Scientific Games to power Delaware Lottery’s expansion into sports betting

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Scientific Games Corporation,   Las Vegas, announced that the company will implement the Delaware Lottery’s expansion to full-scale sports betting following the U.S. Supreme Court’s overturn of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act in May.

Delaware will be the first U.S. state to add full-scale sports betting after the PASPA ruling. The state previously offered legal sports betting on professional football and has now expanded its offering to other sports.

The state is slated to roll out full sports betting on Tuesday afternoon.

As the Delaware Lottery’s sports betting provider, Scientific Games is supporting the expansion to full-scale sports betting with its integrated sports wagering technology, content and managed services.

“In anticipation of the Supreme Court’s ruling on PASPA, we have been working with Scientific Games, our longtime sports betting provider, as well as training our lottery and casino staff, so that we were ready to launch full-scale, head-to-head betting on single games,” said Vernon Kirk, director of the Delaware Lottery.

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Since 2009, Scientific Games technology, content and managed services have powered the Delaware Lottery to grow the state’s sports betting revenues from $10 million to more than $46 million across a network of land-based casinos and lottery retailers in the state.

“Since Delaware is known as ‘The First State’, it’s appropriate they were first in the nation to expand regulated sports betting after the PASPA ruling. We are proud to support the Delaware Lottery’s long history of industry firsts, and thrilled to be their trusted provider of integrated sports betting program serving both casinos and lottery retailers across the state,” said Pat McHugh, senior vice president, Global Lottery Systems for Scientific Games. “The combination of Scientific Games and NYX Gaming Group earlier this year created a global leader across iLottery, iGaming and sports betting that offers unrivaled capabilities to lotteries worldwide.”

“Scientific Games also provides lottery instant games, draw-based games including Keno, iGaming and video lottery gaming to the Delaware Lottery.

 The company is currently the fastest growing lottery systems supplier in the U.S. and is  a leading lottery systems supplier in Europe.

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