With Tiverton Casino Hotel opening on September 1st, news has come that legal sports betting won’t be far behind at the location.
According to a press release, IGT and commercial partner William Hill US announced that they have been chosen by the Rhode Island Lottery to be the end-to-end sports betting service provider at the state’s licensed video lottery and table game establishments, Twin River Casino and Tiverton Casino. Sports betting operations are expected to go live at both locations by mid-November. The initial term of the contract is for a period of five years from the date that the first sports wager is placed at either venue, and may be extended by mutual consent for two successive five-year terms.
“It’s an exciting time for the Rhode Island Lottery,” said Gerald Aubin, Rhode Island Lottery Director. “With the introduction of legalized sports betting, we will leverage world-class resources and technology from IGT and William Hill to provide the best-possible sports betting experience for the patrons who visit our casinos.”
“We are pleased that Rhode Island is the first lottery to set up sports betting operations post-PASPA,” said Renato Ascoli, IGT CEO, North America. “IGT is a leading and proven supplier of sports betting technology in the U.S. The combination with William Hill, a leading sports betting operator in the U.S., uniquely positions us to provide the Rhode Island Lottery with a comprehensive, market-ready solution to maximize sports betting revenues and returns to good causes for the state of Rhode Island.”
Under the contract, a complete end-to-end sports betting service will be provided to the Rhode Island Lottery, utilizing IGT’s sports betting platform with William Hill providing best-in-class sports betting operation and risk management.
In related news, Tiverton Casino is still looking for more Cooks, Dishwashers, Bussers, Barbacks and Hosts. If you are interested in applying, click on the following link. Tiverton Casino Jobs
Tiverton Casino Hotel will be featuring 24 hour gaming, an 84 room hotel, 32 table games, 1,000 slot machines, live entertainment, Trattoria Romano, Jacky’s Galaxie, Mooyah Burgers, Pie Five Pizza, and Dunkin Donuts when its opens on the first day of September.