The Rhode Island Lottery has chosen IGT and commercial partner William Hill US to provide end-to-end sports betting services at the state’s licensed video lottery and table game establishments, Twin River Casino and Tiverton Casino. Sports betting operations are expected to go live at both locations by mid-November.

Under the contract, the locations will utilize IGT’s sports betting platform with William Hill providing sports betting operation and risk management.The initial term of the contract is for a period of five years from the date that the first sports wager is placed at either venue, and may be extended by mutual consent for two successive five-year terms.

“It’s an exciting time for the Rhode Island Lottery,” said Gerald Aubin, Rhode Island Lottery director. “With the introduction of legalized sports betting, we will leverage world-class resources and technology from IGT and William Hill to provide the best-possible sports betting experience for the patrons who visit our casinos.”

Renato Ascoli, IGT CEO, North America, welcomed the agreement, saying:”We are pleased that Rhode Island is the first lottery to set up sports betting operations post-PASPA. IGT is a leading and proven supplier of sports betting technology in the US. The combination with William Hill, a leading sports betting operator in the US, uniquely positions us to provide the Rhode Island Lottery with a comprehensive, market-ready solution to maximize sports betting revenues and returns to good causes for the state of Rhode Island.”

Joe Asher, CEO of William Hill US, commented: “IGT is a world-class gaming technology company and we could not be more happy to partner with them to provide a world-class sports betting solution for the state of Rhode Island.”