As of today BetMGM is accepting wagers at the San Juan-based resort through 12 betting kiosks and five betting windows. BetMGM also plans to open a retail sportsbook in addition to launching a mobile app later in the year.
The operator first entered into its strategic partnership with Casino del Mar back in September 2021, with a view to executing today’s sports betting launch.
BetMGM CEO Adam Greenblatt said: “This is a monumental day for BetMGM as it marks the launch of our first operation outside of the US mainland. Casino del Mar delivers exceptional guest experiences and is an ideal partner as we look to extend our brand in Puerto Rico.”
The sports betting launch forms the latest part of Puerto Rico’s expansion of its gaming industry.
Foxwoods recently partnered with the Mashantucket Pequot tribe to open the Foxwoods El San Juan Casino at the Fairmont El San Juan Hotel.
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 favourite sports games and matches.”