BetMGM Sports Betting Launches in Las Vegas

Sports Betting on Mobile DeviceOn Friday, MGM Resorts debuted their new sports betting experiences that will touch their Las Vegas properties which include over 100 gaming kiosks throughout.

In addition, they also announced the launch of BetMGM in Nevada, which is a partnership with Roar Digital, LLC (MGM Resorts’ joint venture with GVC Holdings).

With the launch of BetMGM in the Silver State comes a state-of-the-art mobile betting app for bettors to enjoy, as well as the rebranding of MGM Resort’s current sportsbooks.

Roar Digital executives had an impromptu meet and greet at Park MGM’s remodeled sportsbook and bar. The staff on hand demonstrated just how user-friendly the new kiosks and the unique features they offer.

The kiosks they used in the demonstration are primarily the ones that will be implemented across MGM Resorts properties.

“MGM Resorts has emerged as a leader in sports betting, striking significant partnerships with professional sports leagues, expanding our market reach and harnessing best-in-class mobile technology from Roar Digital, powered by GVC,” said Scott Butera, president of Interactive Gaming for MGM Resorts.

“Beyond sports, we continue to offer new and exciting amenities at our properties as we’ve found our sport bettors appreciate world-class hotels, restaurants and entertainment; BetMGM allows us to incorporate them into the ecosystem of everything MGM has to offer.

“I certainly believe live betting (in-game) will eventually capture the lion’s share of total wagering.”

Benefits of Sports Betting with BetMGM

With the launch of BetMGM in Nevada, Silver State sports bettors now have the flexibility and convenience to choose their own betting experience. They can choose to wager from their phones, in person at MGM Resorts sportsbooks, or the various accessible kiosks.

The intuitive mobile app and new gaming kiosks will offer simple navigation for ease of use, as well as the full suite of wagering options available in-person at the sportsbooks. Some of the sportsbook options that will be included are pre- and in-game bets, parlays, prop bets and more.

“We’re proud to formally introduce the new BetMGM app in Nevada today. MGM Resorts’ iconic properties across Las Vegas and GVC’s technology combine to deliver streamlined sports betting experience that’s easy to use and exciting to play, giving BetMGM a leading edge in the industry,” said Adam Greenblatt, CEO of Roar Digital.

Rebranded BetMGM Sportsbooks

The launch of BetMGM in Nevada will mean the rebranding of many of MGM Resorts sportsbooks in the coming weeks.

Sportsbooks at Bellagio, ARIA, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, The Mirage, Park MGM, New York-New York, Luxor, and Excalibur will all be refreshed to reflect the new partnership, as well as the addition of 100 gaming kiosks across the sportsbooks.

Key Features of the BetMGM App

  • The access to all of the key features and wagering options included at traditional brick-and-mortar sportsbooks from your mobile device
  • Simple in-app registration
  • Dedicated BetMGM windows on-site at MGM Resorts’ Vegas sportsbook to assist with quick and easy account activation and first cash deposit
  • Clean interface and instant access to various games and bet types
  • 24/7 wagering opportunities anywhere in Nevada with your phone (available only for bettors 21 years or older)
  • A robust menu of prop bets and live, in-game wagering
  • Perks and amenities with MGM Resorts’ properties nationwide

The BetMGM mobile app is available for download on iOs and Android.

About BetMGM

Originally known at playMGM, BetMGM is the joint venture product between gaming giant MGM Resorts International and GVC Holdings, who operate under the name Roar Digital.

Currently, BetMGM is active in four states: New Jersey, West Virginia, Indiana, and now Nevada. It will soon launch in Michigan with the debut of retail sportsbook betting at MGM Grand Detroit.

In an effort to expand the reach of its brand, BetMGM also recently announced partnerships with Buffalo Wild Wings and Yahoo Sports.

About MGM Resorts International, BetMGM’s Parent Company

From their official website:

MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is an S&P 500® global entertainment company with national and international locations featuring best-in-class hotels and casinos, state-of-the-art meetings and conference spaces, incredible live and theatrical entertainment experiences, and an extensive array of restaurant, nightlife and retail offerings.

