Sports enthusiasts who want to make legal wagers in Pennsylvania, can now do so. Kindred’s Unibet powered by Kambi is now at the Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre. In the first phase of legal sports betting in PA will offer betting on the NFL, NCAA, NBA, NHL, PGA and Tennis, boxing, UFC, Rugby, NASCAR, MLS, La Ligra and Bundesliga. Through the partnership between Mohegan Sun and Unibet, some more exciting betting options are also on the horizon. Unibet will also be introducing it’s online casino and Sportsbook.
What’s Going on?
The Kindred Group’s showpiece is Unibet, launched legalized sports betting options in New Jersey earlier this year. Pennsylavania is the second market Unibet will now be available in. Unibert also launched Sportsbook in New Jersey, and secured a multi-year deal with the New Jersey Devils. Manuel Stan the Vice President of Kindred-US issued an official statement regarding their new ventures. The VP said, “We are excited and proud to partner with Mohegan Sun Pocono to welcome patrons to our new Sportsbook. We offer a great extension to our online product in one of the largest states to regulate both online sports betting and casinos. We wanted a strong partner who shares our dedication to customer experience and values. We know that together we will offer Pennsylvanians a truly unmatched in-house and soon to come online sports betting and casino experience.”
This new endeavor for Mohegan Sun Pocono is a very progressive move. The Vice President of Interactive Gaming at Mohegan Aviram Alray weighed in on the partnership. Alray said, “We’ve aligned with one of the world’s best online casino and sportsbook operators online regulated markets. This 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 the Mohegan Sun, as well as the State of Pennsylvania.
Unibet is powered by Kambi which was founded in Sweden. It has grown substantially from its beginnings in 2014, it started it with less than 80 employees. Now there over 800 employees and has offices in, Malta, Bucharest, London, Manila, Philadelphia, Stockholm and Sydney, Australia. Kambi is now one of the major companies to provide business to business services of sports betting software. Still to come in the Mohegan Sun Kambi partnership is the launch of Sportsbook and online casinos, that will be available on Apple and Android mobile phones, laptops and IPads. The Mohegan Sun Pocono was given a green light for legal sports betting in May of 2019.
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board approved the license, for Mohegan and Parx Casino during the same May hearing. Mohegan is about 70 miles South of Binghamton. Parx Casino sports betting is already operating in half of the 12 Pennsylvania casinos. It was determined in 2017 that Pennsylvania could apply for sports betting licenses with a cost of $10 million per license. Several more states are expected to come on board, now that the Supreme Court has paved the way, by overturning a law that would have banned states from having sports betting.