LAS VEGAS – June 23, 2021 – Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) (“Scientific Games” or the “Company”) has bolstered its long-standing partnership with FanDuel Group, a Flutter Entertainment subsidiary, by going live with its sports betting technology in the top-performing states of Tennessee and Michigan.
The twin launch adds significant weight to a relationship between Scientific Games and Flutter Entertainment that spans 20 years, as well as strengthening both companies’ foothold in two key markets.
Tennessee formerly held the record as the quickest state to reach the landmark of generating $1 billion in GGR, hitting that figure inside six months following market liberalisation in November 2020. The same benchmark was then reached by Michigan after only four months of legalized sports betting in the Mitten State last month, according to market analysts.
FanDuel is now live with OpenSports technology in six states. Players in Colorado, Illinois, Indiana and West Virginia are already benefiting from the industry leading sports betting platform, with additional states planned for the remainder of the year. OpenSports has a proud history of repeatedly performing at the highest levels during the biggest sporting events across the globe. The 100% uptime experienced by operators during the biggest sporting events of the year in the U.S. this year sets the stage for further evidence of its resilience and scale through what promises to be a record-breaking sporting summer, with the European Championships, Olympics and start of the new NFL season on the horizon.
As well as powering FanDuel’s offering, OpenSports lies at the heart of Flutter Entertainment brands around the world, including market leaders like Betfair, Sky Bet and Paddy Power in Europe and Sportsbet in Australia.
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Light & Wonder, Inc. (formerly known as Scientific Games Corporation), is the global leader in cross-platform games and entertainment. Light & Wonder brings together approximately 6,000 employees from six continents to connect content between land-based and digital channels with unmatched technology and distribution. Guided by a culture that values daring teamwork and creativity, the Company builds new worlds of play, developing game experiences loved by players around the globe. Its OpenGaming™ platform powers the largest digital-gaming network in the industry. The Company is committed to the highest standards of integrity, from promoting player responsibility to implementing sustainable practices. To learn more, visit lnw.com.
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