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This week the state of Rhode Island granted IGT and William Hill sportsbetting licenses in their state through the Rhode Island Lottery, setting up the tiny state for sportsbetting services later this year.
The two groups will work together to provide a full-featured sportsbook at the Twin River Casino as well as the Tiverton Casino, which stand as the only licensed full-service casinos in the state. The state is planning on launching their regulated sportsbetting market in November, bringing a new service for punters to put their money toward. Both IGT and William Hill get a contract for the next five years, beginning from the day that the first bets are placed.
Commenting on the licensing IGT CEO of North America Renato Ascoli said, "IGT is a leading and proven supplier of sports betting technology in the US. The combination with William Hill, a leading sports betting operator in the US, uniquely positions us to provide the Rhode Island Lottery with a comprehensive, market-ready solution to maximise sports betting revenues and returns to good causes for the state of Rhode Island."
Rhode Island Lottery Director Gerald Aubin added: "It's an exciting time for the Rhode Island Lottery. With the introduction of legalised sports betting, we will leverage world-class resources and technology from IGT and William Hill to provide the best-possible sports betting experience for the patrons who visit our casinos."