The Wheeling Island and Mardi Gras sportsbooks in West Virginia are set to open again soon.

  • Two Delaware North owned casinos in West Virginia will be reopening their sportsbooks after nearly a year of being without one.
  • The International Game Technology company is based out of the UK and its platform IGT PlaySports has taken in over $12 billion in sports bets worldwide since 2018.
  • As per Statista, West Virginia has had $10.88 million in revenue from legal sports betting over the course of a year.

CHARLESTON, W. Va. – International Game Technology (IGT) has partnered with Delaware North bringing operations back to two sportsbooks in West Virginia. Through this new deal, the iGaming company now has businesses within eleven different states. The two additional states which have brought their total to eleven are West Virginia and Arkansas.

“Delaware North is confidently partnering with IGT to deliver sports betting to our customers and the many sports fans in West Virginia and Arkansas through world-class IGT PlaySports technology,” said Brian Hansberry, Delaware North’s Gaming Division President.

“IGT is a serious sports betting technology provider with a proven commitment to customer success, excellent global reputation, and a reliable, omni-channel sports betting solution for the U.S. market. We believe the IGT PlaySports solution will help us establish Delaware North as a preferred sports betting provider in West Virginia and Arkansas while enabling us to further reward our Lucky North Club members.”

The Comeback In West Virginia

Originally, the Delaware North locations in West Virginia had sports betting offered for both retail and online sports betting at their facilities with Miomni. However, Wheeling Island Casino and Mardi Gras Casino had to shut down their sportsbooks due to an issue between Miomni and EnterG.

This resulted in sports bettors no longer having access to the BetLucky application for their mobile sports gambling needs. This online aspect of wagering had only been available for four months before it was taken away from the public.

While the state has both Fanduel and DraftKings operators, the loss of BetLucky caused a loss in total revenue. Now, the chance to recoup that loss and make up for the time lost for Delaware North and their sports betting presence in West Virginia is available.

Betgenius will be working with IGT in providing statistical data for the sportsbooks in WV and other locations in Arkansas as well as Oregon. All three companies are excited about this new partnership as it should be beneficial for all involved.

“We’re proud to add Delaware North to our growing list of U.S.-based customers leveraging PlaySports technology to offer reliable, best-in-class sports betting experiences to their patrons,” said Enrico Drago, IGT PlayDigital Senior Vice President.

“Delaware North can count on IGT’s experienced team and trusted technology to help build a sports betting business that can scale for the opportunities of today and the future.”

IGT and Betgenius will be running both the retail and mobile outlets for the Delaware North establishments.

After almost a year without being able to wager on sports, Wheeling Island Casino and Mardi Gras Casino are back in the sports betting game in the Mountaineer State.

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