Resorts World Catskills in Monticello, the last of four commercial New York casinos to open a retail sportsbook, added deals with International Game Technology plc (IGT) and Betgenius to complement its partnership with Bet365, and is now taking live legal sports wagering.
The casino held a grand opening ceremony on September 5 for its 6,000-square-foot Sportsbook 360, which has a center bar surrounded by 35 flat-screen televisions. Located the closest to Manhattan of the four upstate commercial casinos, about 85 miles away from The Big Apple, Resorts World Catskills also features 14 betting kiosks.
Kevin Kline, Resorts World Catskills general manager and chief operating officer said in a press release: “Resorts World Catskills is excited to partner with Betgenius and IGT PlaySports, who are recognized as world leaders in sports betting technology and services. This partnership with Sportsbook 360 further positions us as the newest and closest fully integrated gaming resort destination to Manhattan.”
Betgenius and IGT are Key to Retail Sportsbook
IGT PlaySports is one of the largest gaming suppliers in the world, delivering products and services across sports betting, casino and lottery verticals.
IGT is currently partnered with operators in 30-plus sports betting venues in nine U.S. states, including Indiana, Iowa, New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Mississippi, Rhode Island, New Jersey and Nevada.
Betgenius, a subsidiary of Genius Sports, which supplies data to several sports leagues, including the NCAA and NBA in the U.S., is a direct link to the sportsbook world. Some of the world’s largest operators, including DraftKings, William Hill and SkyBet, rely on its services to power their products.
Jack Davison, chief operating officer of Betgenius, said in a press release: “We are proud to play a key role in Resorts World Catskills’ new sportsbook offering. Utilizing Betgenius’ premium sports betting content in sportsbook management, Resorts World Catskills will offer its customers the most extensive and engaging sports betting experience.”
Betgenius’ trading console has been integrated into IGT’s PlaySports platform to deliver live sports data feeds, price management support and risk management advisory services.
Bet365 will provide online sports betting and/or gaming to the Empire State under the Resorts World Catskills license in the likely event that one or both are legalized in the future.
A spokesperson for Resorts World Catskills said that Bet365, as the operator’s online betting partner per a $50 million deal made in November 2018, provided valuable advice during the casino’s search for the right sportsbook supplier.
The Rest of the Empire State Settling In
The other three commercial New York casinos all have operational brick-and-mortar sportsbooks. Rivers Schenectady, owned by Rush Street Gaming, is partnered with Kambi. DraftKings is partnered with del Lago Resort and Casino and FanDuel with Tioga Downs.
Tribal casinos are opening sportsbooks, as well. Caesars Entertainment and Scientific Games operate sportsbooks in central New York in partnership with the Oneida Nation at Yellow Brick Road Casino in Chittenango, Turning Stone Resort in Verona and Point Place Casino in Bridgeport.
In addition, despite an ongoing dispute with the state over taxes, the Seneca Nation is currently seeking sportsbook suppliers for its three casinos in Niagara Falls, Buffalo and Salamanca in western New York.