888, one of the world’s leading online betting and gaming companies, has announced that it has launched SI Sportsbook in Virginia.

Offering a unique value proposition for the state’s sports fans, SI Sportsbook combines 888’s world-class proprietary technology with Sports Illustrated’s iconic brand. Purpose-built for the US market, SI Sportsbook offers a full range of wagering opportunities, including enhanced in-play markets and is powered by official data from the most popular sporting leagues and tournaments, including NFL, National Basketball Association, Major League Baseball, National Hockey League, NASCAR, and the English Premier League.

888 plans to roll out its in-house SI sportsbook platform into further states in the month ahead and will continue integrating its tools, feeds, and widgets into Sports Illustrated’s digital content, creating more unique and exciting experiences for players.

As part of its Virginia launch, 888 has partnered with Virtual Entertainment Partners LLC (VEP), a Virginia-based Small, Woman-owned, and Minority-owned (SWaM) certified company with 100% African American female ownership. With VEP’s local expertise, 888 has committed to making significant contributions to communities across Virginia, specifically minority communities, to drive meaningful value, opportunity, and diversity for Virginians.

Howard Mittman, President of 888 US, said: “We are delighted to launch SI Sportsbook in Virginia. Following the success of its debut launch in Colorado last September, this is an important milestone for both ourselves and our partners.

“With its growing base of sports betting fans, we believe that Virginia will play a significant role in the continued development of SI Sportsbook over the coming months. Expanding further in the US market is an important part of our ambition to become a global online betting and gaming leader, and we look forward to introducing the brand to players across the state.”

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Niji Narayan has been in the writing industry for well over a decade or so. He prides himself as one of the few survivors left in the world who have actually mastered the impossible art of copy editing. Niji graduated in Physics and obtained his Master’s degree in Communication and Journalism. He has always interested in sports writing and travel writing. He has written for numerous websites and his in-depth analytical articles top sports magazines like Cricket Today and Sports Today. He reports gaming industry headlines from all around the globe.


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