Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment has confirmed its expansion into igaming by launching a new division called Mohegan Digital.
The resort operator said that the new division’s immediate priority would be to create an igaming experience for its flagship property, Mohegan Sun Connecticut, after the state legislated for sports betting and online gaming.
However, the operator added that Mohegan Digital would provide “cutting-edge online gaming solutions to Mohegan’s loyal fan base and grow the business to meet the needs of new customers on a global scale.”
The division will be led by president Rich Roberts, who was previously chief executive of FaceOff, a sports gaming platform in the US, before becoming a consultant to RSD Consulting, which helps companies enter the US sports digital media, regulated digital gaming and esports markets.
Aviram Alroy, who joined Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment in 2014 as vice president of Interactive Gaming – a division that Mohegan Digital has absorbed – will be the new division’s vice-president of product.
In his new role, Alroy will be responsible for product strategy and developing and launching online sports betting, igaming solutions, websites and mobile applications on behalf of the business and its partners.
“We’ve consistently seen strong growth in digital gaming across our properties, especially in this past year, and as legal sports betting continues to expand in the US, the timing was right for us to launch Mohegan Digital,” said Ray Pineault, who was appointed as president and chief executive of Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment last month.
“Over the years, Mohegan has made great technological advancements in the digital space, working with industry-leading partners to provide state-of-the-art advancements to casino and sportsbook online operations. With Mohegan Digital, we are looking to expand and enhance these efforts to elevate the experience and deliver on our promise to provide world-class entertainment for our guests on a digital scale.”