Betfred could be on the verge of opening its sportsbook in Las Vegas as the firm is scheduled to have a meeting with Nevada’s gambling regulator next week.
The sports betting operator is part of a special meeting agenda with the Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB) on Jan. 25 and Jan. 26 regarding its sportsbook inside the Mohegan Casino at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas.
The meeting will discuss “the addition of a race book, sports pool, and off-track parimutuel race wagering” at Betfred’s sportsbook inside the casino.
The firm’s sports betting venue has been fully built for the past two years, but it has not accepted a single wager as the operator has been waiting for a license from the NGCB to operate.
With the license being discussed next week, Betfred’s Founder and Chairman Fred Done is flying into Nevada to be present at the meetings.
The meeting regarding Betfred’s Vegas sportsbook comes at an important time in the US sporting calendar, as the NFL Playoffs are in full swing, with the Super Bowl and NCAA March Madness just around the corner.
Betfred is currently live in Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Washington, with plans to launch in Virginia soon alongside its goals in Nevada.
Ahead of its launch in Virginia, the sportsbook Betfred has signed a multi-year agreement to become the official sports betting partner of soccer franchise Loudoun United FC.
The operator will become the back-of-jersey sponsor for Loudoun’s home and away jerseys from the 2023 USL Championship season with further brand activations planned in the future.