BetMGM has completed yet another first for Puerto Rico after adding online sports betting to the operator’s existing partnership with Casino del Mar at La Concha Resort.
In a move that complements the existing retail sportsbook at the facility, this latest move represents the second market outside of the US mainland for the MGM Resorts and Entain joint venture.
“Today, Puerto Rico is once again at the forefront of the sports betting industry. In addition to being an attraction for sports fans, this will have a positive impact on the revenues of the treasury,” commented Sigfrido De Jesús, General Manager of Casino del Mar.
“We are pioneers in the sports wagering industry, and we are elevating sports to the next level by developing trustworthy and user-friendly technology tools.
“Creating this technological alliance with a company of BetMGM’s calibre has allowed both Casino del Mar and the government to learn about innovation in the betting industry.”
As part of the BetMGM mobile app registration process, those that would like access to the online sportsbook need to validate their identification in person at BetMGM’s retail venue.
The offering is also connected to the MGM Rewards loyalty program, which allows gameplay to be redeemed at a selection of properties, including Bellagio, ARIA and MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Beau Rivage in Mississippi, Borgata in New Jersey and MGM Grand Detroit.
“BetMGM is ecstatic to become the first operator to deliver mobile sports betting to Puerto Rico,” said Adam Greenblatt, BetMGM CEO.
“This great collaboration between local officials and Casino del Mar provides a safe, responsible and entertaining product accessible from anywhere on the island.”
In February 2022, BetMGM became the first operator to debut regulated retail sports betting in Puerto Rico, with a permanent $3.5m sportsbook and lounge subsequently debuting ten months later.