SG Digital Positioning Itself For Legal Sports Betting In New Jersey
The future of legal sports betting in the U.S. could be drastically changed ahead of the much anticipated Supreme Court decision that could repeal the 1992 PASPA Act and legalize sports betting within the Garden State.
As we have reported there has been a lot of activity behind the scenes as many believe that there could be a major shift in federal policy following a possible favorable decision. Companies like DraftKings have made no secret as to their plans to have a sports betting product waiting to go if and when the legal situation allows.
The latest to capitalize on the momentum is Scientific Games Corporation who through their OpenBet sports betting solution have announced they have already started sportsbook product review sessions with New Jersey’s Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE).
OpenBet have an advantage already as their Open Platform System (OPS) is already certified in New Jersey and they are known to the regulators.
Group CEO of SG Digital Matt Davey went on to say that ,” We work closely with the DGE to ensure responsible gaming experiences and congratulate the effort of the DGE and the state of New Jersey for taking progressive action to help create a safer sports betting market for the public. We are setting the foundations well in advance to help our partners establish themselves early in the emerging territory.”
SVP of Sportsbook and Platforms at SG Digital, Keith O’ Loughlin went on to say that they believe that legal sports betting is a possibility in the U.S. and they aim to ensure that they have a fully compliant product ready to launch wherever the marketplace allows. He went on to say,” OpenBet has built a strong reputation as a trusted sportsbook provider in Europe, and we’re confident we can replicate that success in the U.S. and all other emerging regulatory territories. We have spent time considering U.S. customer needs and are focused on ensuring that the user experience is of high standard and can be delivered with speed.”