BetMGM has made its entry into Puerto Rico after being selected as the retail sportsbook at Casino del Mar at La Concha Resort.
As the island’s first regulated sports betting platform, BetMGM will begin accepting wagers at the San Juan-based beach resort via 12 kiosks and five betting windows.
“This is a monumental day for BetMGM as it marks the launch of our first operation outside of the US mainland,” said the firm’s CEO Adam Greenblatt. “Casino del Mar delivers exceptional guest experiences and is an ideal partner as we look to extend our brand in Puerto Rico.”
Later this year, the sportsbook is expected to roll out its mobile betting app across Puerto Rico. This will be complemented by a ‘full-scale opening’ of the BetMGM sportsbook at La Concha Resort.
Sigfrido de Jesús, Casino del Mar’s General Manager, added: “We are very excited to kick off sports betting at Casino del Mar through this important strategic alliance with BetMGM. In Puerto Rico, there is a wide base of sports fans who will now add the possibility of becoming winners to the excitement of their favorite sports games and matches.”
The company’s Puerto Rico debut follows on from MGM Resorts’ retail sportsbook debut connected to a Major League Baseball stadium as part of its Washington Nationals team-up.
The BetMGM branded entity is to remain open year-round, and is intended to complement the betting and gaming operator’s app that launched in Washington DC in June 2021 that allows users to place mobile wagers within a two-block radius of Nationals Park.