Suite of Betgenius solutions and IGT technology enable Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians to be first Tribal Gaming Operator to launch sports betting outside of Nevada
(London UK – 26 November, 2018) Betgenius, the premium supplier of sportsbook technology to regulated operators globally, has been selected to provide its trusted odds creation and risk management solutions to power the new sportsbook launched by the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.
Betgenius’ world-renowned sportsbook trading console is integrated into IGT’s PlayShot™ sports betting platform, which is live at two of Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians’ resorts in Mississippi.
The casino operator recently launched the sportsbook at its Pearl River Resort in Mississippi, where patrons can place wagers over the counter at the recently opened Timeout Lounge at Gold Moon Casino and also at its satellite sportsbook located at the Bok Homa Casino near Laurel, Mississippi. Mobile and online wagering is also planned as part of the deal.
Under the agreement, Betgenius is delivering a complete sportsbook management solution, including live sports data feeds, price management for pre-game and in-play odds across all major U.S. sports, as well as a bespoke, end-to-end price and risk management service.
Jack Davison, Chief Commercial Officer of Genius Sports Group, the parent company of Betgenius, said: “By leveraging Betgenius’ expertise in sportsbook management and breadth of high quality content, Pearl River Resorts has established a premium sports betting offering.
“The legalisation of sports betting presents tribal casinos with a major opportunity to diversify their revenue streams and take a leading role in the fast-moving, tech-driven sector of sports betting. Through this partnership, we are extremely proud to play a role in enabling the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians to be the first tribal casino to do just that.”
Neal Atkinson, Director of Table Games who also oversees the Pearl River Resorts Sports Betting Operations, said: “We look forward to this partnership and are working with Betgenius to tailor their services for this exciting new Southern U.S. sports betting market.”
Enrico Drago, Senior Vice President PlayDigital at IGT, said: “IGT’s collaboration with Betgenius resulted in a history-making sports betting solution for Pearl River Resorts. Betgenius’ odds making and risk management expertise and technology were the ideal complements to IGT’s market-ready PlayShot sports betting platform and our position as the leading end-to-end gaming supplier.”
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About Pearl River Resort
Owned and operated by the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, Pearl River Resort is the South’s premier resort destination. Pearl River Resort’s portfolio of assets includes Silver Star Hotel & Casino, Golden Moon Hotel & Casino, Dancing Rabbit Golf Club, and Geyser Falls Water Theme Park located in Choctaw, Mississippi and Bok Homa Casino located in Sandersville, MS.
The Silver Star and Golden Moon Casinos feature a variety of gaming options, hotel rooms, dining options, retail offerings, conference facilities, live entertainment and a full service spa. The all-new Pearl River Resort also offers a new gaming floor with the latest first-in-state slot machines, elevated poker room, remodeled hotel rooms, a stunning video wall, refreshed buffet, updated promenade, sportsbook and more. Also featured is Dancing Rabbit Golf Club with two championship golf courses and Geyser Falls Water Theme Park. Bok Homa Casino features over 720 slot machines, 12 table games, an event center and a fabulous quick serve eatery.