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FanDuel selects IGT for New Jersey sports betting

| By iGB Editorial Team
Online and mobile wagering part of deal to be introduced in ‘the coming months’

FanDuel Group has selected International Game Technology (IGT) to serve as the daily fantasy sports operator’s sports betting platform provider in New Jersey.

As reported by iGamingBusiness.com, the FanDuel Sportsbook opened in the US at Meadowlands Racetrack in New Jersey on Saturday, just days after the company’s acquisition by Paddy Power Betfair’s US division was finalised.

FanDuel will leverage Paddy Power Betfair’s pricing, trading and risk management capabilities, which have been integrated into the IGT platform, along with a bespoke user interface.

After initially introducing “over-the-counter” sports wagering, the offering will be expanded “over the coming months” to include self-service kiosks and other retail services, as well as FanDuel Sportsbook-branded online and mobile wagering, also using the IGT technology.

A spokesperson for IGT told iGamingBusiness.com that the company would not elaborate on whether the online and mobile offering would launch ahead of the start of the NFL American football season in September.

“When we evaluated sports betting platform provider partners in the US, IGT was the ideal choice, based on the company’s proven history in the space and the quality, reliability and flexibility of the sports betting technology that it has deployed for customers around the world,” FanDuel CEO Matt King (pictured) said.

Last month, IGT signed a deal to provide its sports betting platform to MGM Resorts International in New Jersey.

Enrico Drago, IGT’s senior vice-president interactive, sports betting, licences, added: “As sports betting in the US continues to evolve, IGT is prepared to address the needs of its partners through proven solutions and technologies that can be deployed today to advance sports betting across land-based and mobile platforms.”

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