Wyoming licenses first batch of online sportsbetting operators

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After passing legislation in April to legalize online sportsbetting and the western American state of Wyoming has now begun licensing operators with DraftKings Incorporated, Genius Sports Group Limited and the BetMGM service among the first to have been certified.

DraftKings Incorporated used an official Wednesday press release to detail that the license from the Wyoming Gaming Commission will allow it to bring its iOS and Android-friendly mobile sportsbetting app to adult punters in a 13th state following earlier launches in jurisdictions as varied as New Hampshire, Tennessee and Iowa. The Boston-headquartered firm revealed that the award is to subsequently permit it to begin offering aficionados in ‘The Equality State’ a multitude of bets on a wide range of professional and collegiate sports including action from the National Football League (NFL) and the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Rapid rise:

Matt Kalish serves as the North America President for DraftKings Incorporated and he used the press release to explain that his firm’s move into Wyoming comes only a few months after it introduced its services to punters in Virginia and Michigan. The executive moreover proclaimed that legalized online sportsbetting ‘has seen wide-spread growth in just three years’ and that his company’s mobile-friendly innovation ‘has been at the center of the action.’

Read a statement from Kalish…

“We are thrilled that Wyoming sports bettors have the opportunity to experience the highly accessible and immersive fan experience along with the best-in-class consumer protections that our product offers millions of skin-in-the-game sports fans.”

Satisfying sanction:

For its part and Genius Sports Group Limited used its own press release to assert that it has been granted a ‘long-term online sports wagering vendor permit’ that will allow it ‘to deliver compelling and high-integrity sportsbetting experiences’ to partners offering services to punters spread across Wyoming. The London-based enterprise stated that the decision furthermore means that it is now certified to run its innovations across 15 American states so as to power ‘award-winning official data, streaming and marketing solutions for leading sportsbooks and lotteries.’

Cancellation carrot:

The Chief Executive Officer for Genius Sports Group Limited, Mark Locke, disclosed that Wyoming is the 23rd American state to have legalized online sportsbetting following the 2018 invalidation of the previous prohibition contained within the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA). The boss additionally declared that he is ‘honored’ that the Wyoming Gaming Commission has now joined a growing list of regulatory authorities in bestowing it ‘a betting supplier license.’

Locke’s statement read…

“Our team looks forward to working with our industry-leading sportsbook partners to deliver compelling and high-integrity sportsbetting experiences throughout the great state of Wyoming. The momentum behind sportsbetting in the United States continues to increase and we are excited to help the American market fulfill its massive potential as we pursue licensing in additional states.”

Pronounced player:

Finally, the Roar Digital joint venture of casino operator MGM Resorts International and British iGaming behemoth Entain has divulged that its mobile-friendly BetMGM sportsbetting service has entered a 14th American market following its own licensing by the Wyoming Gaming Commission. The New Jersey concern’s Chief Executive Officer, Adam Greenblatt, used a Wednesday filing to clarify that the iOS and Android-enabled innovation additionally allows sports wagering aficionados to rack up M life Rewards benefits that they may later use to enjoy ‘world-class experiences’ at a plethora of properties including the MGM Grand Detroit, MGM National Harbor and MGM Grand Las Vegas.

Read a statement from Greenblatt…

“We’re ecstatic that BetMGM is one of the first mobile sportsbetting platforms to launch in Wyoming; just in time for the start of the football season. Wyoming is an important state for us as we continue to expand BetMGM’s footprint in the west and we’re confident that its sports fans will enjoy the BetMGM experience.”