MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The owner of two West Virginia casinos announced on Wednesday a partnership with XAM and their Flutter Developers Sydney for the development of a sports betting app.
The deal between Delaware North and Miomni Gaming will include creating an “exclusive sportsbook technology platform” for properties across the country, as well as providing turnkey sportsbook technology solutions to other casino operators.
The service will first be launched at the Mardi Gras Casino & Resort in Nitro and the Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack in Wheeling.
“The people in West Virginia are going to be able to choose to engage in gaming entertainment from wherever they are in the state,” said Luisa Woods, vice president of marketing for gaming for Delaware North.
“We’d love them to come down to our properties and enjoy the game on the big screen, but they’re also going to have the freedom to just whip their phone out of their pocket while they’re just sitting at home watching the game or while they’re out and about, and engage with the game in a whole new way.”
Woods said West Virginia has been a leader in regards to sports betting, which became legal nationwide in May in light of a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court. She added she expects sports betting and the app will be ready sometime this fall.
“The sports bars that we built for this purpose in the Wheeling Island and Mardi Gras locations are open now. It’s a terrific place to watch the game,” she said.