Sports betting technology company Scientific Games (SG) has agreed to make its OpenBet platform available to the Oneida Indian Nation to power three new sportsbooks.  

The SG technology will feature in the three Oneida casinos in upstate New York: Turning Stone Resort, Yellow Brick Road Casino and Point Place Casino, when sports betting is officially regulated in the state. The OpenBet platform, which includes player-friendly technology and in-house data feeds has recently been updated following SG’s acquisition of Don Best Sports.   

The agreement between SG and Oneida is still subject to the agreement of the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) which will conduct a review to ensure that the partnership is in accordance with relevant regulations. This will be one of the first NIGC reviews of a sports betting agreement and could have important implications for the growing US sports betting industry.  

Speaking about the partnership, the Oneida Indian Nation Representative and Nation Enterprises CEO, Ray Halbritter, said that the deal showed the Oneida Nation were at the forefront of the new sports betting sector: 

“Being among the first Indian nations nationally to operate a sportsbook, and among the first to offer sports betting in New York, represents our commitment to entering this burgeoning market ready for rapid acceleration.” 

In its comments on the deal, SG said that it would offer its full portfolio of sports betting technology to ensure that the Oneida Indian Nation are able to cover all of the sports betting activities that will be legal in New York. It is expected that sports betting legalization in the state will go through this year.  

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Published by Marcus Holland

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