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MGM Resorts Further Develops Sports Betting Division Powered by IGT

MGM Resorts has been dedicating the past several months to fast-paced development of its gaming offerings which are expected to bring more to the international gambling field as well as the local operation. The casino operator and developer recently announced its decision to appoint Scott Butera at the position of President of Interactive Gaming which is expected to bring benefits for the development of MGM in the sports wagering sector.

Many casino operators are currently working on their sports betting offerings and this has been the case since mid-May the US Supreme Court made public its decision to overturn one of the long-existent ban on sports wagering, the field has witnessed significant changes. The year 1992 was when the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act came into effect and provided the sought regulation to the field of gambling on sports across the states. With some minor exclusions, most states were obedient by it up to this May which brought the revolutionary decision.

In the light of those events now MGM Resorts is striving to provide its customers and players with a premium level of sports wagering experience which is why the new President of Interactive Betting is expected to accomplish in the upcoming months. Both skill-based gaming and sports gambling are going to benefit from the new influence Mr. Butera would have in the general direction of the casino operator across its operations in the US. Corey Sanders is the CEO of MGM Resorts and he stated that the new addition to the team could bring more to the already advanced casino operator.

Sports Betting Brought Closer to the People

Mr. Butera is better-known for his position of President and CEO for Foxwoods Resort and Casino, but he has also had leading roles in Cosmopolitan Hotel and Casino Resort as Chief Operating Officer and as a Commissioner of the Arena Football League.

This extensive experience in the field is what attracted the casino operator to him and the upcoming months will see even faster development in this direction. It was also announced that the international gaming company which produces slot machines and other gaming devices IGT has given the nod to a new partnership with MGM Resorts.

The new arrangement is set to see IGT provide its gaming products across the gaming facilities overseen by the casino operator, bringing premium entertainment closer to the players. The end-to-end gaming offering is now available at the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa located in the gambling hub on the East Coast Atlantic City.

The fully-operational sportsbook comes with the help of Assembly Bill 4111 which legalized sports gambling on a state level, Gov. Phil Murphy made a move and made the state the second one to legalize the gaming offering. This was the second venue which was ready to welcome bettors on 14th June when sports betting officially launched operation across New Jersey. It began accepting bets at 11 a.m. only half an hour later than the first one – Monmouth Park.

The Atlantic City’s famous integrated resort has been looking forward to this moment ever since SCOTUS made known its ruling. In a statement towards the end of May Marcus Glover, President and Chief Operating Officer of the casino operator made it clear that the location is aiming to provide sports wagering offerings as soon as it is legalized.

IGT is also going to provide its gaming offerings at the 10 gaming venues of MGM located on Las Vegas Strip. In addition to that, there would also be mobile sports wagering available via the playMGM application, making the entertainment offering even more accessible.

 Author: Harrison Young

Harrison Young is an experienced writer, who started his career almost 8 years ago. Prior to joining our team at CasinoGamesPro, he worked as an editor for a small magazine.