IGT powers SaharaBets online sportsbook in Arizona

14th January 2022 10:18 am GMT

New York-listed supplier International Game Technology (IGT) is powering Meruelo Gaming's new online sportsbook in Arizona. 

Meruelo Gaming is leveraging IGT's trading advisory services and PlaySports technology to power the SaharaBets mobile sports betting app in Arizona, where the company recently agreed an official sports betting partnership with the Arizona Coyotes.

"The scalable PlaySports technology, turnkey services, capabilities and vast sports betting experience make IGT SaharaBets' ideal sports betting growth partner in Arizona," said Meruelo Group president and CEO Alex Meruelo. "Giving Arizona Coyotes fans the option to place pre and in-game wagers online will increase fan engagement and boost the already contagious excitement of every play on the ice."

Joe Asher, IGT president of sports betting, commented: "Given Alex Meruelo's success in turning the Grand Sierra Resort into the vibrant, successful casino that it is today, and all the positive changes that he initiated with the SAHARA on the Las Vegas Strip, I am excited to see what he will do in Arizona as the owner of a professional sports team with its own sportsbook.

"I'm thrilled that Alex decided to partner with IGT for the hardware, software and trading services to make it happen."

Shares in International Game Technology plc (NYSE:IGT) closed 0.36 per cent lower at $27.90 per share in New York Thursday.

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