Mohegan Sun Casino Opts for Betfred Sportsbook at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas

  • Betfred to offer over-the-counter, online sports betting at casino following resort's fall opening
  • First Vegas retail presence for both Betfred USA Sports and Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment
  • Nevada marks sportsbook operator's entry into fourth American state following IA, CO, PA
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Mohegan Sun Casino at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas has appointed Betfred as its sportsbook operator for when the resort property opens this fall. [Image: Shutterstock.com]

Selection ahead of casino, hotel property opening

Mohegan Sun Casino at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas has selected Betfred USA Sports as its sportsbook operator. Betfred will take up residence inside the premium 60,000-square-foot Mohegan Sun Casino venue at the Virgin Hotels Las Vegas property, which is expected to open before the end of 2020.

Betfred will take up residence inside the premium 60,000-square-foot Mohegan Sun Casino

Online sports betting products will be offered and guests can avail themselves of over-the-counter wagering and self-serve kiosks. Luxury seating and a state-of-the-art video wall will also come as standard, according to an official release.  

“We’re excited to work with Betfred, one of the leading Sportsbook operators in the UK and Europe,” said Aviram Alroy, vice president of interactive gaming at Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment (MGE).

First time on a Vegas stage

The Virgin Hotels Las Vegas location represents the first retail presence in Vegas for both Betfred USA Sports and the MGE brand. The disclosure of the partnership follows the July 1 unveiling of the Mohegan Sun Casino’s corporate branding for its inaugural Las Vegas location.

“Our affiliation will introduce new and attractive competition to the Las Vegas market. Betfred will create a seamless and best-in-class experience on our gaming floor, which will cater to both domestic and international visitors,” Alroy added.

first tribal casino brand to enter the Las Vegas market

The Mohegan Sun Casino at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas will be the first tribal casino brand to enter the Las Vegas market. It is in the process of an eight-month renovation project, with the “re-imagined Las Vegas lifestyle casino resort” expected to open its doors this fall, subject to regulatory approvals.

Betfred Group’s chief operating officer, Mark Stebbings, expressed confidence that the collaboration with the two “outstanding operators” would mark a successful “first foray into the Las Vegas Sportsbook market.”

Betfred’s US blitz rolls on

The Vegas sportsbook presence gives Betfred USA Sports, the US subsidiary of UK-based Betfred Group, a fourth American state to add to its conquests. The operator’s Sin City premiere follows its January 2020 launch at Iowa’s Grand Falls Casino and Colorado debut at the Saratoga Casino in Black Hawk last month. Betfred USA Sports is also licensed to operate out of Wind Creek Casino and Resort Bethlehem in Pennsylvania.

Betfred Group founded Betfred USA Sports in 2019, setting up its headquarters in Las Vegas. The group owns and operates over 1,500 betting shops in the UK, and it offers online and mobile products in Spain as well as the UK. It is also a sportsbook sponsor of the Denver Broncos.

With Las Vegas now on board, Betfred USA Sports COO Bryan Bennett has achieved his target of getting sportsbooks in four US states by the end of 2020. “Through our shared expertise, we will be offering a top class service for sports bettors in the entertainment capital of the world,” said Stebbings of Betfred’s Vegas win.