International Game Technology (IGT) has been talking more this week about the PlayShot sports betting platform that has been deployed to power DraftKings at Scarlet Pearl Sportsbook – the newest sports betting destination on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
Through IGT’s PlayShot technology, patrons of Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort can now place pre-match and in-play sports wagers over the counter. Pending regulatory approval, the casino will deploy additional IGT sports betting peripherals such as kiosks and mobile technology as the regional sports betting market evolves.
“Scarlet Pearl Casino prioritizes offering our guests ‘A New Way’ to enjoy gaming entertainment,” said LuAnn Pappas, Scarlet Pearl Casino general manager and CEO. “By leveraging IGT’s PlayShot sports betting technology and the expertise of the DraftKings team, we were able to quickly make our vision for a state-of-the-art sportsbook for the Mississippi Gulf Coast a reality and to offer our guests a reliable betting experience with a familiar brand.”
“We wish to congratulate Scarlet Pearl Casino for opening an exceptional sports betting venue featuring IGT PlayShot sports betting technology,” said Enrico Drago, IGT senior vice president PlayDigital. “The IGT platform and the expertise and appeal of the DraftKings brand combine to deliver a truly world-class sports betting solution that elevates the entertainment experience for sports fans in Mississippi.”
The Scarlet Pearl opened its sportsbook on Friday last week, with DraftKings CEO Jason Robins performing the official ribbon-cutting ceremony.