If Connecticut ever pulls the trigger on mobile sports betting, Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment (MGE) is ready. MGE has partnered with a mobile and online gaming platform to launch Mohegan Sun Beyond, available for download now. The free-to-play casino-style games and sportsbook allows fans to play at home or on-the-go, earning Momentum loyalty dollars for future visits to Mohegan Sun casinos and resorts.
Mohegan Sun, MGE’s flagship property in Uncasville, Connecticut, entered into a multi-year partnership with iPro Inc., award-winning experts in online gaming.
“At Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, we are focused on providing a customer experience unlike any other and we’re thrilled to bring this application to life so guests can enjoy our gaming offerings wherever they are in one connected experience,” said Mario Kontomerkos, Chief Executive Officer, Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment. “iPro has been a fantastic partner thus far, and we look forward to many years of success together as we continue to build out this platform, expand its capabilities, and create exciting product offerings.”
MGE will look to iPro to expand the platform to deliver more hotel and resort services for the Connecticut location in the coming months. The offering has the potential to include things like online booking, mobile check-in and the ability to unlock the hotel room door with a mobile phone. The app is also programmed to incorporate real-money betting in the future.
“This new platform is the most advanced, integrated casino resort online product and solution available on the market,” said Robert Melendres, founder and CEO of iPro, Inc. “As one of the leading global integrated casino resorts, MGE is the perfect partner and we are excited to continue providing their guests with a best-in-class connected experience.”
“We chose iPro as our partner because of their outstanding technology that can work both for online real money gaming and social free-to-play casino games,” said Aviram Alroy, Vice President Interactive Gaming, Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment. “The team at iPro is exceptional and highly accomplished, we couldn’t have found a better partner in this endeavor.”
With football season around the corner, many state are looking to get sports betting up and running to generate more revenue. Connecticut has passed sports betting legislation without establishing a legal market yet.
In Pennsylvania, Mohegan Sun Pocono intends to offer an on-premise sportsbook in time for the NFL season opener September 5. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board approved Mohegan Sun Pocono’s petition to offer sports betting in May, and the casino entered into an agreement with New York-based Unibet Interactive Inc., a subsidiary of Kindred Group PLC, to serve as its sports wagering and interactive gaming operator.