South Point becomes fourth local company to offer mobile betting app


South Point has become the fourth company to offer a mobile betting app after launching its service Tuesday at five Nevada locations, including four in Las Vegas.

The app, available for the iPhone, iPad, Android and Android tablets, is free to download and resembles the William Hill app that has been available in Nevada for more than a year.

South Point began advertising its app Friday in its sports book. A website is available at nvsportsbooks.com to answer questions gamblers might have.

The app requires a minimum $100 deposit. Out-of-state residents are allowed to sign up and fund accounts, but the device can only be used in Nevada.

The app, which features lines set by South Point, offers consumers the ability to deposit money or collect winnings at four additional properties participating in Nevada Sports Books, including the Cannery, Eastside Cannery, Rampart and the Virgin River casino in Mesquite.

“Our guests have the opportunity to place their sports bets from home, while at South Point at dinner or at the bar,” said Ryan Growney, general manager of South Point. “By adding this new mobile betting application to our sports books offerings, we can showcase a new method of placing bets to sports fans throughout Nevada.”

The app will offer all types of bets except parlay cards or pari-mutuel racing. Cantor Gaming, Station Casinos and William Hill are the other sports book operators to offer a mobile wagering device.

Caesars Entertainment Corp. and MGM Resorts International, two of the largest operators on the Strip, as well as local and regional gaming company Boyd Gaming Corp. have yet to introduce a mobile sports betting app.

 

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