MGM Resorts creates immersive, iconic experiences through its suite of Las Vegas-inspired brands. The MGM Resorts portfolio encompasses 30 unique hotel and destination gaming offerings including some of the most recognizable resort brands in the industry.

About Roar Digital, LLC

From their official website:

Roar Digital is a partnership between MGM Resorts International and GVC—Great Britain’s betting technology leader. We’re not just building the world’s best gaming experience – we’re changing the way people experience and enjoy sports.

 We’re pioneering the sports betting and online gaming industry. Born out of a partnership between MGM Resorts International and GVC Holdings, we have exclusive access to all MGM U.S. land-based and online sports betting. ROAR will offer real money and free-to-play online casino gaming under the BetMGM and Borgata headline brands—and there’s no limit to where we go from there.

 Founded on the belief that sports aren’t meant to be watched, they’re meant to be played, we’re charging ahead with a competitive spirit, a dedication to fairness, and a commitment to investing in our team.

MGM’s New Sports Betting App is Coming to Nevada

For years, MGM Resorts International has operated one of the largest sports betting applications in the country, called PlayMGM. Recently, the company teamed up with GVC to relaunch this betting platform called BetMGM. Today, MGM’s new sports betting app will officially launch in Nevada.MGM Resorts Logo

Many feel this is a long time coming. The original betting application from MGM Resorts faced criticism. Hope is that this one turns out to be considerably better.

Let’s take a look at what the new sports betting app has to offer!

Nevada’s Sports Betting Industry Continues to Grow

Nevada has always been the sports gambling capital of the United States. In fact, for many years this was the only state where sports betting was even legal. That all changed in May of 2018 when the US Supreme Court struck down PASPA.

This decision immediately gave every state in the country the ability to legalize sports betting. Within just months, several states officially launched their first regulated sportsbooks. Many felt this would take away from the sports betting revenue that Nevada was used to earning.

That hasn’t necessarily been the case, though. While competition in this industry has increased, Nevada’s sports betting industry has continued to grow. The fact remains that millions of tourists still flock here every month and many of them place bets on sporting events.

It’s good news for major gambling companies in the city, many of whom continue to invest in their sports betting operations. Several major casino-resorts in Las Vegas also recently launched new sportsbooks. More are likely to open here over the next few years.

The online sports wagering industry hasn’t taken off in Las Vegas like many expected it would. Some blame the poor betting applications. MGM Resorts recognized this and is now working to improve their online sportsbook platform.

MGM’s New Sports Betting App Launches in Nevada Today

PlayMGM, the first online sportsbook created by MGM Resorts International, launched to the public back in 2019. As we already mentioned, the app faced a fair share of criticism almost immediately. Company officials began discussing plans to re-launch the app in the near future.

Eventually, MGM announced that it was teaming up with GVC Holdings to launch a new online sports betting platform. This new app, called BetMGM, is expected to be considerably better than the first betting application. Today, MGM’s new sports betting app officially launches in Nevada.

MGM recently had a soft launch of the app in Nevada. Today, the app is truly opening to the public. It offers pre-bets, in-bets, parlays, prop bets and more. It also allows for wagering on professional and collegiate sports.

Adam Greenblatt, CEO of Road Digital, the joint venture between MGM Resorts and GVC, spoke about the launch to the media this week.

“We’re proud to formally introduce the new BetMGM app in Nevada today,” he said. “MGM Resorts’ iconic properties across Las Vegas and GVC’s technology combine to deliver a streamlined sports betting experience that’s easy to use and exciting to play.”

The sportsbooks across all of MGM Resorts’ major Las Vegas Strip properties will soon be rebranded. We’ll need to wait and see how popular this new betting platform becomes.

Coronavirus Fears Continue to Escalate in Las Vegas

2019 was a fantastic year for Las Vegas. Almost every single month, revenue in the city increased dramatically. Unfortunately, many now fear that 2020 will be a tough month for the city due to concerns over the coronavirus.

