Caesars Gives Puerto Ricans Another Online Option For Sports Betting

Written By Derek Helling on July 7, 2023
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Should betting on sports suit your fancy while you’re enjoying some arañitas or visiting the El Yunque National Forest, you now have another option for wagering online. Caesars made its mobile app available in Puerto Rico on Thursday.

Although territorial law requires bettors to verify their accounts in-person at the Caesars Sportsbook at Casino Metro in San Juan, sports fans can wager as they desire on the go thereafter throughout Puerto Rico. It’s another way to earn Caesars Rewards redeemable at Caesars properties across the United States.

Caesars joins Puerto Rican contingent

With the launch of Caesars’ app, Puerto Ricans now have three options for legal online sports betting. The other two are BetMGM in partnership with Casino del Mar at La Concha Resort and The Stadium LLC’s house-branded WinIn sportsbook.

According to a news release from Caesars, the app is available for devices operating on both Android and iOS systems. People who prefer to use a desktop computer can also access betting markets that way in Puerto Rico.

In commemoration of the app’s launch, Caesars is giving new app users who place a real-money first bet of at least $50 a bonus bet token equivalent to $50 of credit in the app. The token is available for new bettors regardless of whether that first bet is a loser or winner.

Caesars also notes that registration for the app is currently open only to legal residents of Puerto Rico. People visiting Puerto Rico should be able to register “later this summer” according to Caesars. Registration is necessary to place bets on the app.

Puerto Rico law also requires prospective bettors to be at least 21 years of age. Those of age who are interested in checking out the app must also visit the physical Caesars book at Casino Metro to verify their accounts as well. After verification, bettors can start earning Caesars Rewards with their bets.

How to earn Caesars Rewards online in Puerto Rico

The process for earning Caesars Rewards while betting on sports online in Puerto Rico is essentially the same as it is in most other US jurisdictions in which Caesars operates. How many credits you earn depends on how frequently you wager and how much you wager.

For every $100 you put down on straight bets, Caesars offers a maximum of 10 tier credits. Parlay wagers earn tier credits at a higher rate. The cap on such bets is 20 tier credits for every $100 wagered. App users can choose to redeem those credits right in the app in the form of Bonus Cash if they choose.

In that option, 100 tier credits is equal to a dollar you can use to place bets. However, there are myriad other ways to redeem tier credits at Caesars’ brick-and-mortar casinos, too. Examples include:

  • Comped show tickets, dining, spa services, and hotel stays
  • Free poker, slots, and table game play
  • Credit at retail shopping locations within Caesars properties
  • Comped buy-ins for World Series of Poker events

Additionally, Caesars has partnerships with other companies that give Caesars Rewards members access to discounted or free event tickets and merchandise. While surpassing your sports betting budget to chase tier credits can be an irresponsible gambling strategy, betting while staying within your budget and also earning Caesars Rewards credits can be a way to enjoy wagering on sports and rewarding yourself for doing so.

That option is now available for Puerto Ricans.

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Derek Helling is the assistant managing editor of PlayUSA. Helling focuses on breaking news, including finance, regulation, and technology in the gaming industry. Helling completed his journalism degree at the University of Iowa and resides in Chicago

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