The two companies have teamed up to deliver sports betting in 12 U.S. states, including nine where players can enjoy the IGT PlaySports-powered FanDuel Sportsbook mobile app. In addition, IGT PlayDigital PlayCasino games such as Fortune Coin, Cleopatra, Game King and IGT Blackjack can now be played online throughout Michigan via FanDuel Casino. These deployments complement the FanDuel Sportsbook at MotorCity Casino in Detroit that opened in March 2020.
This deployment in Michigan marks the sixth state where the companies have partnered in delivering an omnichannel sports betting solution, and the third state where IGT PlayDigital casino games are featured on FanDuel Group-operated online casinos.
"We are excited to continue to grow our geographical and operational footprint with the launch of legal sports betting in the Commonwealth of Virginia late last week," said Niall Connell, Senior Vice President, General Manager FanDuel Sportsbook. "These are complex launches with individualized state-by-state requirements that require experienced partners like IGT."
"With the launch of FanDuel Sportsbook app in Michigan, sports fans throughout the State have added choice and convenience for when and where they engage with their favorite sports teams and online casino games," Connell said.
"We are proud of the role IGT has played in helping FanDuel Group build the player-preferred sports betting solution in the U.S. market," said Enrico Drago IGT PlayDigital Senior Vice President. "The IGT PlaySports platform is aiding FanDuel as it scales new market opportunities such as its recent launch in Virginia and enabling FanDuel to deliver its multi-state sports betting enterprise."
"Aiding FanDuel Group's expansion in Michigan via our proven PlaySports platform and entertaining PlayCasino games that span slots, video poker and table games is an exciting start to 2021 and another key achievement in the IGT-FanDuel relationship," Drago said. "Michigan is projected to be one of the most lively sports betting and iGaming markets in the U.S. and our retail and mobile PlaySports technology and world-renowned PlayCasino games will enable FanDuel Group to scale its offering for the opportunities of today and the future."
Since 2018, IGT has been a platform provider for several FanDuel Sportsbooks across the U.S., including the nation's largest volume retail sportsbook in the U.S. -- Meadowlands Racing and Entertainment in East Rutherford, N.J. In August 2020, IGT and FanDuel Group announced a multi-year agreement naming IGT FanDuel Group's exclusive retail platform provider for the entire U.S. market and a principal iGaming content supplier. Virginia joins New Jersey, Tennessee, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Indiana, Illinois and Iowa as states where players can enjoy IGT PlaySports-powered FanDuel Sportsbook apps.