BetMGM becomes Puerto Rico’s first regulated sports betting platform

BetMGM has launched its retail sportsbook at Casino del Mar at La Concha Resort as the company goes live in Puerto Rico. 

Stated as the island’s first regulated sports betting platform, BetMGM is now accepting wagers at the San Juan-based beach resort via 12 kiosks and five betting windows.

“This is a monumental day for BetMGM as it marks the launch of our first operation outside of the US mainland,” said BetMGM CEO, Adam Greenblatt. “Casino del Mar delivers exceptional guest experiences and is an ideal partner as we look to extend our brand in Puerto Rico.”

Moreover, the launch of the sports betting and igaming company’s retail sportsbook will witness a full-scale opening at La Concha Resort later this year, with BetMGM also preparing to unleash its mobile betting app in Puerto Rico in the coming months. 

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.”

The company’s Puerto Rico debut follows on from MGM Resorts’ retail sportsbook debut connected to a Major League Baseball stadium as part of its Washington Nationals team-up. 

The BetMGM branded entity is to remain open year-round, and is intended to complement the betting and gaming operator’s app that launched in Washington DC in June 2021 that allows users to place mobile wagers within a two-block radius of Nationals Park.