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US – SG Digital’s sports book approved for Mississippi

By - 26 June 2018

Scientific Games has announced that its SG Digital division has successfully completed pre-compliance testing of its OpenBet Sportsbook Retail Platform against the “GLI-33: Event Wagering Systems” draft standard and Mississippi Gaming Commission’s proposed sports and race pool regulation.

These standards offer starting points for clear guidance regarding betting integrity and a way to move forward responsibly in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling striking down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA). The First Pass Pre-Compliance Evaluation confirmed that SG Digital’s retail point-of-sale terminal and administrative back end systems that support OpenBet operate in line with the proposed regulatory expectations of GLI.

This evaluation sets the stage for a full review of the OpenBet functionality. “Evaluation against draft GLI-33 demonstrates that the software and systems conform to a broad set of well-recognized and accepted requirements for compliance suitability in a variety of markets. The evaluation of the SG Digital OpenBet platform against GLI-33 by GLI provides SG Digital, regulators, and its customers independent evaluation to its suitability,” said Ian Hughes, GLI’s Vice President of Global Services.

Keith O’Loughlin, SVP Sportsbook at SG Digital, said: “As legalised sports betting spreads across the states, we’re taking every step to provide a seamless transition for our partners. Speed is of the essence, and this pre-compliance review positions us as a partner of choice for operators seeking industry-leading turnkey sportsbook solutions across land-based, online and mobile channels.”

Caption: Keith O’Loughlin

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