Sports betting and iGaming operator BetMGM has announced the launch of its mobile sports betting app in Puerto Rico in partnership with Casino del Mar at La Concha Resort. Puerto Rico is the second market outside of the US mainland for BetMGM’s online sports betting product.
Company CEO Adam Greenblatt said: “BetMGM is ecstatic to become the first operator to deliver mobile sports betting to Puerto Rico. This great collaboration between local officials and Casino del Mar provides a safe, responsible and entertaining product accessible from anywhere on the island.”
The company notes that the BetMGM app offers “a user-friendly experience,” giving Puerto Rico residents the ability to customize pre-game, live in-play, futures and parlay wagers. As part of the BetMGM mobile app registration process, customers in the jurisdiction will need to validate their identification in person at the BetMGM Sportsbook located at the Casino Del Mar resort in San Juan.
Integration with the MGM Rewards loyalty program allows residents in Puerto Rico to redeem their gameplay for experiences at MGM Resorts properties nationwide including Bellagio, ARIA and MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Beau Rivage in Mississippi, Borgata in New Jersey and MGM Grand Detroit.
BetMGM was the first operator to debut regulated retail sports betting in Puerto Rico when it was legalized in February 2022. In December 2022, Casino del Mar opened a permanent $3.5 million sportsbook and lounge, featuring 12 self-service kiosks and five betting windows. Sports wagering is permitted in Puerto Rico on all sporting events, including those that are professional, collegiate, Olympic, and international. Wagering is permitted on electronic and Esports events as well.
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.”