BetMGM Online Sports Betting Debuts At Puerto Rico’s Casino Del Mar

Written By Katarina Vojvodic on June 9, 2023 - Last Updated on June 15, 2023
Entrance at La Concha Resort Puerto Rico where BetMGM sportsbook app launched

A US gambling giant BetMGM announces its online sports betting app will launch in Puerto Rico with Casino del Mar at La Concha Resort.

Puerto Rico is the company’s second betting market outside the US mainland for launching BetMGM’s online sportsbook. BetMGM CEO Adam Greenblatt said via a BetMGM news release:

“BetMGM is ecstatic to become the first operator to deliver mobile sports betting to Puerto Rico. This great collaboration between local officials and Casino del Mar provides a safe, responsible and entertaining product accessible from anywhere on the island.”

How does the BetMGM Puerto Rico online app work?

The BetMGM app offers a user-friendly experience, allowing Puerto Rico residents to customize pre-game, live in-play, futures and parlay bets.

As part of the online app registration process, Puerto Ricans must validate their ID in person at the BetMGM Sportsbook at the Casino Del Mar resort in San Juan.

Players will also benefit from the famous MGM Rewards loyalty program. It allows Puerto Ricans to redeem their gameplay for world-class experiences at MGM Resorts’ top properties, including:

  • Bellagio, ARIA and MGM Grand in Las Vegas
  • Beau Rivage in Mississippi
  • Borgata in New Jersey
  • MGM Grand Detroit

BetMGM was the first sports betting operator to enter Puerto Rico

Regarding regulated retail sports betting, BetMGM was the first operator to debut in Puerto Rico when it went live in February 2022. Casino del Mar and BetMGM first partnered in September 2021 and were ready to launch sports betting before the market went live.

Casino del Mar opened a permanent $3.5 million sportsbook and lounge in December 2022. It featured 12 self-service kiosks and five betting windows.

Sigfrido De Jesús, General Manager of Casino del Mar, shared his enthusiasm via release:

“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.”

Puerto Rico allows betting on all sporting games, including professional, collegiate, Olympic and international events. It is also legal to bet on electronic and Esports events.

Photo by La Concha Resort; illustrated by PlayUSA
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Katarina Vojvodic is a lead writer for PlayUSA who lives in Toronto. Vojvodic provides coverage of the US gambling industry with a focus on US online casinos. Previously, she covered Ontario’s online gambling industry for Vojvodic holds a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Belgrade. Outside working hours, she can be found near the water with her husband and their two kids.

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