International Game Technology announced Tuesday that its IGT PlaySports technology is now live in Ohio. Through an agreement with Green Bear Gaming Development, operating as UBetOhio, IGT's PlaySports QuickBet Kiosks have been deployed at restaurants and bars across the state. The company also plans to deliver its PlaySports Pads in the coming months.
Andy Westmeyer, UBetOhio CEO and COO, said: "UBetOhio is excited to partner with IGT PlaySports to deploy award-winning technology and convenient betting solutions to the many sports fans throughout the state."
"IGT PlaySports is the leading sports betting provider in the U.S., and its experience in delivering world-class technology enables us to offer restaurants and bars added excitement for patrons while they are watching their favorite Ohio sports teams," he added.
For his part, Joe Asher, IGT President of Sports Betting, commented: "As a Type C Sports Gaming provider, UBetOhio is able to offer betting on popular sports via IGT's sophisticated technology in social settings where fans are already watching games on TV."
"IGT's PlaySports QuickBet Kiosk is our most widely used self-service sports betting technology in the U.S. and will allow UBetOhio to deliver a fun betting experience to players in a compact footprint," the executive stated.
The PlaySports QuickBet Kiosk has a simple and intuitive user interface with a comprehensive betting menu, making it easy for players to responsibly place bets, explains IGT. Meanwhile, the PlaySports Pad is described as "a tablet-based innovation" that can tether to a range of surfaces like a bar or tabletop to bring sports betting directly to the player.
IGT PlaySports is deployed at more than 80 gaming venues across the U.S. and Canada. The solution will now be live in Ohio, a state that on New Year's Day became the latest in the US to regulate legal sports betting.