IGT sports-betting app for MGM passes trial phase

PROVIDENCE – International Game Technology PLC announced May 4 that its PlaySpot solution, the playMGM mobile app, has received all required Nevada regulatory approvals following the completion of its trial phase.

The playMGM app, designed for iPhone and Android, enables MGM Resorts M life Rewards members to place sports wagers on their mobile devices anytime and anywhere within Nevada. IGT’s PlaySpot adds several user-friendly features, including worldwide digital deposits and withdrawals from playMGM accounts and a customizable “trend cloud” function that highlights the most active bets of the moment.

“Our playMGM mobile sports-betting app puts our Sports Books at our guests’ fingertips,” said Lovell Walker, MGM Resorts International’s executive director of interactive gaming development. “We worked closely with IGT throughout the development process to appropriately leverage PlaySpot technology, ensuring that the app delivers an unrivaled guest experience.”

The playMGM app is MGM Resorts’ first mobile sports-betting app, and PlaySpot is IGT’s first venture into the sports-betting arena in the United States.

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“Our successful Nevada deployment of PlaySpot with MGM Resorts International exemplifies why the solution won ‘Casino Product of the Year’ at the Global Gaming Awards,” said Matteo Monteverdi, senior vice president of global interactive product marketing for IGT. “PlaySpot brings sports betting forward into the mobile era, delivers unparalleled player experiences and helps MGM Resorts connect with players on an entertainment platform that they use every day.”

The playMGM app is free and accessible via the Apple Store on iTunes for iOS and via www.playMGM.com for Android. Players can sign up for a playMGM account and deposit and withdraw cash at any of the 10 MGM Resorts Race & Sports Books along the Las Vegas Strip.

Kaylen Auer is a PBN contributing writer.