Retail sportsbook in partnership with Revolutionary Racing coming to Ashland this fall
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (September 28, 2023) – BetMGM, a leading sports betting and iGaming operator, launched today its online mobile sports betting app in Kentucky, giving customers in the Bluegrass State access to a wide variety of betting options as well as the opportunity to earn experiences at MGM Resorts’ properties nationwide.
Adam Greenblatt - BetMGM CEO
The BetMGM app features a user-friendly platform, giving Kentucky sports fans the ability to customize pre-game, in-play, futures and parlay wagers. Recent app enhancements utilize heightened functionality with Same Game Parlays and weekly free-to-play contests, while offering a seamless experience when traveling between Kentucky and surrounding states where online sports betting is available (Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia and Tennessee). Additionally, integration with MGM Rewards allows BetMGM users to redeem their gameplay for world-class experiences at MGM Resorts properties such as Bellagio and MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Beau Rivage in Mississippi, Borgata in New Jersey, MGM National Harbor in Maryland and MGM Grand Detroit.
This fall, BetMGM will open a 5,200-square-foot retail sportsbook with Revolutionary Racing Kentucky at Sandy’s Racing & Gaming, a $75-million 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 scheduled to launch in 2025.
Prentice Salter - Revolutionary Racing CEO
Adam Greenblatt - BetMGM CEO
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.
The BetMGM app is now available for download in Kentucky and is accessible on both iOS and Android. For more information, follow @BetMGM on Twitter.
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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, Party Poker, and Wheel of Fortune. Founded in 2018, BetMGM is headquartered in New Jersey. For more information, visit http://www.betmgminc.com/.
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