January 4, 2023 3 min read


IGT Teamed with UBetOhio, Deployed PlaySports QuickBet Kiosks

Bars, restaurants and grocery stores in Ohio now feature IGT's self-servicing betting kiosks and technology

Global supplier of gaming technology and solutions International Game Technology (IGT) announced it has signed an agreement with UBetOhio and deployed its PlaySports QuickBet Kiosks at restaurants and bars across Ohio.

Betting Kiosks Just the First Step

Going live with the self-servicing betting kiosks via the agreement with Green Bear Gaming Development, LLC, the business entity behind UBetOhio, is just the first step for IGT as the supplier of betting technology and solutions is planning to deliver its PlaySports Pads in the coming months.

Commenting on the development, president of Sports Betting at IGT, Joe Asher, outlined the agreement as an opportunity for IGT to utilize UBetOhio’s Type C Sports Gaming license which allows it “to offer betting on popular sports,” while providing the technology to empower its partner to offer sports wagering “in societal settings where fans are already watching games on TV.”

Licensed by the Ohio Casino Control Commission (OCCC) as a Type C Proprietor and regulated by the Ohio Lottery, UBetOhio is planning to offer full-service sports betting retail kiosks to over 1,000 bars, grocery stores and restaurants statewide.

“IGT’s PlaySports QuickBet Kiosk is our most widely used self-service sports betting technology in the U.S. and will allow UBetOhio to deliver a fun betting experience to players in a compact footprint.”

IGT’s PlaySports QuickBet Kiosk technology features a simple and intuitive user interface, which, together with the comprehensive betting menu, makes it easier for bettors to place wagers on any sporting event.

‘Added Excitement for Patrons’

Andy Westmeyer, chief executive officer and chief operating officer of UBetOhio, was thrilled to see the firm partner with IGT and bring its “award-winning technology and convenient betting solutions to the many sports fans throughout the state.”

“IGT PlaySports is the leading sports betting provider in the U.S., and its experience in delivering world-class technology enables us to offer restaurants and bars added excitement for patrons while they are watching their favorite Ohio sports teams,” Westmeyer concluded.

In the coming months, IGT is planning to bring sports betting directly to the player and further elevate the betting experience via its PlaySports Pad solution, a tablet-based betting device that can be tethered to a bar, tabletop, or another surface.

As the latest state to officially launch sports betting, Ohio is at the center of the betting industry and will remain there for a while, especially after the start was more than encouraging: in the first two days of betting the number of wagers placed surpassed that in New York.

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