Following this partnership, Full House has now used all of its allowed sports wagering opportunities in those two states, where it already partnered with sports betting operators Smarkets and Churchill Downs. Wynn Resorts had announced a partnership with Scientific Games in April focused on the launch of digital sports betting and iGaming applications in the US.
Full House Resorts, which runs five casinos in four states, has entered into two additional agreements allowing for online and mobile sports wagering throughout Indiana and Colorado, where Full House runs its Rising Star and Bronco Billy’s hotel-casinos, respectively. Both agreements are with WSI US, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Wynn Resorts, and the primary operating company for its interactive gaming and sports wagering business.
“We are excited to partner with Wynn Resorts, allowing them to conduct mobile sports wagering throughout Indiana and Colorado,” said Daniel R. Lee, President and Chief Executive Officer of Full House Resorts, in a press release last Friday. “Wynn Resorts is renowned for its unparalleled focus on guest service and as the premier operator in the gaming industry. We are thrilled to see them bring their unique vision to the online space, beginning with the residents of — and many visitors to — Indiana and Colorado.”
On September 24, 2019, Full House Resorts filed an 8-K with the SEC summarising the other sports wagering agreements that it had previously executed for Indiana and Colorado. With this new partnership, the company has now utilised all of its allowed sports wagering opportunities in those two states. The operator has been approved for three mobile skins (websites) for each of its casino licenses, and has already partnered with sports betting operators Smarkets and Churchill Downs in the two states.
Sports wagering in Colorado is contingent upon ratification in a statewide referendum scheduled for November 5, 2019.
In April, Wynn announced a partnership with Scientific Games that focuses on the launch of digital sports betting and iGaming applications in the U.S., starting with New Jersey.
Lee told investors in August that he expects to see positive results for the company as sports betting continues to spread across the U.S., as reported by the Las Vegas Review-Journal. At the company’s Silver Slipper property, located in Mississippi, sports wagering contributed $443,000 to operating income during the first half of the year from retail alone.