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Betfred selects Scientific Games to power Pennsylvania sportsbook

6th February 2020 10:36 am GMT
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British bookmaker Betfred has selected Scientific Games to power its sports betting launch in Pennsylvania.

Betfred is partnered with Pennsylvania’s Wind Creek Casino & Resort Bethlehem to offer a full retail and online sportsbook, and is expected to open its retail sportsbook during the first half of this year.

Betfred will use Scientific Games’ OpenSports platform for both channels, with the online sportsbook slated for launch ahead of the start of the 2020/21 NFL season.

Mark Stebbings, chief operating officer at Betfred, commented: “Scientific Games was the clear choice to provide our sports betting platform in Pennsylvania. OpenSports provides best-in-class, reliable technology and services that will help us reach more players and grow our sportsbook presence at speed.”

Keith O'Loughlin, senior vice president of Sportsbook, Digital for Scientific Games, added: “Betfred is one of the UK's top-performing bookmakers, and their move into the US will spark growth. Once again, a sophisticated and experienced sports betting operator has chosen OpenSports to responsibly grow its US presence with our maximum reliability, scalability, and performance.

“Together, Scientific Games and Betfred can make a massive impact in the sports betting arena by driving player engagement and putting their digital and retail sportsbooks at the forefront of this expanding landscape.”

Shares in Scientific Games Corp. (NSQ:SGMS) closed up 5.61 per cent at $27.88 per share in New York Wednesday.

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