Wynn, Scientific Games to Partner in Colorado & Indiana
Wynn Resorts launched its mobile sports app in New Jersey using Scientific Games Corp. platforms. Wynn will team up again with the gaming technology provider to bring its digital sports betting app to emerging markets in Colorado and Indiana.
In announcing an expansion of their partnership in a news release this week, Scientific Games said it will provide the Wynn Sports app with its OpenSports enterprise software and launch OpenPlatform, a player account management system, in Colorado and Indiana.
Wynn Resorts went live with the Wynn Sports mobile app in New Jersey on July 27 using Scientific Games’ sports betting and iGaming platforms, a managed sports trading service and a content aggregation system. It has more than 2,000 digital games including 88 Fortunes, Raging Rhino and Zeus.
"We're thrilled to be working alongside Wynn Resorts and their exceptional team as our partnership expands,” Jordan Levin, group CEO of digital for Scientific Games, said in the news release. “We look forward to developing entertainment opportunities and delivering unmissable sports betting and iGaming experiences for players in these states."
Launch dates in Colorado and Indiana were not announced. In October 2019, Wynn and Full House Resorts reached agreement for online/mobile sports betting in those states.
2 Strong Sports Betting Markets to Enter
If you were to pick two sports betting markets to enter in the near future, Colorado and Indiana would be top of the list.
Since sports betting went live on May 1, Colorado has seen about $123 million wagered in the state through July. In its first month, Colorado took in $25.6 million and it rose to $38.1 million in June. It reached $59.2 million in July.
The market allows for multiple operators, both online and retail. It currently has 12 mobile sports betting apps and eight retail sites live.
The Indiana sports betting market, which just celebrated its one-year anniversary on Sept. 1, went over $1 billion in total handle during July after about 10 months of being up and running.
Indiana sportsbooks had $70.9 million wagered in July after $29.8 million in total handle in June, according to recent figures from the state. The numbers should continue to improve with MLB, NBA and NHL playing full schedules during August.
More on Wynn & Scientific Games
Scientific Games, which is traded on Nasdaq under “SGMS,” is headquartered in Las Vegas. It offers systems and services for casino, lottery, social gaming, online gaming and sports betting.
It recently launched retail sports betting for FireKeepers Casino in Battle Creek, Michigan. FireKeepers is owned and operated by the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi. Scientific Games is working with FireKeepers to include digital sports betting and iGaming when they are approved by the state.
Wynn Resorts, based in Nevada, is known more for its land-based casinos — The Wynn and Encore in Las Vegas and Encore Boston Harbor — but is looking to grow its sports betting operations.
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