Covid-19 has already spread to many states across the country and has infected more than 250 individuals. Two cases have already been confirmed in Clark County. It seems like just a matter of time before a case is confirmed inside Las Vegas.

The spread of this virus could lead to a significant decrease in tourism here. It may eventually force the city’s major casino-resorts to temporarily shut down, as well. This would be devastating to the economy of Nevada.

State governments are still working hard to contain this virus. As of now, these efforts have been largely successful. Every day, several new cases are reported in new areas of the country.

Exactly how this will affect Las Vegas is still unknown. For now, it does not appear that the coronavirus is having a significant impact.

MGM’s new sports betting app is finally here. If you’re in the city, check the app out and place some bets!

Yahoo Sports and MGM Resorts Sign New Partnership Deal

One of the biggest casino companies in the United States has just signed a major partnership deal. According to multiple reports, Yahoo Sports and MGM Resorts have agreed to a sports betting collaboration. It’s extremely exciting news for both companies.

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Today, we’ll be looking at the details of this new deal. We’ll also look at the US sports betting industry’s expansion. Let’s get into it!

MGM Resorts Recently Sold Las Vegas Strip Properties

MGM Resorts has recently been looking for new ways to generate revenue. Months ago, officials announced that they were interested in selling some of the company’s major Las Vegas properties. Then, earlier this month, MGM Resorts announced that it had sold The Bellagio and Circus Circus.

The latter was sold to Phil Ruffin, owner of Treasure Island. Ruffin purchased this property for an astounding $825 million. It’s unclear exactly what plans the executive has for this popular venue. Hopefully, he renovates and expands this hotel-casino.

MGM also made history by selling The Bellagio to the Blackstone Group. It cost Blackstone $4.2 billion, the largest of any casino-resort sale in Las Vegas history. Blackstone will soon begin leasing the property back to MGM Resorts for $245 per year.

Back in May of 2018, the US Supreme Court struck down PASPA. Now, every state in the country can set laws on sports betting. Nearly 20 states have outright legalized this form of wagering. MGM Resorts International quickly began working on ways to capitalize on the emerging US sports gambling industry.

Officials revealed their new online sports betting platform, called BetMGM, earlier this year. This week, Yahoo Sport and MGM Resorts signed a new deal to help promote this platform.

Yahoo Sports and MGM Resorts Officially Partner Up

Yahoo Sports’ app has a massive user base. It looks like MGM Resorts is looking to capitalize on the company’s existing status. This week, these companies officially agreed to a sports betting collaboration.

Next month, these two companies will begin offering traditional online sports betting and daily fantasy sports options through Yahoo using MGM’s Roar Digital platform. During the multi-year deal, the Yahoo Sports app will begin offering sports wagers, with all transactions taking place through BetMGM.

Jim Murren, CEO of MGM Resorts International, commented on this new partnership to the media this week.

“This partnership marks an important moment for BetMGM in the growing U.S. sports betting sector,” he said. “Integrating Yahoo’s leading fantasy sports operations and content with BetMGM’s world-class sports betting and interactive platform uniquely positions us to drive market share and large-scale adoption among sports fans.”

Commissioners of the NBA and NHL have both voiced their approval of this new deal. Hope is that the Yahoo Sports and MGM Resorts partnership helps to provide players with the best possible experience.

Several States Will Soon Launch Sports Betting Platforms

As we mentioned earlier, almost 20 states have officially passed bills to legalize sports gambling. 13 of these states have their sports betting operations up and running. An additional six are currently working to launch these platforms.

Montana is expected to have its online and land-based sports betting platforms operating very soon. Sports betting was made legal here back in May yet it’s taken lawmakers time to prepare for this industry’s launch.

Tennessee should also have its sports gambling operations made available soon. This state legalized sports betting in May, as well. Hope is that sportsbooks start operating within the next month or two.

In time, it’s likely that almost every state in the country will legalize sports betting.

Yahoo Sports and MGM Resorts will soon begin offering sports betting odds and DFS games. Make sure to stay tuned for more news on this situation over the next few months!