Wynn Sports App Coming To Indiana Via Partnership With Scientific Games

Posted on September 10, 2020 - Last Updated on March 23, 2021

Scientific Games and Wynn Resorts are expanding their partnership.

Wynn owns and operates a number of casinos and resorts around the US.

Scientific Games is the technology piece of the puzzle. Its online platforms help operate sportbooks and online casinos around the country.

The duo worked together to launch the Wynn Sports app in New Jersey, and are now looking to expand into new states.

Wynn Sports app coming to Indiana

After cutting its teeth on the East Coast, the Wynn Sports app is heading to Indiana and Colorado.

Indiana already has eight online sports betting apps, but Wynn is looking to add to the pile.

However, Wynn doesn’t own any casinos in Indiana.

Since the Hoosier State requires online sportsbooks to be tethered to a retail casino, Wynn will have to negotiate a partnership with one of Indiana’s properties.

The negotiation itself could take a while. When you factor in the time it’ll take to prepare for an Indiana launch, it’ll be some time before the Wynn Sports app will be able to come online in the state.

Regardless of the timeline, Wynn is focusing on expansion.

The company is launching OpenSports to help with its growth. OpenSports will be handling account management for the Wynn Sports app.

Indiana doesn’t have a regulated online casino market yet, but Wynn is interested in that side of the business too.

Scientific Games will be there to lend Wynn a helping hand if Indiana brings online casinos into the fold.

Jordan Levin, Scientific Games’ executive vice president, says the company’s advanced platforms will help give them a leg up during Wynn’s expansion.

“Scientific Games Corporation is a world leader in entertainment offering dynamic games, systems and services for casino, lottery, social gaming, online gaming and sports betting. Scientific Games offers the gaming industry’s broadest and most integrated portfolio of game content, advanced systems, cutting-edge platforms and professional services.”

More Indiana sportsbooks are coming

The Wynn Sports app isn’t the only sportsbook coming to Indiana soon.

It’s been about a year since sports betting started in the Hoosier State.

Since then, the state’s market has come a long way.

New sportsbooks launching are a huge part of developing that market. The more that open for business, the more competition there is.

A lot of large operators still aren’t taking bets in Indiana yet.

One of those sports betting giants is international book William Hill.

The first step in launching a sportsbook is obtaining a temporary vendor license from the Indiana Gaming Commission. Usually, a sportsbook will launch within a few months of snagging that license.

William Hill received its license all the way back in August 2019. Since the sportsbook still hasn’t launched in Indiana yet, it’s way behind the typical schedule.

BetIndiana is in a similar position.

The sportsbook was granted its license back in January, but has had to push its launch back due to a number of coronavirus-related setbacks.

It’s now planning to come online in Indiana sometime this fall.

FOX Bet is another operator that’s in the Indiana pipeline, although it’s a little further away from actually launching. FOX Bet still needs to obtain its vendor license.

The closest-to-launch sportsbook is likely theScore Bet, which could be coming online any day now.

After recently opening for business in Colorado, the sportsbook just needs final approval from the gaming commission to get things going in Indiana.

If all of these companies shift into high gear, Indiana could be up to 13 online sportsbooks soon.

With more operators than ever, Indiana gamblers will have plenty of options when it comes to placing their online sports bets.

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Jake Garza is a US Gambling Industry Analyst for Catena Media. He specializes in Midwest sports betting and casino content. Prior to covering the legal gambling industry, he spent time as a professional sports writer, reporting on teams such as the Cincinnati Bengals, Indianapolis Colts and Indiana Pacers. Garza is currently working as a Managing Editor for PlayIndiana and PlayOhio, with previous stops at other well-known brands such as PlayIllinois and PlayMichigan. He has been covering the gambling industry since 2019, and currently works with a team of other journalists to provide comprehensive coverage of the legal U.S. gambling industry.

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