Manager at FanDuel Sportsbook, spoke on the significance of this partnership for his company. He said that IGT’s technology and their team immensely helped FandDuel’s growth. It’s one of the reasons why the casino is able to maintain its leading position in the country. Connel added that the Michigan launch of the Sportsbook app will mean a lot for the players across the state. They’ll now have more betting opportunities and a convenient way of accessing everything FanDuel has to offer.
On behalf of International Gaming Technology, Enrico Drago, SVP at the company, also had some words on the new deal. He said that helping FanDuel Michigan expansion is an exciting way to kick off 2021 for his company. Implementing PlaySports and PlayCasino products to the FanDuel platform is another landmark in a fruitful collaboration between two companies. Drago added that Michigan projects to be one of the most exciting betting and gaming markets in the US. IGT’s products will allow FanDuel to seamlessly scale their offerings now and in the future.
For years, International Game Technology has occupied the leading position in the iGaming industry. They’ve delivered the ultimate gaming experience to players across the globe on multiple platforms and channels. The company’s portfolio includes Gaming Machines, Lotteries, Betting, and Digital segments. IGT is present in more than 100 countries and nurtures well-established relationships with local authorities and regulators. This allows for the creation of compelling and high-quality content, as well as providing the unrivaled service. The company also has an exclusive betting partnership with the NBA. At the moment, IGT employs over 11.000 people.