SG Supply Delaware with Betting PlatformsDavid Burgundy | 06 Jun 2018
This week, the US state of Delaware became the very first state to establish its sports betting industry since the Supreme Court overturned the PASPA 1992 act in May. Now, the Delaware Lottery has partnered with Scientific Games, the Las Vegas-based gaming and betting giant who will supply the state’s new sports betting platform once it goes live in the near future.
The deal will see SG supplying sports betting platform technology, content, and back-end management systems to the state, which will be offered to local punters through a variety of channels. The state plans to start offering betting services on June 5, becoming the very first state to do so after the long-time sports betting ban was abolished. Delaware is eager to start its betting service launch soon in order to pull in wagers from its fellow states.
Parties Comment on Agreement
Commenting on the developments, Vernon Kirk, the Director of the Delaware Lottery, noted that in anticipation of the Supreme Court’s ruling, the state has been working alongside Scientific Games, its sports betting provider for many years now. According to Kirk, the Lottery also worked alongside its own casino and lottery employees to ready itself for a full-scale launch on single game betting services.
In a recent statement, Senior Vice President of Scientific Games’ Global Lottery Systems, Pat McHugh, added that since Delaware is known as the first US state, it is only appropriate that they were also the first state to expand their sports betting market after the Court’s ruling on PASPA.
SG-NYX Merger Creates Powerhouse
McHugh further noted that the merger between NYX Gaming Group and Scientific Games earlier in 2018 created an international leader across the iGaming, online lottery, and sports betting sectors. It is this strength, he said, that now boasts unrivalled services to lotteries across the globe.
As an integrated firm, the Senior Vice President said, Scientific Games is ready to serve its major customers such as the Delaware Lottery with the best quality betting platforms, content and services. SG is looking forward to working with the state in the future, and may also work alongside other US states in the realm of sports betting as they organize and expand their own new betting markets.