Sports betting leader to expand to 27th market with mobile and retail offerings
JERSEY CITY, N.J., Aug. 7, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- BetMGM, a leading sports betting and iGaming operator, and Revolutionary Racing Kentucky (RRKY) announced today a new market access agreement allowing BetMGM to bring its online and retail sports betting platform to Kentucky once legalized sports betting launches. The companies also will open a retail BetMGM Sportsbook at Sandy's Racing & Gaming.
"Kentucky has a rich history in sports and a passionate fan base," said BetMGM CEO Adam Greenblatt. "Revolutionary Racing is an ideal partner, enabling us to deliver an entertaining and responsible gaming experience, while investing in the state through job creation and tax revenue."
BetMGM will offer online sports betting capabilities as soon as Kentucky's regulated market commences and pending licensure and regulatory approval. Additionally, plans are underway to open a 5,200 square-foot retail BetMGM Sportsbook this fall with RRKY at Sandy's Racing & Gaming, a $75M gaming and entertainment facility in Ashland. Construction of Kentucky's first quarter horse racetrack and equestrian center will follow on 182 acres adjacent to Sandy's, with the first races launching in 2025.
"We promised to bring a world-class facility to Ashland and wanted a world-class partner for online sports wagering across the Commonwealth and at our sportsbook lounge," said Revolutionary Racing CEO Prentice Salter. "We've got that with BetMGM."
As BetMGM continues to expand to new markets, responsible gambling education remains a key focus. BetMGM is proud to provide resources to help customers play responsibly including GameSense, an industry leading program, developed and licensed to MGM Resorts by the British Columbia Lottery Corporation. Through the integration within BetMGM's mobile and desktop platforms, customers can receive the same GameSense experience they have grown to count on at MGM Resorts properties nationwide. This complements BetMGM's already existing responsible gambling tools which serve to provide customers with an entertaining and safe digital experience.
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BetMGM is a market-leading sports betting and gaming entertainment company, pioneering the online gaming industry. Born out of a partnership between MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) and Entain Plc (LSE: ENT), BetMGM has exclusive access to all of MGM's U.S. land-based and online sports betting, major tournament poker, and online gaming businesses. Utilizing Entain's US-licensed, state of the art technology, BetMGM offers sports betting and online gaming via market-leading brands including BetMGM, Borgata Casino, Party Casino and Party Poker. Founded in 2018, BetMGM is headquartered in New Jersey. For more information, visit http://www.betmgminc.com/.
About Revolutionary Racing
Revolutionary Racing is the nation's premier developer of projects centered on gaming and horse racing. With a proven record of working with regulators, partnering with horse racing groups and investing in communities, they are creating new jobs and new tax revenues while revitalizing horse racing. To date, more than $4B in economic development has been generated as a result of their investments, with additional projects now underway. For more information, visit www.revolutionaryracing.com
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