IGT and FanDuel extend retail sports betting partnership to Connecticut

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IGT and FanDuel Group are extending their retail sports betting partnership to Connecticut for the pending opening of the Mohegan Sun FanDuel Sportsbook in Uncasville.  

This is the 11th state, following quickly in the footsteps of Arizona, where IGT and FanDuel Group have teamed up to deliver retail sports betting and the first instance where the two companies have come together to power a retail sportsbook within a tribal casino. 

Enrico Drago, IGT CEO Digital & Betting, commented: “IGT PlaySports-powered FanDuel Sportsbooks across the US are setting the standard for performance and user experience, and diversifying the demographics of patrons who visit brick-and-mortar gaming venues. 

“Through IGT’s partnership with FanDuel Group, our long-time customers at Mohegan Sun will benefit from the reliability and versatility of the IGT PlaySports technology stack, while players will enjoy the highly entertaining FanDuel Sportsbook product and environment.”

Earlier this year, FanDuel Group announced the initial specifications for Mohegan Sun’s temporary sportsbook, which will include four live betting windows and 16 self-service PlaySports Kiosks. Mohegan Sun’s permanent sports betting venue is expected to open this winter.

IGT PlayDigital’s PlayCasino games such as Wheel of Fortune, Cleopatra and IGT’s blackjack will also be offered within the online casino portion of the FanDuel Sportsbook mobile app for Connecticut. 

“IGT solutions have been a cornerstone of Mohegan Sun’s operations for years,” noted Ray Pineault, President & CEO of Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment. “Having the IGT PlaySports platform anchor our retail sports betting offering gives us confidence that Mohegan Sun’s expansion into sports betting with FanDuel Group is backed by trusted, experienced partners who share our growth-focused mindset.”

The opening date for the Mohegan Sun FanDuel Sportsbook has not yet been announced and is pending certain licensing and regulatory approvals.