Gaming group International Game Technology has announced that they've obtained a sportsbetting license from the state of West Virginia, which will allow it to offer their PlayShot platform to operators.
The license will let IGT team up with casinos located in the state to offer sportsbetting when the legislature legalizes the activity, which is expected sometime this year. The licensing comes after GeoComply got their sportsbetting license, which will help enforce the cyber borders for punters in the state to put down the wagers.
Among the companies looking to offer services in the state are FanDuel, William Hill, and Kambi, all of which have submitted proposals for facilitating the bets.
Commenting on the licensing IGT's Enrico Drago said, "Receiving approval from the West Virginia Lottery Commission to deploy IGT's PlayShot sports betting solution throughout the state continues IGT's momentum in pioneering sports betting across the U.S., and creates additional new market opportunities for IGT.
"This distinction acknowledges the reliability, security and market-readiness of IGT's PlayShot solution, and creates opportunities for IGT to further differentiate our sports betting solution in the marketplace."
Obviously WV is pretty close to the moment where the sportsbetting would be legalized and for sure some of the biggest name in the industry are quite interested in dealing there despite the state is not amongst the highest populated states with just over 1,8 mill citizens, still it should be a considered as a lucrative market.