Casino operator and hospitality specialist Delaware North has partnered with Miomni Gaming, a provider of US mobile sports wagering technology, to provide turnkey retail and mobile sports wagering services.
The two companies will first focus on launching retail sportsbooks and online sports wagering services this fall for Delaware North’s two West Virginia casinos, Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack in Wheeling and Mardi Gras Casino & Resort near Charleston.
The partnership will create the exclusive sportsbook technology platform for Delaware North’s gaming properties in states where sports wagering is or becomes legal. Currently, the company operates gaming properties in Arizona, New York, Illinois, Ohio, West Virginia and Arkansas. The two firms will also provide a turnkey sportsbook technology solution to other US casino operators.
“In working with Miomni, a recognized expert firm on the technology side, Delaware North is uniquely positioned to become a leader in the emerging sports wagering sector in the United States,” said Brian Hansberry, president of Delaware North’s gaming business. We are a hospitality business with operations in nearly 40 states. We have extensive regulated gaming expertise and experience, both through our own holdings and as a business-to-business services provider for our partners.
“Leaders in West Virginia were proactive in positioning the state for sports wagering, so Delaware North, with two casinos in West Virginia, is now very much part of a first wave of operators. We think that this unique positioning – combined with our professional sports relationships, our ownership and operation of TD Garden in Boston, and our significant hotel and restaurant holdings –will entice other casino companies to want to explore the opportunities this partnership can present them.”
“We are proud and excited to be working in partnership with Delaware North,” Miomni CEO Mike Venner said. “Miomni is the chosen technology provider behind many of Nevada’s leading online sportsbooks because we designed the platform to be flexible, easy to use and reliable, with innovative features designed specifically to engage and entertain US sports fans. This partnership is the perfect fit from our perspective as we share a vision of delivering a world-class gaming experience.”
At the two West Virginia casinos, Delaware North has created sportsbook spaces with flexible configurations and high visibility. The design and amenities foster a casual sports bar atmosphere with social seating and proximity to food and beverage options, including bars. The casino sportsbooks will offer a robust event calendar focused on major sports events.