Another strategic deal was signed in Pennsylvania as the state comes one step closer to online gambling. The Mohegan Sun Pocono partnered with the Kindred Group (previously known as the Unibet Group), with the latter providing the casino with online and offline sports betting products, as well as online games. Players at the Mohegan Sun Pocono will be able to play at the Unibet sports betting lounge which will be set up at the casino. In addition, players will have access to an online sportsbook and casino platform. The deal was signed for a five year period, which will be extended for another two five-year periods if the sides agree.
The VP of Interactive Gaming at Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment, Aviram Alroy said in a statement: “We’ve aligned with one of the best online casino and sportsbook operators in online regulated markets which will allow us to offer best in class experience to our existing customers as well as attracting new ones.”
Alroy said that the introduction of the Kindred offering to the market is of great benefit to Mohegan Sun, as well as the state of Pennsylvania.
Players will be asked to open an account and register so that the casino can verify that they are 21 years of age or older. They are then able to use their mobile or web devices to place a bet through the online sports book. Geolocation software will be used to ensure that the players are based within state lines.
Regarding the question of when the products will go live, Alroy said that Mohegan Sun Pocono, together with Kindred, was working with the Pennsylvania regulator and plans were being made to launch as soon as all sides were confident that there would be a strong offering in the market.