FanDuel Group Launches Scientific Games’ OpenSports™ Technology in Illinois and Indiana
Sports Betting Partnership Now Extends to Four U.S. States
LAS VEGAS – April 29, 2021 – Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) (“Scientific Games” or the “Company”) has strengthened its partnership with FanDuel Group, a Flutter Entertainment subsidiary, by deploying its industry-leading sports betting technology in Illinois and Indiana.
The dual launch follows on from earlier launches with FanDuel in Colorado and West Virginia, cementing a 20-year relationship between Scientific Games and Flutter Entertainment.
The ongoing partnership brings the number of states that FanDuel is live with OpenSports technology to four, with a further six launches planned over the coming months.
Alongside FanDuel, OpenSports is also a key component of Flutter Entertainment’s global sports brands that include: Betfair, Sky Bet and Paddy Power in Europe and Sportsbet in Australia.
OpenSports has a proud history of performing at the highest levels during the biggest sporting events across the globe - demonstrated with 100% uptime during the biggest annual sporting event in the U.S., February’s Big Game. OpenSports also stood the test of resilience and scale through the U.K.’s biggest racing event this month, the Grand National, with the seamless delivery of over 50 million bets and a peak load of 115,000 bets per minute for its long-term sportsbook customers.
Jordan Levin, Group CEO, Digital at Scientific Games, said: “World class operators like FanDuel need sports technology partners like Scientific Games. We have a long and successful partnership with Flutter and it’s exciting to see our leading sports betting technology go live in more states with their iconic FanDuel brand. Providing them with renowned platform stability and scalability gives them a rock-solid foundation to maximise player engagement and market share.”
About Light & Wonder, Inc.
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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