IGT Inks Sports Betting Pact With Boyd Gaming Corp.


International Game Technology PLC announced on Wednesday that it has inked a sports betting technology deal with casino operator Boyd Gaming Corp.

Under the agreement, IGT will cover the equipment for Boyd Gaming’s retail sportsbooks in the state of Nevada and the technology for the mobile app ans sports betting site of the casino operator. For its part, Boyd has agreed to deploy IGT’s PlaySports self-service betting kiosks throughout its Las Vegas-based casinos. Both companies have agreed to a phased rollout for the services and features covered in this long-term agreement.

Said IGT PlayDigital Senior Vice President Enrico Drago:

“IGT and Boyd Gaming will create a dynamic omnichannel sports betting product that is sure to stand apart in Nevada, the most mature and high-volume sports betting destination in the U.S. IGT’s PlaySports platform enables Boyd Gaming to differentiate its sports betting product in meaningful ways that position them to attract new players and grow revenue in the segment.”

Not their First Partnership

Aside from offering Boyd’s clients with a more progressive sports betting platform, the PlaySports agreement will allow the US. casino operator to have an improved back office navigation, and the ability to update its app in line with real-time data and betting trends. Likewise, players will enjoy new features on the app as well as a wider variety of bets.

This isn’t the first time that Boyd Gaming and IGT have partnered. Since 2018, PlaySports has been powering Boyd Gaming’s sports betting facilities in its gaming properties in Iowa, Indiana, Mississippi, and Pennsylvania.

Boyd Casino operates a total of 29 casinos in 10 different states. When it comes to Nevada, three of its three Las Vegas casinos remain closed since they were ordered by the government last March to shut down operations as part of the health and safety measures during the coronavirus pandemic. Earlier this week, one of those Casinos–Eldorado, was granted approval by the Henderson City Council to make its gaming and liquor license non-operational until 2021.

IGT and FanDuel

Boyd Gaming’s regional casinos have a sports betting partnership with FanDuel. The latter runs the sportsbook in seven of Boyd’s regional casinos and mobile sports betting apps in Pennsylvania and Indiana. They are expected to launch a digital sports betting app at Boyd’s Par-A-Dice Casino in Illinois. 

Earlier this month, IGT and FanDuel extended their U.S. partnership through 2024. Through this agreement, FanDuel sportsbooks in eight states will utilize the IGT platform. Meanwhile, FanDuel will offer IGT’s online casino games in Pennsylvania and New Jersey where the former currently operates.

IGT is a global leader in gaming solutions including gaming machines, lotteries, sports betting and digital. It has established relationships with governments and regulators in over 100 countries worldwide. 

IGT Releases MegaJackpots Wheel of Fortune on Air

Online casino lovers who prefer playing IGT online video slots now have an opportunity to check out a brand new slot game by this provided called MegaJackpots Wheel of Fortune on Air. This somewhat confusing title comes as a result of the fantastic features contained within the slot. If you like the wheel of fortune type of games and you prefer slots with jackpots, you are definitely going to enjoy this masterpiece as the team that creates slots at IGT outdid themselves once again.

First of all, let’s take a look at some of the basic features of this game. MegaJackpots Wheel of Fortune on Air features a total of five reels and three rows which enable players to use 20 paylines. You can place bets which are anywhere from $0.40 to $800.00 and receive hefty prizes.

If you like to play games that are visually stunning, you will be blown away with this one which is based on the popular Wheel of Fortune show. It has this showbiz vibe with modern design and the reels resembling the board from the popular TV show. The symbols on the reels are also somewhat connected to that show, and they are divided into the low-paying and the high-paying ones. The low-paying symbols are J, Q, K, and A which is a standard set for many online slots. On the other hand, the high-paying symbols include various luxurious items such as yachts, diamond rings, and sports cars. The most rewarding symbol on the reels is actually a private jet, which will reward lucky players with up to 7.5x their bet if they make a combo of five.

Furthermore, the game also features the wild symbol, which has the usual role of replacing all the other symbols on the reels in order to help you make combos. If you land five wilds and make a combo out of them, you will receive a prize which is 30 times your stake.

This game also features a Wheel of Fortune Wheel feature as it is heavily based on the show. In order to trigger the Wheel, you must land three or more Scatters on the reels. The number of scatters you land will determine the type of wheel that you will receive. For example, if you have three scatters, you will have an opportunity to spin an ordinary wheel. However, if you receive four scatters, you will get to spin the Super Wheel. Finally, five scatters will help you spin the Ultra Wheel. All wheels have some features such as multipliers or other bonuses.

Therefore, this game offers a lot of additional exciting features that can help you create big wins. If you trigger the Mystery Transform feature, you will have an opportunity to add 6, 11, or 14 new mystery symbols to the reels which will help you create bigger wins. You can also trigger the Wild Reel feature where the reels 3, 4, 5 become entirely wild. There is also a Respin feature where you get to respin reels up to five times with sticky wilds. Finally, you can trigger the Multiplier feature which will grant you a certain number of multipliers that can go up to 250x.

To sum up, this is quite an enjoyable slot, especially for people who like watching Wheels of Fortune. Apart from the progressive jackpot, this game also offers a set of other interesting features that will not only help you create big wins but also entertain you for hours.