Scientific Games announced that its new partnership with FanDuel Group includes the introduction of its latest online sportsbook solution.
FanDuel Sportsbook in the Mountain State will debut Scientific Games’ technology, which utilizes the OpenBet platform. This betting engine is part of Scientific Games’ OpenSports component.
While this is the first deal between Scientific Games and FanDuel, the game company has a long history of providing sports betting platforms. Flutter Entertainment, Scientific Games’ parent company, uses OpenBet to help power several other online sports betting apps around the world.
FanDuel adds Scientific Games
FanDuel was the first online sportsbook offered in West Virginia in the state’s second wave of mobile wagering. It launched in August of 2019 and is one of the top producing sportsbooks available.
It is linked to the casino resort The Greenbrier, along with BetMGM Sportsbook. Together, the two typically lead the online sports betting market in the state on a weekly basis.
They combined to accept over $4.2 million in handle for the first week in December.
Now that FanDuel is enhancing its already quality betting product, it’s possible the operator could gain even more control of the industry.
FanDuel’s CEO, Matt King, spoke about gaining a great, new partner which will deliver an even better online sportsbook. He said:
“We are excited to roll out our next generation sportsbook technology throughout the United States, starting with West Virginia. Our global sports betting platform will offer customers an unrivaled betting experience and will cement FanDuel’s place as America’s number one sportsbook.”
West Virginia leads way for other states
Besides WV, FanDuel is among the top online options in many other parts of the US. It’s available in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Tennessee and Colorado, as well.
Once Scientific Games’ new software is applied to the WV sportsbook, it will likely continue to expand into these other locations.
The technology provider is also looking toward its next venture. Jordan Levin, Scientific Games’ CEO for digital, discussed its deal with FanDuel. He said:
“Going live with FanDuel’s new sportsbook is a truly landmark moment in our rich history of servicing Flutter Entertainment brands. Utilizing OpenSports technology is a game changer for FanDuel and will introduce a new way of betting for its customers. Our dedicated team has been extremely agile and flexible, providing the operator with excellent service in West Virginia.”
If you’re a sports bettor residing in WV and you don’t already have FanDuel Sportsbook, it seems now is the time to download the mobile app.