BetMGM becomes first major operator to enter Puerto Rico mobile betting market

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BetMGM has launched its mobile sports betting app in Puerto Rico, becoming the first of the major operators to enter the US territory. 

Marking its entry in just the second market outside of the US mainland – the other being Ontario – BetMGM has partnered with Casino del Mar at La Concha Resort to offer its sportsbook. 

“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.”

The Entain/MGM JV vehicle first entered Puerto Rico in December 2022 when Casino del Mar operated its $3.5m sportsbook and lounge. 

Now moving into the online and mobile space, BetMGM requires all customers to validate their ID in person by making the journey to San Juan and the BetMGM sportsbook at Casino Del Mar. 

Once registered, players will then be able to earn points on their MGM Rewards loyalty program, which is being rolled out in the US territory. 

Puerto Rico’s online sports betting market allows wagers on professional, collegiate, Olympic, and international sports as well as electronic and esports events.

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