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Sports betting partnership now extends to four U.S. states
LAS VEGAS – April 29, 2021 – Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) (“Scientific Games” or the “Company”) has strengthened its partnership with FanDuel Group, a Flutter Entertainment subsidiary, by deploying its industry-leading sports betting technology in Illinois and Indiana.
The dual launch follows on from earlier launches with FanDuel in Colorado and West Virginia, cementing a 20-year relationship between Scientific Games and Flutter Entertainment.
The ongoing partnership brings the number of states that FanDuel is live with OpenSports technology to four, with a further six launches planned over the coming months.
Alongside FanDuel, OpenSports is also a key component of Flutter Entertainment’s global sports brands that include: Betfair, Sky Bet and Paddy Power in Europe and Sportsbet in Australia.
OpenSports has a proud history of performing at the highest levels during the biggest sporting events across the globe - demonstrated with 100% uptime during the biggest annual sporting event in the U.S., February’s Big Game. OpenSports also stood the test of resilience and scale through the U.K.’s biggest racing event this month, the Grand National, with the seamless delivery of over 50 million bets and a peak load of 115,000 bets per minute for its long-term sportsbook customers.
Jordan Levin, Group CEO, Digital at Scientific Games, said: “World class operators like FanDuel need sports technology partners like Scientific Games. We have a long and successful partnership with Flutter and it’s exciting to see our leading sports betting technology go live in more states with their iconic FanDuel brand. Providing them with renowned platform stability and scalability gives them a rock-solid foundation to maximise player engagement and market share.”
About Scientific Games
Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) is a world leader in entertainment offering dynamic games, systems and services for casino, lottery, social gaming, online gaming and sports betting. Scientific Games offers the gaming industry's broadest and most integrated portfolio of game content, advanced systems, cutting-edge platforms and professional services. Committed to responsible gaming, Scientific Games delivers what customers and players value most: trusted security, engaging entertainment content, operating efficiencies and innovative technology. For more information, please visit scientificgames.com.
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