Betgenius has been selected by the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians to deliver a sportsbook management solution, including live sports data feeds, price management for pre-game and in-play odds across all major US sports, as well as a bespoke, end-to-end price and risk management service to its sportsbooks.
Mobile and online wagering are also planned as part of the new agreement.
The recent debut of the Pearl River sportsbook allows customers to place bets over the counter at the recently opened timeout lounge at Gold Moon Casino, and also at its satellite sportsbook located at the Bok Homa Casino near Laurel, Mississippi.
The first tribal gaming operator to launch sports betting outside of Nevada, Betgenius will integrate its sportsbook trading console into IGT’s PlayShot sports betting platform, which is being used at two of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians’ resorts.
Jack Davison, Chief Commercial Officer of Genius Sports Group, the parent company of Betgenius, said: “By leveraging Betgenius’ expertise in sportsbook management and breadth of high quality content, Pearl River Resorts has established a premium sports betting offering. The legalisation of sports betting presents tribal casinos with a major opportunity to diversify their revenue streams, and take a leading role in the fast-moving, tech-driven sector of sports betting.
“Through this partnership, we are extremely proud to play a role in enabling the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians to be the first tribal casino to do just that.”
Neal Atkinson, Director of Table Games and sports betting operations at Pearl River Resorts, added: “We look forward to this partnership and are working with Betgenius to tailor their services for this exciting new southern US sports betting market.”
Enrico Drago, Senior Vice President PlayDigital at IGT, said: “IGT’s collaboration with Betgenius resulted in a history-making sports betting solution for Pearl River Resorts. Betgenius’ odds making and risk management expertise and technology were the ideal complements to IGT’s market-ready PlayShot sports betting platform, and our position as the leading end-to-end gaming supplier.”