Caesars Prepares for Mobile Sports Betting in Nevada
Caesars Entertainment has announced a new partnership with Miomni to offer mobile sports betting in Nevada.
Sports betting is big business in the state of Nevada. The state is actually one of only a handful allowed to offer sports betting in the United States. Currently, players have the ability to visit their favorite casinos to place their sports wagers. Caesars Entertainment is a top provider of gambling options in the state and recently announced they have partnered with Miomni to bring mobile sports betting to punters.
The news first broke on Twitter via Bryan Leonard, a handicapper in Las Vegas. Frank Kunovic, the Director of Specialty Games for Caesars Entertainment, spoke with Legal Sports Report and confirmed that the rumor is true. Kunovic stated that the new product will be released via a soft launch next week, with the potential to see the product offered on the 5th. The fourth quarter should see a full rollout of the product.
With the new product, Caesars becomes one of the last major operators that offers sports betting to launch an app for gaming. The company has partnered with a top international company that specializes in sports betting, race and casino tech. Miomni is currently already offering mobile betting in Nevada, having been approved by the Nevada Gaming Commission to operate in the state in 2014.
Miomni began their foray in Nevada by working with the Atlantis Casino, a venue located in Reno. Now, the company is focused on sports betting and the deal with Caesars is the latest way that Miomni is operational in the state.
What the App Provides
Specific details of the new application have yet to be revealed by either Caesars or Miomni. However, one could surmise that the app will offer the same functionality that is customary to the industry. Basically, punters will have access to sports betting options on the go. Players would have to be 21 years or older to take part. Accounts also have to be created in person. To be able to place wagers online, bettors will have to be physically located within the state.
Geolocation technology is used to determine where the player is located before betting is allowed. Miomni uses their Mi Location to detect the area in which a player is situated so gaming can commence. Betting minimums are expected to begin at $1 with deposits starting at $20 and going as high as $100.
Currently, sports betting applications offered in Nevada can be downloaded via Android or iPhone devices. Owners of such devices can easily download an app and begin placing wagers.
Caesars Entertainment is the latest to begin offering mobile betting via a new application. The first venue to offer online sports betting in Nevada was the Station Casinos brand back in 2010. For years now, operators have offered mobile betting so players can access sports books online.
The launch of the new application by Caesars Entertainment comes just in time for the upcoming NFL season. Fans are ready for the football season to get underway so they can begin getting busy betting again. There has been a lull in sports betting during the summer months but wagers were certainly amplified last week when Mayweather and McGregor hit the ring. Football will be a nice pick me up after the boxing match, since it was the last big betting event to take place in several weeks.
Visitors and residents of Nevada should be able to access to sports betting application of Caesars soon once it begins the soft launch. It should be expected to launch sometime next week.