BetMGM, the joint venture between Entain and MGM Resorts International, has announced the launch of is mobile sportsbook product in Puerto Rico.
Operating in partnership with Casino del Mar at La Concha Resort, the app will allow players in the region to place pre-game, in-play, future and parlay wagers on a range of sports.
The app will also be integrated with the MGM Rewards loyalty program, with customers able to redeem their gameplay for experiences at MGM Resorts properties across the US.
BetMGM was the first operator to roll out legal retail sports betting in Puerto Rico when it was legalized in February 2022. This was also launched in partnership with Casino del Mar.
In December 2022, BetMGM opened a permanent sportsbook and lounge at the land-based casino. Customers must first validate their identification in person at the retail sportsbook before being able to bet online.
“BetMGM is ecstatic to become the first operator to deliver mobile sports betting to Puerto Rico,” BetMGM chief executive Adam Greenblatt said. “This collaboration between local officials and Casino del Mar provides a safe, responsible and entertaining product accessible from anywhere on the island.”
Casino del Mar general manager Sigfrido De Jesús added: “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.
“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 caliber has allowed both Casino del Mar and the government to learn about innovation in the betting industry.”