Casino resort developer and operator Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment has selected Betfred USA to head-up its impending Las Vegas sportsbook destination.
The entity will be a part of Mohegan Sun Casino inside Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, signifying the first tribal casino presence in the “entertainment capital of the world”.
Coming one week after the Uncasville, Connecticut, headquartered firm unveiled further details of the destination, the sportsbook will be situated inside the 60,000 square foot destination at the property, part of the Curio Collection by Hilton.
“We’re excited to work with Betfred, one of the leading Sportsbook operators in the UK and Europe,” Aviram Alroy, vice president of interactive gaming at MGE, said of the partnership.
“Our affiliation will introduce new and attractive competition to the Las Vegas market. Betfred will create a seamless and best-in-class experience on our gaming floor, which will cater to both domestic and international visitors.”
The Las Vegas-based Betfred’s sportsbook will include “luxury” seating, a “state-of-the-art” video wall, and over-the-counter wagering, as well as self-serve kiosks.
This partnership marks the company’s fourth US sports betting venture, following properties in Iowa, Colorado, and Pennsylvania. Online sports betting products will accompany each venue location, including in Nevada.
“Given our collaboration with two outstanding operators in Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment and Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, we are confident that our first foray into the Las Vegas Sportsbook market will be a great success,” added Mark Stebbings, Betfred Group’s chief operating officer.
“Through our shared expertise, we will be offering a top class service for sports bettors in the entertainment capital of the world.”
Mohegan Sun Casino Las Vegas’ eight-month renovation is currently underway, and the re-imagined Las Vegas lifestyle casino resort is slated to open in Fall 2020, subject to all regulatory approvals.