BetMGM launches sports betting app in Virginia

BetMGM has completed the launch of its online sports betting product in the state of Virginia.

BetMGM, the joint venture between Entain and MGM Resorts International, has completed the launch of its online sports betting app in the state of Virginia.

BetMGM in Virginia

BetMGM launched its app in the state of Virginia yesterday, just days after the Virginia Lottery, which is responsible for regulating sports betting in Virginia, granted BetMGM approval to launch its app on Sunday.

Bettors in the state will now be able to place pre-game and live in-play bets on a variety of sporting events via the BetMGM sportsbook app.

The M life Rewards program has also been integrated into the app which will allow customers to redeem points for rewards at MGM venues across the country.

BetMGM CEO Adam Greenblatt said: “We’re ecstatic that BetMGM is one of the first mobile sports betting platforms to launch in Virginia. Virginians are passionate sports fans, and we’re thrilled to provide them a user-friendly sports betting experience. BetMGM Virginia customers can earn benefits and will soon enjoy innovative experiences planned with MGM National Harbor in Maryland and the Washington Nationals.”

BetMGM will now join the likes of FanDuel and DraftKings who launched their sports betting apps in the state last week. Rush Street Interactive is set to launch its BetRivers online sports betting site in Virginia later today.

With its launch in Virginia, BetMGM is now available in 10 US states with legal and regulated sports wagering.

Sports betting in Virginia

The state of Virginia legalised sports betting in April 2020 after the state legislature passed a sports betting bill that would allow sportsbook apps to launch by the end of 2020.

Under the legislation, the state will permit the launch of at least four sportsbook apps but no more than a dozen. As the bill also legalised five new casino locations, those casinos may take up to five of the 12 sports betting licences.

The law also allows for sports betting to take place at a major-league stadium that has yet to be built in the state.

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