International Game Technology PLC (IGT) has expanded its Washington State sports betting footprint after announcing its PlaySports platform will power sports wagering at Angel Of The Winds Casino Resort in Arlington.
Stock market news site Seeking Alpha shared news of IGT’s September 28 agreement with the Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians-owned casino resort via Twitter:
The global gambling technology company’s PlaySports platform will power Angel Of The Winds retail and on-site mobile sports wagering.
The deal with the Stillaguamish follows IGT’s July agreement for its PlaySports platform to power Snoqualmie Casino’s retail and on-site mobile sports betting offerings in Washington.
Sports betting arrives
Even though it legalized sports betting back in 2020, Washington bettors have had to watch other US states, including neighbor Montana, beat them to rolling it out. Finally, on September 1, 2021, the US Department of the Interior (DOI) approved some of the state’s tribal compact agreements, including those with IGT-partnered tribes the Snoqualmie and the Stillaguamish.
Powered by IGT’s PlaySports platform, Snoqualmie Casino became the first retail sportsbook to open in the state on September 9.
“World-class sports betting”
Angel Of The Winds Casino Resort CEO Travis O’Neil said in yesterday’s news release that the casino resort’s patrons will get to “experience this new and exciting form of gaming from anywhere on our property.”
O’Neil added that a combination of IGT’s experience and the PlaySports platform will enable Angel Of The Winds “to offer a world-class sports betting operation for many years to come.”
IGT’s CEO of digital & betting Enrico Drago said his firm was “thrilled” to add Angel Of The Winds Casino Resort to its expanding customer base.
PlaySports technology was designed to offer maximum flexibility for operators of all sizes”
Drago added that IGT’s “proven all-in-one PlaySports technology was designed to offer maximum flexibility for operators of all sizes to seamlessly establish exciting sports betting programs.”