BetMGM Expands Mobile Sports Betting to Puerto Rico

BetMGM, a major player in the sports betting and iGaming industry, recently revealed the expansion of their mobile sports betting app to Puerto Rico. This advancement has been facilitated through a strategic partnership with Casino del Mar, located at La Concha Resort.

Notably, this marks Puerto Rico as the second market beyond the U.S. mainland to gain access to BetMGM’s mobile sports betting app.

The BetMGM app has been designed with user experience at its core, empowering Puerto Rican residents to customise their pre-game, in-play, futures, and parlay wagers. An essential part of the registration process for the BetMGM mobile app will require customers in Puerto Rico to confirm their identity in person at the BetMGM Sportsbook located within the Casino Del Mar resort in San Juan.

A unique aspect of the app is its integration with the MGM Rewards loyalty program, enabling Puerto Rican residents to convert their gameplay into extraordinary experiences at various MGM Resorts properties nationwide.

BetMGM was the pioneer in introducing regulated retail sports betting to Puerto Rico when it was legalised in February 2022. Subsequently, in December 2022, Casino del Mar launched a state-of-the-art US$3.5 million sportsbook and lounge, equipped with 12 self-service kiosks and five betting windows.

Puerto Rico allows sports betting on a broad array of events including professional, collegiate, olympic and international sports, as well as electronic and esports events.

As BetMGM continues its expansion into new jurisdictions, it remains deeply committed to promoting responsible gambling. This is reflected in its offering of resources such as GameSense, an industry-leading program developed by the British Columbia Lottery Corporation and licensed to MGM Resorts. This program is integrated into BetMGM’s mobile and desktop platforms, maintaining the same standard of GameSense experience that customers have come to rely on at MGM Resorts properties. These initiatives underscore BetMGM’s commitment to ensuring a safe and enjoyable digital experience in the iGaming industry.

“BetMGM is ecstatic to become the first operator to deliver mobile sports betting to Puerto Rico,” said the company’s CEO Adam Greenblatt.

“This great collaboration between local officials and Casino del Mar provides a safe, responsible and entertaining product accessible from anywhere on the island.”

Sigfrido De Jesús, General Manager of Casino del Mar, said: “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. 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.”

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