IGT grows sports wagering presence in North Dakota

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International Game Technology PLC has expanded its sports betting footprint in North Dakota with the recent IGT PlaySports agreement to power retail sports betting at the Dakota Magic Casino and Hotel in Hankinson. 

Dakota Magic Casino and Hotel is an entity of the Dakota Nation Gaming Enterprise, which is owned and operated by the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Tribe. The casino will leverage the IGT PlaySports platform, self-service betting kiosks and trading advisory services.

Wanda Varns, General Manager, Dakota Magic Casino and Hotel, noted: “IGT’s proven PlaySports sports betting solution gives us the opportunity to bring a compelling new element of gaming to our patrons and expands our gaming offerings to attract additional players and sports fans.” 

Weston Quinn, CFO, Dakota Nation Gaming Enterprise, added: “We’re excited to partner with IGT and leverage the company’s leading sports betting platform and solutions, along with its deep-rooted expertise that will help Dakota Magic Casino and Hotel establish a successful sports betting offering.” 

Enrico Drago, IGT PlayDigital Senior Vice President welcomed the agreement with Dakota Magic Casino and Hotel, one of the largest tribal casinos in North Dakota, citing it as another opportunity for the firm to expand its sports betting footprint within the state.

He said: “We look forward to bringing our world-class service to Dakota Magic Casino and Hotel and its patrons, and we’re happy to deploy our leading PlaySports platform, services, and vast knowledge to help establish and grow its sports betting program.”