Cyber Shutdown Hits SBTech-Powered Betting Sites Worldwide

Cyber Shutdown Hits SBTech-Powered Betting Sites Worldwide
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Dozens of betting sites powered by SBTech remained down worldwide on Monday after a likely cyberattack on the platform provider.

Among the US-based legal sites down since Friday night: Oregon Lottery, Resorts, Golden Nugget and Betamerica.

Some customers have been unable to access funds on SBTech affiliate sites, in addition to not being allowed to wager on the current slate of sports, which is very limited due to the coronavirus pandemic.

However, there was no word that any customer information has been accessed or stolen. That information is stored in an independent database.

SBTech Shutdown Hits 6 States

SBTech powers legal betting on-property and at online sites in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Mississippi, Oregon and Arkansas.

Content is accessible on the BetAmerica and Golden Nugget sites, but customers are unable to connect with any of the betting pages.

With the shutdown, SBTech sites will have to receive approval from state regulators before they can reopen. Law enforcement personnel are investigating the potential ransomware incident.

BetAmerica uses SBTech for all of its online gambling action, as does the Oregon Lottery. SBTech powers the sportsbooks at Resorts and Golden Nugget.

SBTech, DraftKings Merger Set for April 9

The merger between DraftKings and SBTech is set to approved on April 9 during a remote meeting of Diamond Eagle stockholders. It is not known if the presumed cyberattack took place in conjunction with the merger or if it would have any effect on the proposed combination of the two companies.

Before news of the cyber shutdown, the DraftKings-SBTech deal remained on track, despite the national sports and sports betting shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“On our end, I think the plans are the same,” Draft Kings CEO Jason Robins told Fox Business on Thursday. “We don’t have a big physical presence. Being a digital company, obviously not having sports reduces the amount of content we have. But the types our team is working on, the products we’re working on, nothing much has changed there.”

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