Mohegan Pocono, Rivers Open Sportsbooks
Pennsylvania’s Mohegan Sun Pocono has opened its retail sportsbook (l.) in partnership with Kindred Group’s Unibet, and Rivers Casino opened the BetRivers Sportsbook.
Mohegan Sun Pocono in Pennsylvania has opened its Unibet retail sportsbook, in partnership with platform supplier Kindred Group, which marks its second Unibet-branded sportsbook in the U.S. Earlier this month, Unibet launched its New Jersey Sportsbook, and a partnership with the NHL New Jersey Devils hockey team.
Mohegan Sun Pocono’s full-destination offering combines with the Unibet digital customer experience and data analysis capacity, according to a press release from the supplier.
“We are excited and proud to partner with Mohegan Sun Pocono to welcome patrons to our new sportsbook and offer a great extension to our online product in one of the largest states to regulate both online sports betting and casino,” said Manuel Stan, senior vice president of Kindred US. “We wanted a strong partner who shares our dedication to customer experience and values, and we know that together we will offer Pennsylvanians a truly unmatched in-house and soon-to-come online sports betting and casino experience.
“We’ve aligned with one of the world’s best online casino and sportsbook operators in online regulated markets, which will allow us to offer a best-in-class experience to our current clients and attract new fans. Introduction of the Unibet offering to the market is a great positive for Mohegan Sun, as well as the state of Pennsylvania,” said Aviram Alroy, vice president of interactive gaming at Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment.
Betting offerings to start will include NFL, NCAA, NHL, NBA, PGA, professional tennis, boxing, UFC, rugby, NASCAR, MLS, Premier League Soccer, La Liga and Bundesliga. The Unibet Sportsbook is powered by Kambi, a world-leading B2B provider of premium sports betting services.
After two days of testing by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, the Unibet Sportsbook was slated to officially open at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, September 26, in time to accept wagers on the Thursday Night Football game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Green Bay Packers.
Former Penn State Nittany Lions great LaVar Arrington was slated come to Mohegan Sun Pocono on Saturday, October 5, to help celebrate the launch of the new Unibet Sportsbook lounge.
The lounge features a 28 foot-wide, high-definition video wall with three additional displays near the sportsbook tables for additional viewing, which is fully customizable, allowing it to be transformed into two giant television screens or modified to accommodate up to 16 sporting events at once.
The betting lounge also has six betting terminals, two teller booths, seating for up to 40 guests and a bar. It is creating 12 to 14 new jobs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, including tellers, food and beverage servers and floor supervisors.
Later this year, together with Mohegan Sun Pocono, Unibet will also launch its sportsbook and signature casino online as part of the partnership agreement, which will be available via Apple and Android mobile devices.
Meanwhile, Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh opened its $5 million BetRivers Sportsbook last week, just in time for the Steelers vs. Bengals Monday Night Football game.
The BetRivers Sportsbook is located in the middle of the casino floor; the previous location of Levels Lounge. The new renovations include two 50.5-foot-by-7-foot LED monitors, 24 flat-screen, high-def 86-inch monitors with sports programming, and cushioned seating.
Guests can now place their bets in the new sportsbook with six sportswriter windows and 33 self-service kiosks.