IGT’s Advisory Services team to support sports betting in Michigan

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International Game Technology’s (IGT) PlaySports Advisory Services Team will now be supporting sports betting in Michigan.

The Lac Vieux Desert Northern Waters Casino & Resort in Watersemeet will be able to leverage the service after signing a services agreement with IGT. Northern Waters has used IGT’s platform to power its sportsbook since 2021. 

According to IGT President of Sports Betting Joe Asher, the trading advisory team helps operators “maximise the returns of their sports betting offerings while enhancing player loyalty and engagement.

“IGT PlaySports is Northern Waters’s ideal technology and services partner as we roll out the next era of sports betting entertainment to our customers,” added Lac Vieux Desert Northern Waters Casino & Resort General Manager John McGeshick. “IGT PlaySports’ comprehensive, turnkey solution has streamlined our sportsbooks operations and positioned us to more keenly focus on our guests and ensure they have the best possible fan experience.”

According to IGT, Northern Waters also plans to integrate its PeakBarTop cabinets with Total Gaming software into its sportsbooks. This technology allows players to play poker, slots, and keno as well as place bets on sports from a single device and a single gaming wallet.

IGT end legal dispute with Acres Manufacturing

Last month IGT reached an agreement to resolve all legal disputes with casino technology suppliers Acres 4.0, Acres Manufacturing Company, and founder John Acres.

The pair reached a settlement in the U.S. District Court of Nevada related to patent and breach of contract claims regarding the use of a financial transaction device in a cashless wagering system that operates within a gaming system. IGT accused Acres of patent infringement on at least four patents, which underwent a detailed court analysis. Terms of the settlement were not disclosed.

“IGT is pleased to reach a mutual agreement with Acres that resolves all disputes between us,” said IGT COO of Gaming Nick Khin at the time of the settlement. “This allows us to dedicate our collective resources where they are better served, driving continued innovation in the exciting and evolving cashless gaming space.”