IGT and MGM Gain Regulatory Approval in Nevada for PlaySpot Mobile Solution
IGT and MGM Resorts International have announced that IGT’s PlaySpot mobile solution for the playMGM mobile sports betting app has received all required Nevada regulatory approvals and has completed the trial phase.
With the new playMGM solution all MGM Resorts’ M life Rewards members will be able to place bets on their mobile devices anywhere within the state of Nevada. Players will be able to sign up for a playMGM account at any of the 10 MGM Resorts Race & Sports Books along the Las Vegas Strip. Here they will also be able to deposit and withdraw cash from any of the 10 locations.
MGM Resorts International Executive Director of Interactive Gaming Development Lovell Walker commented on the news,” Our playMGM mobile sports betting app puts our Sports Books at our guests’ fingertips. We worked closely with IGT throughout the development process to appropriately leverage PlaySpot technology, ensuring that the app delivers an unrivaled guest experience. M life Rewards members can enjoy sports wagering opportunities in Nevada from the pool, their hotel rooms or if they are a Nevada resident, from the comfort of their homes.”
The playMGM app is the first mobile sports betting solutions offered by MGM Resorts and the first U.S. legal mobile sports betting offering.
IGT VP Global product Marketing Matteo Monteverdi gave his side of the partnership with MGM. He said,” Our successful Nevada deployment of PlaySpot with MGM Resorts International exemplifies why the solution won ‘Casino Product of the Year’ at the Global Gaming Awards. PlaySpot brings sports betting forward into the mobile era, delivers unparalleled player experiences and helps MGM Resorts connect with players on an entertainment platform that they use every day.”