Sports Betting, Compacts, Ball and Dice Ops
INN-SIGHTS from OIGA CONFERENCE & TRADE SHOW
Tribal operators are undeniably excited about the opportunity around sports wagering, but many are unsure about how to leverage it, wondering whether it will be worth the effort, development and square footage, especially in smaller, rural operations. There was broad opposition to the idea of integrity fees, debate over reasonable exclusivity fees, and uncertainty around risk management and the benefits of partnering. This didn't dampen the enthusiasm, however, around discussing how soon bets on the Sooners would be available.
Oklahoma could represent the only opportunity in the United States to immediately offer sports wagering under a European-style retail distribution model. Our market and customer research in more than 20 U.S. states indicate that this model is the most efficient from a demand standpoint and could lead to the highest level of sports betting per capita.