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MGM Resorts and Aliante Casino Launch Mobile Betting Products
- July 22, 2015 By Nemanja L. -
Mobile betting enthusiasts in the state of Nevada have received some very good news this week as two land-based casinos decided to enter the mobile betting market.
MGM Resorts, one of the leading Las Vegas casino operators, has just revealed that Nevada gamers will be able to access their mobile betting application starting from November.
The company CEO Jim Murren hinted last month that MGM would stop expanding their casino floors and focus on other business areas and this is probably what he had in mind.
MGM Resorts Mobile App to Launch in November
Having joined forced with well-known software provider International Gaming Technology (IGT), MGM Resorts is ready to launch its mobile betting app in November, although chances are that the new betting system will not kick off until next summer.
The company will offer anyone within Nevada borders who offers an account at their local sportsbook an opportunity to place wagers on the move, via the mobile app.
MGM sports and race vice-president Jay Rood has revealed that customers will be handed out cards with mobile wagering information as they enter each of their three Las Vegas casinos and then be able to make deposits at a kiosk nearby.
Aliante Casino Mobile Application Already Available
Meanwhile, Aliante Casino has recently rolled out their mobile betting application. Their product runs on Miomni Gaming software and has been designed for rewarding gaming experience on iPhone and Android.
Even if the players can place their wagers across Nevada, the only way to open an account, make deposits and withdrawals is in person, at the Aliante Sports Book in North Las Vegas.
Sports betting in Nevada has only accounted for 2 per cent of the overall casino revenue in 2014, with leading books having generated $227 million, but the good news is that this type of gambling is on the rise.
Sports betting revenue has been on a constant rise over the last few years despite the fact that total gaming revenue has been on the decline.
There are still no studies that would show the impact of mobile betting, but there is a good chance this vertical will be on the rise as well, with Nevada having approved the first betting app some five years ago.