Cruise ships including sports activities betting choices for passengers

The fast-growing authorized sports activities betting business is extending its attain to the center of the ocean.

BetMGM and Carnival Company introduced a deal Friday to place sports activities books on greater than 50 U.S.-based ships.

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The association will enable betting whereas the ships are at sea or whereas docked at a port in a state that permits sports activities betting. Passengers can guess utilizing a cellular app or at bodily kiosks on the ship.

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It encompasses the Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Line and Princess Cruises. Princess started providing sports activities betting final October.

The sports activities betting operations will likely be phased in over the following few months, BetMGM mentioned.

“We’ve discovered a great companion in Carnival Company and sit up for offering our sports activities betting and iGaming merchandise to its tens of millions of passengers,” BetMGM CEO Adam Greenblatt mentioned in an announcement. “That is one other nice alternative for us to additional develop BetMGM’s footprint.”

The ships already provide on line casino playing with slots, desk video games and poker. Friday’s deal provides sports activities betting and on-line on line casino playing to the combo to enhance the bodily shipboard casinos.

The 2 firms will collaborate on advertising and promotions.

Sports activities betting is rising quickly within the U.S. Within the 4 years since a U.S. Supreme Courtroom resolution clearing the way in which for any state to supply authorized sports activities betting, Individuals had wagered over $125 billion as of mid-Might.

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