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SG Digital Completes OpenBet GLI Testing, Provides Sports Book Solution in BC

SG Digital Completes OpenBet GLI Testing, Provides Sports Book Solution in BC

Scientific Games Corporation announced that its SG Digital division has successfully completed pre-compliance testing of its OpenBet Sportsbook Retail Platform against the GLI-33: Event Wagering Systems draft standard and Mississippi Gaming Commission’s proposed sports and race pool regulation.

These standards offer starting points for clear guidance regarding betting integrity and a way to move forward responsibly in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling striking down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA).

The First Pass Pre-Compliance Evaluation confirmed that SG Digital’s retail point-of-sale terminal and administrative back-end systems that support OpenBet operate in line with the proposed regulatory expectations of GLI. This evaluation sets the stage for a full review of the OpenBet functionality.

“Evaluation against draft GLI-33 demonstrates that the software and systems conform to a broad set of well-recognized and accepted requirements for compliance suitability in a variety of markets,” said Ian Hughes, GLI’s vice president of global services. “The evaluation of the SG Digital OpenBet platform against GLI-33 by GLI provides SG Digital, regulators and its customers independent evaluation to its suitability.”

Keith O’Loughlin, SVP sportsbook at SG Digital, added, “As legalized sports betting spreads across the states, we’re taking every step to provide a seamless transition for our partners. Speed is of the essence, and this pre-compliance review positions us as a partner of choice for operators seeking industry-leading turnkey sports book solutions across land-based, online and mobile channels.”

Meanwhile, the SG Digital division has signed a contract with the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) to provide the operator with expanded sports-book solutions over a multi-year period.

With BCLC having already utilized the OpenBet sportsbook for several years, the agreement includes a full upgrade of BCLC’s digital sports betting solutions, providing them with the latest iteration of the market-leading OpenBet sportsbook portfolio, including improvements to live betting, a streamlined cash-out experience, and additional promotional capabilities. The upgrades are targeted for launch by the end of 2018.

The upgrade agreement underpins the strength of the longstanding relationship between Scientific Games and BCLC. In addition to digital gaming and sports-book solutions, the company has provided casino gaming and lottery systems to BCLC for many years.

“Together, SG Digital and BCLC will drive the Canadian market to a new sports betting era,” said O’Loughlin. “We’re thrilled to continue our partnership with a longstanding and respected operator in the online space. Our OpenBet products are a perfect fit for BCLC, and we look forward to our continued partnership.”

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