Akwesasne Mohawk Casino partners with IGT for sports betting

  • IGT’s PlaySports is operating in 11 states and is the most-used B2B sports betting platform in the U.S.
  • While mobile betting hasn’t been approved in New York, IGT has launched mobile betting in other states.
  • Bettors can venture to Sticks Sports Bar & Grill after placing their wagers to watch the games on 19 HDTVs.

AKWESASNE, N.Y. – On Wednesday, the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort announced their plans to institute a new technology for their sports betting operations.

Under The Stars Group agreement with the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, the retail sports betting technology will be switched over to PlaySports. This sports betting platform is operated by International Game Technology (IGT), who has become a nationwide name in legal sports betting.

PlaySports has processed more than 1 billion wagers to date (one every 0.9 seconds) and is the most-used B2B platform in the U.S.

“Powering sports betting technology at Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort expands our PlaySports footprint in New York to three casinos,” said Enrico Drago, the senior vice president of IGT PlayDigital.

IGT operates in ten states excluding New York, and their addition in Akwesasne will allow bettors to wager at the teller window or through a self-service kiosk.

“We can now offer our guests a world-class sports betting experience in addition to the slot, table, bingo, and poker games that our patrons already enjoy at Akwesasne Mohawk Casino,” said Todd Papineau, the general manager of Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort. “We’re excited to work with IGT and benefit from the Company’s expertise and innovation.”

This world-class betting experience is also welcomed with the casino’s Sticks Sports Bar & Grill, which has 19 HDTVs for bettors to watch their action while grabbing a bite to eat or a few cold drinks.

Mobile sports betting in New York has yet to be approved by the statehouse. Assuming it is agreed upon by both sides of the legislative body as well as the governor next session, it will help the industry in upstate New York grow even more.

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