Delaware North Breaks with Miomni in West Virginia Sports Betting Dispute
Delaware North is terminating its relationship with sports betting supplier Miomni as it hopes to reopen its sportsbooks at Wheeling Island and Mardi Gras casinos. A dispute between the company has forced the two sports books to close for nearly a month as well as sidelining the mobile app BetLucky WV.
A dispute that has kept sportsbooks closed at Delaware North’s Wheeling Island and Mardi Gras casinos in West Virginia has caused the company to split form its sports betting provider Miomni.
The company confirmed it is terminating the agreement with Miomni after six months.
“We have notified the West Virginia Lottery Commission that Delaware North is taking steps to terminate its partnership with Miomni Gaming, our management services provider in West Virginia.,” the company said in a press statement. “Since March 6, Miomni’s contract dispute with third-party technology supplier Entergaming has resulted in our inability to accept new sports wagers at our Wheeling Island and Mardi Gras casino sports-betting operations as well as via the BetLucky.com mobile app.
“We are evaluating all options to once again provide sports wagering services, and we want our customers to know that identifying and implementing a solution could take several months or longer,” the statement said. “In the meantime, we are continuing to honor and redeem all resulted bets and providing our customers with detailed information about how they can access their accounts and withdraw their funds.”
The dispute has seriously upended West Virginia’s roll out of sports betting by taking the only online betting platform offline. Delaware North does not have a firm timetable for a relaunch, as it will likely have to negotiate with a new provider that would then have to receive proper licensing in the state.
State Lottery Director John Myers said it could be months before sports betting returns to Delaware North properties.
“The West Virginia Lottery stands ready to work with Delaware North to bring both sportsbooks back online as quickly as possible once Delaware North has a solution in place,” Myers told West Virginia Metro News.
Myers said the dispute was between international companies.
“Miomni Company is located in the United Kingdom. The third party is in Cyprus. We’ve got international law between the various countries that’s causing problems,” Myers said.
Sports betting continues at three other casinos in the state but they have no online app.