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MGM to Launch Mobile Sports Wagering

MGM Resorts International announced plans to launch mobile sports betting at 12 of its Nevada properties. The operator will partner with gaming and lottery giant GTECH S.p.A. to add live in-play betting to MGM sports books, mobile sports wagering outside the properties and mobile casino games within properties.

The mobile technology will provide real-money mobile casino and slot gambling within some MGM resorts, allowing customers to play on mobile devices anywhere inside a property, and will allow gamblers to place bets with MGM sports books any time on their mobile phones, as long as they are within the state of Nevada. Geo-location technology is being provided by GeoComply.

Players will be able to create sports-betting accounts and handle banking on-property at any of the 12 resort casinos. The mobile gaming platform, which will allow wagers for real money on a variety of house-banked games, will be available at 10 Nevada MGM properties.

GeoComply’s technology will be integrated into the on-property mobile casino and sports book apps to verify a player’s location before they play.

GeoComply CEO Anna Sainsbury added, “We’re honored to work with MGM Resorts on this unique project. In-building geo-location has never been done before in this space. We have morphed our best-of-breed technologies used for Nevada poker and New Jersey into an on-property solution which can pinpoint the location of a player within a few feet.”

MGM joins a crowded field of mobile sports betting apps in Nevada, along with Boyd Gaming, CG Technologies (formerly Cantor), William Hill US, South Point and Station Casinos.