IGT Introduces Cutting Edge Sports Betting Terminals

IGT is best known to many for their video poker and slot machines. That’s not surprising since the company’s lineage traces back to the actual invention of the first successful casino video poker machine. More recently, however, they’ve become a major player in technology to power state lottery games and more significantly in the booming United States sports betting industry.

Earlier this week, they introduced a cutting edge sports betting product called the IGT CrystalBetting Terminal. It’s not uncommon to see individual monitors and information terminals in sportsbooks–they’ve been commonplace in Nevada for several years now. IGT takes that concept to the next level as they explain in this blurb from their website:

The all-new CrystalBetting™ Terminal redefines the traditional sportsbook experience, bringing sports betting to life in a whole new way. Your players will love the familiar betting options while exploring new features such as in-play wagering, keeping them active during the entire sporting event.

With a private and personal 27” interactive touch screen, bettors can place individual bets, create parlays and interact with in-play wagering options. Give players the privacy, comfort, and control they’ve been longing for, paired with unmatched live game excitement. It’s the perfect lineup to propel your sportsbook dynasty.

The CrystalBetting terminals are only one of a number of impressive technological sports betting innovations that you can expect to see on your favorite casino floor in the near future. The terminals went live earlier this week at the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians’ Pearl River Resort Sports bettors at the Pearl River Resort’s Golden Moon Casino and Silver Star Casino in Philadelphia, Mississippi can enjoy the cutting edge of in person sports betting before anyone else in the US.

Here’s what Neal Atkinson, Pearl River Resort Director of Table Games, said about the global launch of the CrystalBetting Terminal at his property:

“Pearl River Resort is proud to partner with IGT on the global launch of the CrystalBetting Terminal. We prioritize being on the forefront of sports betting innovation and providing our players choice and convenience for placing sports bets at our properties. Extending our sports betting offering to include IGT’s CrystalBetting Terminals elevates the player experience and gives our patrons yet another reason to choose Pearl River Resort for gaming entertainment.”

Nick Khin, IGT Chief Commerical Officer, Gaming knows that his company has a winner on their hands:

“By adding the CrystalBetting Terminal to its already impressive sports betting offering, Pearl River Resort is positioned to engage sports fans in new ways and to differentiate its offering. IGT’s sports betting momentum in the U.S. market, paired with the player insights that we gained while testing the CrystalBetting Terminal, reinforce our confidence in the product’s capacity to deliver a compelling player experience that complements the entire IGT sports betting technology ecosystem.”

Here’s a video of the CrystalBetting terminal in action:

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