The Puerto Rico Gaming Commission authorized the first online sports betting operation, kicking off a new phase for this industry on the island. The approval will allow players to bet anytime, anywhere using electronic devices.
The agency’s announcement gave way for BetMGM to launch the BetMGM mobile sports betting app in Puerto Rico in partnership with Casino del Mar at La Concha Resort.
Puerto Rico is the second market outside of the U.S. mainland for BetMGM’s mobile sports betting app.
“Through the Commission’s approval, players will already be able to place bets through the BetMGM mobile app at the local level,” said Jaime Rivera-Emmanuelli, executive director of the Gaming Commission.