Published on November 23rd, 2021 | by TLV News


Mobile Device Sports Betting Is Now Available at a Casino in South Mississippi

The gambling industry is not standing still. With the development of technology, it tries to adapt to the needs of customers and the market. It brings new functions and opportunities to its ranks, which not only expand the influence but also make the stay of customers in the portal more convenient. So, such a phenomenon as mobile apps has become an indispensable tool for most bettors and just sports fans. About 80% of bets are made from mobile phones – through a mobile online gambling platform or an application.

The ability to bet on sports on a mobile device has finally arrived in South Mississippi. Beau Rivage is currently the only casino in the state that allows betting in this way, and players can only bet on the casino floor.

Casino insiders and regular customers believe this is a big step in the right direction and will lead to additional demand for casino services.

BETMGM went live Wednesday morning at Beau Rivage, which means you can place a sports bet after downloading the app now.

“Customers have wanted to have this option for a long time.  The Mississippi state government wanted it, too, and now we’ve finally been able to do it,” said Beau Rivage betting manager Carl Johnson.

Casino managers believe the convenience and ability for customers to bet in real-time with a huge number of lines is a big step in the gaming industry’s future.

“As technology continues to improve, we have to keep up, and we know that younger generations want more options in their hands,” said Anthony Denveskowo, vice president and legal counsel for MGM Resorts Southeast Group. “They’re spontaneous, they want instant access to matching stats and sports betting.

To ensure that gambling remains legal and legitimate, the hotel uses Geofence technology, which allows betting only in designated areas. For example, you cannot place a bet while in the parking lot.

While the limited range radically changes the convenience of the mobile betting concept, insiders believe that it may prove to lawmakers that full-fledged mobile betting should be allowed in the ubiquitous concept. For punters, it’s a forced inconvenience, but they’re glad the industry is making progress.

The state legislature is expected to discuss the idea of easing restrictions on mobile rates in the Magnolia State at a meeting in early 2022.

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