More Change Coming To Del Lago In Latest Retail NY Sports Betting Deal

Written By Grant Lucas on February 23, 2023

A technological transition is underway at del Lago Resort & Casino as Kambi Group agreed to a retail sportsbook partnership with the Waterloo casino.

As part of the deal, Kambi will supply the del Lago brick-and-mortar NY sportsbook with its “best-in-class sports betting products and services.”

“We are very pleased to partner with Kambi,” Lance Young, general manager of del Lago, said in a press release, “and leverage their award-winning sports betting technology as we strive to continue delivering the best casino experiences possible to our customers.”

Kambi takes over NY sports betting at del Lago

According to the press release, “Kambi’s high-performance sportsbook will complement the property’s extensive gaming floor, which features more than 1,000 square feet of modern LED video screens, creating an exciting betting experience for customers.”

Del Lago’s website boasts over 6,000 square feet of action within its current TwinSpires Sportsbook. The spaces also features 15 self-service kiosks and four betting windows.

“The addition of Kambi’s products and services to our retail sportsbook and modern casino floor will create an even more exciting viewing and betting experience on game days,” Young said.

Added Kristian Nylén, CEO and co-founder of Kambi:

“We are very excited to sign del Lago Resort & Casino as our newest on-property partner in the state of New York. New York is a state known for its passionate sports fans and we are committed to bringing our high-quality sports betting service to the customers of one of the premier properties in the state.”

Del Lago continues transition from DraftKings

The past four months have moved at warp speed for del Lago.

After opening in 2017, the casino welcomed its retail DraftKings Sportsbook in August 2019.

But in November 2022, the New York State Gaming Commission approved the casino license transfer from del Lago to Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI). This came several months after CDI acquired the casino via the purchase of Peninsula Pacific Entertainment LLC.

Since that time, the retail space converted from DraftKings to TwinSpires. And now, it will feature the tech of Kambi.

Del Lago has fared well in the brick-and-mortar NY sports betting space. Since the NYSGC began reporting handle in April 2021, del Lago has accepted over $72 million in handle. Only Rivers (at $119 million) has done better.

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Grant Lucas is the managing editor for PlayNY. A longtime, award-winning sports writer, Grant has covered gambling and legal sports betting since 2018, when he got his start reporting on the New Jersey and Pennsylvania industries. He now oversees PlayNY as New York expands legalized gambling to sports betting and online casino gaming.

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