Delaware has become the first U.S. state to add full-scale sports betting after the PASPA ruling, after previously only offering legal sports betting on professional football.
As the Delaware Lottery‘s sports betting provider, Scientific Games is supporting the expansion to full-scale sports betting with its industry-leading integrated sports wagering technology, content and managed services.
Vernon Kirk, director of the Delaware Lottery, commented: “In anticipation of the Supreme Court’s ruling on PASPA, we have been working with Scientific Games, our longtime sports betting provider, as well as training our lottery and casino staff, so that we were ready to launch full-scale, head-to-head betting on single games.”
Since 2009, Scientific Games technology, content and managed services powered the Delaware Lottery to grow the state’s sports betting revenues from $10 million to more than $46 million across a network of land-based casinos and lottery retailers in the state.
Pat McHugh, Senior Vice President, Global Lottery Systems for Scientific Games, added: “Since Delaware is known as ‘The First State’, it’s appropriate they were first in the nation to expand regulated sports betting after the PASPA ruling. We are proud to support the Delaware Lottery’s long history of industry firsts, and thrilled to be their trusted provider of an integrated sports betting program serving both casinos and lottery retailers across the state.
“The combination of Scientific Games and NYX Gaming Group earlier this year created a global leader across iLottery, iGaming and sports betting that offers unrivaled capabilities to lotteries worldwide,” said McHugh. “As an integrated company, we are ready to serve our customers like the Delaware Lottery with the gaming entertainment industry’s leading sports platforms, content and services.”
Scientific Games also provides lottery instant games, draw-based games including Keno, iGaming and video lottery gaming to the Delaware Lottery.