Betting technology company Betgenius has been chosen to power a new sportsbook in Mississippi, run by the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.
The operator became the first tribal gaming group to set up sports betting outside the state of Nevada, and under the terms of the deal, Betgenius will provide pricing, data and risk management to support the Pearl River Resorts sports betting platform used at two resorts in Mississippi.
Speaking about the deal, Jack Davison, of Betgenius’ parent company Genius Sports Group, said that the addition of the Betgenius technology to their sportsbook operations would help Pearl River Resorts to develop one of the leading sports betting platforms in the US:
“The legalisation of sports betting presents tribal casinos with a major opportunity to diversify their revenue streams, and take a leading role in the fast-moving, tech-driven sector of sports betting.”
Complete sportsbook solution
The recently-launched Pearl River sportsbook enables punters to make over-the-counter bets at the Timeout Lounge in the Gold Moon Casino, and its satellite sportsbook that is based in the Bok Homa Casino near Laurel.
As part of the deal, Betgenius will provide a total sportsbook management solution, which will extend to live sports data feeds, pre-game and in-play price management on odds for all the main US sports, and a tailored risk management service. There are also plans for Betgenius to provide both mobile and online sports betting to Pearl River Resorts at a later date.
Mississippi was one of the first states in the US to press ahead with legalized sports betting following the Supreme Court decision to strike down the 1992 PASPA Act in May this year.
Andie Hughes is a UK-based freelance betting and gambling writer with over a decade of experience in the industry, having written for Betfair, ESPN, Boylesports, Sporting Life and various other popular betting sites. Contact Andie at firstname.lastname@example.org.