SBTech and William Hill achieved licensed status in Mississippi

Mississippi Gaming Commission approved SBTech and William Hill as suitable manufacturers and distributors for platforms to provide sports betting.

The companies join IGT and Scientific Games, both of which are also approved providers. By becoming approved providers, the companies can partner with existing, licensed Mississippi casinos to provide sports betting platforms across the state. William Hill announced earlier this month that it signed agreements with 11 Mississippi casinos.

Mississippi, which has about 30 commercial casinos in the south along the Gulf Coast and in the northwest corner of the state, has been among the first movers in sports betting, becoming the third state behind Delaware and New Jersey to roll out sports betting. The Beau Rivage Resort & Casino was the first to offer sports betting in the Magnolia State when it opened its windows on August 1.

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