Monday, May 29, 2023

Cruise ships in the US add sports betting to their service

The growing legal sports betting industry has expanded its activities to the sea.

BetMGM and Carnival Corporation on Friday announced an agreement to install betting windows on more than 50 US-based vessels.

Through the agreement, sports bets can be placed when ships are at sea or docked in a port in a state that allows the activity.

Passengers can place their bets through the mobile app or at dedicated kiosks onboard.

The agreement covers Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Line and Princess Cruises. Princess started offering sports betting last October.

BetMGM noted that activities will gradually expand over the coming months.

“We have found the perfect partner at Carnival Corporation and look forward to providing betting and iGaming products to millions of our travelers,” Adam Greenblatt, CEO of BetMGM, said in a statement. “This is another great opportunity for us to further expand BetMGM’s footprint.”

Cruise ships already provide casinos with slot machines, table games and poker. Friday’s deal adds sports betting and online casinos to the lineup to complement the physical casinos on board.

Both the companies will cooperate in marketing and promotional activities.

Sports betting is growing rapidly in the United States.

Since the US Supreme Court issued a ruling four years ago that paved the way for any state to authorize legal sports betting, Americans have gambled $125 billion as of mid-May.

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